Is There a Market for Used Costume Jewelry?
As you shop our website, you see something that sparks your interest. In fact, you see quite a few things that you wish you owned! It's not hard to know why. Our costume jewelry is gorgeous, and we add new pieces to our collection on a regular basis.
Just because you love the way you look and feel when you're wearing high-end costume jewelry doesn't mean you have an unlimited budget, of course. Some women in your situation consider the idea of selling the used costume jewelry that they no longer wear. This is particularly a good idea if you bought a piece to be worn for a special occasion, like a wedding. You probably won't wear it again. You could take good care of it and pass it down to your loved ones in the years to come, or you could sell it and make money now off of the piece. The choice is yours!
Selling Used Costume Jewelry
To answer the pressing question on your mind, yes- there is a market for these pieces! In fact, it would be a big mistake to think only fine jewelry, like gold and diamonds, retains its value after being worn or when it's several years old.
Remember, high-end costume jewelry is not cheap jewelry. The term "costume jewelry" describes the pieces you wear to match with an outfit, not fine jewelry. This doesn't mean it's silly or garrish. Costume jewelry is made with copper or brass, both of which will last for many years to come with proper care. Many high-end costume jewelry pieces also feature simulated stones, simulated pearls, and shimmering crystal pavé. Here at Heidi Daus, we make them to not only look pretty, but to last a lifetime and beyond. This means you could sell the pieces without fear that they are falling apart or looking poorly.
If you look at a piece like our "I Confess" Beaded Crystal Statement Necklace, it's clear that this stunning necklace will retain its value. It features a waterfall style necklace strung from faceted crystal golden shadow color beads, leading to a mélange of crystals and texture that make this fabulous piece dazzle. It is finished with a generously sized crystal golden shadow drop. Yet, because it is so stunning and eye-catching, it will be easily recognizable if you wear it too often. This makes it a fantastic candidate to wear a few times and then sell. The same goes for our "Palace Glam" Beaded Crystal Necklace.
Where to Sell Used Costume Jewelry
With costume jewelry, it doesn’t have to be made of gold to be valuable. Antique or vintage costume jewelry can actually be quite desirable on the secondhand market. In fact, it may be easier to sell these pieces than you imagine. Many buyers look for costume jewelry at yard and garage sales. If you live in a neighborhood with a community garage sale, include some of the costume jewelry pieces you're no longer wearing to your "For Sale" items.
That's not your only option, of course. Just like you can buy jewelry online, you can also sell used pieces online. There are many online marketplaces where you could take photos and then list your pieces. Auction sites help provide authenticity and assurance to buyers, which is important when a piece is of recognizable name brand like Heidi Daus.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of listing your jewelry and having a plethora of inquiries that may or may not be serious, you can always let someone else handle it. Costume jewelry can be sold at auction, to antique dealers, or to wholesalers. You'll get less money in return for your piece, but still more than what you'd get with it sitting in your jewelry box.
We encourage you to browse our website and find a few pieces to add to your collection. If you have other, older pieces laying around that you aren't wearing, you may consider selling them. If you do this, the new pieces will pay for themselves!