Jewelry. Published at Friday, May 26th 2017, 16:28:24 PM by Kamille.
Condition is a major determining factor of the price received for your jewelry. Damaged and broken jewelry many times justify the restoration costs but most of the time damaged jewelry is only valued at its intrinsic worth. Jewelry repair in many instances is counter-intuitive. I have seen jewelry that has been mangled in such a way that the cost of restoration is minor and easily justified. On the other hand what appeared to be an insignificant problem rendered the jewelry unrestorable. Jewelry repair is one area you don`t want to be a "do it yourselfer". Let the professionals do it, or it could end up costing you a ton of money.
Gems are an important part of jewelry. The estate jewelry value could be 99% determined by the gem. On the other hand the gem could add zero to the value. The two critical factors are the gem itself and the condition. Some gems have a higher value then others. A natural ruby is worth many times more then a synthetic ruby. Diamonds are generally more valuable then amethysts. Knowing your gem`s grade and rarity will help with understanding its value. The condition of the gem is critical to the value. Some chips and abrasions can justify the repolishing cost. But in most cases chips and scratches will render the gem unappealing and valueless. Tip: careful handling of jewelry retains a higher value then carelessness.
Metal jewelries are also "IN" for teens than many think that precious metals are only for adults. Well, these types of jewelries can be more attractive for teens simply because they have young looking and attractive skins. There are also gold and silver pieces of jewelry which has been made ideally for teens. Actually some of them are made from semi precious stones which are funky and attractive.
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