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Value of an Antique Silver Thimble with 6 Amethysts?

Value of an Antique Silver Thimble with 6 AmethystsI have a silver thimble with 6 amethysts from around 1900. I am not sure how to price it on eBay.

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September 23, 20190 found this helpful

Get the piece weighed to see how heavy it is. The prices vary on eBay. A jeweler can give you a free verbal estimate.

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

You will have to go to a professional for this beautiful piece,you would want to get the right answer to price for resale.

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

Pretty piece!!

Pricing this lovely is dependent on a number of factors:

1. How much does it weigh (silver value is determined that way)

2. Are the stones real or synthetic? If you want to advertise them as real you will need to show something to the buyer to prove it.

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3. Is it a brand name?

4. You say it is from 1900...how are you authenticating that? That is something the buyer may want to see?

Unless you use one of the free authenticating sites (which some buyers may not accept as evidence if you are asking big bucks for something), getting it authenticated where you have to pay for it is probably going to cost more than the piece is worth.

I know the market a little bit from years of selling and I can tell you that most sterling thimbles with stones--even if they are a big name like Simons Brothers and Webster Brothers are fetching under $100 (and the higher amounts are usually for gold vs. silver).

If you don't want to go through the hassle of getting it authenticated and figuring it all out you could do this:

*set it as a 7 day auction--state it is validated silver (I would at least do this--which you can do for free at most pawn shops or gold/silver resesllers--I never validate with just the sterling marking when I sell because I have had marked pieces that were NOT what they were purported to be

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*state that you believe the stones are amethysts, but are not confirmed
*set the auction for the lowest you would take for it and let the market dictate the value.

Post back what you decide.

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September 24, 20190 found this helpful

This is very hard to determine the true value of this piece and it is best to ask a professional in the field. You can check at auction houses to see if they can help you out or even a jeweler can weight it and give you the true value of the thimble.

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April 21, 20200 found this helpful

I have been looking on eBay and I have seen some sold for 100 to 150 bucks it would depend how heavy it is I know.

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