This is the best time to spend on your jewellery box, if it looks like a messy combination of antique jewellery, do expect that you will find some homemade masterpieces, fashion or costume jewellery, and some broken painted noodles. You may find some jewellery unnecessary, but it may be worth thousands while you think some pieces are worth a lot but in reality, it’s nothing.
If you find something in your jewellery that you want to sell, the first thing you should do is to find the value. If you are uncertain we have the latest ways to share in the store and always want to take a look and let you know. So you may ask, how do I know the worth of my jewellery?
Many things can be considered in this process. Let’s discuss:
1. Glance FOR HALLMARKS
One of the primary things you should do is to find hallmarks. The first hallmark will usually tell us the metal content of the piece and the other will reveal the designer, manufacturer, and country of origin. These markings can usually be found inside the Tiffany diamond eternity ring, the clasp of the necklace, or the post of an earring. Until the piece of your jewellery is not older than 100 years, the hallmark has worn off. All authentic jewellery should have any kind of hallmark and you might require a jeweller’s top to see it.
2. Seem FOR WEARING
You can identify the texture of the jewellery, as fake chains have the essence of fakeness. Solid gold jewellery is very heavy, consistent, and smooth throughout. For example, if you have a chain in a gold color that has the dull color with the silvery color presenting through on different parts that see heavy wear; this is all the signs of gold plated chain that is not much worthy. When the platinum and solid gold jewellery wears down, it should be still in the same color. Therefore, the case is not the same with white gold.
The heavier or longer your platinum or gold jewellery is, generally the more worthy it is. But it must be made with precious metals. But keep in mind that this is not foolproof because there are various metals out there that are heavy.
3. Do THE MAGNET TEST
This trick is very helpful to identify the nature of jewellery; genuine gold does not attract a magnet. Magnetic testing is one of the most portable and convenient tests for authentic gold. Make sure to have a stronger magnet to get better results. Imitation gold and other metals can be attracted to the magnet which means that it’s not worth much. There is some kind of jewellery gold in color that does not attract a gold-plated magnet. Sterling magnet does not attract sterling silver. So be sure to check all your jewellery to identify nature and ultimately it’s worth.
4. Examine THE PRONGS
Do you have any jewellery that has any kind of stone then you should look closely at them to tell the quality? Some superior quality costume jewellery utilizes prongs same as the fine jewellery, but loads of stones are glued to the surface. You need to see that the cameo that appears like it is gulled and not sitting with prongs holding it, is like costume jewellery that is not very valuable. The worthy jewellery must be wall crafted with each stone set in an intricate prong or bezel setting, pearls being one of the only exceptions.
5. Talk To An Expert
It is normal to find some pieces that you are uncertain about; the best way is to consult with an expert like Michael Rose Jewellers. We have the latest and most advanced ways of testing the pieces to be aware of if they are costume or real. Bring your jewellery to us and we will happily provide you with the best consultation to share the worth of your pieces.
We have invested years to build an arsenal of superior quality jewellery. To view our complete amazing services, Do you have some pieces that you want to sell? Come to us or take an online appointment within no time and we would love to treat you like no one else does
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