Selling Your Jewellery for Cash

Ladies, we all have a few pieces of jewellery laying around catching dust. Why not let someone else enjoy what you no longer wear? Selling your pre-loved pieces on Gumtree is a great way to get some extra cash, and some of them may be worth more than you think.

With these tips, you’ll be on track to get the best price for your second-hand jewellery:

  1. Appraisal. Before listing your jewellery on Gumtree, we would highly recommend getting all jewellery that have stones or are made of precious metals appraised by a professional so that you know what they are worth, and to get a certificate of authenticity. If you are selling a diamond ring, for example, buyer will want to have proof of the diamond type, clarity, and that it is in fact real.
  2. Cleaning. Another thing to do before you list your items for sale, is to get them cleaned so they are looking their best. If a professional cleaning is not within your budget, try it yourself at home with warm water with a drop or two of sunlight liquid and a fine toothbrush.
  3. Describe the details. Okay, now you are ready to sell! While you put your ad together, take some time to craft the description so that it includes as much detail as possible about the type of jewellery, the city and clarity of any gemstones, the carat of gold, the condition, the age, and where the pieces were originally purchased. If you are selling a necklace, don’t forget to include the length, and if you are selling a ring, don’t forget to include the ring size and whether it is meant for a male or female finger.
  4. Photograph. As usual, we would highly recommend taking clear, high-quality images of each piece in an uncluttered environment to keep the focus on the details. Try laying the pieces down on a white piece of card paper in natural light to avoid harsh glares.
  5. Choose the right price. If you have gotten your pieces appraised, you will know what they are worth. If you chose to skip this step, we would recommend checking out similar pieces on Gumtree to ensure you are not too far over or under the going rate.

 Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to sell your pre-loved jewellery! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android).

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