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3 Tips for Selling Your Jewelry in Chicago

Posted on December 31st, 2019 by JoeG

If you find yourself wanting to sell jewelry in Chicago, it can be intimidating to get started. After all, you want to get the highest value possible for your jewelry but how do you know who you can trust? If you are looking for somewhere to sell jewelry in Chicago, you can depend on the time tested years of experience that the jewelry buyers at Chicago Gold Gallery have. Starting their 40th year of buying jewelry in Chicago.

Here at Chicago Gold Gallery, we’ve helped countless people make sure they’re selling their jewelry for top dollar. And to help you, we’ve compiled this list of 3 tips for selling jewelry in Chicago.

Know you’re in good hands

At Chicago Gold Gallery, we make the process of selling your jewelry as simple to understand and informative all along the process. Valuing jewelry comes with various nuances that you should be aware of. When you’re ready to sell your jewelry, talk to an expert at Chicago Gold Gallery and you will be comfortable with the process.

Be Prepared for Various Values

The same jewelry may be valued differently based on different criteria. So while you may have had your jewelry appraised for insurance purposes, that doesn’t mean the appraised value will be the same as the value a jewelry buyer assigns to it. This isn’t because the buyer is dishonest—it’s because insurance companies appraise jewelry based on its replacement value whereas a buyer (who intends to sell the piece) appraises it based on the value he or she may get through a future sale, and uses their experience as to what the resales on the secondary market is for jewelry, diamonds, gold, watches.

Selling Sentimental Items

If you have a sentimental piece and are trying to sell jewelry in Chicago, keep in mind that a jewelry buyer doesn’t award any additional value to jewelry just because it was a family heirloom. Unless the piece itself lends itself to be of a premium secondary market vale and not based on sentiment.

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"I drove all the way from the south side just to sell my silver to Chicago Gold Gallery because of the knowledge and professionalism I received on the phone. They gave me top dollar for my silver and were so fast and friendly. I definitely recommend this business!"


Date: 10/27/2017 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

Can't say enough about this place.

This is the most welcoming, non-pretentious place to do business! I was researching where to sell sterling silver I had and ended up choosing here based on the other great reviews. They walked me through the whole process and answered my questions. I got a great price for my items & will go there again.


Date: 09/17/2018 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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Chrissy & Joe are all super friendly and easy to work with. I trust them and they will do whatever they can to help you including giving you advice on what you have or what you should look for. I won't ever go anywhere else and I've recommended it to several friends.


Date: 08/02/2015 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

I would do business with them again

I had a diamond ring that I wanted to sell and they gave me top dollar for it. They were so nice and I would do business with them again.


Date: 07/17/2015 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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I find that Joe at Chicago Gold Gallery consistently offers and pays more for my coins than coin dealers in Chicagoland. He's very nice and easy to deal with. Don't hesitate to call him and preferably visit him.


Date: 12/04/2015 • 5 / 5 stars ★★★★★

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