What to Expect When Selling Your Jewelry

February 21, 2019 2 min read

What to Expect When Selling Your Jewelry

Selling your jewelry can be a daunting experience, especially when you aren’t sure what the process is like.  Market Square Jewelers has been buying, selling and trading our pieces for over 30 years. We have a welcoming environment for you to sell your jewelry at each of our stores in Dover, Portsmouth, Newburyport, Cambridge, and Portland.  We go over each piece and walk you through our buying process.  Each member of our staff is trained to place a value on your items, which means there is no appointment necessary.  We buy everything from costume jewelry, to your platinum and diamond pieces.

We Buy & Trade:

  • Gold, Platinum & Silver
  • Diamonds
  • Pearls
  • Wrist & Pocket Watches
  • Gold & Silver Coins
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Flatware

diamond grading

What You Can Expect

There’s no appointment necessary to sell or trade your jewelry with us.  Every member of staff is trained to evaluate your pieces, and we are happy to do so regardless of whether you decide to ultimately sell or trade with us.  When you bring in your pieces, we will evaluate the metal and look for any maker’s marks.  With gold pieces we will use acid testing to determine the karat, then weigh, and price based on those factors.  We use on the spot market value for precious metals to ensure you are getting the fairest price.

gold testing

We also will buy diamonds or diamond jewelry, evaluating the stones using the four C’s: Clarity, Color, Carat, and Cut.  We do not buy colored gemstones, because of our already vast collection we’ve sourced from all over the world!  This library of gems allows us to find the perfect gem for you, should you need a replacement for any of your pieces.

Selling vs. Trading

We always offer our customers an outright or “cash” price and a price if they would like to trade with us. Trading is a wonderful opportunity for our customers to purchase something they love using the value of their unused precious metal.  Do you have broken or damaged jewelry?  Have you recently inherited an item that just isn’t your style?  Trade it in for something you’ll actually love to wear!  We give you the full value of your precious metal if you are trading towards an item in our showcase.

Unfortunately, we do not purchase from our online customers at this time.

selling jewelry at Market Square Jewelers

Find a location near you to sell your unwanted jewelry today!

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