Selling Antique Jewelry for New Jewelry

Let’s face it — outdated jewelry that you don’t use just gathers dust and takes up space. See our guide on selling antique jewelry to see how to get rid of unwanted items, and start cashing them in for jewelry you love instead.

When to Replace Outdated Jewelry

Take a moment to consider:

  • Do you use it/have you used it within the last year?
  • Is it in style?
  • Is it valuable?
  • Does it have sentimental value?

If you answer “no” to most of those questions, consider selling your outdated and unworn jewelry to make way for new jewelry that you enjoy wearing.

Commonly Sold Jewelry

Before you toss your old pieces to the side, take some time to check it out–you may not know you have a valuable piece of vintage jewelry. Observe some of the characteristics in your piece to see if you can tie it back to a specific time period. Something that may not look like much now may have been popular in the past, making it more valuable today. Learn more about determining your jewelry’s worth.

Some popular vintage brands include: Modeart, Amco, Dior, Har and Joseff of Hollywood. Get a full list of popular vintage brands here.

Common types of antique jewelry sold include:

  • Rings: vintage style rings, engagement rings and wedding bands.
  • Necklaces: pendants, diamond necklaces, pearls, etc.
  • Heirloom jewelry: brooches, hairpins/hatpins, tiaras, cufflinks, etc.
  • Loose diamonds and stones
  • Watches
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets

Jewelry Condition

When selling antique jewelry, it’s important to remember that condition matters. Be careful with older pieces; get them properly cleaned, and store them in a safe place. Click here for tips on increasing jewelry worth before selling.

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Don’t need new jewelry? See more ways to make your unworn jewelry an investment in something you do need.


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