Many wonder if they have paid a good price for their jewelry and if they would get an equally good price when they decide to sell it. Doing a little bit of homework, however, is going to help you save yourself from too many headaches.
Keep in mind that when people talk about estate jewelry, they are merely speaking of jewelry that has been previously owned. This means that in general, it would not have the same value as new jewelry simply because much of the value comes from the newness.
Certain styles are going to be around for a very long time and will never go out of style. There are some, however, that were limited to a certain time period. However, on the other side of things, your jewelry might be an antique, which holds far more value because it is a collectable item. Knowing the difference in whether your jewelry is antique or simply out of date is going to determine the value and possibly mean the difference of hundreds of dollars!
Remember however, that the demand of that certain piece (when you sell it) will also be a determining factor in the value.
When you are getting ready to sell your jewelry, take a look at its condition. Is it damaged or broken? This could greatly affect whether someone would want to buy your jewelry at all. Same goes for worn out jewelry. Bringing the life back into a piece is far harder than just fixing broken links. The value would be extremely limited to its intrinsic worth, if anything.
Also, consider cleaning your jewelry before bringing it in. It will make your jewelry look its best. However if you’re not sure how to do it without possibly damaging the piece, then it would be a good idea to let the professionals handle it.