Welcome back to the H. Moradi Jewelers’ blog! Today, we are going to walk you through the basic steps for selling your jewelry. It is exciting to consider getting cash for your jewelry, but if you’ve never done it before, it can seem overwhelming. However, if you are working with the right jewelry buyers, they can help you through the entire selling process. 

Read today’s blog to learn more about the basic steps to successfully sell jewelry in San Diego, and visit our website or one of our La Jolla jewelry store locations! 

5 Steps to Sell Jewelry in La Jolla

Selling your estate, vintage, or high-end jewelry is easy especially when you are working with the jewelry buyers of H. Moradi. To have a successful transaction and to get cash for your jewelry, follow these five steps.  

Have Realistic Expectations

It’s easy to assume Grandma’s necklace may be worth a small fortune, but before you count your chickens before they hatch, it is best to have a realistic idea of the actual valuation of the piece. When looking through their relative’s estate jewelry, some people sometimes find that the most prized piece of the collection might actually have more sentimental than intrinsic value. The best practice is to have an open mind and enlist the help of the professionals at your local jewelry store. 

Get it Professionally Cleaned

Before you take your jewelry to get appraised, it is best to get it cleaned. Even though professional appraisers will be able to see the true value of your piece beneath the dust and grime that has accumulated throughout the years, a clean piece of jewelry will set the tone of your transaction and can give you assurance that you are getting the cash for jewelry that you deserve.  

Find the Original Packaging & Paperwork

When selling your jewelry, be sure to find as much of the original packaging and paperwork. The packaging can make it easier to sell your piece and the official paperwork will likely guarantee that your jewelry is appraised correctly and results in a favorable exchange.  

Invest in a Professional Appraisal

It is easy to take your jewelry to the closest pawn shop to get an idea of what your jewelry might be worth. However, you should never take your jewelry to a pawn shop. When searching “jewelry store near me” in hopes of finding someone to appraise your jewelry, it is best to enlist the help of seasoned professionals such as a graduate gemologist, horologist, jewelry wholesaler, retailer, or buyer. 

After getting an appraisal, we suggest investing in a second opinion. A second opinion will give you a clearer picture of what your piece is worth and provide peace of mind that you are getting the highest possible payout. 

Choose a Jewelry Buyer

Once you’ve received two or more appraisals from industry professionals, it is time to sell your jewelry. If you are in the La Jolla area, come see the jewelry buyers at H. Moradi Jewelers. We offer a Top Rated Local® jewelry buying experience in the San Diego area: we never pressure you to sell until you’re ready; we always offer cash the day of your transaction, and we have years of experience and happy customers. 

Visit our website to learn more!