What We Provide
Dahlkemper Custom Jewelers provides a safe and secure outlet to sell your fine pre-owned jewelry on consignment for up to one year. During the consignment period, your jewelry will be displayed on our website for thousands of potential buyers. Prior to listing your item for sale, we provide refurbishing services to bring your jewelry to "showroom condition" and may also arrange independent appraisal services to determine current market replacement value.
Our program is consignment in nature. It is not a direct purchase or a "buy back" program. We are a consignee, and use our efforts to present and sell your item on your behalf. In return for our services we will receive a percentage of the item sold. With consignment, you are not paid until your item sells.
What We Accept
We consign jewelry items in "good or better" condition. Our decision to accept your jewelry on consignment, considers its potential for resale, determined by
condition, popularity of style, degree of customization, and our experience about what is likely to sell. Although we see great value in buying a pre-owned engagement ring or wedding band, there is an unwarranted stigma associated with previously used relationship jewelry. So, please do not be offended if we do not accept your consignment or if it does not sell. If we do not consign your jewelry, then consider having it resized for your right hand or redesigned.
Selling Price For Pre-Owned Jewelry
Dahlkemper Custom Jewelers sets the advertised price for your estate jewelry at 40% below Current Replacement Value. Several factors are considered in
this determination, including current metal prices, quality and value of diamonds and gemstones, and relevancy of style. In some instances, Current Replacement Value may be less than what you originally paid.
In order to maximize a successful outcome, we require a minimum three month commitment to sell your jewelry. At the end of this period, we can review listing options. If your jewelry has not sold at the end of eighteen months, however, we will remove the listing and return your jewelry to you.
Documentation NeededA copy of your purchase invoice and any independent appraisal reports you may have are relevant and helpful. If your diamond or gemstone is certified,
then the original stone certification is required when you send your item in for evaluation. The original certification is kept secure until your item sells (we
give it to the new owner) or the consignment concludes (we return the certification to you).
Our FeesWe will evaluate your jewelry free of charge to assess its condition and potential for resale. We will provide you with a quote for refurbishing work to bring the piece to saleable condition. We collect the refurbishing fee upfront and complete the necessary work prior to listing. If you decline the quote, your
item is returned to you. When your item sells, Dahlkemper Custom Jewelers retains a consignment fee of 30% of the selling price, which is fair and reasonable. You will receive 70% of the selling price within twenty days after your jewelry is sold, to accommodate our return policy.