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If You Don’t Wear It, Sell It!

Americans love their jewelry. You can tell because the average American consumer spent $136.33 on jewelry in 2021, second only to China. And that’s not even considering that 42% of American inherited family heirlooms older than 50 years. As new and more fashionable designer jewelry becomes available, you may no longer have much use for your older, more expensive pieces. In this case, your best option is to sell it!

What’s the point of holding on to unused items? If you have a jumble of unused jewelry, gold, or silver pieces collecting dust in a box, selling them seems like the most practical option. You could use that money toward something that you actually use. Here is a look at why you need to sell unused items, tips to help you sell, and where you can sell jewelry.

Why sell it? All the gold, silver, or jewelry you don’t use can become profitable

Question is, why not? If you don’t wear it, sell it! That seems sound advice, as you won’t miss the pieces anyway. Moreover, you might use the proceeds to do something meaningful, such as supplementing your income or fund a special purchase.

Some options for selling jewelry include pawn shops, traditional jewelry stores, the virtual marketplace, and of course Doylestown Gold Exchange. You might make several hundred dollars or more based on the item’s make, model, and market value.

Statista reports that around 35% to 45% of Americans have valuable jewelry, merely sitting around doing nothing. What is the use in keeping that broken necklace, old bracelet, or other jewelry you never wear?

The value of these expensive items may diminish when you ignore them and leave them to gather dust. Get some money for your jewelry instead of letting it sit around unused. You can utilize the cash from selling your items to pay off debt, vacation, or buy new jewelry that catches your eye.

What unused items can you sell?

Tips for selling your unwanted items

1. Know the value

Don’t rush to sell until you have a clear idea of the value and authenticity of your item to avoid getting low offers. You can hire an independent third-party appraiser to help you determine the wholesale value of your item if you believe it to be valuable.

2. Set realistic values

It would help if you remembered that the buyer would also have to turn a profit after selling the jewelry or any other unwanted item. Demanding the full price for a piece is off-putting to potential  buyers, so you won’t find many takers, if any.

3. Where to sell

If you want a great bargain on jewelry or any other valuable item, an excellent place to start would be your neighborhood pawn shops. Since they have dealt with similar situations before, jewelers in your area can accurately assess your jewelry instantly and offer to buy it.

Sell your unwanted items with Doylestown Gold Exchange

We at Doylestown Gold Exchange live by this clarion call “if you don’t wear it, sell it!” Shed unnecessary items you don’t need and watch your bank account grow.

Further, we provide complimentary appraisals so you know what the item is worth before you offer it for sale. You are under no pressure to sell, and we promise to give you the most reasonable offer on your item.

We understand that the only way to succeed is to be fair to our customers, which explains why this family business has successfully dealt with precious metals for the past 20 years.

Contact us or book an appointment to appraise your jewelry and receive a fair offer on the pieces you no longer use.

Why Should I Have My Jewelry Appraised?

Jewelry Appraisal in Doylestown PA

Just like antique furniture or a rare coin collection, fine jewelry may be one of the very few items you own that should be appraised by a professional.

Indeed, there are many reasons you should seriously consider having your fine bracelets, brooches, and earrings inspected by an expert.

Let’s look at the reasons why jewelry appraisal in Bucks County—or anywhere else, for that matter—is such a crucial aspect of owning fine jewelry.

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Antique Road Show Event at Doylestown Gold Exchange

Antique Road Show Event: buying and selling goldOn Wednesday night of September 28th, Doylestown Gold Exchange held its first Antique Road Show at the store.

The event was a huge success as the people started lining up a half-hour before the event started. There was a full line of people until 7:00. The event was live streamed on Facebook, and you can see a recording of the video on our Facebook page.

Doylestown Gold Exchange teamed up with Mike Ivankovich, a downsizing specialist and auctioneer.  Mike has written books on how to downsize and he helps appraise items to steer his clients in the right direction when trying to sell their valuables. He is also the host of the “What’s It Worth?” appraisal radio show, which airs mornings from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on WBCB 1490 AM.

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