Jewelry Consignment Shop can serve you even if you are not within driving distance of our office.
1. Get a consultation or an appraisal from a professional appraiser in your area. That person must hold tested membership (see sidebar) in the American Gem Society, American Society of Appraisers, International Society of Appraisers, or National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, with a specialty in Gems and Jewelry.
You need this for several reasons. First, that appraiser may also broker or have other ideas about the “next right step” for you to take in selling your estate jewelry, whether it involves Jewelry Consignment Shop or not. Second, if you do mail us your item, you will have a witness as to its quality and condition. And you will find out a correct dollar amount to insure it for mailing.
2. Contact me to learn more about me and my process, including references and my consultation fee. I will advise you about the best way to send your item securely and can even send you materials to use for safe and easy packaging. Please do not send anything without emailing first for permission. If we agree to a consignment, I will send my Consignment Agreement form for your signature, and a copy of your legal identification.
3. In a few cases, I can come to you or, more frequently, will know someone in your area who can assist you. As an estate jewelry appraiser, I have the professional network to make recommendations for putting you in touch with the help you need.
1. Contact me about any item you are interested in. I will answer any questions you have and discuss means of payment and my return policy. I guarantee your satisfaction.