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How to Sell Your Antique Estate Jewelry

How to Sell Your Antique Estate Jewelry

Looking to sell your old antique estate jewelry for some extra cash? Below is a guide to help you do just that.

Whether you are looking to sell an old antique ring or a piece of inherited jewelry, you deserve to sell it for the very best price you can get. Before we get into the details we’re going to talk about what exactly an antique estate piece is and then we’re going to talk about where you should sell those pieces.

What qualifies as antique estate jewelry?

Though the terms antique and estate differ when it comes to jewelry, the two can coincide to create a single piece. I masterpiece if you will. Let’s take a look at what each of these pieces means and what that means when you bring the two together.

Antique jewelry

Antique jewelry is any piece of jewelry that is 100 years or older. These are old heirlooms that may have been passed down from generation to generation. Many pieces from the 1920’s or earlier can now be considered antique pieces.

Estate jewelry

Estate jewelry is basically any piece of jewelry that has been used. So in other words, it’s second-hand jewelry. If you’ve ever heard of an estate sale, it’s similar to that. And it doesn’t matter how old the piece is, if it was pre-owned it’s considered an estate piece.

Antique estate jewelry

Now that we understand the difference between antique jewelry and estate jewelry, when you put those two together you have an antique estate piece. This is a piece that is over a100 years old and has been pre-owned by many different people along the line.

Where to sell your antique estate jewelry

When the time comes for you to sell your antique estate jewelry you don’t want to sell it to just anybody. There a few key things you should look for in a seller such as:

  • Does this place the place test the jewelry in front of you?
  • Do they even buy antique estate jewelry? Or do they just buy gold?
  • What’s their reputation like? Is it good?
  • Are they a dedicated (maybe family-owned) business with good practices?

Here at Raymond Lee Jewelers, we check off all of these things. We are a family-owned and operated jeweler with a great reputation for buying and selling jewelry of all kind. There’s a reason our customers come back to us. They trust us. And we trust them.

Our acquisitions team specializes in the appraisal and purchase of jewelry such as diamonds, rare luxury estate jewelry, antique jewelry, luxury watches, modern designer estate jewelry, and of course antique estate jewelry.

Something to consider

From family heirlooms to rare gems these pieces can be incredibly valuable depending on their time period, condition, rarity and other factors. The value of antique estate pieces can sometimes be more difficult to determine and can be very subjective. That is why at Raymond Lee Jewelers, we do not assign a value to your estate jewelry pieces but we professionally inspect them.


Selling your antique estate jewelry is easier than you thought huh? All you need to do is bring it down to the store and have one of our experts take a look at it for you.

Areas we serve

We are located in southern Florida in the city of Boca Raton. We proudly serve Boca Raton and the surrounding following areas: Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Broward, and Miami-Dade.

If you’d like to sell jewelry to our team of experts, but you can’t visit either of our showrooms in person, we offer a highly secure and discreet mail-in service. Simply e-mail or call us to speak with a member of our team. We’ll discuss your piece and let you know if we can make you an aggressive offer. If you agree, we’ll provide secure shipping instructions for your jewelry.

Once it arrives at our showroom, one of our acquisitions experts will evaluate it. Then they will immediately contact you with an offer. Should you choose to accept, we send payment immediately and securely. If you’d rather search for competing offers, we send your piece or collection back to you securely and swiftly.

Contact Us

For commonly asked questions, please visit our FAQ page. During regular business hours, our representatives can be reached by phone, email, or live chat. For after hour inquiries, please fill out our contact form and someone will get back to you the next business day.


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