Everything You Need to Know About Brides Maid Jewelry

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The two critical areas of knowledge to get the best price for your Jewelry are the factors that determine the value of jewelry and the options to liquidating it this means you have to become a gemologist just to sell your Jewelry. But some homework and note taking can mean a much higher price paid for your Jewelry. Let’s start with what determines the value of estate jewelry.

Estate is a general term used to describe previously owned. That fact is one of the determining factors. Preowned Jewelry by in large is not as valuable as new. Some people will never buy a previous owned engagement set for superstitious reasons. I have had clients who could have saved hundreds of dollars if they would have bought a preowned ring, but refused.

Jewelry is a style driven industry. Some styles are classic and stay around for decades, others last just a few months bridesmaid jewelry that is out of style can’t command premium price. In fact, some styles are so out of favor that the Jewelry’s only value is its intrinsic worth. The other extreme is that the Jewelry could be antique. Antique Jewelry is highly collectible and may require a specialty option to sell. Knowing if your Jewelry is just old and out of style or an antique can mean the difference of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

Condition is a major determining factor of the price received for your Jewelry. Damaged and broken Jewelry many times justify the restoration costs, but most of the time damaged Jewelry is only valued at its intrinsic worth. Jewelry repair in many instances is counter-intuitive. I have seen Jewelry that has been mangled in such a way that the cost of restoration is minor and easily justified. On the other hand, what appeared to be an insignificant problem rendered the Jewelry unrestorable. Jewelry repair is one area you don’t want to be a “do it yourselfer”. Let the professionals do it, or it could end up costing you a ton of money.

Worn out jewelry impacts the value. It is a difficult repair to bring life back into a piece of Jewelry. Most worn out Jewelry is valued at its intrinsic worth bridesmaid earrings looks it’s best when cleaned. Properly clean your Jewelry before showing it around. If you do not know the 100% correct way to clean your piece of Jewelry, let a professional jeweler clean it for you. Some jewelry stores may even clean it for free. Warning: the wrong cleaning can damage and even destroy Jewelry. If you are unsure of how to clean the Jewelry or gem, let the professionals do it.

Here are some cleaning tips. Never clean gold and gems in chlorine. Ammonia based cleaning products are used throughout the jewelry industry, but they can damage some gems. Try and avoid them if you can and know for certain if they will not hurt the gems in your Jewelry. Use a mild soap with warm water and a soft toothbrush, then rinse thoroughly for most Jewelry. A hard toothbrush and toothpaste or toothpowder will scratch gold and hurt some gems. The best cleaning tip is to know for certain the best cleaners to use on your Jewelry and do it carefully.