CIRCA is first and foremost a client advocate, providing expert knowledge and market insight that allows its clients to sell their jewelry and diamonds with confidence. Below are important tips CIRCA often shares to help navigate the process.
Jewelry And Watches Have Resale Value — Almost all fine jewelry and watches have resale value, anything from a simple gold watch or half-carat diamond to an entire estate of rare jewels.
If You Don’t Wear It, Consider Selling It — If you haven’t worn it in over a year, chances are you may never wear it again. Explore the exciting new opportunities that come from selling the jewelry you no longer wear.
Inform Yourself — If you’re unsure about what you have in your jewelry box, have it evaluated by an expert buyer. The quality of materials (stones, metals) and workmanship are significant factors when determining the value.
Choose The Right Buyer — It is important to understand to whom you are selling. You will receive the best value and expert insights from an international firm that handles a significant amount of jewelry, diamonds and watches on a daily basis.
Refurbishing Is Not Recommended — Do not repair, polish, clean or refurbish your jewelry prior to selling. You will be paying for intricate labor that is unnecessary and will not add value. Expert buyers will evaluate every item regardless of the condition, even if it’s broken, chipped or missing from a pair.
Expect Immediate Payment – An offer is official once it is in writing. If you accept an offer, you should expect to receive immediate payment at the end of the appointment.
Appraisals Are Not Necessary — When selling jewelry, it is not necessary to have an insurance appraisal to obtain a complete evaluation and offer for any item.
Expect Impeccable Service — Whether you have one piece of jewelry or hundreds to sell, each item should be evaluated individually rather than as a group. The evaluation should take into account materials, maker (i.e. Cartier, Tiffany, and Van Cleef & Arpels), vintage, condition, quality and style.
Keep The Original Packaging — If possible, bring your jewelry in the original box or pouch in which you received it, particularly for a signed piece such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier or Rolex.
Certifications Are Helpful — Certifications from internationally recognized laboratories such as the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) or similar organizations, are certainly helpful, but not required.