What is the best way to sell your old or unused jewelry? Sell it to Precious Elements, of course.
There are plenty of places that offer cash for jewelry, but few are as knowledgeable as the jewelry buyers at Precious Elements. We take our time evaluating jewelry and often consider more factors than our competitors, which helps us provide more accurate valuations and, often, higher cash estimates for your used or new jewelry.
As a family-owned jewelry business, Precious Elements is committed to providing honest and transparent valuations so you can feel confident that you are receiving the best offer for your item(s). We treat every customer as if they were family, which means no games, no gimmicks, and no tricks—just the best cash price for gold, silver, platinum, diamond, and Native American jewelry.
If you have jewelry to sell, Precious Elements will buy it! We offer fair-market prices for new and used jewelry, even broken jewelry. We specialize in buying gold, silver, platinum, diamond, and Native American jewelry. Our jewelry buyers are constantly on the lookout for men’s jewelry, women’s jewelry, antique jewelry, religious jewelry, and any other type of jewelry they can find. We make it easy to turn unwanted or unused jewelry into cash.
There are many factors to consider when valuating jewelry, but primarily buyers will consider the intrinsic value and resale value to provide a cash estimate.
Intrinsic value – The “intrinsic” value is the metal value plus the gem value of a piece of jewelry. Precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, etc.) and gems (diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, etc.) are priced differently, so it is important to find a jewelry buyer that knows how to calculate precious metal prices as well as gem prices. At Precious Elements, not only are we experts in precious metal valuations but we also know how to grade, assess, and appraise precious gems.
Resale value – Some jewelry, though not all, may have a resale value that is higher than its intrinsic value. In this case, the resale value is determined by the intrinsic value plus additional factors such as workmanship, design, artist, etc. Because there are many other factors that can influence the resale value of jewelry, it is important to work with a jewelry buyer that knows what to look for so you can be sure that you are getting top-dollar for your item(s).
The jewelry experts at Precious Elements consider many different factors to provide a fair market dollar value for your piece so you can be sure that getting the most cash for your new or used jewelry.
Beyond the intrinsic value of your jewelry (the precious metal spot price plus the gem price), the next most important consideration for our jewelry buyers is whether the item is from a luxury or designer brand. Some of the luxury and designer jewelry brands that fetch premium prices include:
Tiffany & Co. – Every piece of Tiffany jewelry is stamped with the “Tiffany & Co.” mark, and some may contain a trademark date as well. Among Tiffany toggle bracelets and necklaces, authentic pieces have soldered links, whereas a knockoff’s chain links are usually pinched together.
Cartier – Although exact stamping for authentic Cartier jewelry can vary, the logo is always printed in their signature script and modern jewelry will be stamped with the metal type and a unique serial number. Cartier bracelets and rings will also be stamped with their respective size.
Van Cleef & Arpels – Authentic Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is always stamped as either “Van Cleef & Arpels” or “VCA” (fakes are commonly only stamped with “Van Cleef”) as well as a unique serial number and the jewelry’s metal type.
David Yurman – Authentic David Yurman jewelry features two embossed stamps: metal content and trademark. Some older pieces of Yurman jewelry may contain peculiar stampings called “craftsman” or “factory” stamps.
Bulgari – Genuine Bulgari jewelry is stamped with an authentic Bulgari hallmark, the brand’s name, the jewelry’s metal type and the words “Made in Italy.” Another important hallmark of authentic Bulgari jewelry is that the “U” is replaced with a “V” and is written as “BVLGARI.”
Roberto Coin – The Roberto Coin registered maker’s mark is “1226VI” and is always stamped into genuine Roberto Coin jewelry. Another unique feature of Roberto Coin jewelry is a small ruby set on the inside or underside of the piece (this signature “hidden ruby” was introduced in 1996).
The above list is just a small sampling of the luxury and designer jewelry brands we buy. If you want to learn how much your luxury jewelry is worth, contact the experts at Precious Elements for an honest, transparent, and risk-free cash estimate.
Old jewelry can be just as valuable as new jewelry, or in some cases even more valuable depending on when a piece was made or who made it. In the jewelry trade, the terms “vintage” and “antique” or often used interchangeably to describe old jewelry. However, there are subtle differences that will help you determine whether the piece you are selling is in fact vintage or antique.
A piece of jewelry is considered “vintage” if it is between 50 and 100 years old, and “antique” if it is more than 100 years old. Antique jewelry is also often more precious, delicate, and rare (and therefore usually more valuable) than vintage jewelry, but there are exceptions. If you are unsure of how old your jewelry is, contact the expert buyers at Precious Elements for a free valuation.
The first step to turning your unused or unwanted jewelry into cash is to start a conversation. Contact us online or give us a call to speak with one of our expert jewelry buyers. We will also ask you to provide photos to help us provide an estimated valuation. If you live in Arizona, you can bring your jewelry to one of our locations in Phoenix or Chandler for an in-person estimate.
If you accept our estimated value, the next step is to send us your item(s) so we can verify quality, authenticity, and look for any additional characteristics or attributes that may indicate your item(s) are worth more than market price. After we perform a hands-on inspection, we will provide you a confirmed offer on your jewelry.
If you accept the offer, you will get paid the same day via your preferred payment method. If you are not satisfied for any reasons, we will send back your jewelry free of charge.
There is no risk or obligation to receive a jewelry valuation from Precious Elements. If you have any questions or would like to request a free estimate, chat with us online, give us a call, or visit us for an in-person valuation. We specialize in buying gold, silver, platinum, and diamond jewelry.
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