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Loose Gemstones?


#1

Hello! I have zero knowledge of today’s jewelry market, and I am
hoping someone on this list can point me in the right direction…

My father had a large jewelry manufacturing business in Los Angeles
that he closed about 15 years ago. He was recently going through some
boxes and found a sizeable amount of loose cut and
polished. He has given them to me to see if I can sell them…any
thought on the best way to do this?

There are lots of rubies, around 4 mm, Citrine, Aquamarine, etc.
Some of everything and lots of some things…Mostly in the 3 to 4 mm
range but some big ones as well…

Thanks for any help…
Scott
scott_gordon@spe.sony.com


#2
    He was recently going through some boxes and found a sizeable
amount of loose cut and polished. He has given them to
me to see if I can sell them...any thought on the best way to do
this? 

I’d say clean, weigh, photograph and categorize the gems. Pair up
some smaller stones and slowly liquidate them on Ebay. Hopefully they
are already categorized or labeled. Contact me off-list if I can be of
help : Jon Brunet jeweller@sympatico.ca


#3

Hello all,

First, thank you so much for the advice many of you gave me…I
really appreciate it…The Orchid group is obviously an outstanding
resource, and I’m glad I found it.

The prevailing answer to my question about selling off a large
quantity of loose stones (from my father’s fine jewelry business) was
to put them all up on EBay. Well, I started doing that over the
weekend, but quickly realized that it would take FOREVER to properly
list all the items I have. I got about ten cubic zirconias up before
I had to stop (three kids didn’t want me spending the weekend on the
computer!) So, while I’m planning to use EBay as an outlet if I have
to, I’m hoping that some of you will be interested in the stones, as
many of you indicated in the forum.

If anyone is interested, please contact me off list and I will send
you details of what is available. I have not been able to properly
price them all yet, but I am happy to hear any offers you may have,
for any quantity!

Please email me with any questions you may have, and I’ll try to
answer them to the best of my ability.

Thanks everyone!

Scott Gordon


#4

This is much easier and quite rapid if you use a listing service
instead of entering them directly on the E-Bay site. The one I use is
www.AuctionWatch.com With this I can preset all my specifics first
which is a big time saver. Then what I will frequently do is just
create the auction listing exactly as I like it and then use their
copy function. That gives me another auction that is identical to the
first. Now just go in and edit the differences. Makes it so I can
list an item in about 1 minute.

Tim
[Denver CO]
Sherline mill & lathe products at Deep Discount
www.KTMarketing.com/Sherline