In 1924, brothers William and Morris Zale and business partner Ben Lipshy opened the first Zales Jewelers store in Wichita Falls, Texas. The store separated itself from its competition by offering a credit plan to make its jewelry far more affordable for its customers. Zales quickly established itself in the marketplace as a high-quality, affordable option for the average consumer. The company has expanded throughout the 20th century and was purchased by Signet Jewelers in 2014. Under the umbrella of Signet Jewelers, Zales continues to lead the way in the retail jewelry market to this day.
Selling your Zales jewelry can be a profitable venture, but there is some information to keep in mind as you begin the selling process. Because of the high markups on diamonds throughout the diamond industry, and particularly from jewelers such as Zales, you will likely receive 20%-25% of the original retail price of your item. These steep price markups are oftentimes the result of large jewelers’ need to cover high marketing costs and overhead expenses.
How Much Is My Zales Jewelry Worth?
There are a few factors that will affect the value of your Zales jewelry:
- Condition – It is important to assess the condition of any gems or diamonds on your item. Chips or abrasions on stones will lower your item’s value.
- Quality of Diamonds/Gems – The clarity, color, and carat weight of any diamonds on your piece can largely determine its value. If you do not have this information, a local jeweler can typically provide this free of charge.
- Market Conditions - If the demand for your jewelry item is high in the marketplace, your item will fetch a higher price.
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How To Sell Zales Jewelry
In order to sell your Zales Jewelry, you must gather as much information and paperwork as you can find. There are a few important pieces of information that you will need so that a buyer can accurately assess and value your jewelry. Be sure to gather the following items and include these when you fill out the online form:
Copy of Receipt
Photo of Item
5 steps to sell your Zales jewelry quickly and easily online.
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