Every individual has a burning desire to look gorgeous and the innovative fashion designers are making it possible for them. Now there is not much hindrance to get trendy looks for fashion crazy people. Everything one can imagine is available in the market. The magic of fashion has spread all over the world in big ways. Those days are gone when common people could only watch delightful dresses in the movies and dreamt to possess them. The large clothing industries have made it possible to buy expensive and trendiest dresses and jewelry for the common people. Now every individual can have what he wishes.Jewelry, latest dresses, hand bags and shoes have become integral part of fashion. Sparkling ornaments especially are very important accessory in a girl’s outfit. A matching hand bag along with balanced clothing and jewelry accentuate the beauty of women. In the previous years ornaments were supposed to be adorned by adult women, but nowadays the trend has taken a new direction and jewelry has lured teenage girls a lot. Now days, ornaments are not only worn on formal occasions but also in regular routine. Jewelry loving women are lured by the latest designs and cannot resist its charm and elegance.Apart from fashion, a precise clothing and ornament also meets the cultural and social significance. For instance, long white dress along with white or silver color trinkets has a specific significance in marriage parties. Different religions and cultures have different dressing sense. Some people wear heavy trinkets as a status symbol while others wear it to enhance their beauty. Clothing and ornaments also differentiates the gender, marital status, status in society and religion. Mostly, Asian women can be seen in heavy jewelry while western men and women use it in special occasions only. Asians love to wear lightweight trinkets in informal cases. Men usually wear thin gold chains to provide a glamorous look.As the society has become more fashion oriented these days the old traditional clothing has changed a bit. People tend to wear comfortable dresses instead of traditional dresses and they don’t care much about the prices of the dresses and trinkets. This is the main reason that we see Chinese made garments sold heavily in Europe or other parts of Asia. Nowadays people are reluctant to adopt dressing senses from any part of the world provided it attracts them. They just want to be more comfortable and beautiful.The clothing industry has made it easier to purchase any dress or trinkets through online stores. Now customers simply have to place an order through their site for the home delivery at their sites. This has saved a lot of time and money of the people who love to possess their favorite dress. Special offers and discounts are provided on wholesale shopping, which makes this method of shopping the most preferred these days. People can view the item on the internet, compare its price on various sites and can order the product whenever they wish.
Two of the most frequently asked questions we get at the Online Jewelry Appraisal Center is:”How do I sell an item of Antique or Estate Jewelry?” or…
“How much should I ask for it?”Very often people receive an item as a ‘Hand Down’ or ‘Bequest’ after someone has passed away.
It may or may not be worth something, or the person ‘Just doesn’t like it’….So what to do?# RULE 1: Take back control.The Antique Trade in general are a Fine and Trusting lot, but there are always the ‘Shyster’ or ‘Fagin’ characters out there.In this case it’s not Buyer Beware, but Seller Beware…Sometimes the Second-Hand Dealers or Pawn Brokers (all of whom have a great general knowledge on Buying and Selling) may not QUITE know what your particular item is really worth.So the first thing to do is get your item appraised and valued by a qualified gemologist (if there are gemstones involved) and/or a member of the local Valuers association. Your local, TRUSTED Jeweler might be both.It is greatly suggested that the person you obtain a valuation from, is NOT INVOLVED IN THE PURCHASE OF THE ITEM.But a further word of advice is given here too…Let these people know ‘WHAT YOU WANT THE VALUATION FOR’.There are several TYPES of Valuation and all will have a different price on the bottom line.Did you want an Insurance valuation?Did you want to sell the item to a third party?Did you wish to sell the item through an Auction?Did you just want to know what it would fetch?All of these are very valid points, yet all are different.If you are not sure which applies to your particular situation, why not check our very helpful information section on ‘TYPES OF VALUATIONS’ at the Online Jewelry Appraisal Centre (address shown below).If you don’t want to go to a great expense, you might take advantage of the useful ‘Do it Yourself’ ONLINE Valuation Self Appraisal Kit. At such a low fee (less than the price of a Big Mac and Coke) it’s money well spent. Indeed, if you just purchased something on eBay or Yahoo auctions for example, you might wish to confirm an approximate value by using this easy to use valuation kit.The ‘walk through’ instructions are so easy my 6yr old Granddaughter completed the form in under ten minutes. (She had it all wrong of course) but it was under ten minutes.’Just Kidding…’ It couldn’t be simpler.My other Granddaughter (Rachael was eight) did it easy AND correct!So if you recently bought something from a local Dealer, on the Market or at the Antique Fair, why not get it checked. What’s the worst that could happen? You blow some loose change – Not much of a Risk, is it?At this price it’s a Bargain, plus there are many other advantages to having your Jewelry done at the Online Jewelry Appraisal Center.# RULE 2: Pick your Market.What do we mean by this is:Are you in a hurry to Cash something in?
Do you have the time to ‘Try, Try again…’ should something NOT sell the first time around?
What are the costs involved?
How about selling something ‘On Consignment?’Auction Houses are a great way to sell your Jewelry, but even the best of them have costs. Find out BEFORE you sell.Selling on Consignment is another good method, as you should get more money from the sale than if you sold it directly to an Antique Dealer. BUT IT MIGHT TAKE MORE TIME.Are the Classified Ads in the local paper worth doing?In our experience… NO! Plus you have the extra security problem associated with someone coming to your Home to inspect the goods – ‘And Check out all your other stuff too.’It’s just not Worth it…There are several other SPECIAL REPORTS available through our eMail-on-Demand subscription box at the website, so please take some time to visit.There is a timely warning on Security issues. It’s good advice, plus there is some great tips on Investing in Jewelry, Insurance guidelines and other notes on selling, Hallmarking tips etc, and they are being added to all the time.And the best bit is they are FREE….Thank you for taking the time to read this special report. If you thought it interesting, useful or found it helped you in any way I would appreciate your comments via email at the address shown below.This is my personal email address and I read every comment – good or bad.Alternatively: why not pass it on to a friend. I’m sure you can think of someone who might benefit from this useful information. Treat it as doing me a big favor. I will certainly appreciate it.regards and please watch the road. David Foard F.G.A.A. Fellow of the Gemological Association of Australia and former member of JATVC – The Valuers Council (retired).P.S.
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