If You Have Jewelry You Haven’t Worn in Years Turn it Into Extra Cash

by | Apr 26, 2016 | Jewelry

Are you one of those people who has broken pieces of jewelry sitting in your jewelry box or tossed in a drawer?  Do you own pieces that look outdated? Taking unused and broken pieces to trustworthy jewelry buyers in Chicago can earn you cash that you can use to update that jewelry or buy yourself something new and fun.

All That Glitters:  Gems and Gold

You can earn cash by selling watches such as Cartier, metals such as silver and gold, and other jewelry such as bracelets, pearl earrings, necklaces, emerald rings, sat nouveau period pieces, and historical pieces from the French revolutionary era, etc. You may even have some pieces that are signed by their designers such as Cartier or Tiffany. Antique jewelry can also be worth a lot. Don’t let it just sit around, when you can sell it for cash.

There are Industry Standards for Testing Gold and Silver

When there are no visible markings such as 14k, gold is tested with an acid test and standard rub stone. This testing method is extremely dependable and respected throughout the industry. There are a variety of tests to make sure silver is sterling silver as well, even ones you can do at home. The first thing to do is to look for a stamp with its silver content.  Look at the stamp through a magnifying glass. If it says 800 or 900 that just means it is 80% or 90% pure.  You can put a drop of bleach on the piece as silver tarnishes very quickly.

If and When You Decide to Sell be Very Sure to Use a Business with a Longstanding Honest Reputation

When you are dealing with something as important as family mementos, then you want to be very sure you are dealing with the right kind of people, honest ethical business people. There is a company like that in Chicago:  The Chicago Gold Gallery. Stop by and see what they can do for you.

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