I have too many gems. Before I even started doing ‘real’ jewelry,
I’ve been accumulating loose stones and some pearls. Some people even
just give them to me sometimes. Now that I take a good look at
everything, I really doubt I’m going to use a lot of them and I was
thinking it’d be nice to sell off the extras or trade them for gems
I’d actually use.
One is, while I know what they are, not all of them have
documentation. In fact, most don’t, but they’re not pricey enough to
be cost-effective to get them all appraised.
Second is, I don’t have a huge stock (like a gem dealer might), and
while I have no objection to breaking even or taking a slight loss by
selling them, I can’t compete with the foreign sellers on eBay and my
listings just get lost among them.
Has anyone else had this kind of problem? Is there any ‘good’ way to
get rid of these? Or anyone have any other tips on what to do?