How to Sell Your Estate Jewelry for Cash in Santa Barbara, CA

How to Sell Jewelry In this article from Santa Barbara Jewelry Buyer, we will cover some common questions that Santa Barbara residents have when selling their fine jewelry and antique jewelry for cash in Santa Barbara, CA.

1) Should I sell my jewelry to a pawn shop in Santa Barbara, California?

Santa Barbara pawn shops are often a good place to sell ordinary gold jewelry, gold chains, and scrap gold jewelry. In fact, Santa Barbara pawn shops often pay more than big online gold buyers. However, if you want to sell red carpet diamond jewelry a luxury jeweler such as Cartier or Tiffany & Co.; or sell rare antique fine jewelry; or sell a large carat diamond engagement ring, it is best to visit an estate jewelry specialist like Santa Barbara Jewelry Buyer.

2) What is the best way to sell extraordinary estate jewelry in Santa Barbara?

If you wish to sell estate jewelry valued over $10,000, you may be considering an auction house like Sotheby’s or Christie’s. This can be a viable option if you are willing to wait up to six months to receive your cash. However, if you wish to sell estate jewelry in Santa Barbara more quickly, Santa Barbara Jewelry Buyer is among the few estate buyers in Santa Barbara who has the financial resources and expertise to by exceptional jewels and limited-edition timepieces valued upwards to $500,000.

3) How can I estimate my jewelry’s value before selling it in Santa Barbara?

The value of your estate jewelry largely depends on the following three factors: 1) Your jewelry’s rarity and how big a demand there is for the item. 2) The company who created your item. For example, estate jewelry manufactured by Tiffany &. Co. will likely be worth around double that of similar items produced by a mass market jewelry manufacturer. 3) The intrinsic value of the gemstones and precious metals in the fine jewelry.

4) How should I examine my estate jewelry prior to selling it in Santa Barbara?

Before selling your jewelry jewelry in Santa Barbara, you should inspect your item(s) closely with a magnifying glass (if possible). If there are any solder marks on the metal or any tiny cracks in the gemstones, this will lower the value of your piece. If your estate jewelry is more seriously damaged and actually broken it probably is not worth having it repaired, unless your items have been manufactured by a highly sought-after luxury brand like Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, or David Yurman.

5) How can I identify who made my estate jewelry in Santa Barbara, California?

In most contemporary and vintage fine jewelry, you can identify the maker simply by looking for the hallmark that has been engraved into the metal of your estate jewelry. While some jewelers (such as Harry Winston) use initials as their hallmark, others like Tiffany & Co. use their full name.

However, be aware that when it comes to antique jewelry, many old jewelry makers did not use hallmarks. In that case, you may wish to take advantage of Santa Barbara Jewelry Buyer’s free verbal appraisal and let us try to identify the maker of your estate jewelry for you.

6) What is the difference between estate & antique jewelry in Santa Barbara, CA?

Selling “estate jewelry” in Santa Barbara simply means that you are planning to sell any of the used (pre-owned) jewelry that you own. However, if you are planning to sell antique jewelry in Santa Barbara, this generally means that you are looking to sell jewelry that is at least 70 years old. However, in official terms, antique jewelry must be at least 100 years old to be considered antique.

7) Why was my vintage/antique jewelry valued so low?

There are many reasons why you might not receive as much cash as you were expecting when selling your antique or vintage fine jewelry in Santa Barbara, CA. One thing to be aware of is that many pieces from the Art Deco period are set with synthetic stones, which are worth far less than natural gemstones. Another thing to remember is that many “Orient” pieces that were popular during the 1960s are reproductions of more valuable vintage/antique jewelry and were produced in white gold rather than the more expensive platinum.

Lastly, keep in mind that many Santa Barbara pawn shops buy jewelry based on the scrap metal price and intrinsic value of any gemstones—thus their cash offers for valuable antique jewelry and designer jewelry are lower.

However, at Santa Barbara Jewelry Buyer, we value your fine jewelry based on its worldwide resale value, and are experts at assessing the added brand value of designer luxury items and large carat diamonds. Contact us now to arrange a free, no obligation, appraisal and an immediate cash offer.

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