Pretty narrow range here -- which is interesting and a little surprising, tbh. Seems like it's generally in the "no big deal" range like < 2%. Maybe it's all confirmation bias! I thought it would be all over the place.
Yeah I was surprised too! But it’s still interesting to see. It’s also perhaps because the type of jewelry bought by posters here is also varied - some branded (and therefore usually high priced), some bargain, some estate, some hand forged designers... so the average price per piece isn’t “disproportionately high” (I’m not sure this thought makes any sense, just thinking out loud). I think if I posted this Q restricted to people who “only buy luxury/name pieces” or who “only buy from estate sales / pawn shops / preloved” the ranges may be a bit different (skewing higher in the first instance and lower in the second).