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Sell high-end Jewelry Online

Whatever your reason for selling, the most important thing is to find a trustworthy seller that will pay you a fair amount. There are 2 steps to follow in order sell your luxury jewelry

FIND OUT THE DETAILS ON YOUR PIECE

Any buyer will want to know the details of the item that you are looking to sell. Below we have outlined the information you need:

If you do not, then it is important to get an educated opinion. A local jeweler can often give you a good idea of the characteristics of your jewelry at no cost. You do not need to ask for a written appraisal (there are costs associated with this).You may have the original paperwork on your piece that details the brand and the quality of any precious metals or stones. In which case you are in a good position to start selling.

BEST WAY TO SELL HIGH-END JEWELRY ONLINE

So what options are available to you? Popular options for selling high-end jewelry include:

SELLING ONLINE TO CONSUMERS

Examples: EBay, Craigslist.

Pros: Popular option, quick to upload details of your jewelry.

Cons: Time consuming and difficult to set a reserve price without working with jewelry specialists.

SELLING TO ONLINE  HIGH-END JEWELRY BUYERS

Example: WP Diamonds.

Pros: Quick and easy, selling online allows you to sell from the comfort of your home. There are no fees, you will receive a competitive price and work with designer jewelry experts.

Cons: Should you opt for an in person appointment, there are limited locations (WP Diamonds has appointments in New York, LA and Da

Example: Pawnshop, Jeweler

Pros: Local, convenient.

Cons: Low prices unless sold on consignment, which is long process with no guarantee of sale and the jeweler takes a percentage of the sale price.

Regardless of whom you choose to sell your high-end jewelry to, we always recommend that you take the following precautions:

  • Work with a company that has an A+ rating from the BBB.
  • Check reviews from previous customers.
  • Check that there are no upfront fees involved.

SELL YOUR HIGH-END JEWELRY TODAY

At WP Diamonds, our designer and luxury jewelry experts are on hand to help you sell your high-end jewelry. Our process can take as little as 48 hours and there are no fees involved. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and hundreds of online reviews from our customers, you can sell your jewelry safe in the knowledge that you are dealing with a trustworthy company.

Jewelry Box

HOW TO DECLUTTER

 Have a walk around your home and go through every part of each room. It might be best to just take some time out of everyday for a week or so to do this. Go through your drawers and create piles:

  1. Things you use and love
  2. Things you will use in the next 3-6 months (set an alarm on your phone, if you have not used these items, it’s time to say goodbye to them)
  3. Items that hold sentimental value, such as items you have inherited that you cannot bear to part with
  4. Items to get rid of

Once you have done this, you can put items from 1, 2 and 3 away. This also gives you an opportunity to clean your home, while everything is out of its usual place. Then decide which items from pile 4 need to be discarded, and which can be passed on or sold.

Start with something small

If you start with something small, it will be less overwhelming and intimidating for you. A good place to start is by decluttering your jewelry box, before moving onto larger areas such as your wardrobe.

Be ruthless

There is no point in having a declutter if you hold onto 99% of your belongings. If you don’t need it or it doesn’t make you feel something, get rid of it.

HOW TO UNCLUTTER YOUR JEWELRY BOX

Go through each item one by one. Put back items that you wear regularly and still love, as well as jewelry that you wear regularly to special occasions.

Questions to ask yourself while decluttering are:

  • Have I worn this within the past three months?
  • Will I wear it in the next three months?
  • What does this piece mean to me?

Have a look at your jewelry and see if any pieces are similar to each other and which ones you prefer. If you have two items that are similar in style, but you wear one more than the other – that is the time to declutter.

Jewelry Trends

If you’re looking to stay current this year, these five jewelry options are must-buys:

1970s Look

1970s jewelry styles have been making a reappearance this year. 70s vintage jewelry has become a popular collecting area and has seen an increase in demand on the secondhand market. 70s styles such as chunky gold necklaces, thick bangles, attention-grabbing pendants, and long, dangling earrings are especially popular today. Even mood rings, the perennial 70s favorite, have been spotted in designer shops and runways.

 Layering

Another popular trend this year is layering. Whether it’s layering delicate gold chokers and chains, or layering various hand bracelets, bangles and bracelets, the jewelry layering trend is here to stay. Update your favorite pieces by layering them with something new.

Mismatched Earrings

The asymmetrical earring has been sweeping the runways this season. Brands like Versace and J.W. Anderson sent their models down the runway in single earrings, while designers like Loewe and Proenza Schouler embraced the mismatched earring look in their shows. This trend can add a subtle, fresh element to your look. Have fun mixing and matching different earrings and experimenting with different shapes, metals, and stones.

Colored Diamonds

In April 2017, the Pink Star, a 59.6-carat internally flawless, fancy vivid pink diamond was sold for $71.2 million, making it the most expensive jewel ever sold at auction. In May 2017, a pair of fancy colored diamond earrings sold for $57.4 million, making them the most expensive earrings ever sold at auction. These record sales have added popularity and excitement to the growing colored diamond industry. Colored diamonds can be found in every color of the rainbow.

Raw Stones/Minerals

The use of raw stones in jewelry items, particularly pendants, is a trend to embrace. Uncut stones are the perfect organic, natural-feeling addition to any outfit. With the concept of crystals and their healing powers gaining popularity outside of the fashion world, the transition of symbolic stones to wearable accessories is only natural. Brands like Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and Marni have adopted the look on their 2017 runways. Uncut stones of all colors and shapes can add a fun splash of color.

