Jewelry BuyerI get asked a lot of questions as a jewelry buyer from the website and contact form before I even sit down with a customer.  There are sometimes many emails, phone calls and text messages before there is ever a face to face meeting.  It’s important that all your questions get asked and answered and you feel comfortable.

But, here is a question that I get asked all the time:

Yo, Jewelry Buyer, when should I sell my jewelry?

This is a tough question to answer and also a very personal question.  But, I think there are some basic guidelines you can follow that can help you when you are trying to decide if you are ready to sell your jewelry.

Should I Sell My Jewelry Guide

  1. If you haven’t worn your jewelry for over 5 years and you forgot you had it you might want to consider selling it.
  2. If your jewelry has no sentimental value but has monetary value and you don’t wear it you might want to sell it.
  3. If you are in a financial bind and need some extra cash you might want to sell your jewelry.
  4. If you have repeat items, in other words, more than one, you might want to sell the one that you wear the least or not at all.
  5. If you don’t think you can repurpose your piece of jewelry and you don’t wear it, then you might want to think about selling it.
  6. If you got divorced and don’t want the memories anymore, you might want to sell it.

These are all reasons to sell your jewelry, and valid reasons, but before you do sell your jewelry be sure you are ready to sell your jewelry.  In other words, be emotionally ready.

Jewelry Buyer, What Are You Babbling About?

There are two types of people that walk into my office.  Those that are ready to sell their jewelry and those that end up crying across the desk from me and really just need a shoulder to lean on and someone to listen to them.  I will listen all day long, and I have.  But, before you go and sit down to seriously sell your memories, make sure you are ready to part with them.

Here’s the main thing I can tell you about when it is time to sell your jewelry.

I can’t.  That is really only something that you can know.  And, I really do believe that like everything else in life, when you know, you know.


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