How We Conduct Jewelry Appraisal

A simple guide to help you estimate the value of your jewelry!

Jewelry Appraisal

iPawn is a unique online pawn shop that allows you to sell and pawn your jewelry without the need to go to a traditional pawn shop. At iPawn, you can pawn or sell a variety of different jewelry including engagement rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, wedding rings and more. The professionals at this online pawn shop have the knowledge and experienced to properly evaluate the value of your jewelry. However, you may want to learn more about what factors affect the value of your jewelry. When you know how your jewelry is evaluated, you will feel more confident and comfortable with the online pawning and selling process.

Evaluation of Jewelry

Several different factors affect the value of your jewelry when you pawn or sell it. The factor that affects the jewelry’s value most is the gemstones mounted on the jewelry. Jewelry that has gemstones will be more valued than plain metal jewelry. The value of diamond and gemstone jewelry can vary greatly depending on the type of stone and its quality. Diamonds are always evaluated by their color, cut, clarity and carat weight. Colored diamonds are more valuable as these gems are much rarer than colorless diamonds. Other gemstones like emeralds, rubies and sapphires are also evaluated with these factors but the tone and saturation of color is also important with these gems.

If your jewelry was made by a well-respected designer, it will also be valued at a higher price. Some of the top jewelry designers include Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Buccellati, Cartier and Webb. In addition, the type of metal used in the jewelry also affects the value. Jewelry that is made with platinum is much more expensive than gold because of its rarity. However, gold jewelry is also valuable as these are considered to be precious metals and iPawn usually accepts all types of gold jewelry.

Additional Information about Pawning and Selling Jewelry

The value of your jewelry will also be determined by the market value of jewelry as well as economic factors like supply and demand along with the market price of the metal in the jewelry. Unfortunately, iPawn does not accept any type of plated jewelry. The reason plated jewelry is not accepted is because the base metal tends to be made of a lower quality metal and the plating will eventually wear off the jewelry. If your jewelry is mounted with gems, the value of the jewelry may be higher if you have received a 3rd party certification on the item. The most respected and trusted gemological laboratory is the GIA, otherwise known as the Gemological Institute of America. If the jewelry has a great deal of personal meaning, like a wedding or engagement ring, then pawning the item may be a better option than selling it.

Worthy.com, the Premier Luxury Marketplace

If you wish to auction your precious metal items and get the highest market price, Worthy.com is the place to go for competitive bids from buyers world-wide. Simply describe your item on the website and then ship it to the Worthy facilities free and fully insured. From there your item will be professionally cleaned, evaluated, and photographed in preparation for auction. Then hundreds of buyers from around the world will be invited to place competing bids for your valuable item.

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