Estate Jewelry

Selling estate jewelry is challenging. Whether you have an inherited heirloom or collection, your grandmother’s ring, or vintage jewelry you no longer wear, Seth is here to help.

Selling estate jewelry to can be a challenging experience. Whether you inherited an estate or you’re liquidating your own collection, the market has nuances and complexities that are best navigated together with a experienced and reputable estate jewelry buyer. 

Seth has handled tens of thousands of pieces of vintage and antique jewelry, from rare Art Deco tiaras to European royal collections and estates. His vast experience and specialist knowledge will ensure that the true worth of your jewelry is realized. He has even identified pieces by obscure designers that resulted in a 10x value increase for their owners.

When you sit down with Seth, he will not only help you to understand the current market value of your pieces, but also their historical significance. He can meet with you in his private office in Old Worthington, or can travel to meet you at your home, office, or bank vault. He will also provide immediate payment for any items you wish to sell, and can help you place your items at auction should this be deemed the best option. 

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I sent my information and a few photos and heard back from Seth that same night! He gave me a general estimate and I later made an appointment so he could assess in person. Seth was so warm and friendly! The whole experience was great and I felt like I made a new friend by the time I walked out.

Carol Stokes

Seth was an absolute pleasure to work with! He made selling my diamond ring easy, simple and fun. He was so kind, professional, timely, and communicated efficiently. He made the whole experience enjoyable. I will most certainly be recommending Seth for selling or buying jewelry to everyone.

Jessica Levy

Seth was great to work with. He is very personable and treated us as family. We will definitely be returning for any future needs! We have been telling everyone we know about him since our meeting. Thanks Seth!

Emily Clark

Great guy! Easy to do business with. Highly recommend selling jewelry to Seth.

Suzanne Meade

I needed to sell a diamond solitaire ring, and Seth was able to pay more than two other offers I got locally. The process was surprisingly relaxing and easy. He also helped me find an affordable pair of diamond studs. I have already recommended Seth to a few colleagues and friends.

Lainey Stanley

This guy is the real deal! He’s so diligent in responding and very knowledgeable along with teaching you about your jewelry, which I appreciate greatly. Message him with questions!

Katy Satterthwaite

It was a pleasure to work with Seth! I found him on Facebook, read his information and decided to make an appointment to sell my mothers estate jewelry. He responded promptly, and was very diligent and courteous in examining all the pieces. He made quite a generous offer! Seth was very friendly and honest to work with. A great experience!

Jeanne Q.

Meet Seth, Ohio’s Leading estate jewelry Expert

Born and raised in Plain City, Ohio, Seth’s jewelry and watch expertise has taken him around the world with clients in Asia, Europe, South America, and the Middle East, culminating in the founding of one of the world’s foremost jewelry and watch auction houses.

He is recognized as a leading expert in the secondhand jewelry and watch markets and has been featured by major media and invited to present at prestigious events, from appraisal conventions to GIA alumni meetings.

In his business and travels, Seth has had the opportunity to handle tens of thousands of pieces of jewelry and watches, including some of the rarest, most exquisite, and most iconic pieces, collections, and estates—from Art Deco tiaras, to large colored diamonds; from signed French jewels, to European royal collections; from “Paul Newman” Rolexes, to the highly sought-after Cartier Crash.

He is a member of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Jewelers of America, and is a BBB Accredited Business.

Sell Jewelry in Columbus Ohio

Vintage Jewelry

Vintage jewelry is between 50-100 years old, and generally refers to the finest and most beautifully crafted pieces produced between the 1920s and 1970s

Sell Vintage Jewelry in Ohio

Vintage jewelry is usually classified as estate jewelry, and is characterized by is its desirability and collectability. Unlike Antique jewelry, vintage designs are relatively current and easier to incorporate into modern outfits. Thus, vintage jewelry is still often worn today.

Regardless of age, vintage fine jewelry will usually attract a higher value than vintage costume jewelry, due to the inclusion of precious metals and gemstones. However, even vintage costume jewellery has its own attraction and charm.

Antique Jewelry

Antique jewelry is over 100 years old, and is characterized by superior craftsmanship and high quality materials.

How to Sell Estate Jewelry in Ohio

Antique jewelry is part of the estate jewelry category and refers to jewelry that is over 100 years old. The main periods of Antique jewelry are Georgian (1714 – 1837), Victorian (1837 – 1901), Edwardian (1901 – 1915), and Art Nouveau (1890 – 1910).

In general, Antique jewelry is crafted with a superior level of craftsmanship and higher-quality materials, compared to pieces found on the modern market. Due to its scarcity and sheer age, the majority of antique jewelry is too valuable to be worn or displayed.

How is Estate Jewelry Valued?

Factors that determine the value of estate jewelry are:

  • Historic period or period significance
  • Intrinsic value
  • Condition
  • Collectability / demand
  • Rarity

How It Works

Working with Seth is quick and easy. It’s just 3 simple steps.

1. Send Photos & Descriptions

Text, submit, or email photos, descriptions, certificates, receipts and any other info you have about your estate jewelry to get a valuation range.

2. Meet or Ship Your Items

Show your estate jewelry to Seth in person, either at his office in Old Worthington or your home/office/bank vault, OR ship them for FREE via FedEx.

3. Get Your Valuation & Offer

Once Seth has inspected your items, you will receive a FREE market valuation and a zero obligation offer. If you’d like to sell, Seth will write you a check on the spot.

Types of Estate Jewelry Seth Buys in Columbus, Ohio

Seth buys all types of fine jewelry ranging from simple engagement rings to rare antique estates. He pays premium prices for period and contemporary pieces by famous design houses such as David Webb, Cartier, Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, and more.

Here are just some of the items Seth buys in Columbus:

  • Rings, necklaces, pendants, charms, bracelets/anklets, earrings, cufflinks, watches, brooches/pins.
  • Fine, vintage, antique, and estate jewelry made with precious metals (gold, silver, and platinum).
  • Fine and vintage watches, such as Rolex and Cartier.
  • Diamonds and precious gemstones, such as rubies and sapphires.

Your jewelry can be old or new, broken, scratched, and mismatched—Seth buys it all.

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