selling your jewelry

Digital Photographs and a detailed description of your jewelry are invaluable assets when it comes to selling your jewelry.

Selling your jewelry

Quality Analysis Report

Imperial Gem Lab’s jewelry Quality Analysis Report and photography service will facilitate your quest to realize the best return for your jewelry. Although we do not buy or sell jewelry, our advice and services will help you save time and effort for a task that at times, can seem daunting.

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How much is my jewelry worth?

While the majority of the appraisals we do are for insurance purposes (Retail Replacement Value), a Fair Market Valuation (FMV) is more appropriate when it comes to determining what you might expect to sell your jewelry for.

Two basic methods for determining jewelry value are the cost method and the comparison method.

Where can I sell my jewelry?

A popular avenue for selling pre-owned jewelry is through auction houses. They provide you with a simple and efficient means to liquidate your jewelry.

Auction Houses

Dupuis Auction and Maynards Fine Art Auction are two Canadian auction houses that hold regular jewelry auctions. Among their services, both houses offer limited on line pre-auction estimates of your jewelry’s potential hammer price.

A link is provided here to access the input screens of Dupuis Auction and Maynard Auction

What you need for the auction?

  • digital photographs
  • data from IGL’s Quality Analysis Report

Keep in mind that some auctions are reserved for particular types of jewelry. For instance Dupuis prefers to auction diamond jewelry containing carat and over diamonds, period pieces and high end brand watches

Jewelry, Gemstones, Diamonds, and Watches accepted

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