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Six Things You Can Do To Improve Your Prospects For Selling Antique Jewelry At An Auction

Auctions are great places to sell antique jewelry. However, you might struggle at your first auction to get your antique jewelry sold if you're not yet very experienced.

The following are six things you can do to improve your prospects for selling antique jewelry at an auction. 

Have your antique jewelry officially appraised

A professional appraisal is essential for maximizing your chances of selling your jewelry at an auction. An appraisal attests to the value of your antique jewelry and makes auction attendees far more likely to make a bid.

Not only do you need to make sure that you have an appraisal done, but you also need to be sure that the auction attendees are informed of the results of the appraisal.  

Provide as much information as possible to auction attendees

Those participating in an auction will be unlikely to make a bid on antique jewelry that they know very little about.

That's why you need to make sure that the auctioneer gives as much information as possible about your jewelry during the auction. You should also make sure that all the information you have on your jewelry is included in any auction catalog that gets sent out to attendees before the event. 

Carefully clean and polish jewelry you're looking to sell

The more presentable you make your jewelry, the more likely it will be to sell. Have your jewelry professionally cleaned and polished to optimize its appearance and quality at the auction. 

Do research on the auctions taking place in your area

Do your research and go to the right auctions to enjoy a greater potential for making sales. You need to find the most popular and prestigious auctions in your area to maximize your chances of selling. The more popular an auction is, and the more people that attend the sale, the more potential buyers there will be. 

Talk about the upcoming auction as much as possible beforehand

You can get more interested prospective buyers at the auction if you let as many people as possible know what you'll be selling there.

Mention the auction among your network of friends and connections. You can also mention the auction on social media and use social media to reach more potential buyers. Let your social media contacts know where and when the auction takes place that you will be selling at. 

Be social at the auction itself

If you have time to mingle and chat with the crowd before the auction begins, don't be shy. Call attention to the items you're selling when possible with attendees who seem like they might be interested. 

To learn more about selling antique jewelry at an auction, contact a local service.