Sale price up to $9,999 - $375 or 15% of sale price, whichever is greater
Sale price up to $10,000 to $14,999 - 12%
Sale price up to $15,000 and up - 10%
From our consignors:
"I wanted to let all prospective sellers know that they can expect a really positive experience if they decide to consign with you. Grace worked a miracle in finding the right buyers for my beautiful diamond and LM setting. I would definitely consign with JBEG again. Thanks a bunch."
"I've known Erica and Grace from another jewelry board for quite a while, even before they started their business. Since the inception of Jewels by Erica Grace I have worked with them on a number of levels, including commissioning of pieces. I am also a longtime member of Pricescope. My board name there is Upgradable.
When something is listed with them people have a confidence that it is of highest quality and fully inspected. They also work very closely with the customer to make sure they are satisfied. The personal service they give (both to the buyer AND seller are second to none)."
- C. M.C.
Do you accept modern goods for consignment? Yes! As a matter of fact, some of our biggest consignment sales have been non-vintage jewelry. We have a varied client base whose tastes and preferences run the gamut from antique, vintage and modern jewelry.
Will you accept my jewelry for consignment? We advise people that in some cases, unless your jewelry has a fair market value of at least $2,000, it may make more financial sense to try to sell your goods yourself as a first step. Our minimum consignment fee is $375 or 15% (up to $9999) so you need to ask yourself if this service is worth it.
In some cases where we feel that we are not the right vehicle for your item, we will advise you accordingly.
Can you tell me what I can expect to get for my item(s)? If you have photos, appraisal documents, certificates, or any other pertinent document(s) that can you send us initially, we will be able to give you a ballpark figure of what we think your item should sell for. Keep in mind, this is a ballpark number at best, as we still have to inspect and appraise your pieces for overall condition and accuracy of specs, amongst other things.
In addition, we require that all and any appraisal documents be no older than 90 days old.
How long will it take to get my item(s) sold? Please understand that selling time is not something that we can predict. While we have sold pieces before they are even listed (some within hours, and some within a few months), it really depends on the desirability, price, and overall condition of the item.
If you are in a hurry to sell a piece, we may not be the right vehicle for your item. We would like you to get a fair amount for your item, and that may take some time.
Are my items insured while in your possession? Yes. We carry a commercial policy with Jeweler’s Mutual which protects your jewelry against loss, theft, and damage while in our possession.
What is the safest way to get my items to you? USPS Registered Mail, while on the slow side, is still the best and safest way to get your goods to us. In cases where transit time is critical, you may ship your goods to us using FedEx, with full insurance coverage by our 3rd party transit insurer. We will give you a quote for this service, if requested (labels and packaging instructions will be provided for your use via email).
Do I need to get my item(s) refurbished before sending it to you? Our service fee includes a basic cleaning, buff, and polish of your pieces so they look new again and photogenic! We will also inspect the items for possible damage (chipped stones, loose prongs, uneven shank, etc) and should repairs be needed, we will inform you of the costs in advance. Your item will not be listed until the repairs are completed. The repairs will need to be paid for in advance of the listing.
Will I be contacted when an offer is made on my items? Any and all offers on your items will be conveyed to you, including lay-away offers. In cases where a full price offer is tendered, we will accept the offer on your behalf and inform you once the sale is confirmed.
Will you mark my item(s) down during a sale or promotional period? Unless you advise us otherwise, we will NOT change your item’s asking price at any point during the listing. Having said that, you may choose to mark your item down at any time, even outside of a promotional period. Please send us an email, and we will take care of it!
How long after the sale is confirmed before I receive my sale proceeds? Sale proceeds are typically remitted to our consignors within 2-3 weeks, if not sooner. This is done via a bank check.
How long does it take after you receive my item(s) before it is listed on the site? Upon receipt of your item, it will be inspected, cleaned and polished, appraised, photographed, added to the photo site, and “announced” to our sneak peek subscribers during a special promotional period.
The sneak peek newsletters are published on the first weekend of the month. In order to be included in the upcoming month’s newsletter, we will need your items in-house no later than the first week of the preceding month. You should see your item up on the site within 30-45 days of acceptance, depending upon the date we received it in-house.
How long is the consignment term for? While our experience is that most pieces sell within 6-8 months, some pieces may take longer than that. If we are not able to sell your item after 12 months, you may choose to cancel the agreement (only the minimum consignment fee of $375 will be due and payable, regardless of the asking price). Return shipping will costs will be added to this.
If I change my mind, may I get my item(s) back? Of course! You may choose to cancel the agreement AT ANY TIME. The minimum consignment fee of $375 will be due, as well as return shipping costs.
Should I get my item(s) appraised independently prior to sending them to you? While all our consignment pieces come with a qualitative report from an independent firm, it actually behooves you, the seller, to actually know what you have on your hands. It will certainly prevent surprises when we price the goods initially, as well as when we inspect them.
If you do not have a trusted appraiser in your area, you may send your items directly to us, and we will make the arrangements to have them appraised. We work with several trusted and nationally recognized appraisers:
Dave Atlas, GG (http://www.datlas.com/index.htm)
Neil Beatty, GG, ICGA (http://www.gemlab.us/index.htm)
Patrick Davis, GG, ASA (http://www.jewelryappraiser.net)
Needless to say, none of the appraisers we recommend above are connected to JbEG, they function as completely independent entities. We are offering this service to make the consignment process as efficient as possible for you. Fees for their services will be paid to them DIRECTLY.
READY TO PROCEED?
Please print our consignment agreement (see link above), enclose a copy with your shipment (we will return a signed copy to you via email, upon official receipt of your goods), along with any documents, original packaging, invoices, etc that you may have.
Let us know how (USPS, Fedex, UPS) you will send it so we can give you correct mailing address.
REMEMBER that to be included with the upcoming month’s newsletter, we will need your item(s) no later than the 10th of the current month.