Looking to trade or sell your preowned jewelry in Houston? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve been in the resell jewelry and watch market for ages, and there’s never been a more perfect time to get the best value for your luxury pieces.
This post will cover all the need-to-know details to sell jewelry in Houston, including:
- why now is a good time to sell your luxury goods
- exactly what we will and won’t buy
- other luxury items we buy
- considerations to be aware of
Why There’s Never Been A Better Time to Sell Your Jewelry in Houston:
The pre-owned jewelry market is hot right now for both buyers and sellers, partly due to the pandemic. There are several reasons that have influenced an increase in supply and demand.
Firstly, many individuals are looking for ways to boost their bank accounts after job losses and furloughs. On the other hand, more people have had time to declutter belongings, which unearthed valuables that had been sitting in storage.
The demand for higher quality investment pieces is also a factor in the re-sell boom. See what the experts are saying:
Sasha Skoda, an executive at The RealReal (a luxury clothing and accessory resell website), told Business Insider that “Faced with economic uncertainty, shoppers are gravitating toward the safest bets in luxury: investment pieces. They’re spending on high-value, timeless styles with enduring resale value – knowing they can consign them in the future to recoup most of that investment or wear classic pieces for decades to come.”
An unfortunate reason we’re seeing more interest in the jewelry resell market is the increased rate of divorce and break ups. Many pairs are uncoupling and getting rid of any trace of the relationship.
Finally, more and more individuals are asking for vintage and antique jewelry and rings due to their ethical and sustainable nature. The sustainable jewelry trend is booming, and not expected to slow down anytime soon. There’s no better option than a vintage piece that has been brought back to life.
Jewelry We Buy at our Houston Showroom
Keep reading for all the details on what we buy and don’t buy here at the Houston showroom. If you have a question about on whether we’ll buy your piece, feel free to contact us.
Diamond Jewelry or Loose Diamonds
We have the largest loose diamond inventory in Texas, and we’re always looking to expand our offerings. High quality loose diamonds and diamonds from a piece of jewelry over one carat (engagement rings, pendants, or stud earrings) are acceptable.
We use GIA standards to grade the diamond you want to sell based on factors such as cut, clarity, color and carat weight. Our in-house jewelers and gemologists will personally examine your diamond. Because we buy and sell retail and wholesale we can offer you a higher market value for your diamond.
Set up an appointment for a free appraisal and quote today by calling us at (713) 977-9885 or you can fill out the form and someone will get back to you within 24 hours.
Modern and Estate Jewelry
Both designer modern and vintage jewelry are our jam. We’ll buy rings, necklaces, earrings, pins, cufflinks, bracelets & pendants in platinum, 18k gold or 14k gold with diamonds & precious gemstones.
To get a quote for your jewelry piece, fill out the form.
Jewelry We Don’t Buy
We wish we could offer to buy all the jewelry that clients bring it, but it’s just not possible. Here’s what we are currently not buying:
- sterling silver (unless it’s a luxury brand like Tiffany & Company or David Yurman, for example)
- no gold jewelry under 14 kt
- loose diamonds under 1 carat
Factors to Consider Before Selling Your Jewelry
Selling your jewelry can be an emotional experience. Whether it’s a family heirloom or jewelry from a special occasion, you most likely have memories attached. If you’re looking to sell jewelry in Houston, take these factors into consideration:
- Make sure selling your jewelry is not an impulse decision. If you’ll regret selling an item later, it’s probably best to keep it for now.
- Locate the original purchase invoice if possible to receive the best appraisal.
- Know the exact metal and karat weight. Jewelers may have certain buying specifications, just like here at Jonathan’s. We only accept gold jewelry over 14k.
- Realize the current monetary value will probably be less than what the piece was purchased for or the insurance value (unless it’s a highly sought after, rare designer piece).
- Find a reputable buyer. Not to toot our own horn, but the BEST place to sell jewelry in Houston is our showroom here at Jonathan’s.
Sell Your Luxury Watch To Jonathan’s
In addition to being the best place to sell jewelry in Houston, we also buy luxury watches. We consider the manufacture, model, and the overall condition.
Some of the watch brands we buy and sell include Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC, Omega, and TAG Heuer. For a free quote, fill out the form.
Looking to sell your jewelry in Houston?
Let us help! We are the #1 jewelry, diamond, and watch buyer in Houston and we have decades of experience.
Fill out a contact form and we’ll reach out soon to schedule an appointment in our showroom for a free appraisal.
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