I have a small string of pearls that my grandmother gave to me for my high school graduation (1999). She neglected to remove the price tag and they've never been worn. We're really hard on money right now (like many are) and we have no idea where our rent is coming from; it's due on the 9th. I've thought about getting those pearls appraised and then selling them so that we can try to make rent.
I've also thought about getting the rest of my small collection of jewelry appraised so that we can pay our rent, but I keep wondering what's going to happen NEXT month. Even after we take out any superfluous spending we have (which is close to nothing already), our monthly bills exceed what my spouse is bringing in. I'm going back to school and using my GI Bill (which also includes BAH; what we'll be able to use for rent), but what are we supposed to do until then?
My QUESTION: What do jewelers look for when appraising pearl necklaces? Like I said, I've never worn them, they're over ten years old, and the price tag is STILL on there. I have lost track of the original box over the last ten plus years, so any authenticity paperwork has been lost.
Answer by Noosa at 10:20 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
Answer by DevilInPigtails at 10:22 PM on Jan. 2, 2011
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Answer by rkoloms at 11:23 PM on Jan. 3, 2011