Selling Jewellery: Selling Estate Jewellery to Dedicated Specialists

We recognise that beyond its monetary worth, estate jewellery embodies memories of treasured moments and beloved individuals, rendering the decision to part with such items a profoundly significant one, not made hastily. But we also understand that life is filled with new opportunities and chapters waiting to unfold. If you decide to part with estate jewellery, we’ll help you make the transition as carefully and as comfortably as we can – allowing you to fund your future from a piece of your past.

Our expert will work with you closely during your piece’s valuation, before arriving at a fair, market-value price. Your valuation will be conducted in the safety and security of your own home, no matter where you are in the UK. Get in touch today to book a free, no-obligation valuation.

Why is Estate Jewellery Appealing?

Estate jewellery, which is simply another term for jewellery which has had a previous owner, is often appealing to buyers and collectors for several reasons:

  • Uniqueness: Estate jewellery may offer distinctive designs and craftsmanship unavailable in modern pieces.
  • Investment Value: The jewellery may be a lasting investment due to its timelessness and potential appreciation.
  • History: Every piece of estate jewellery carries its own story and historical significance.
  • Rarity: Many estate pieces can include rare gemstones or settings, making them highly sought-after.

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    The benefits of using Burlingtons

    A professional service in the
    comfort of your home

    No fees, commissions
    or hidden charges

    Valuations based on over 20 years experience

    Free no obligation valuations


    We can offer prices
    unachievable at auction

    Selling Jewellery to Burlingtons Ltd.

    Our process is designed to ensure convenience, transparency, and personalised guidance every step of the way:

    Getting in Touch

    To begin the process of selling your estate jewellery, simply reach out to us either online or by phone. Our expert will guide you through the initial steps, discussing the details of your estate pieces and scheduling a convenient date and time for your valuation appointment.

    The Valuation

    Our dedicated specialist will travel to your location, no matter where you are in the UK, to assess your estate jewellery in person. With meticulous attention to detail, our expert will carefully examine each piece, considering factors such as materials, craftsmanship, and historical significance.

    Accepting Our Offer

    If you decide to accept our offer for your estate jewellery, the next step is simple. Your payment will be promptly processed and transferred directly into your bank account. Whether you prefer a BACS transfer or another secure payment method of your choice, we’ll ensure a seamless transaction process.

    The Value Behind Estate Jewellery

    Beyond appealing to collectors, estate jewellery possesses inherent value derived from a combination of factors:

    • Age: The age of estate jewellery can greatly influence its value. Antique or vintage pieces, typically over 100 years old, often command higher prices due to their rarity and historical significance. The age of the jewellery adds to its allure, making it sought after by collectors and enthusiasts alike.
    • Condition: The condition of estate jewellery plays a crucial role in determining its value. Pieces that have been well-maintained and preserved over time are more desirable and tend to fetch higher prices in the market. Conversely, jewellery with signs of wear, damage, or alterations may be valued lower, as these factors can detract from its overall appeal and authenticity.
    • Craftsmanship: Meticulously crafted by skilled artisans, estate jewellery often showcases exceptional craftsmanship. From intricate detailing to precise gemstone settings, these pieces exemplify the expertise of their creators, lifting their value in the eyes of buyers and collectors.
    • Materials: Estate jewellery frequently features high-quality materials such as precious metals and stones. Whether adorned with diamonds or vibrant coloured gemstones, or set in white or yellow gold, these materials contribute to the allure and value of the piece, ensuring its enduring appeal.

    Our Expertise and Transparency

    Daniel Ives, our chief expert at Burlingtons Ltd., brings over two decades of experience and unparalleled market knowledge to the table. With a rich knowledge of the history of the jewellery industry, he has honed his skills through years of hands-on experience, dealing with a diverse range of estate pieces. 

    Daniel also has a deep understanding of market trends, historical values, and the intricacies of assessing the worth of estate jewellery. This extensive experience and market insight enable him to provide accurate valuations and expert, transparent guidance tailored to each client’s unique needs and preferences. You can trust him to ensure a seamless and rewarding selling experience for your items, keeping you fully informed on the way.

    Our Reviews and Testimonials

    John Powell
    John Powell
    08:10 15 May 24
    Transaction was completed in a thoroughly professional manner. Could not have been easier. Trepidation replaced by complete satisfaction.
    nick sedgwick
    nick sedgwick
    17:14 13 May 24
    Great quick service. Dealt with Daniel really pleased with price and speedy payment.
    Flora Baker
    Flora Baker
    10:59 09 May 24
    What a fantastic company! Like other reviewers, I was a little nervous about a home visit, but Daniel was such a joy to chat to: on email he replied quickly to arrange a visit, and in person he was friendly, polite, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the job. We looked through my various items (including furniture, flatware and jewellery) and he was really forthcoming about why particular items weren't of interest while others were, suggesting also that I kept hold of some items if their personal significance was higher than their value. We itemised everything and the payment transfer went through before he left! All in all such a stellar service – I'd absolutely recommend anyone to contact Daniel with their valuables.

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