How To Get The Most For Your Jewelry

How To Get The Most For Your Jewelry

April 21, 2023
Helix House

Whether you’ve inherited precious jewelry or have decided to part ways with some of your own collection, the process of selling these valuable items can be confusing at first. Knowing how to navigate the world of gemstones and gold jewelry is crucial in ensuring that you get the best possible price for your items.

In this guide, we’ll explore how to sell diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and gold (14 karat or 18 karat) jewelry, and explain how partnering with a trusted expert like Stewart Kuper Jewelers can simplify the process and help you determine the value of your items.

Selling Diamonds, Gemstones and Gold Jewelry To Stewart Kuper Jewelers. 

Before you begin selling your gemstones and gold jewelry, it’s essential to have a basic understanding of their characteristics and how they’re valued.


Diamonds are assessed based on the 4 Cs – carat, cut, clarity, and color. Carat refers to the weight of the diamond, while cut determines how well the diamond reflects light. Clarity is graded based on the presence of inclusions or blemishes, and color refers to the presence or absence of hue in the diamond.

Rubies, Emeralds, and Sapphires

These precious colored gemstones are valued based on their color, clarity, carat weight, and cut. For colored gemstones, the color is the most significant factor, with more intense and vivid hues commanding higher prices.


Gold jewelry is typically crafted in 14 karat (58.5% gold) or 18 karat (75% gold) variations. The karatage determines the purity of the gold used in the piece, with higher karat gold being more valuable.

Research The Market

Understanding the current market trends for gemstones and gold jewelry can give you an idea of what to expect when selling your items. Look for up-to-date market reports and price guides to get an overview of the current landscape.

Although Stewart Kuper Jewelers is known to pay up to 80% of today’s spot market value for gold, it’s helpful to know what to expect. Many times clients will come in to sell their jewelry without an understanding of it’s true value, therefore feeling disappointed when expectations aren’t met. And while we don’t expect you to know exact numbers, it’s good to know the ballpark. Realistic expectations set the stage for a fantastic experience!

Partnering with Stewart Kuper Jewelers

Working with Stewart Kuper Jewelers will simplify the process of selling your diamonds, gemstones and gold jewelry. Our decades of experience and extensive knowledge allows us to determine which items are valuable and which are not. By partnering with Stewart Kuper Jewelers, you can rest assured that you’re receiving a fair and accurate assessment of your items, making it easier to maximize your profits.

Selling Coins To Stewart Kuper Jewelers

In addition to precious gemstones and gold jewelry, Stewart Kuper Jewelers also specializes in purchasing coins, both US and foreign, at unbeatable prices. As an established buyer with a reputation for fair and honest dealings, Stewart Kuper Jewelers can offer you a seamless and stress-free experience when selling your coin collection.

How Coin Valuation Works

Coins are valued based on factors such as rarity, condition, historical significance, and demand. Additionally, coins made of precious metals like gold and silver have an inherent value based on the current market price of the metal.

Researching the Coin Market

Similar to gemstones and gold jewelry, understanding the current coin market trends is crucial for anticipating the potential value of your collection. Researching recent sales of similar coins and staying informed about market fluctuations can help you set realistic expectations for the sale of your collection. As previously stated, setting realistic expectations allows for a stellar experience when selling your coins to Stewart Kuper Jewelers.

Honest and Fair
Stewart Kuper Jewelers’ commitment to providing honest and fair assessments means that you can trust our evaluation of your coins. Our in-depth knowledge of both US and foreign coins enables us to identify valuable pieces and make competitive offers based on the current market.

You Can’t Go Wrong with Stewart Kuper Jewelers
Selling precious gemstones, gold jewelry, and coins can be a challenging process, but with the right knowledge and a trusted partner like Stewart Kuper Jewelers, you can navigate the market with confidence.

By understanding the basics of valuation, researching market trends, and working with a reputable expert, you can ensure that you receive the best possible price for your valuable items. Whether you’re selling diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, gold jewelry, or coins, Stewart Kuper Jewelers’ commitment to fair and honest dealings makes us an unbeatable choice for your sales needs.

Make an Appointment Today
Scheduling an appointment with Stewart Kuper to sell your valuables is a simple and convenient process. Reach out today to make an appointment via phone at (520) 750-0050.

Things To Keep In Mind

Most clients do not know the worth of their jewelry, and we don’t expect you to either. While doing light research sets realistic expectations, it is not imperative to do so. Don’t worry if you don’t know the worth of your jewelry, or haven’t had a chance to research the market for resell information. We are happy to look at your items and give you an evaluation on the spot. Also, please do not spend time cleaning your jewelry before bringing it in to us. While clean jewelry is beautiful, cleaning your gemstones, diamonds, gold, and coins will not make them more valuable.