As many of us root through drawers and attics for unused jewelry to sell for cash, Jay Lloyd notes that the effort can be turned into a pleasant country getaway.
by Jay Lloyd
KYW Newsradio 1060
I rode “shotgun” this week as a friend set out to sell a few long-buried treasures.
We headed out to the country, and the drive took us through pristine Pickering Creek country, along Route 113, in Chester County.
Jogging off on an obscure side road, we came upon a local winery -– Clover Mill Farm (right) — and the nearby picturesque creek before arriving at Exton, Pa. to make the sale.
There, Dave Rhodes, who runs Downingtown Coins and Collectibles, suggests that potential sellers check the inscriptions on their items before making the trek.
“Most jewelry will have 10 karat, 14, or 18 karat. Some will have 22 — they are the purest,” he advises.
It’s tested while you watch, and you’re paid by the weight. And you’re back on the road in no time.
“If you only have a dozen pieces, it won’t take more than 15 minutes,” Rhodes says.
Now, with lunch money in hand, you’re only a hop, skip, and a jump from Downingtown and the popular Victory Brewpub, where you can celebrate your windfall.