This is me with every piece I think to sell. So here is my process. First, I try to see if there are “markings” or not. Markings are usually on the back and it points the way to the designer or maker of that piece. Here is a great site I go to when I don’t recognize the mark then I can advertise it by WHO made it.
Of course, this only helps when the piece is signed. When it’s not and you simply have an unmarked piece of jewelry, you start searching for that item, or something very similar.
Trying to describe pieces you don’t know much about is a very frustrating thing. Materials, styles, colors, and the list goes on and on. But there are some great sites out there that are very helpful. And wanting to be in a competitive market for vintage jewelry you want to be sure you’re not too high or too low (unless you just want to get rid of things of course). So these sites will also help in getting ideas to price your jewelry. Here are just a few:
I have found these sites pretty easy to navigate through. I think you will too.
So the next time you pick up a piece of jewelry and you’re not sure what to do with it, check out these sites and see what you find. Who knows, you may have a collectors piece worth lots more than you ever imagined.