Home inspection: Inspections range between 0-0, depending on the inspector. A good inspector will inspect the attic, basement, roof, foundation, mechanicals etc. You can choose to have someone you trust inspect the home, but in most cases it is recommended that you pay the money to have it inspected by a licensed inspector. A typical home inspection takes about 3 hours. You, your agent and inspector will attend the inspection.
Make a list of all the questions you have about your jewelry piece before seeking an appraiser. How old is it? What materials and stones were used? Was it custom made? Was it ever altered?
This is one of the most fun antique shows in town, with quality vendors, lots of variety, and always something new to see. You’ll find antique and vintage furniture, linens, jewelry, glassware, dishes, decor, postcards, ephemera, and more. On Saturday there will be a jewelry appraisal cost on hand; and all weekend you can bring your glass repairs to the glass grinder on duty.
Over 2800 years ago, the first diamonds were mined in India. The stones mined today are very old – at least 900 million years old. The oldest diamond is documented as being over 3 billion years old. No two stones are alike. Diamonds are each entirely unique.
So the first thing to do is get your item appraised and valued by a qualified gemologist (if there are gemstones involved) and/or a member of the local Valuers association. Your local, TRUSTED Jeweler might be both.
Utilize a polishing cloth in your jewelry as often as you wish. This can give your jewelry shine and luster while not having to use any chemical cleansers or solvents. Use a two-sided cloth to polish your jewelry as though it were cleaning glass. Use one side for polishing as well as the other to polish it.
The kind of gold you can sell ranges from inexpensive gold trinkets to solid gold coins to fine jewelry and even dental gold. A jeweler, pawn broker, gold refiner or scrap gold dealer will buy the gold at a price based on the weight of its gold content, minus a handling fee. The purer the gold content, the more it is worth.
Most local antique stores have in-house appraisers that charge nominal fees. You can have your discount jewelry appraised and have an idea on how valuable the item is.