What do jewelry buyers look for in used/estate/vintage/antique diamond engagement rings, wedding rings, necklaces, and bracelets?

When you are left wondering, “How can I sell my estate and antique engagement rings,” it helps to know what buyers are looking for. DeSumma and Wexler has been in the business of buying jewelry for many years, and our detailed knowledge of Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry, Tiffany and Co. jewelry, and many other brands of fine jewelry has established our reputation as one of the most trusted jewelers in the historic district of Jewelers’ Row in downtown Philadelphia.

Selling diamond jewelry on consignment relies on many significant factors, and DeSumma and Wexler will evaluate all aspects of your old jewelry that may have impact on its resale value, including:

  • Age and era of your piece
  • Old-fashioned workmanship that isn’t replicated in modern jewelry
  • Designer or maker’s mark to signal provenance or history
  • Authenticity guarantees and an appraisal for metal and gemstone quality
  • Craftsmanship and condition of your piece
  • Metal purity and weight
  • Diamond weight and quality
  • Ring size
  • Necklace length—chain style versus pendant style
  • Bracelet length
  • Unique engravings or details
After a detailed appraisal, our GIA certified staff at DeSumma and Wexler will have all of the necessary information to professionally market and display your piece to the best advantage. If your estate jewelry and other pieces of diamond jewelry is in need of repair, we can refurbish the settings or make any other repairs for your piece to fetch the best price in a market currently achieving unprecedented values. If you want to get cash for diamond jewelry in a booming market, come into DeSumma and Wexler today and talk to one of our qualified staff, or give us a call at 215-627-5379. We look forward to helping you sell your old jewelry and put cash in your pocket.