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Inherited Jewelry? Here’s What to Do Next

Inherited Jewelry Collection

If you’ve recently received an inheritance, you might be wondering what to do with the physical assets that you now own. Jewelry is commonly included in estates — if you’ve recently inherited jewelry, here’s what to do next.

First, Consider the Sentimental Value

Any time you receive an inheritance, you should first consider if the specific items hold any sentimental value for you. Perhaps you were gifted your Grandmother’s engagement ring, or a unique pendant from your Aunt. Sure, these items could have monetary value — but if the item holds a special place in your heart, it may be worth holding onto it.

Next, Figure Out What You Have

To the untrained eye, it can be tough to determine how much jewelry might be worth. A gemstone ring could be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars — or it could be worth almost nothing. It all depends on the details!

How do you assess what you have? By speaking to an expert! You can consult your favorite jeweler or local coin shop.

If you’ve inherited Jewelry in the Seattle area, we hope that you’ll trust Bellevue Rare Coins. Bellevue Rare Coins has been Seattle’s most trusted buyer of jewelry, coins, gold and more for over 45 years. You can find us in Bellevue, Lynnwood, Tacoma and Issaquah.

Get a Quote to Sell Your Items

Inherited jewelry can be worth a lot of money, depending on each item’s intrinsic value. Intrinsic value refers to the value of the gold, silver, platinum, gemstones, diamonds, etc. in each item. If the item is uniquely collectible, it may have some additional worth beyond intrinsic value.

How do you go about selling inherited jewelry? Here’s how:

  1. Research to find a reputable coin shop or jewelry buyer in your area (note: not all jewelry stores buy jewelry, but many do!)
  2. Read reviews, check BBB ratings, etc. to ensure you’ve found a trusted buyer
  3. Visit the dealer with your items to have them evaluated

The buyer will assess your items and provide a quote to buy them. From there, you can decide whether you want to sell your inherited jewelry, keep it, or perhaps sell some and keep some.

Note that it’s best to avoid pawn shops and “we buy gold” businesses. These businesses typically pay far less than items are actually worth. If you’re in Seattle or Tacoma, make sure to go to Bellevue Rare Coins and avoid Tacoma pawn shops.

Shop Around to Compare Quotes

If you want to and have the time, it might be worthwhile to take your items to 1-2 more jewelry buyers to get a quote from each. That way, you can make sure you’re getting the most value for your inherited jewelry collection.

Whether you’re selling diamond rings, earrings, gold jewelry, necklaces or antique pendants, it pays to go to a trusted and reputable jewelry buyer. At Bellevue Rare Coins, we buy jewelry and valuables for top dollar. When it comes time to sell your jewelry inheritance, we hope that you’ll trust Bellevue Rare Coins with your business.

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  • Bellevue


    321 Bellevue Way NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am - 6 pm
    Saturday & Sunday Closed
    Phone: 425-454-1283
  • Lynnwood


    18411 Alderwood Mall Parkway Suite F
    Lynnwood, WA 98037
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    Phone: 425-672-2646
  • Issaquah


    1175 NW Gilman Blvd Suite B16
    Issaquah, WA 98027
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    Phone: 425-392-0450
  • Tacoma


    2302 Pacific Ave
    Tacoma, WA 98402
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    Saturday & Sunday Closed
    Phone: 253-328-4014