Thursday, February 05, 2009

Selling some gold

I was watching Rachael Ray the other day and she had a segment about a company that buys gold jewelry called Red Swan. You send in your jewelry and they mail you a check. If you aren't satisfied, you contact them and send the check back and they return your jewelry.

So I've decided to try it. I have a couple of pieces of old jewelry that probably aren't worth much but I'm curious to see what I can get. Plus I'm not attached to the jewelry that I've chosen to send in. I haven't worn any of it in over 20 years. One piece is a necklace that an old boyfriend gave to me and then I have a ring that had the tiniest diamond in it once but the diamond came loose and I lost it. Those two pieces along with a gold chain is what I've chosen to send in and see what happens. The people at Red Swan will probably open up my box and laugh when they assess the value or they'll be mad that they paid the postage to have me waste their time. Ha!

I have a nice pair of earrings that I considered sending in but I'm too attached, even though I don't like to wear gold jewelry. Afterall, silver is "da bomb" these days. I also can't part with my "add-a-bead" gold and lapis bead necklace because it was such a popular trend when I was in high school and I remember returning to the store often to purchase more beads everytime I had enough money. Do you remember doing this? Anyway, this necklace stays. What if I need this piece of jewelry as proof that certains things in my life really did occur when I'm old and reflecting on my past.

8 comments:

Rose and Jill said...

You'll have to tell us how much you get. I've always been so intrigued by this. I just don't want to send in my stuff and get $1.50 for it!

Melinda said...

I was going to write the exact same thing the first comment says, but that seems a little redundant, so...ditto : )

Tanya said...

I remember those add-a-bead type necklaces, and the really popular beads were cloisonae. Remember those?! I never had enough money to get very many. And even though silver is "in," I still think little gold chokers are so cute. Wish I had one. Can't wait to hear what you get.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Be sure to let us know what they give you.

DeeBee said...

I'll definitely let everyone know if this turns out to be a good thing or bad.

maggie's mind said...

Yep, please do let us know how it goes! I remember the add-a-bead thing, too. :)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I will be waiting with interest to see what you think, s I have also considered doing this.

Soxy Deb said...

I have never been a gold girl. I always preferred silver with the exception of my wedding and engagement rings, but they're white gold.
but that leaves me with a distinct disadvantage of not being able to send anything in to make money. I missed the boat on this one, but would love to know how you make out.