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What's the best way to sell loose Jade?

Asked by aielee (65 points ) February 8th, 2008

I have 7 or 8 pieces of loose jade in different shapes and sizes that have been in my family for a long time. Unfortunately, the jade now needs to be sold for financial reasons. I could put it on ebay, but I’m wondering if there’s some more direct approach for selling it—are there jewelers that specialize in buying/selling jade? Or if I did put it on ebay should I sell it as a lot, or sell individual pieces? I’m also worried about how I would photograph it well and write a legitimate description if I sold it online, so tips in that direction would help as well. If anyone has any advice I’d love to hear it.

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You might want to take it to a local jeweler who can appraise it for you and possibly give you some information on where to take the pieces. Maybe they even would want to purchase it themselves too. Even so, they will at least give you enough information on pricing and such to get you started and in the right direction. They may also know of some local jewelry makers or perhaps antique collectors that may be interested in the stones.

As far as photographing it, depending on the shade and color of your jade I would find some fabric or paper to use as a background that will bring allow your jade pieces to stand out. If it’s light pieces, back or navy blue might work, if they are more green, then a white or light color would be your best bet.

If the pieces are relatively small you may have better luck selling them as a set. If they are larger stones then they will probably sell better individually.

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