How Can I Appraise My Own Jewelry?

Does David Yurman jewelry hold its value?

David Yurman In 1983, David Yurman introduced his signature cable bracelet, which quickly became an icon in the jewelry industry.

Today, these items continue onto their value well on the resale market..

What jewelry is a good investment?

Gold (white or yellow) and platinum are both excellent investments that tend to hold value well. So, as long as your diamond jewelry is made with these precious metals, this will add to the overall value of your jewelry. Now we move onto the next part of the investment equation: how easy your jewelry will be to sell.

How do I find out how much my jewelry is worth?

Weigh the Piece Weighing your piece of jewelry can help you determine its worth, especially if it’s a chain or a bangle. Long, heavy gold and platinum pieces have a lot of value. Gold and silver are heavier metals, and they weigh more than lower value brass and pewter, which are often used in knock-off pieces.

Do pawn shops appraise jewelry?

You can typically expect to get an offer of about 60% to 70%of the jewelry’s actual value. You may get a higher offer if you’re selling instead of pawning.

Does Kay Jewelers appraise jewelry?

Every diamond and fine jewelry purchase at Kay’s Fine Jewelry (above $1000) comes with a certified lab appraisal for insurance and evaluation purposes. This appraisal is not conducted by KFJ. … Jewelry pieces purchased for less than $1000 are accompanied by a detailed In-store appraisal with full listings.

Do jewelry stores appraise rings?

Nearly all jewelry stores offer appraisals. Many jewelry stores have a jewelry appraiser on their staff. You can often contact the jewelry store ahead of time to schedule an appointment to have your jewelry appraised in front of you. Another option is to go to an independent diamond jewelry appraiser.

Does Jared Jewelers appraise?

At Jared, we host appraisal events at our stores so you can quickly and easily find out the value of your jewelry and get documentation. In an appraisal, a certified gemologist or appraisal expert will inspect your jewelry, diamonds and gemstones.

Is it free to get jewelry appraised?

Most local, reputable jewelers will give you an appraisal for free. Check the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers for a recommendation.

What jewelry goes up in value?

Just Ask Investors. Diamonds, as the song says, are a girl’s best friend. But certain diamond jewelry — like rings, bracelets and earrings — can be a great investment.

Who can appraise jewelry?

Pretty much anyone can claim to be a jewelry appraiser. There are no federal or state licensing requirements the way there are for real estate appraisers. 1 So it’s largely on you to determine whether an appraiser is equipped to evaluate your inherited items.

Is antique jewelry worth anything?

Antique jewelry often shows a high level of craftsmanship and quality. Antique jewelry pieces tend to be valuable because jewelry over 100 years ago was seldom created in large quantities and was usually handmade. Therefore, the pieces are often one-of-a-kind and of a much higher quality than more contemporary jewelry.