Is it time to sell your jewelry? People do so for many reasons, and I understand all of them. I have helped clients from all over the U.S. formulate the selling strategies that are best for them.
1. Get a consultation or an appraisal from a professional appraiser in your area who specializes in gems and jewelry. 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.
You need this for several reasons. First, that appraiser may have good ideas about the “next right step” for you to take in selling your estate jewelry, whether or not it involves my services. Second, if you do send your item to me, 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 some cases, I can come to you or will know someone in your area who can assist you. As an estate jewelry appraiser, I have the professional network to put you in touch with the help you need.
1. Any estate item you see on my website is available exclusively online at Ruby Lane.
2. Please feel free to contact me or call (405) 843-7856 to make an appointment to visit my office.