When it comes to checking the value of your most prized jewelry, it’s important you do it right. This is likely to be jewelry that means a lot to you or has been passed down from generations, and you’re now looking to sell it on. Here are a few tips when you want to get your jewelry valued.
Go To A Qualified Valuer
A qualified valuer is important to think about when it comes to getting your jewelry inspected. The reason why you should be doing this is because you don’t want to take it to someone who maybe isn’t aware of its true value. That’s fine if they’re stumbling on something at a thrift store or a goodwill shop, but it’s important that they are qualified to value all types of jewelry and that they have an awareness of what things cost so that you can get an accurate value of how much it is worth, and whether you’d want to sell it on. If they end up giving you a low offer and you don’t end up agreeing to it, it could be that they don’t know how much it is worth and you could be missing out on the right information by going with someone who can’t value jewelry correctly. Do your research to find qualified individuals and not the opposite.
Make Sure They Are Certified
Making sure they are certified is as important as making sure they are qualified to value the items. A GSI certification should be something to look out for, and you want to check that they’re able to properly certify any jewelry that might be of value. It also means that you can get proof of how much it’s been valued at so that if you decide to sell elsewhere, you can present this as evidence.
It’s always good to shop around when it comes to jewelry valuations because they can be a serious thing to sell on if you decide to exchange with it for a cash amount. Even though there might be a lot of similar values, it’s still good to get an idea of a number of estimations from different qualified valuers. That’s because some may have better contacts within the industry, and therefore, may be willing to offer you a higher amount because they’re confident they can get it or that they need it to be melted down for something else.
Consider Valuation Charges
Every valuer should be charging you a fee to get it valued. That’s part and parcel of the deal, regardless of whether you sell it or not. It’s worth checking this out before you go and get it valued just so that you know it’s not going to be a waste of time for you and your money.
Think about the process required and whether you’re ready to sell it or just want to appease that curiosity. Do your research, find the right qualified valuers, and then consider your options based off of that.
*This is a contributed post. While Amber didn’t write it, she’s approved it for you.