A Specialist Service to Sell Engagement Rings
We recognise the sentimental value attached to engagement rings and the unique circumstances that lead individuals to consider selling them. We’re here to provide a compassionate and seamless experience, helping you navigate the emotional aspects of this decision as well as the financial.
Our goal is to make this process not only easy but also rewarding, ensuring you receive the best value for your cherished item – no matter where you got it from, or why you’re choosing to sell. Call us or message us online to start speaking to our specialist.
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An Exclusive Glimpse Into Our Expertise
Our valuation process is centred around your convenience and interests. We eliminate the hassle of intermediaries, ensuring you have a direct line to our dedicated specialist throughout. His expertise ensures that you receive a competitive and fair quote.
The Value Held in an Engagement Ring
Any engagement ring holds both monetary value and sentimental value. Understanding why it holds this worth is essential as you consider parting with it.
- Quality of the Diamond or Gemstone: One of the most significant factors determining the value of an engagement ring is the quality of the diamond or gemstone it features. A well-cut, clear, and brilliantly coloured gemstone can significantly enhance the ring’s value.
- The Metal Used: The choice of metal also contributes to the ring’s worth. Precious metals like platinum and gold are highly valued due to their durability and rarity. The purity of the metal, measured in carats, further influences its market value.
- Craftsmanship: The level of craftsmanship in creating the ring can distinguish an ordinary piece from an extraordinary one. Handcrafted details, intricate designs, and exceptional finishing can all elevate its worth.
- Unique Characteristics: Any unique or historical aspects of your engagement ring can also enhance its value. For instance, if it’s a vintage or antique ring with a rich history, collectors may be particularly interested.
Guiding You Through an Emotional Journey
We understand that this piece of jewellery carries precious memories, love, and sentimental value. It may represent a chapter in your life that you cherish deeply. That’s why we’ll support you through every step of selling one. We prioritise sensitivity and empathy throughout the selling process, and we’re committed to ensuring that you are comfortable and confident in your decision. We approach every engagement ring sale with the utmost respect and understanding, and every offer we make is non-obligational.
The Trusted Expertise You Need
Our specialist is an expert in valuing engagement rings. He possesses the current market knowledge and experience needed to assess the quality of diamonds or gemstones, the intricacies of metalwork, and the overall craftsmanship that makes your ring unique. This expertise ensures that you receive a fair and accurate valuation.
We aim to offer an honest, transparent, and trustworthy approach from start to finish. Our specialist will provide you with a detailed assessment of your engagement ring’s value, explaining how he arrived at the selling price quoted. There are no hidden fees or surprises – just straightforward, reliable guidance.
A Customer-Centric Service
Burlingtons Ltd. has built a solid reputation in the industry over the multiple decades that we have been in business. We are recognised for our professionalism, integrity, and commitment to our clients. Countless satisfied customers have entrusted us with their valuable jewellery, and we are connected to a vast network of buyers and collectors both in the UK and internationally.
Providing Security and Confidentiality
When our expert visits you to value your engagement ring, anywhere in the UK, rest assured that every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of your jewellery. Your ring’s security is our top priority and we will always handle it carefully during the valuation process.
You can also trust that your reasons for selling and any associated stories will be handled with the utmost discretion. All of our reviews and testimonials have been left by customers happy to take the time and share by themselves.
The Challenges of Selling Rings Traditionally
Here are some of the challenges you may encounter when attempting to sell jewellery through traditional methods like auction houses, or high street jewellers:
- Limited market and low demand: The market for antique jewellery is relatively small compared to contemporary pieces. Many buyers specifically look for modern designs, so the pool of interested buyers outside of specific networks may be limited.
- Difficulty establishing accurate valuations: Putting an exact monetary value on antique rings can be difficult and requires specialised expertise.
- High commissions and fees at auction houses: Top auction houses can charge the seller 20-30% or more in buyer’s premiums and commissions. This significantly eats into profits, especially if the ring sells for lower than expected.
- Inconvenient sales channels: Travelling to auction houses or making appointments with various jewellers can be time-consuming and restrictive compared to online sales platforms.
- Buyers seek discounts on antique items: Many buyers expect significant discounts when purchasing antiques and vintage items given their age and previous use, making profits lower.
- Challenges authenticating pieces: Proving the provenance and authenticity of antique rings requires documentation and expert analysis, which can be difficult to obtain. Buyers are wary of fakes.