by Kyle Bullock
Here’s a question I get asked almost every day: “Do you buy old jewelry?”
The answer is… yes and no.
Chances are, if you have old jewelry you aren’t wearing, you still want to get the greatest value out of them. So if you are wondering what to do with all those old pieces, here are three tips for getting the most value out of your old jewelry.
Remake or remount the jewelry. This is the best option if you have larger center stones or if the item holds a lot of sentiment for you. Take the parts of the piece you like most – the stones, the shape, the center, etc. – and let us turn them into fresh, new creations that you will wear and enjoy! Occasionally, this can be a cost effective option if you are looking for a new piece.
Scrap the gold. You might be sitting on a small fortune in the gold alone! At Bullock’s, we have a $50 buying minimum, meaning we have to have a minimum amount of gold weight before we can purchase. That said, one or two pieces is often enough to reach or exceed this limit. Gold buyers don’t buy the small stones that are often in vintage mountings; at Bullock’s, we can make you an offer on larger stones, particularly diamonds. Not only that, but we will give you 50% MORE on your gold scrap if you trade it in towards a new item. This option is great if you are looking to unearth some cash or want to upgrade to new jewelry.
Sell to a friend. You might just have a friend or family member that might wear what you aren’t! My advice – ask them to make you an offer. Chances are, you’ll get more than scrap value and they’ll end up with a new piece at a great deal. Talk about a win-win! This option is great if your piece is in good condition and you have someone you trust interested in the piece.
If you want expert advice on what you can do to get the greatest value out of your old pieces – come on in! We are always happy to give you free consultation on any piece you have questions about.