How To Get The Most Money For Your Grandparents’ Old Jewelry


Many people buy high-end jewelry with the hopes of one day passing it on to their offspring.

Items made of precious metals and stones can increase their value over time and fetch a sizable resale price which makes them the perfect investments. Although small, these jewelries cost a lot of money and can be resold for a lot of money in the future.

Vintage jewelry has a lot of history and character that newer pieces don’t have. Because of this, it can often be worth more than modern jewelry.

If you’ve inherited the jewelry box previously owned by your grandparents, you’re in luck! You could be sitting on a treasure chest of vintage jewels. Buying and selling vintage items is an easy way to make the most money.

There are a few things you can do to make sure you’re getting the best price for your vintage jewelry.

Determine Its Condition

Your jewelry could be valuable, but it doesn’t look like its worth anything right now because it hasn’t been properly maintained for a really long time. Although diamonds are hardy, they are still prone to scratches. Softer materials, particularly gold, can get scuffed.

You can clean the pieces at home with warm water and soap. If it’s real, it is unlikely to fade or become damaged because of moisture. To remove dirt, you can use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

You can also have broken jewelries repaired. However, if you don’t want to spend the money, if the pieces that you have are real, you can still sell it at its current state but likely at a lower price.

Have it Appraised by a Professional

This will give you an idea of how much it’s worth and who might be interested in buying it.

If you’re not familiar with jewelry, it’s history, and the current precious metal and stone market, you don’t really know how much you should sell a piece. Although old, it might not actually cost much.

Jewelries released during the Great Depression are more likely to be worth something. Pieces that are a hundred years or more will definitely do well when sold.

Beware, however, of new jewelries posing as vintage. They won’t get you a lot of money because they’re not rare at all. Make sure that the jewelry is real, too. An appraisal will help determine if the pieces that you have are valuable or not.

Try Selling to a Reputable Jewelry Store

They may be willing to pay more for vintage jewelry since they know it’s in high demand. Moreover, you know that you won’t be scammed.

Reputable jewelry stores, especially ones that also buy old jewelries, also have a professional who will appraise the pieces that you have. You can find these sorts of places by looking for them on the internet. Gold and diamonds typically have a higher resale value compared to men’s jewelry pieces, which are sold from online stores like mensweddingbands, as these are made from tungsten carbide and titanium and the resale value is very low for these specific materials.

This is most convenient because you wouldn’t really need to do much. All you are expected to do is to surrender the jewelries in your possession, and then they’ll hand you the money.

They will do the cleaning and repairs, professional photography, and marketing to sell your grandparents’ treasure to collectors.

Try to Sell it Online

This can lead to higher costs because several people are interested in it. You can also set the price that you want in exchange for the jewelry.

However, this takes a lot more work. You will have to bring the jewelry back to its original glory, especially if it has been sitting in storage for years. That means you will have to pay for cleaning and repair.

You also have to photograph the jewelries you want to sell and make sure that you’ve captured its luster. This shouldn’t be too big of a problem, however. You can hire a jewelry retouching company to make sure that the photos you have taken is ready for e-commerce use.

Moreover, you have to deal with the marketing and sale. This includes answering messages from interested buyers, negotiating the price, and setting up payment portals. You also have to find interested buyers by posting photos and links on social media platforms, fashion and beauty websites, forums, and other places where you can gain potential customers.

The tips we’ve provided should help you decide how you want to proceed and which option would be best for your specific circumstances. Remember this: no matter how old or insignificant-looking your grandma’s vintage jewelry is, it could be a valuable piece.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to get the most money for your vintage jewelry!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Kocsis Andrea
Kocsis Andrea
2 years ago

Helló! Ha a legtöbb pénzt szeretné megszerezni, akkor mindenkinek ajánlom, hogy játsszon valódi pénzes online játékokat. Megoszthatok veled egy oldalt, ahol találsz legjobb online kaszinók magyar oldalakat véleményekkel és ez sokat segít abban, hogy bízz a weboldalban. Én is szeretek online kaszinó játékokkal játszani. Rengeteg pénzt kerestem valódi pénzes online játékokkal.

1 year ago

In fact, you are right, some jewelry or just a luxury watch can bring a lot of money. I myself was looking for a place where I could watch for sale, and I found several local companies that offer good prices

1 year ago

In fact, I have been looking for a store for a long time where I can buy some new men’s jewelry. And just a few days ago I bought myself mens gold chains. I was very pleased with my purchase because my order came to me very quickly, but the most important thing is that my chains are of very good quality.