Forums Beginner Questions Sell cut gems on internet?

  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    September 9, 2017 at 2:30 am

    You can offer anything for sale on the internet. Why would you think your own cut gems be any different?

    I’ve read about people taking their gems to local jewelers who have bench jewelers working on site. I haven’t tried that myself, but it sounds reasonable to me.

  • flfaceter73

    October 12, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I had no luck at all selling on ebay. I had mounted the stones in silver settings , and was asking a reasonable price.
    It seems imported stones were selling for a fraction of mine.

  • HomerD

    November 1, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    There is an online broker with a list of currently wanted material that they will make an offer to buy, they appraise and make an offer. I am about to give this a try to see how their appraisal compares to a fair market appraisal and will report back. I also found consignment shops in my area that have jewelers on staff that offer joint venture opportunity to offer locally produced, custom pieces as a marketing tool as well as retail space.

  • B Diane Eames, GG

    November 3, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Fellow cutters,
    Go with the consignment shop. That is an opportunity with the best shot. The guy online examining and appraising your gems means you are competing with Asian cut gems. Don’t compete- stand out. Taking your gems to a bench jeweler or fine jeweler is a good idea. Don’t be put off when the jeweler says no- just ask why and if it’s the quality, work on it.
    Sorry your gems are not selling now, but neither is anyone else’s. Be aware this is a hard time for the jewelry industry. This is an industry still shrinking, due to poor sales all across the country. These are known retailers and wholesalers.
    Good luck,

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