Thank you for considering The Hardwear Store as your jewelry buyer!
Why sell your jewelry to The Hardwear Store?
- We Pay Top competitive prices:
Unlike the vast majority of antique and estate jewelry buyers, The Hardwear Store sells directly to the end user discerning retail consumers and collectors all over the world.
- Gemological Laboratory :
Your antique and estate jewelry will be examined by our expert G.I.A in house gemologist and buyer.
- Credentials and Knowledge:
We invite you to compare our credentials and experience against any other jewelry buying establishments in the world today. We have Graduate Gemologists on staff with literally hundreds of years combined experience representing every facet of the jewelry industry for over 25 years.
- Personal Service
At The Hardwear Store you can always expect to be treated honestly, discretely and with professionalism. Our goal is to build a relationship of mutual trust with our clients whether we are buying or selling fine antique and estate jewelry.
WHAT DO WE BUY?
We are always buying modern, antique and estate jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, timepieces, accessories, coins both silver and gold, silver hollowware,flatware and smaller objects of art – entire estates or individually.
We are particularly interested in purchasing older estate and antique diamonds and gemstones, with a premium paid for the original, vintage settings.
Note: signed pieces will always bring a premium.
We specialize in both modern and older cut diamonds in all shapes, white to fancy colored diamonds from half a carat to sky’s the limit.
We pay competitive world prices from modern cut diamonds, old mine diamonds, European-cut diamonds and rose-cut diamonds – especially in their original settings.
- Precious Gemstones
We buy Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds and Fine Jade and Natural and Cultured Pearls as well as virtually every other colored gemstone of fine quality.
- Antique Jewelry and Estate Jewelry
We buy fine jewelry from every important design period; from 19th century Georgian and Victorian Jewelry; 20th century Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco jewelry all the way through the fabulous 40’s and 50’s, and up to the present day.
- Price Estimate
If you are interested in an estimate before you send your jewelry please supply as much of the following mentioned details as possible to our email [email protected] You are welcome to call us at (310) 472-2970 to discuss your jewelry as well.
Here are some details that we need from you to determine the best possible value for your jewelry-
Send us clear high resolution images as jpg attachments.
- Use the macro feature of your camera, do not use the zoom.
- Use a light background, natural light is best, try photographing near a window.
- Bring camera close to the jewelry to fill the screen as much as possible.
- Depress the shutter release halfway for auto focus and then fully to take the picture.Use high resolution.
- Send all certificates pertaining to diamonds or gemstones.
Send us any appraisal information you have.
- In the case of diamonds and fine gemstones, the stone information is the most important.
- Information regarding Color, Clarity, Carat Weight and Cut will help us establish a value. We cannot give you an estimate without this information.
- If you do have an appraisal you can scan the document and include it with a description of your item.
- Send us your contact information.Sometimes a phone call to clarify information is much easier than sending emails back and forth so please include your phone number.
Here are some ways that we use to determine the value –
Your antique and estate jewelry will be examined by our expert G.I.A Gemologist and buyer.
- Intrinsic Value
The intrinsic value of an antique and estate jewelry piece is determined by its constitute, i.e Diamonds, Gemstones, Platinum, Gold, and Silver . Diamonds and gemstones are valued for their quality and rarity and add value when accompanied with a certificate of quality. Example: G.I.A, AGL, Gueblin, GRS, EGL.
If large diamonds and gemstones are highlighted in a fine piece of jewelry they make the jewelry even more rare and desirable and is not predicated on the intrinsic value.
Some antique and estate jewels are made by famous jewelers such as Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels,Bulgari and many others. We happily pay a large premium for fine signed pieces.
Signed jewelry, exquisite examples of period jewelry, antique and estate diamond engagement rings are highly prized today.As always, fashion trends influence the demand for certain periods, materials and gemstones.
We expect to see some signs of wear on antique and estate jewelry.Jewelry in pristine condition is rare and commands a premium. Jewelry with apparent repairs and restoration can be devalued.Alterations from the original can result in devaluation as well.
If you are ready to send your jewelry please enclose contact information including your name, phone number, email address and mailing address. Email or phone us and let us know the package is coming. We will promptly contact you when your jewelry arrives.
We hope the way that we are using for determining the value of your antique jewelry, estate jewelry, antique engagement rings, diamonds and gemstones has satisfied you. We are always happy to answer your specific questions and we look forward to working with you soon.