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Whether you’ve been collecting coins for decades or are just getting started in the coin collecting hobby, storing and tracking your coin collection is an essential part of keeping your coins organized. It’s a relatively simple process that will pay off when your coin collection is so extensive that it’s a sight to behold, or even when it’s time to pass it down to future generations.

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“A diamond is forever.” 

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

 “Diamond in the rough.” 

“Coal under extreme pressure makes diamonds.”

Besides the mention of diamonds, what do these statements have in common? They are all pointing out the value and timeless quality of diamonds. Most people know that diamonds are bought and sold at a higher price than other gemstones, but not everyone knows that the shape, often called “cut,” of diamonds affects their price.

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Many people have old coins lying around their homes that they’ve completely forgotten about until they noticed a coin that looks similar to the one their great-grandfather passed down to them sold for $10,000. Now, they are digging out their old coin and wondering how much they could get from selling it.

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If you’ve got a loose diamond or an antique piece of jewelry with a diamond in it that you no longer have use for, you may be wondering how much money you stand to gain from selling it. The first step in getting a general idea of how much a diamond is worth is by having it appraised by a professional, the process in which its value is ascertained. After this thorough assessment, an appraiser will present you with findings documenting various aspects of your diamond, including its weight, cut, and color. Learn more about what factors into second-hand market value appraisal for your diamond below:

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We’ve all heard stories of individuals making it big (or, in these cases, earning it big) with a small coin or some other piece(s) of legal tender. Have you ever wondered how instances of this — seemingly effortless — financial success came to be? You may even be thinking of an old Loan Collection that was passed down through family generations currently sitting in your attic, with half a mind to determine if any of its contents are good for a hefty sum of cash in your pocket. At any rate, it’s important to learn more about what factors into the value of gold coins. Value being the operative word here, as there are a few facets of the idea to be aware of.

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Silverware sets tend to get passed down for generations. Often, families own silverware and flatware that’s over a century old. While older generations often kept silverware sets as family heirlooms, younger counterparts are typically less interested in keeping them for sentimental value. After all, large sets of silverware and flatware can take up a significant amount of space and require polishing if pieces have become tarnished over the years. And not many people are willing to display or take the time to polish old candelabras or matching salt and pepper shakers along with their great-grandmother’s forks and spoons.

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The cost of living is not going down; every year it’s more expensive to live. Whether you’re on the hook for a medical bill or in a pinch to make rent or pay off credit fees, securing a quick loan from your bank can be anything but easy. This kind of predicament is only made worse if you don’t have a shoo-in credit score.

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Whether you are decluttering your jewelry box to make room for new pieces, you’ve inherited a jewelry collection that isn’t your taste, or you’re strapped for cash, jewelry trade-in can be an appealing option. Regardless of your reason for deciding to sell your old jewelry, you likely want to do everything in your power to maximize the value of your pieces. 

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In general, wristwatches are one of the most valuable types of watch. Vintage and luxury watches are commonly passed down from generation to generation, but they also tend to show up at trade shows, antique shops, and thrift stores. If you’ve come to possess a watch that you didn’t buy, you’re probably wondering, “how much is my watch worth?”

At The Jewelers and Loan Co., we aim to make the watch appraisal process very simple and straightforward. In this guide, you’ll learn a bit about how watches are appraised and what factors determine their value.

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How Do Pawns Shops Determine the Trade-In Value of My Jewelry?

If you’re not familiar with pawn shops, you may have some preconceived notions about the pawning process. At The Jewelers & Loan Co., we believe that pawning will be prominent and improved in the future for customers, but the best bit of advice we can provide is to consider all your options before you sell your valuable jewelry. 

The Jewelers & Loan Co. 2021 Infographic

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