Diehl's Jewelers
201 Strykers Road, Suite# 19-322 • Phillipsburg, NJ 08865 • Kris@DiehlsJewelers.com

Blog

Why Do We Broker Some Jewelry?
Why do we broker some jewelry? 1860'sRingWith everyone selling gold and silver these days, we occasionally get a piece that we won’t make an offer on and instead offer to broker it.

Why do we do this? Partly, we do it to get you a better price for an item, and partly because we hate to see some pieces just melted down. We broker an item by taking the jewelry to multiple estate buyers and returning with the item and the best offer. These are companies that buy for reselling an item rather than scrapping the jewelry for metal content. Since we have a definite offer on an item that is over scrap value, we have a guaranteed sale, and we take a smaller commission.

What types of jewelry do we broker? We are looking for older, vintage or antique items, larger high quality diamonds and precious gemstones and signed designer pieces. Most newer designer pieces are not what the estate companies are looking for, as they are not rare enough yet.

If you have some older pieces you’d like to sell, we have a good idea what our estate companies are looking for, so we can broker your items for you, get better than scrap value, and save the life of your vintage jewelry.


AT: 04/01/2012 12:47:55 PM   LINK TO THIS ENTRY
2 Comments:

Beth said...
I would totally buy the one in the image you've posted! Sooo pretty, in such an old-fashioned way :)
Beth
nedlnthred@gmail.com
03/28/2012 at 14:31:41
Kris Schmid said...
Beth, The ring pictured is in our estate case. It's 14K rose gold, with an amethyst inlaid with gold and rose cut diamonds. Our research found that this ring is from the 1860's. It is missing 1 prong and is for sale for $695.00.
Kris Schmid
kris@diehlsjewelers.com
03/29/2012 at 19:01:58
Post a Comment
 
Comments are closed.