Selling Jewelry

The Truth About Engagement Ring Mark Ups

While reviewing a couple of sites for selling jewelry (see my post here), I ran across a statement on the I Do Now I Don’ site that got me thinking. In the founder’s story

Review of I Do Now I Don’ and

I still get a lot of questions from people about how to sell their jewelry. I recently wrote a post about it, outlining some channels you can use, and steps to make it as painless as possible. I have since discovered a couple…

Ever Wonder About the "2 Months Salary" Guideline? Check this out.

This may be tantamount to heresy in the jewelry industry, but I have never been a fan of De Beer’s 2 Month Salary guideline.  In case you haven’t ever heard about this, De Beers, in their ever-present marketing, delicately suggest spending the equivalent of 2 months of your salary on a diamond engagement ring.  When asked about [...]

What to do with Bernie Madoff's Jewelry?

Bernard Madoff’s jewelry has turned out to be a star player in the unfolding drama of his giant Ponzi scheme.  First, prosecutors moved to freeze his assets in January 2009, since he and his wife shipped more than a $1 million dollars worth of jewelry and watches to friends and relatives (I think there were 16 watches, [...]

How Do I Sell My Jewelry?

I have been asked this question a number of times in my career, and it always makes my heart squeeze a little.  There are many different scenarios where people might need to sell jewelry.  Maybe the engagement or marriage didn’t work out, sometimes there are financial hardships, or maybe someone inherited Aunt Harriet’s ring and just [...]