Gleem & Co Takes the Guesswork out of Buying and Selling Vintage Treasures

Destiny A. Lopez  |

For some fashion lovers, its all about the accessories. From earrings, to purses, to watches, accessories have the ability to not only adorn an outfit; accessories can be transformative, taking an outfit from day to night, or from the office to cocktail hour. For fashionistas, the day that they are able to afford an expensive timepiece they will wear for the next 10 years, or be gifted the family jewels to wear on their wedding day can’t come fast enough. However, for others, inheriting family heirloom can be a hinderance. Rather than wondering when and where would one wear their grandmother’s treasured diamond teardrop earrings, a large amount, that Circa believes to total $5 trillion globally, of gold, silver, and jewels sit in safe deposit boxes or packed away in storage. One company, Gleem & Co, aims to help all, from the eager fashionista to the timid benefactor, though one platform.

Gleem & Co is an online marketplace to buy and sell vintage, one of a kind, and estate jewelry in the United States. Being headquartered in New York City, the company named one of Built in NY’s Top 50 startups to watch in 2016.

What can buyers and sellers expect from the platform? For those who wish to part with that Hermes watch or that Harry Winston ring that simply collects dust, customers can sell jewelry for 70% in cash or 90% in Gleem & Co credit.

Then again, it’s probably way more fun to browse their platform and discover rare treasures and, finally, investment in a statement piece worthy of passing down to the next generation. “The idea for Gleem was born out of the desire for an enjoyable, trusted, and transparent jewelry buying experience where you can truly discover some seriously rare and incredible finds, at incredible value, or sell your jewelry and realize profit from the pieces you don’t wear. Maybe even trade up for what you really want,” said Casey Sullivan, co-founder of Gleem & Co, in an interview with Forbes.

Since its founding in 2014, Gleem & Co has already captured the attention of celebrities, major media outlets, and leading publications. According to Bloomberg, Gleem & Co revealed that Naomi Campbell is a fan of this $11,000 gold crocodile bangle.


Along with being featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Spring issue, Gleem & Co announced that the company entered a retail partnership with the world’s leading online marketplace: Ebay. “We partnered with eBay to create a store within their platform as a jewelry seller,” said Sullivan. “So now you’re shopping on eBay and receiving this guarantee of authenticity and appraisal with all of your purchases. With that sort of guarantee, along with incredible photography, we quickly rose in the ranks and within weeks were a top 20 seller.”

Gleem & Co, through their stunning offerings and dynamic platform, is the intersection between tech and fashion. With Bloomberg reporting that the company has opened its seed round of funding, the investment community looks forward to future developments.

To learn more about Gleem & Co, visit www.gleem.co.


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