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Sell Tiffany 1837 Jewellery

January 6, 2020 - Jewellery Articles
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Thanks to clean-lined design that makes its pieces both easy to wear and easy to give, the Tiffany 1837 collection has become one of the brand’s bestsellers. So you may already know the pleasure of owning gorgeous, goes-with-everything jewellery like the Tiffany 1837 Interlocking Circles Ring, Silver Bangle, Bar Necklace, Silver Band, or some other versatile sterling, gold, or Rubedo piece. But if you have a piece that you no longer love—or no longer wear—you’ll find that the collection’s current popularity makes this the ideal time to sell Tiffany 1837 jewellery. 

If that’s the case, let us walk you through the process of determining the value of your pieces on the secondary market, finding the best buyer, and getting the highest-possible offer when you sell Tiffany 1837 jewellery. 

Learn the story behind your jewellery and get answers to these questions:

 

ABOUT TIFFANY 1837 JEWELLERY

Launched in 2012 to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the company’s founding as a dry goods emporium called Tiffany & Young—jewellery and a name change would come later—Tiffany 1837 was designed to invoke the brand’s silversmithing and holloware heritage. Rather than playing up precious stones, the collection focused on metalwork that ranged from steel, blackened titanium, and sterling silver to the more traditional yellow, white, and rose gold. Shapes echoed the smooth curves seen in serving pieces. And hallmarks, heretofore discreetly hidden on the underside of Tiffany pieces, became this collection’s signature. 

Tiffany also announced that it had “invented” a precious metal in conjunction with the collection. Trademarked as Rubedo (red in Latin), the new alloy was a mixture of silver, copper, and gold, and revealed a reddish tint much deeper than any rose gold due to its much higher copper content. While competing jewellers claimed that, as an alloy, it hardly qualified as a new precious metal, no one could argue that its deliciously deep color wasn’t right on trend. Pricing Rubedo above silver but below 18K gold, Tiffany used the new alloy mainly for Tiffany 1837 cuffs and rings as well as pieces—pendants, interlocking rings—that contrasted its warmth with the cool factor of polished silver. 

Then, in 2019, Tiffany & Co. extended the collection by launching Tiffany 1837 Makers collection as part of its expanded men’s offerings. Press and and assorted celebs—Justin Theroux, Jeff Goldblum, A$AP Ferg—were invited to a swanky soirée at the Hollywood Athletic Club where they could dribble basketballs of Tiffany blue, shoot pool on a Tiffany blue table, and play a Tiffany blue version of foosball. Capitalizing on hand forging and the hallmarks “T & CO MAKERS,” “NY” and “AG925, the Tiffany 1837 Makers Collection focused on I.D. bracelets, dogtag necklaces, rings, and watches with a squared, retro-looking case (including a couple of models with bands or faces in—you guessed it—Tiffany blue).

Rubedo, a new alloy from the Tiffany 1837 collection

WHERE CAN I SELL TIFFANY 1837 JEWELLERY?

If you’ve decided that you’re ready to your sell Tiffany 1837 jewellery, you’ll find that each buying and selling scenario has its pros and cons. Private buyers and collectors, for example, have specific wants. So if your piece fits their profile then you may get a good price. But beware scams like the buyers who plan to “hold” your piece for a while before paying you, since they are sometimes posting the piece at an online auction and waiting to see if it sells. Also watch out for swindlers who claim that they never received your jewellery, that the piece was a fake, that they lost the paperwork, or that it arrived damaged (and therefore they have to give you a discounted price). 

Your local pawnshop may seem like the most convenient since it’s nearby and pays in cash. Unfortunately, a pawnbroker is also the buyer least motivated to give you a good price since pawnbrokers are not in the luxury end of the market and make their money by reselling to another, more specialized dealer or reselling your jewelry in their own shop.

If you’re able to get there, London’s historic diamond district, Hatton Garden, has a convenient concentration of professional jewellery dealers. You can get multiple offers on the same day and be able to sell Tiffany 1837 jewellery in a one quick visit. The downsides: High-pressure tactics, contradictory information, and lots and lots of haggling.

Traditional auction houses are among the most trustworthy options because they have trained experts on staff who are able to authenticate and evaluate your Tiffany pieces and suggest a bidding range. If they accept your consignment and inventory the piece, you will then wait for an auction date, which is usually a matter of months. If you’re lucky, you’ll have bidders competing against each other and get a good price when your jewellery goes under the gavel and you’ll then pay a seller’s fee, which is collected from the final price. If you’re not, you may receive no bids at all. The biggest drawback with an auction house, however, is that they are typically best suited to rare, one of a kind pieces.

