There are many reasons why people would set out with a goal to sell their treasured jewelry to make some quick cash. There are many cash for gold stores that allow you to sell your gold jewelry or coins and receive cash on the spot. Many of these same stores also offer to buy your “preloved” diamonds. This is a great way to get a few extra dollars in your pocket for an unexpected bill or a “just because” gift for your significant other. Much of the gold jewelry and diamonds these companies buy from everyday people like you and I are simply taking up space in their jewelry boxes. Why not get some money out of the deal?
There are a few things you should know before stepping one foot into these cash for gold stores. You must remember they are a business who needs to make money in order to continue operating, so do not be too upset when they do not offer you the full value of your items. They have overhead to cover and employees to pay.
Figure out what you are working with. Just because your grandmother told you that her grandmother said this diamond ring or gold coin was worth a fortune, does not necessarily mean it is true. No offense to Granny, but times have changed and you should certainly receive an appraisal on the item from a non-biass party who is not associated with the sale.
This will give you a detailed report of every facet of your diamond and also how much it is worth. If your funds are tight, then you may not need an appraisal. There are many jewelry stores who will give you a rough idea of what you are working with. You may even want to go to a pawn broker. Having a few different estimates is always a plus.
You also want to be emotionally ready to sell your diamond or gold jewelry. Often, jewelry is sentimental and may conjure up feelings you never knew existed when you are about to lose the item forever. Just make sure you can actually go through with the sale before you get too deep into it.
At the end of the day, these cash for gold stores want to make money just like you. That piece of jewelry is not doing you any good just taking up space in your jewelry box.