Selling Jewelry Diamonds and Valuables To A Jeweler

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Your Item May Be Worth More Than You Think - Get More Than a Retail Price from Nelson Rarities)

What To Expect

When You Sell to a Local Jewelry Store

It’s time. You’ve made the decision.

You’re going to sell your diamond ring, precious stones or signed Cartier brooch. You think a local jeweler might give you the best price.

You May be Offered 50% or Less

Keep in mind the offer you’ll receive will be heavily discounted. You may be offered 50% of less of your purchase price.

Why?  Because jewelry stores buy new jewelry at wholesale prices. A jeweler has to ask, "Why should I buy an old ring or brooch at a retail price when I can get brand new items for less?"  

In many cases, the jeweler will buy your jewelry - only - with the intent of melting the metal down and remounting the stones into a new piece.

There is no incentive for a jeweler to give you more. Your jewelry has little value to them. 

When to Get More Information

If you know your diamonds or precious stones are valued below $2,000, get several quotes from different jewelers to determine what they will pay you. But, if they are worth more - contact a reputable firm like Nelson Rarities.

Over the past 40 years, we’ve helped thousands of people evaluate the true value of their signed jewelry pieces, precious stones and designer works of art.

And, in many cases, we’ve bought their item - at the best possible price.

What Works For You

Work with us in the way you feel most comfortable. Choose to contact by us phone, arrange for a virtual evaluation, arrange for an in-office meeting or make an appointment for an in-home meeting.

Your Item May be Worth More Than You Think -

Get a Fair and Firm Price from Nelson Rarities


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