These five items are best kept in the back of your closet this year. The jewelry trends you should avoid this season include:

1. Fabric Chokers

Though fabric chokers could once be found adorning celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Rihanna, their popularity is beginning to wane. Chokers have shown they have real staying power beyond just a seasonal fad, but we recommend thin, delicate chain chokers as opposed to thicker, heavier fabric chokers if you are looking to stay on-trend.

2. Tassels

This cute, playful trend could once be seen on everything from bracelets and keychains to earrings and pendants. This year, though, tassels feel a bit dated. Try a statement pendant or a long dangling earring to replace any tassel jewelry.

3. Midi rings

Once touted as an up and coming trend, midi rings never really took hold. Due to their inconvenience, often not fitting on fingers properly, being uncomfortable, and falling off easily, midi rings are best left in the past. Try layering different rings and finger bracelets to achieve a similar, but more modern effect.

4. Brooches

Though brooches experienced a small resurgence on the runway in past years, it’s best to leave this traditional accessory in the past. Brooches often look fussy and can make an effortless outfit look overdone and dated.

5. Feathers

Incorporated in everything from neon feather earrings to long feathery pendants, this boho accessory reached its peak in popularity in recent years. Keep your feathers in the back of your closet to stay on-trend this year.

If you’re still not sure what to keep and what to toss, learn more about jewelry trends, straight off the runway.

 

 

Popular Rolex Watches

Yacht-Master

One of the more recent watches produced by Rolex, the Yacht-Master was first created in 1992. Made for sailors and yachters, the watch is waterproof and easy-to-read. Introduced in 2007 and first produced in 2010, the Yacht-Master II was designed with regattas in mind. The watch includes a programmable countdown sequence that can easily be adjusted during the start of a race. The Yacht-Master combines form and function to create a stylish, practical watch for sailors and regular consumers alike. Eric Clapton’s Yacht-Master prototype, which he wore in the 60s and 70s, decades before the Yacht-Master was officially released, was sold at auction in 2003 for an impressive $125,000.

Submariner

Produced in 1953, the Submariner was the first watch that was able to stay waterproof up to depths of 330 feet. The watch was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Basel Watch Fair, where it became an instant hit. At the time, the watch was sold for around $150 to $200. Today, a vintage Rolex submariner from that era can sell for anywhere from $25,000 to $500,000, a testament to Rolex’s ever-increasing popularity and illustriousness. These days, the Submariner closely resembles its 1954 counterpart, though current models are now water-resistant up to 1000 feet. In 2017, a white gold Submariner sold at auction for $628,572, making it one of the most expensive Rolexes ever sold. This sale cemented the Submariner amongst Rolex’s most popular models. One of the most notable Submariners is the Submariner model 16610, first introduced in 1989. The 16610 model is considered by many to be the most counterfeited watches in the world.

Famous wearers: James Bond, Che Guevara, Jacques Cousteau, Steve McQueen, Fidel Castro, Johnny Depp

Datejust

Introduced in 1945, the Datejust was the first watch to feature an automatically changing date as well as self-winding capabilities. One of the most famous watches in the world, the Datejust changed the course of modern watches. In 2009, Rolex released the Datejust II, a larger version with slight technological and mechanical updates. The Datejust can be purchased with two different Rolex bracelets, the jubilee and the oyster. Available for men and women, this watch can be spotted on the wrists of some of the most notable people in history.

Famous wearers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Dalai Lama, Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan

Daytona

Since 1963, the Rolex Daytona has remained one of the most iconic luxury watches to be found. The Daytona, a sturdy watch that is waterproof and able to measure speeds up to 400km an hour, was originally designed for race car drivers. The watch was named after the famous Daytona Beach Road Course, a sand and pavement course where fifteen world land speed records have been set. The Daytona watch gained even more popularity due to Paul Newman’s association with the timepiece. In 1972, Paul Newman began racing, and his wife gifted him with a Daytona watch. After Newman was featured on an Italian magazine wearing the watch, the timepiece became an instant success. Newman is said to have worn the watch every day from 1972 until his death. Today, the model Paul Newman wore is often sold for exorbitant amounts; in 2013, a Paul Newman Daytona was auctioned off for over $1 million.

Famous Wearers: Paul Newman, Brad Pitt, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Ellen Degeneres

GMT-Master

First designed for use by airline pilots in 1954, the GMT-Master has since become a classic. The watch was designed alongside Pan American Airways to serve the needs of their pilots and navigators as they crossed time zones. The watch includes a 24-hour display and the ability to display two time zones at once, a highly innovative feature at the time. In 1985, the GMT-Master II was released, with an updated movement.

Famous Wearers: Marlon Brando, Pablo Picasso, Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman

Yacht-Master

One of the more recent watches produced by Rolex, the Yacht-Master was first created in 1992. Made for sailors and yachters, the watch is waterproof and easy-to-read. Introduced in 2007 and first produced in 2010, the Yacht-Master II was designed with regattas in mind. The watch includes a programmable countdown sequence that can easily be adjusted during the start of a race. The Yacht-Master combines form and function to create a stylish, practical watch for sailors and regular consumers alike. Eric Clapton’s Yacht-Master prototype, which he wore in the 60s and 70s, decades before the Yacht-Master was officially released, was sold at auction in 2003 for an impressive $125,000.