When selling garnets there are a number of factors to keep in mind.
Firstly that, unless you are selling an antique garnet, such as an antique ring for example, you are unlikely to get what you paid for the garnet originally.
Unlike some precious metals, gemstones do not range in price very mich and do not have dramatic increases in value.
In addition when one buys a garnet, such as in a ring or broach, then there is the jewelers mark up or premium and that can be as much as 30 percent if not more so when it comes to sell you have lost that part of your original payment already.
How much you get then can depend largely on how you sell the garnet.
You can sell to a dealer or back to the jeweler you got the garnet from but this will result in you getting perhaps 20 percent of the value. A Pawn broker will give a bit more perhaps. Selling privately or byy auction will most likely net you the best price.
First you need to know how much the garnet is worth. Doing some study and browsing the online dealers will give you an idea of the value of your garnet. Then once you have an idea of the value of your garnet you will nowm what you can ask for it.
Auction houses such as eBay and Bidz.com are two well know auction houses where one can sell one's garnet. To ensure you get what you ask for you can set a reserve price. Obviously if you try to sell for more than the garnet is worth it is unlikely you will get any buyers.
But with some work, study and due diligence you should get a satisfasctory price for your garnet.
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