Whether you’re selling a single piece or an entire estate, National Rarities is your trusted estate buyer.
Tell us about your item(s) by following the prompts and uploading photos on the easy to submit form.
We will give you an offer range and send a free shipping label. All shipped items fully insured.
Upon evaluation, an offer is made. Immediate payment is sent once the offer is accepted.
What type of items do you purchase online?
Vintage & antique fine jewelry, watches, coins, sterling silver, diamonds, scrap gold/silver/platinum, war memorabilia, collectible pens, daggers, knives, small rarities.
Are there items you do not accept online?
Items that are bulky and costly to ship are better to bring in person to one of our events or our office in St. Louis. Examples would be oil and watercolor paintings, toys, and firearms. If you’d like to get an idea of value before making a trip you can always send us a picture with information about the item and we will reply with an estimate.
What options do I have when selling my items to National Rarities?
How do you determine the prices you offer for my items?
We use historical auction data , dealer price sheets, industry trends, and decades of industry expertise.
Is my appraisal the same as a third-party lab certification?
No. Appraisals are subjective and done strictly for insurance and replacement value. You can expect a cash value on your item to be 10%-40% of the total insurance value. The exception to this rule is jewelry with larger stones or older appraisals. Our specialist will walk you through the appraisal.
I don’t have an appraisal or third-party certification. Can you still make me an offer?
Yes, we can give you a price range. Fill out the form on the website and speak with Estate Specialist.
Can I send you my item if I’m located outside the US?
Yes. We partner with FedEx to provide our international customers with fast, secure, fully insured and trackable shipping. Any fees associated with customs, duties or taxes will be taken into consideration when making you an offer. Please feel free to contact our customer support team if you have questions about a specific location.
If I sell you a diamond ring, will I get paid for the diamond as well as the metal value of the mounting?
Yes, our offer will include the price for the diamond and any additional value included in the mounting.
Do you have a storefront to visit?
Yes, our office located at 2190 S. Mason Rd, Ste 310, St. Louis, MO. We service our customers by appointment only. Please contact us to make an appointment
Do you buy broken items?
Yes. We will make you an offer based on the value of the precious metal/stones.
Can you take out the center stone and send me back the mounting?
Yes. Fees may apply, talk to your estate specialist and they can walk you through this process.
How much is shipping?
We will send a prepaid label to ship your items to us at no charge. For return and international shipments fees may apply.
How do I know my item is secure?
Your item will be under 24/7 video surveillance and kept in a safe in an UL alarm-secured environment. We will send you a video of your item as it is being received, inspected and appraised by our specialists. You will receive video updates any time your item is handled by a specialist.
Will my valuable be insured?
Yes. We partner with FedEx and Parcel Pro to ensure your items are shipped safely and insured for loss. All shipments are fully trackable and will be insured at the top of the estimated value. Once we receive your item, it is covered under our Jewelers Mutual insurance policy.
What happens if my valuables get lost or stolen?
In the unlikely event your item is lost or stolen, we will work with the insurance company to ensure that you are reimbursed as quickly as possible.
How do I get paid and how quickly will I receive my payment?
If I reject the offer, will I get my items back?
Yes, your items will be returned promptly.
Why do you need a copy of my ID?
This is required by law to document the identity of seller of second hand purchases to prevent the resale of stolen merchandise.
Do certifications or appraisals increase the value of my item?
Yes. A GIA certification or a well-known certification company (for diamonds, fine art,or autographs) can increase its value.
How many jewelers do you partner with?
We partner with over 50 jewelers and host over 115 events annually across the country. We are continuously to building our network of jewelry store partners.