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Many estate sale companies have taken the precaution of not showing pictures of fine jewelry that they will be selling at an estate sale, however, their advertising on various estate sale listing sites include descriptions and the karat of the gold. Most do not show photos of the jewelry until the day before or day of to protect the property and contents.
However, including the description of the jewelry to be sold without any photos can loose some buyers.
A suggestion would be to feature photos of the jewelry for sale, however, be sure to include in your listing site description that the jewelry will not be at the property until the day of the sale. This allows buyers to decide if they are interested and still protects the jewelry and other contents of the home prior to the start of the estate sale or event.
This can also hold true of any high value items in an estate sale. Nothing frustrates buyers more than to search for specific items on a listing site and then not find any photos.
The estate sale company has a fiduciary relationship with the seller(s) so they are protective of what has been entrusted in their care, but not showing any photos is not beneficial to bringing buyers. Especially if there are several other estate sales in the area that they can choose to attend.
Protection of all items for sale is paramount, however, if concerned about specific pieces in a sale remove them from the property to a secure location until the sale is ready to begin and do not release the specific address of the sale more than a day or two ahead.