If you have an old black pearl necklace, it may be worth something. There are several ways to sell an old black pearl necklace, even if it's really old. You may think it would be nothing because of its age, but the truth is that age makes black pearl necklaces all the more valuable.
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- Moderately Easy
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Get the necklace appraised. You'll want to find out how much your necklace truly is worth before you set the sale price. Are the pearls real or synthetic? It matters, and only an appraiser can tell you for sure. A good appraiser will be honest and accurate. He will also inform you of the condition of the necklace and the quality of the hardware.
Look in your phone book for local jewellery stores. Many will buy antique jewellery. If the appraiser tells you that your black pearl necklace is authentic, then you can set your price according to the appraiser's determination. Jewellery store owners often restore jewellery and profit on it. They'll give you a good amount for the necklace and then sell it for more.
List the black pearl necklace you would like to sell online at eBay or a similar site. Take a good, clear picture of the necklace and write a brief description. Name your price and list. Black pearl necklaces have sold for thousands of dollars on eBay. It's highly recommended to list your necklace there, if a jeweller has not bought it.
Call your local newspaper and place an ad listing your black pearl necklace for sale. Include a brief description of the necklace, its value, the price you'd like to sell it for and your phone number. So many people read the newspaper that someone is bound to see it as a great deal. Give the ad a few weeks to run.
Compare the the value of the necklace with what buyers are willing to give you for it. If you keep looking for a buyer who is willing to pay the price you are asking, eventually you will find one. When you sell to the first person interested for a price lower than what the necklace has been appraised for, you may end up making less of a profit than you potentially could have.
Tips and warnings
- Clean the necklace using a jewellery cleaner before getting it appraised.
- Don't represent your necklace as authentic until it has been deemed authentic by a jeweller, or you could be accused of fraud.
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