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Sell Gold Jewelry For a Profit – It’s Easy

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Selling gold jewelry for a profit is really easy, but you should be aware that there are gold buyers out there that don’t have your best interest in mind and will rip you off if you are not careful. So many people these days are having a difficult time paying bills and they get caught in the cash for gold scam. It’s not hard to avoid getting scammed and that is how I want to help you out. Here is what if found out about selling gold jewelry.
How much is your gold jewelry worth?

Chances are that you have 14 karat gold jewelry. Most jewelry is made of 14k gold because it is durable and can stand up to being worn and used over many years. You should be aware that 24k gold is the purest form of the metal and jewelry is simply not made of pure gold because it is too soft. The gold price that you find on the news networks is for pure gold and you cannot expect to get that much for your jewelry. 14K gold is 58 percent pure, so keep that in mind.

Where can you sell your gold jewelry?

You basically have a handful of choices when deciding to sell your gold jewelry for a profit. Your basic choices are pawn shops, jewelry stores and online gold buyers. Pawn shops and the like can offer you quick cash for your jewelry, but online gold buyers will pay you more because they don’t have the overheads that brick and mortar stores do. That’s how you keep from letting the pawn shops and jewelry stores rip you off.

How do online gold buyers work?

Online gold buyers offer a mailing service that allows you to ship your gold to them for evaluation. There process is free and the good ones offer a free return policy on your gold jewelry if you are not happy with their offer. In a few days you can expect a check in the mail with their offer. Yep, it’s as simple as that.

Building Up Your Costume Jewellery Design Business

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Building Up Your Costume Jewellery Design Business

So you’ve created your first few pieces of jewellery, even maybe sold a few pieces to friends and family, so what do you do next ?

Here are just a few of the ways in which you can start to build your business and we hope that the following suggestions will help you to springboard your success.

Selling into small retailers Selling to friends, family Other avenues Craft & Church Fairs Going world wide

1. Selling Into Smaller Retailers

By offering a commission of 10-20% you could approach a number of smaller independent retailers, and ask them if they would consider stocking a line of your jewellery. Set up an appointment with the buyer, ensuring you have a range of samples to show and a price list at which you are wishing to sell, also stating what percentage you are willing to offer the retailer.

Approach retailers where women attend, such as beauty salons, hairdressers etc, as this could be a starting point, but retailers such as bridal outlets and garden centres also may be willing to take on your jewellery line.

2. Selling To Friends & Family

Host a jewellery party at home and invite friends & family. Display your goods professionally on a large table, set up on a plain coloured cloth and place handmade A-cards with prices either neatly written or typed. Have some cards made up, inviting your friends to host a jewellery party at their home, offering the host a 10% commission, in goods for hosting the party. You will be surprised at how quickly the word spreads.

3. Other Avenues

Venues are always looking for either a way to raise funds for themselves or ways to help good causes … On the same basis as selling to friends & family, if you feel comfortable going into other surroundings with your goods, then you could again offer a 10% commission to the venue for hosting the jewellery party (or offer as a donation to a good cause). Venues which work well for Jewellery Parties include public houses, work canteens & school fairs.

4. Craft & Church Fairs

Craft fairs and church fairs are another avenue for you to sell your goods, but there is usually a fee involved for attending. Search online, for local craft fairs, near to your town and contact the organisers to find out their fees and availability is, if this is something you may be interested in. Larger event like ‘Steam Fairs’ are usually very well attended and this is something we have done ourselves in the past, although not recommended if you have young children with you.

5. Going world wide

By offering your products to a wide audience, you increase your business potential to a much wider scale. Setting up a website with an online payment cart, allowing customers to purchase from the comfort of their own homes, or even from their mobiles, with today’s technologies, you will be able to offer your products worldwide. Of course by having your own website, you will be able to showcase your new designs to both new customers and repeat customers. When selling at jewellery parties, craft fairs or whatever other method you use, make sure you have plenty of business cards or flyers with your web address printed on it.