There are a lot of reasons to sell your jewelry to us; you need cash, you are tired of being reminded of your divorce or broken engagement every time you look at your engagement or wedding ring, a family member gave you their jewelry in their will and it reminds you too much of them to keep it around. Whatever the reason may be we understand and we also understand how confusing the whole process of selling jewelry can be. Before you enter into the process you want to have at least some idea of what you can expect and so today on the blog we will take a look at what the process of selling your jewelry to Revere Jewels will entail.
We discussed previously things like cut, color, clarity and carat weight of the jewels themselves and how these features all factor into the value of a piece of jewelry. Another part to keep in mind and to take into consideration is what kind of metal is used for the adornment of the jewel. Much like a piece of jewelry can have many different types of gemstones or jewels as the centerpiece, there are many types of metals used in jewelry as well and an endless variety of ways into which they can be shaped and many techniques in which to finish that metal.
The most desirable metals used are gold, platinum and silver. The most common techniques to create finishes are high-polish, satin or matte, brushed and hammered and of these techniques the high-polish finish is the most common and gives the metal a shiny, highly-reflective appearance. The satin or matte finish dulls the metal a bit in order to accentuate the gemstone and this process is usually used in conjunction with diamonds. The brushed technique is achieved by using a brush and gives the metal a textured look while the hammered technique is achieved with a hammer in order to give the metal a wavy sort of accent. If you are looking for more information on jewelry basics investigate this article on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewelry, which also contains links to other more specific information.
In terms of the actual selling of these items an important thing to check for and see if you have in your possession is a certificate of authenticity for the jewelry. Certificates for jewelry are usually given out by institutes like the G.I.A. (Gemological Institute of America), the I.G.I. (International Gemological Institute) or other such agencies. For more information on these institutes visit their websites at www.gia.edu and www.igi-usa.com. A certificate helps to authenticate the piece of jewelry though it is not necessary and you don’t have to worry if you don’t have one or can’t find one for your piece of jewelry because we will perform a thorough evaluation of your piece based on the mineral and metal value. Our assessments are fair and we will provide you with the highest possible offer for your piece and if at any point you feel that you don’t want to part with your jewelry for that specific price then you are free to reject the offer without any obligation.
You can come out to our secure office in Beverly Hills if that is what you are most comfortable with or you also have the option of sending your jewelry out to us for evaluation. We know that shipping jewelry out, especially something that has a high emotional or financial value to it, can seem a bit, well, scary. Before you make your decision you should have all of the information though. If you should choose to ship your jewelry to us we can promise that your security will be of the utmost importance to us. We have several different shipping options but we usually use FedEx DVX, also known as Declared Value Exception Service.
FedEx DVX is used very commonly for shipping jewelry and you will find with this link http://images.fedex.com/us/residential/FedEx_Jewelry_Shipping_Program.pdf a PDF file directly from FedEx that explains the particulars of that service including that the package can be insured for as much as $50,000. If you know or believe that your jewelry is valued at more than $50,000 we can insure for more by using specialized high value shipping insurance companies like G4S, whose website you can visit here: www.g4s.com.
In major cities we can also sometimes work with armored vehicle companies such as Brinks and Dunbar if necessary. We will make sure that your jewelry is secured.
Once we have been able to evaluate your jewelry we will make you an offer, which you can choose to accept or not. We hope that we at Revere Jewels can help you in selling your jewelry in a secure and efficient manner.