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ChilliBobChilliBob Forumite
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We're tidying up as we're moving house and I came across a late aunt's neclace which my Mum gave me to take to London to get valued. This was just before the pandemic, I've not been to London since (used to work there) and have been made redundant since then so yeah, no time soon.

It's from Mappin and Webb, which I understand either was a decent place or still is - i.e. not Argos style!

Pics below, the first one is to give an idea of the thickness of the chain (that's a blurry 20p!)

Any thoughts much appreciated - trying to decide what to do with it next and I know sod all about jewellery!


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  • ChilliBobChilliBob Forumite
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    Oh and apologies if this is the wrong part of the forum - hard to know what's the right part! I have no idea of weight etc from just looking, but this site: https://www.mappinandwebb.com/c/Jewellery/Necklaces?q=:relevance&page=3 suggests it might be worth getting valued
  • comeandgocomeandgo Forumite
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    Why can’t you weigh it?  My kitchen scales do a very good job.  What is it made of?  If it is gold you will be able to get scrap value for it and gold prices are good at the moment.
  • ChilliBobChilliBob Forumite
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    tbh I didn't think of that, yeah, I'll weigh it and report back.. 
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    ChilliBobChilliBob Forumite
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    edited 9 April at 9:35AM
    55 grams it appears. And scanning the markings, '750' indicates 18 karat. 

    Scrap value looks to be 1.5k from Gold.co.uk, but I have no idea if that's the route to go down, or if I should sell it to some kind of antique shop or jewellers or something when they open. I wonder if it in jewellery form, and Mappin & Webb (In a similar way to Tiffany) adds some kind of value due to 'prestige'  (note, I don't care about this myself, I don't even wear a watch or like gold!)
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    JGB1955JGB1955 Forumite
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    edited 9 April at 9:35AM
    I've used Hatton Garden Metals to sell old jewellery. Their website suggests your item could be worth £800+ if it's 9 carat gold.  Double that if it's 18 carat.

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    Cheers @JGB1955
    - Better than Gold.co.uk. 

    Mad she just had this sitting in a drawer, looks never used. I have a Fossil watch worth about 30 quid in my drawer lol
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    ChilliBob said:
    55 grams it appears. And scanning the markings, '750' indicates 18 karat. 

    Scrap value looks to be 1.5k from Gold.co.uk, but I have no idea if that's the route to go down, or if I should sell it to some kind of antique shop or jewellers or something when they open. I wonder if it in jewellery form, and Mappin & Webb (In a similar way to Tiffany) adds some kind of value due to 'prestige'  (note, I don't care about this myself, I don't even wear a watch or like gold!)

    Although M&W have been in business for a long time, I don't think their name adds value like Tiffany.
    You know the chain is 18 carat. You know the approximate weight. You know the approximate scrap value.
    I'd check the scrap price and pop into an independent jeweller and ask if they are interested in buying it. Lots of these places have a 2nd hand section.

    Do you have a gold buying place in your locality?
    We do and I've sold some gold items. It saved sending it off by post.
  • ChilliBobChilliBob Forumite
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    Yeah, I totally get you, M&W is no Tiffany, might have held more 'brand clout' in the 80s but not so much now. I'll have a look locally, yeah the scrap values online are the benchmark to beat basically.

    Thanks 
  • ChilliBobChilliBob Forumite
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    Thanks, however, I have managed to sell this locally now last week, at a pretty similar price to Hatton Garden, so I was happy with that 
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    perfect thanks glad you got sorted
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