Every day is a bit of a struggle, isn’t it? Scraping by, looking for scraps, trying to find something to make it to the next day. For the majority of the human race, this is typical. One way you can make it a few more days is by selling your old and valuable jewelry to a company in Chicago. Gold and diamond buyers in Chicago are looking for whatever you have and are willing to pay top dollar to get it. To make a profit, there are a few things you should know.
Clean the Jewelry Before You Sell It
Jewelry that is dirty is difficult to appraise. It’s easy enough to clean jewelry. Either use an ionic jewelry cleaning machine at home or take the jewelry to a jeweler’s and have them clean it for you. Most jewelers are willing to do that free of charge while you browse their merchandise. (The assumption is that if you are browsing while the jeweler provides a free service, you may find something you want and be inclined to purchase it.)
Don’t Bring in Diamonds Smaller Than a 1/2 Carat
Tiny diamonds (i.e., those smaller than a 1/2 carat) are a dime a dozen. Diamond buyers in Chicago want to see at least a 1/2 carat or above. If you have a necklace or ring with one larger diamond and several tiny diamonds, the buyer is more likely to consider buying the tiny diamonds to get the larger diamond. Visit Chicago Gold Gallery today to learn more.