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Buying Antique Jewelry At or Below Wholesale

Updated on November 15, 2008

Buying Antique Jewelry At or Below Wholesale

Antique jewelry is typically very valuable, and purchasing such jewelry costs quite a bit of money. But then again, it is possible to buy antique jewelry wholesale as well, if you know where to look.

Most people think that online auctions, such as eBay are the way to go. While this is true occasionally, you will usually find that the seller knows the value of what they are selling, and the price is quite high. There are other ways to find antique jewelry at wholesale prices or below.

Keep an eye on your newspaper for advertised estate sales and garage sales. Typically, at these sales, the people holding the sale really don’t know the value of what they have. You can literally purchase hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of antique jewelry for just a few dollars on a typical Saturday morning.

It is important that you not look too closely at the jewelry when you are buying it. If the piece is valuable, you don’t want the seller to know how valuable it is! It isn’t your fault that they didn’t get it appraised, as you will, as soon as you leave! Keep a straight face, keep your happiness and joy to yourself, and pay the fifty cents or two bucks that they want for the piece, get in your car and head to a trusted jeweler for an appraisal.

It’s possible that the piece isn’t worth anything, but, occasionally you will stumble across some real finds! Even if the piece isn’t worth much, if you make jewelry, you may be able to disassemble it for parts.

Finding antique jewelry wholesale is very exciting. In fact, spending those Saturday mornings at the yard sales and estate sales may even become addicting! Yard sales and estate sales, especially estate sales where Grandchildren are not interested in their Grandmother’s old ugly jewelry, are the best sources for finding antique jewelry at or below wholesale prices.

This doesn’t mean that there aren’t some real finds on eBay as well, so don’t discount it. But, keep an eye on the jewelry categories, as well as the antique or vintage categories. When you do find something you want to bid on, make sure that the seller has a good reputation. If the piece is very expensive, use the escrow service that is recommended by eBay. Also ask the seller questions to be sure that you understand exactly what is being auctioned!

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      9 years ago

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      desert blondie 

      9 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      i love antique or vintage jewelry. I often find great pieces tremendously undervalued at consignment shops or lying undiscovered at charity thrift shops. The thrill of the hunt!!

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      desert blondie 

      9 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      i love antique or vintage jewelry. I often find great pieces tremendously undervalued at consignment shops or lying undiscovered at charity thrift shops. The thrill of the hunt!!

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      Stacie L 

      9 years ago

      so have you found some real good bargains? I've looked at Overstock.com and liquidators.com and UBidz.

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