Online auction sites are faster and less formal than traditional auction houses. Some have experts on staff, while others (like eBay) are simply places where you post the item yourself and keep your fingers crossed that the right buyer will come along. Getting your target price takes luck. It also takes patience since you’re obligated to wait for your payment. And it’s best to remember, that like traditional auction houses, online auctioneers make their profits by charging sellers either a flat fee and/or a percentage of the final price.

Expert jewellery buyers like WP Diamonds offer a 21st-century alternative to the traditional jewellery-buying process. Established in 2012, we set out to create a transparent process that would not take advantage of a customer’s lack of expertise or time constraints. We realized that other jewellery buyers would quote prices without mentioning that after they sell your Tiffany 1837 jewellery they may then charge for insurance, a seller’s premium, commissions, polishing, or servicing and repairing the piece. We wanted to change that.

While we have offices in Birmingham, London, New York and Hong Kong, WP Diamonds also offers the convenience of selling  online, with a free service focused on getting you the best possible price. We pride ourselves on our customer service and offering a streamlined and hassle-free way to sell fine jewellery and luxury watches in the UK and internationally. That means no high-pressure sales tactics, no fees or commissions deducted, and no haggling. We always give our best prices upfront and place you under no obligation to sell. We buy your Tiffany 1837 jewellery directly, meaning that the entire process can take as little as 48 hours from inquiry to payment. That’s how we earned so many loyal customers. (Read our hundreds of positive reviews for yourself.) 

How to sell to WP Diamonds

Every day, our experts evaluate hundreds of vintage and contemporary pieces from Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Garrard, Tiffany, and other top brands. As a result, you’ll find that no one can give you a more informed, up-to-minute valuation for your luxury jewellery. When you sell online, we use a highly secure Royal Mail service with a record of trustworthy, on-time delivery that is fully insured and trackable, so you can rest assured that your pieces are always safe. Our service is entirely free, and has no hidden fees or commissions. Even if you decide to decline our offer, you will not be charged. 

HOW MUCH IS MY TIFFANY 1837 JEWELLERY WORTH?

The value of your Tiffany & Co. 1837 jewellery is determined by several factors:

  • Jewellery Type: Are you selling one of the Tiffany 1837 cuffs, rings, earrings, chain necklaces, or a piece from the new menswear collection? 
  • Metal: Is your piece made from Rubedo, sterling silver, steel, blackened titanium, or white, yellow, or rose gold? 
  • Gemstones: Does your piece incorporate diamonds? Be sure to specify the total carat weight of gemstones (you should find that information on the paperwork that came with the jewellery).
  • Condition: Do the clasps still work correctly? Are any stones missing? If you have a ring, has it been sized or repaired? Did you have it engraved or personalized? If your jewellery has minor signs of wear, its value will be stronger. Alternatively, jewellery that has significant wear and damage will have a lower value to compensate for the cost of any repairs.
  • Box and Papers: When originally bought, your Tiffany & Co. jewellery came with a branded box and presentation case. You may also have a receipt for the purchase. These materials are all desirable for collectors as they demonstrate the authenticity of your pieces and thus increase the resale value.
  • Service: Have you sent your jewellery for polishing or repair? Have you sent a piece for service? Documentation for dates of service and receipts for repair will also be helpful in establishing the authenticity of your piece. 

When you’re ready to sell Tiffany 1837 jewellery, just complete our online form to get a custom estimate. 

HOW DO I SELL TIFFANY 1837 JEWELLERY FOR THE MOST MONEY?

  1. Complete our simple online form to get a custom price quote.
  2. Choose whether you will sell online or in person.
  3. Accept our offer or have your jewellery returned to you free of charge.

We offer two convenient selling methods:

Sell Online: We will provide a free, fully insured, overnight, and trackable shipping label to send your jewellery to our offices. The moment that your jewellery arrives, it will be opened on camera and promptly evaluated by our team of luxury jewellery experts. Then your client manager will contact you with our final offer and an explanation of how we arrived at that price. If you decide to accept our offer, you have the choice of being paid by wire or check. If you decide to refuse our offer, you can always request to have your jewellery returned to you the next business day—for free.

Sell In Person: We provide appointments at our secure, comfortable offices in Birmingham, London, Hong Kong, or New York. Most appointments are 30 minutes long. During that time, you will meet with an evaluation expert who will assess and price your jewellery. Your appointment will always be free and you are never under any obligation to sell your jewellery.

When you sell Tiffany 1837 jewellery to the experts at WP Diamonds, you can rest assured that you are getting the highest offers for your pieces. Click the button below to see how much you can get paid when you sell Tiffany 1837 jewellery to the experts at WP Diamonds.


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