4 Reasons to Sell Your Antique Jewelry With an Auction House

Did you recently inherit vintage pieces of jewelry from a relative and have no use for them? Is your jewelry box bursting at the seams with necklaces, bracelets, and earrings you haven’t worn in years? While you don’t necessarily want to wear these pieces again, you recognize their value and don’t want to toss them in the trash or sell them to just any buyer. If you’re wondering where you should sell your jewelry, consider an auction house.

Auctioning your valuables provides the security you desire and the price you crave. Many people have chosen to auction their antique jewelry to avoid scammers and sell their unwanted items with ease, and you can, too! Check out these amazing benefits of selling antique jewelry with an auction house.

Easy Access to a Large Audience

Finding the ideal buyer for your antique jewelry can be time-consuming. Not everyone appreciates the value of vintage pieces and will either pass them by without a second look or try to finagle a lower price. When you sell your antique jewelry with an auction house, you don’t have to worry about your pieces getting in front of the wrong people.

Auction houses engage with buyers interested in vintage items and collectibles. When your jewelry is presented to a large group of people at an auction, it will be more likely to sell for what it’s worth than if you tried to sell it at a pawn shop or other secondhand store. Buyers who attend auctions recognize the value antique jewelry holds and will be willing to pay top dollar for it.

Free Advertising

Marketing your antique jewelry for sale can be just as challenging as finding the right audience. If your picture isn’t lighted adequately or angled correctly, buyers will have difficulty seeing the jewelry’s value. Describing the piece in words can be just as hard. Instead of trying to advertise your estate jewelry yourself, consider selling it with an auction house, where they take care of the marketing for you.

Amazing Returns on Investment

Trying to sell your antique jewelry to a pawn shop or jewelry store can often leave you feeling less than satisfied. More often than not, the owner will try to offer you a price lower than what the piece of jewelry is actually worth so that they can turn around and sell it for a profit. When you take your jewelry to an auction house, you can trust your piece will sell for the highest price possible, especially if it’s highly sought after. It’s not uncommon for bidding wars to break out, allowing you to go home with more money in your pocket than you would have gotten anywhere else. For instance, we recently sold a Cartier bracelet for $33,000 which the local pawn shop offered $10,000 for, as well as an 11ct diamond pin for $11,000 when a local dealer only offered $3,000.

No Fear of Scams

Selling your jewelry yourself can open the door to several risks. It can be challenging to distinguish real buyers from scammers, and you may lose your jewelry without getting any money in return. Alternatively, you could be robbed when you meet up with a potential buyer. Instead of putting your safety and jewelry at risk, partner with an auction house to get the best deal possible. Reputable auction houses like Bodnar’s Auction follow legally-binding operating procedures to ensure the seller receives their money after a sale.

Ready to Sell Your Antique Jewelry?

As you can see, there are many reasons why you should sell your antique jewelry with an auction house. If you’re ready to sell your unwanted pieces for the best price, turn to Bodnar’s Auction. We have more than 28 years of experience conducting auctions for antiques and collectibles and can ensure your pieces get in front of the right audiences. We can even help you know what to look for when buying antiques if you decide to use the money you earned from selling vintage jewelry to invest in other collectibles. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell antique jewelry, we have a solution for you. Contact us today to get started!

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I’m happy with everything Joe and Janet did, you were both informative and were very helpful with the questions I had being that I was never in that position before. Janet’s response time was also positive for me. It was interesting to watch the auction live. I thought you did an amazing job and had a nice banter back and forth. You seem to be a good team! Thank you for all your hard work and making this difficult time of letting  my deceased father’s collectibles go an easy experience.

Kim F.

I would like to thank you for including me in your online sale.
Everything from none contact drop off, to none contact pick up, was handled with the outmost professionalism.
I appreciated your clear communication after the sale with a printout and an explanation of when I’ll receive my check.
Overall I was very please with the prices my jewelry achieved, some lot  went for less then I expected, others went for more, it’s all in the average.

Thank you very much

Michal F.

I come to your auctions often. You and your staff are great. Your change to an online auction on 4/9 is just another testament to your fine character and being thoughtful of others. The items are great no doubt, but a big reason I keep coming back is due to the culture you have created. Thank you. Art

Art F.

Thank You Joe! We Had a Very Good Experience With Your Team! 8/15/19

Carry G.

Sold in July 18, 2019 sale and Overall Pleased!

Frank D.

I received the proceeds from the Auction and wanted to again thank you and your team.  Everything went so smoothly and you all did such a great job from start to finish.This was an overwhelming experience for me and you made everything so easy.  I have been recommending you to everyone!

Thank you again for helping me; your kindness was very much appreciated.

Debbie B

Five Stars!

Samuel P.

Great deals and great company

Armand P.

Love this service! Great deals if you know what to look for!

Anthony D.

As I said once before, Wonderful People Work here. Thanks too all for your constant help. One Huge Look Auction!

Michael L.

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