Giving Your Inherited Jewelry New Life at Legacies Upscale Resale
September 30, 2021
When you find yourself needing to dispose of previously-owned jewelry, it can be tricky figuring out what has true market value and what should be melted down for cash.
We can evaluate the pieces you want to sell/donate (jewelry initially priced at less than $15 is automatically considered donated and not consigned).
We’ll help you set prices. Then, our volunteer staff will present the items attractively in our large, beautiful store. You’ll split the earnings with Cancer Support Community (CSC), our beneficiary.
The process is much simpler–and less time-consuming–than an estate sale.
There is no charge to open an account at Legacies, so it is always worth giving us a try to find new owners for jewelry you no longer want or need. We set prices, based on our sales experience and research, that will maximize both your and CSC’s income.
What Sells in Jewelry?
High-end estate (previously owned), vintage (over 20 years old) and antique (over 100 years old) jewelry can be worth more than you might imagine. Rings, pins, brooches, necklaces and bracelets in excellent condition from the following brands go the fastest at a vintage jewelry store like Legacies:
· Alice Caviness
· Forbidden Fruits
· Miriam Haskell
· West Germany
Depending on the rarity of the piece, items by these brands can go for $45 to $300 at Legacies.
Where our Share of the Income Goes
We exist to help individuals fighting cancer. One hundred percent of donation proceeds go to Cancer Support Community (CSC). Consignment proceeds are split 50/50 between the seller and Legacies.
For nearly 30 years, CSC has been enhancing the lives of people in the local community with free support and services to improve quality of life and survivorship. They provide non-medical care to anyone with any type or stage of cancer, and to their family. The goal is to support a holistic, patient-active approach to wellness.
Since 1995, we have been supporting CSC’s 200 monthly programs that complement conventional medical care, enhance quality of life, strengthen survivor care, improve recovery, and facilitate better communication with medical teams.
The Consignment Process
- First, you and Legacies sign a Consignor Contract. We provide insurance for items priced at $1,500 or more.
- Items stay on the floor for 60 days. Those that do not sell within 30 days are marked down 15 percent. If an item does not sell within 60 days, and it not picked up, it is considered donated.
- Every 30 days, you receive 50% of your items’ net proceeds via mailed check.
Jewelry can be dropped off Tuesday – Friday from 10:30am – 3:30pm ONLY IF each item is in it’s own plastic bag, marked with your consignor number, and an intake and drop off acceptance form is completed when dropping off.
You Don’t Know Until You Try
People buy estate jewelry for the low prices, benefit to the environment, value as history, unique style and/or exceptional quality.
If you have jewelry you think might be valuable, make an appointment with Legacies to bring it in for us to assess. We can tell you quickly what each piece might command.
If we don’t think your jewelry will appeal to Legacies customers, we will tell you. Then you can save it for sentimental reasons, give it to Goodwill, or have it melted down.