Got some antique engagement rings that you don’t wear anymore? Throughout our lives, it’s fairly common to inherit all sorts of jewellery that doesn’t necessarily fit our tastes. You’ve got two choices: you can let it take up space or you can sell it and use the money to buy new pieces you love that you can start your own traditions with. Here are some tips for selling your jewellery.
Take Lots of Pictures
In fact, invest in a lightbox. It will help you display beautiful pieces like art deco rings in a professional setting, and they are mostly under $25 for a decent one through your local retailer or online. If you don’t already have a good digital camera, borrow one for this project. You don’t want to drive your costs too high if you can avoid it. The only missing piece is an elevated platform, if you wish to construct one. You can find everything you need at your local craft store, simple foam or wood will do the trick.
Research the Piece
People buy vintage engagement rings as much for the era and the story behind them as they do the distinctive look. The more you know about a given piece, the more you can tell a prospective buyer and the more money you’ll get on the sale. Of course, make sure your research comes from reputable sources and get the piece appraised with documentation where possible. You want to make sure you can back up everything you’re saying with proof of the piece’s authenticity.
Pay Attention to Trends
Watch television shows and pay attention to what celebrities are wearing on the red carpet. These fashion trends trickle down. You can also spend some time at your local antique shops, such as Cynthia Findlay Antiques, talking with customers and jewelers to see which trends are in demand.