At Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers, we always are upfront about your available options when selling a diamond ring for cash. These options include the possibility of selling your item on eBay.
The first thing to keep in mind is that non-branded diamond rings are almost impossible to sell on eBay, unless you are a real jeweler or jewelry store that can guarantee the authenticity of the merchandise and whose online reputation is demonstrated by numerous positive eBay feedbacks.
Fine jewelry from a luxury brand like Tiffany & Co., however, is a lot easier for the non-jeweler (private individual) to sell, as long as you have all of the original paperwork. The original box and other packaging is helpful too.
So, with that in mind, we have written this brief article outlining the steps involved when selling a Tiffany diamond ring on eBay, as well as how you can avoid these steps and sell your diamond ring immediately for more cash today.
How to Sell a Tiffany Diamond Ring on eBay
Maybe your ex-boyfriend bought you a Tiffany diamond ring, and since he’s no longer in the picture, you don’t want the ring in the picture either. Or perhaps you inherited your mother’s treasured Tiffany diamond ring, and need funds for a new home or a startup business. This quick tutorial will help you better understand what needs to be done should you attempt to sell the diamond ring on eBay.
Prepare Your Tiffany Diamond Ring
The first step in selling your Tiffany diamond ring on eBay is to have it professionally cleaned. You’ll be taking close up photos, and you’ll want the ring looking its best.
Get an Account with eBay
The next step in selling your Tiffany diamond ring on eBay is to set up a seller’s account. You’ll need to confirm your address and telephone number, and then specify an automatic payment method for paying seller’s fees and guarantee reimbursements.
Create a Listing for Your Tiffany Diamond Ring
Next is the all-important eBay listing. The listing is a thorough description of your Tiffany ring, including ring size, diamond size and quality, and any imperfections, like scuffs or scratches. Of course you’ll mention the designer.
The listing will also include photographs and selling method. Most eBay users prefer to auction their property, and the listing will contain the starting bid price. You should have a good idea of what your Tiffany diamond ring is worth. If you don’t, you may want to have your diamond ring appraised.
But remember, your asking price isn’t what you think your Tiffany diamond ring is worth–it’s what other people think it’s worth. And the money you pay for an official written appraisal will mean that much less money in your pocket when you sell your diamond ring on eBay.
As you create your listing, eBay will provide recommendations based on research of similar listings. Offering free shipping options and accepting returns will make your listing stand out. Using descriptive keywords in your title can also improve your chances of selling your Tiffany diamond ring.
Photographs of Your Tiffany Diamond Ring
Good photographs of your Tiffany diamond ring are key to making a sale. If you don’t use a professional photographer, you’ll need a good camera with a macro lens and a plain white or black background. Try to use natural light. Pick a sunny day and go outside. Just make sure you don’t cast a shadow on your ring.
Your Tiffany & Co. Paperwork
In the listing you’ll want to mention and photograph the paperwork you should have that verifies that your jewelry is an authentic Tiffany diamond ring. If you were the original owner of the ring, you should have both the Tiffany Diamond Certificate and the GIA Laboratory Report for the diamond(s).
If you have the original box and other packaging, you’ll want to mention that too. If you don’t have the original Tiffany paperwork, at the very least you’ll want to obtain a Tiffany Replacement Value Certificate from Tiffany’s. You can only obtain this certificate if you can show that you are the original person who purchased the item at Tiffany‘s, which must be proved with a photo ID.
Without this paperwork, it will be nearly nearly impossible for you to sell a Tiffany diamond ring on eBay.
Making The Sale on eBay
Once you have your Tiffany & Co. diamond ring listed on eBay, you’ll simply need to manage your listing. You should promptly answer any questions you may get from potential buyers.
When your ring sells, you will receive a payment notification through eBay checkout as you specified in the listing. Promptly ship your ring to the buyer using the shipping method you specified in the listing.
The Cost of Selling on eBay
There is of course a lot of time involved when trying to sell a Tiffany diamond ring on eBay. If you are not familiar with the process, it could easily take you 20+ hours to do the photography correctly, write up your descriptions, and establish a well-presented eBay listing. You should therefore place a value on your time and consider that cost when deciding whether or not to sell your ring on eBay.
Beyond the time investment, there are other associated costs with selling Tiffany jewelry on eBay. These include the professional cleaning of your ring (as mentioned earlier); eBay’s commission (10% or more); Paypal & bank fees (5% or more), and shipping & insurance fees–all of which reduces the final cash amount that you will receive. In addition, you will be responsible for return shipping costs, should the buyer change their mind after receiving and inspecting your diamond ring.
That is why people often choose Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers as a better alternative to selling Tiffany diamond jewelry on eBay. We eliminate all the hassle, wait, and uncertainty. And there are no hidden transaction fees.
Contact us today and we will provide you with a completely free verbal appraisal of your diamond ring and an immediate cash offer. Our jewelry buyers have purchased large carat Tiffany diamond rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings from clients throughout the United States.
Let us help you get the most cash for your Tiffany & Co. jewelry in the easiest, quickest, and safest fashion. Contact Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers now to obtain your free appraisal and cash offer.
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