How To Protect Your Diamond Investment

Diamond InvestmentIn my last article I wrote about how important a GIA grading report was in pricing a diamond and how it could mean the difference between getting the right price or getting the wrong price for your diamond investment.  I told you a true story of how I deal with diamonds that don’t have reports and can be graded up or down, and I told you how it turned out for the woman involved.

Of course, it doesn’t always turn out in the best interest of the customer.  It’s a fact that there are many diamond buyers out there that are not honest and I understand the fear and trepidation the customer faces when they are talking about their diamond investment, which can turn out to be a lot of money.

At the same time, as the diamond buyer, we also have to protect ourselves from scams.  I’m not saying that all customers are scammers, but it does happen that a customer will try to sell stolen goods and sometimes diamonds that are too good to be true are fake.  So, how do the buyer and the seller both stay protected when they are dealing with the diamond investment? [Read more...]

How To Make More Money From Your Diamond Sale

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Diamond Sale(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I am buying a diamond, I price it according to the carat weight, the color, and the clarity and if there is a certificate, what the certificate says.  There are many times a seller comes into my office and they can make more from their diamond sale, but there is a trust factor that has to be involved.  This is not only a true story, but also how you can make more money from your diamond sale. [Read more...]

Yo, Jewelry Buyer, When Should I Sell My Jewelry?

Jewelry BuyerI get asked a lot of questions as a jewelry buyer from the website and contact form before I even sit down with a customer.  There are sometimes many emails, phone calls and text messages before there is ever a face to face meeting.  It’s important that all your questions get asked and answered and you feel comfortable.

But, here is a question that I get asked all the time:

Yo, Jewelry Buyer, when should I sell my jewelry?

This is a tough question to answer and also a very personal question.  But, I think there are some basic guidelines you can follow that can help you when you are trying to decide if you are ready to sell your jewelry. [Read more...]

How Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer Sells Your Jewelry – An Insiders View

JewelrySome or you, or maybe even most of you might not even think of your jewelry once it is sold and your check is cashed, but for those that are interested on the pipeline of what happens once you walk out of the door and Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer owns your jewelry, I thought you might be interested to hear about our process.

I know there are many people who think that I buy a piece of jewelry or a diamond for a low ball price and then turn around and sell it for a 1,000% profit the next day.  If that were true, I would be long retired by now on an island in the Bahamas sipping a Mai Tai on the beach.  If only it were that easy.  [Read more...]

Gifts For The 2013 Graduate

Gifts for graduateIt’s that time of year when another graduating class will depart the hallowed halls of college and make their way out into the world.  This means that it’s time to think about what to give the graduate.  Now that we have finished up Mother’s Day, we can focus on gifts for the graduate.

Whether you have a guy to gift or a gal to gift, we have you covered with the perfect gifts that you can bestow upon these youngsters before they go off to make their mark on their world.

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