Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/Jewelry value


I have a platinum plated cz necklace resemblant to a tennis bracelet. I it of any value, if I were to sell it?


This bracelet is of unknown metal to me. In fact, platinum plate and cz is all I know and that is definitely not enough to give a value.  If sterling underneath the plated layer, it is worth at least the value of a silver bracelet of similar weight.  Look at some sterling/cz tennis bracelets on the net to get in the ballpark.  Look for a "sterling" or 925  stamp to see if it is sterling. If so, it may be valued close to what a gold plated (vermeil) cz/sterling bracelet is worth.

Otherwise,at a yard sale for instance, it is worth what someone is willing to pay.  I suggest you find a ball park value as mentioned above, price it slightly higher and and see what it will bring. That ball park price is fair to you and to a customer.  The platinum layer is not enough to add much if any to the price at this point.

God Bless and Peace.  Thomas.

Sorry, simply not enough to go on sight unseen on my end!

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