My mother collected Carol Brodie jewelry and I am thinking of selling some of her things since she has passed but I don’t know how to tell which designer jewelry is which…is Carol Brodie marked somewhere to let me know it is Carol Brodie? I know she collected Sonia B and that has SB but does Carol Brodie has CB or something on it?
Ok —-Im just a very neat and organized hoarder with alot of room, and even more girlfriends who can toss the boxes with the sweet kissy kissy note I write inside of the box- I GUESS IT’S A BEAUTY BOY GUY THING—-It works at Valentines-BB:heart:
That’s what I do…I have a beautiful piece of furniture jewelry armoire, tarnish resistant, drawers with dividers and all that…as soon as I decide that I am keeping the piece, out the boxes go. I don’t have room for boxes…no way. I would officially be tagged a hoarder if I kept the boxes!
Unfortunately, it is true that you will not be able to get nearly as much as your Mom paid for it, or what it can be appraised for. Appraizals are VERY subjective. Something may be worth …$100. But, if there is no one who is willing to pay you $100 for it- it is worth nothing. Literally, nothing. Or, in my case, if I WANT something that was cheap to begin with, I would pay more just because I WANT it. It will not hurt to try to sell something, just dont have high expectations and agree to any "listing fees" & such. Jewelry is not something that can be sold at a garage sale, or even at an "estate sale". Reputable auction houses charge up to 60% commission. So, all in all, jewelry is a POOR INVESTMENT.
Now, since we are talking about your Mom’s jewelry, there’s gotta be something that will remind you of her, her wearing it, her enjoying it, your happy times with her. Monetary value is NOTHING compare to that. So, whatever you goals and circunstances are- the best of luck to you selling what you can and ENJOY the rest! ((hugs)) Do contact Carol’s company, though.
Do you not like the jewelry? You rarely get that much when you try to resell jewelry.
This again is why I advocate each jewelry designer having their own special boxes. So very sorry for your loss.
Only a few of her most special pieces have the logo. If you have trouble identifying certain pieces please post photos of them here and we will help. I am so sorry that you lost your mother.
My deepest condolences on your loss.
I looked at my rarities and I cannot make out the hallmarks without magnyfying glass. Carol Brodie is #1 on face book, so you can ask her directly and she or member of her team will give you conclusive answer.
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01.28.15 10:50 PM