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« on: November 30, 2013, 08:08:04 AM »
As storage unit buyers, we come across our fair share of common and costume jewelry. Every now and then we even find fine jewelry.

How do you typically resell the jewelry you find and do you our your spouse ever keep any of it?

Re: Jewelry
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 09:15:54 AM »
I have a couple guys I sell my gold and silver to.  they both pay about the same amount. right now it is about .50 per gram on silver and $24 per gram on 14k not sure about 10k haven't had any in a while.  The best part is they pay in cash.






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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 09:23:41 AM »
Well, first off we have two daughters so they tend to lay claim to some of it. Gold jewelry usually gets saved up and eventually sold for the metal value. Silver usually gets sold on EBAY either by the individual piece if it's something nice or unique or in lots with a minimum bid based on current silver value by weight. I've sold costume jewelry at garage sales and in lots on EBAY depending on what I have.  Currently I am trying to get through a massive hoard of vintage costume jewelry obtained through an estate we purchased. Probably will sell most of it on EBAY.

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 10:12:37 PM »
I just recently learned about Bakelite bangles. They are worth more than gold, literately, if you find the right ones. I have one that I was going to put $5.00 on. Decided to look it up just for the heck of it. The same thing sold on Ebay a few months ago for $349.99. Mine is yellow and green. If it were black or white with the opposite color dots it would be worth more like $400.00. Makes you rethink some of that estate stuff. I'm putting it on my Etsy store. Hope to bring more traffic there.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 09:03:59 AM »
I just recently learned about Bakelite bangles. They are worth more than gold, literately, if you find the right ones. I have one that I was going to put $5.00 on. Decided to look it up just for the heck of it. The same thing sold on Ebay a few months ago for $349.99. Mine is yellow and green. If it were black or white with the opposite color dots it would be worth more like $400.00. Makes you rethink some of that estate stuff. I'm putting it on my Etsy store. Hope to bring more traffic there.

I have some Bakelite also so I would love to hear how you do with it. Bought an estate a couple months ago which included tons of vintage jewelry. I haven't sold much yet but did sort through it all to pick out the "good" stuff, i.e. gold and silver. Near the end of the sorting I ran across some plastic bracelets and on a whim looked up how to test for bakelite and found out just how valuable it can be. Now I need to go through it all again to pick out all that old plastic.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 11:19:03 AM »
I have a couple guys I sell my gold and silver to.  they both pay about the same amount. right now it is about .50 per gram on silver and $24 per gram on 14k not sure about 10k haven't had any in a while.  The best part is they pay in cash.


I'd like to know how you are getting full market price for your scrap silver and gold. As of this writing, 14k is going for 23.49/gm and 925 silver .60/gm. The best I could get if I sold today would be about 15/gm and .38/gm. I have shopped many places and individuals to sell to and approximately 60% of full market value seems to be the best I can get. I have a nice stockpile of gold and silver from this year and would like some input on how to get more. Thanks.




Re: Jewelry
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 12:55:33 PM »
It has actually been a couple weeks since I sold anything it may be lower now but they usually pay about 90% of spot.  You might try Midwest Refineries if you have a good bit I think they pay something like 94%

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 01:38:37 PM »
It has actually been a couple weeks since I sold anything it may be lower now but they usually pay about 90% of spot.  You might try Midwest Refineries if you have a good bit I think they pay something like 94%


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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2013, 12:58:11 PM »
costume jewelry has been a dud for me. The good stuff always sells in a second on craigslist.

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Re: Jewelry
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2013, 01:47:54 PM »
Best is the family jewels! Everybody loves those


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