B is for Better Business Bureau – ABC’s of Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer

ABC's of Jonathan's Diamond BuyerIf you have jewelry that you are looking to sell or even trade, how do you start your search for a diamond buyer or a jewelry buyer? Do you head to the Internet, thumb through the yellow pages, talk to friends? No matter which route you choose to take to find the perfect person who is going buy your precious goods, it is important that you trust that person before you even allow them to take a look at your jewelry or gold.

Why Should You Trust Your Diamond Buyer?

Better Business BureauThere are several reasons you should trust your diamond buyer, but the most important reason is this.

They are going to be writing you a check for your goods.  What recourse do you have if you go straight to the bank and that check is not good? Okay, so say that happens and you go back to your diamond buyer and he’s gone. The storefront is closed down, or wherever you met him is gone – along with your jewelry. Now what? Call the police and the Better Business Bureau.  But, this person never existed.  And, your jewelry is now gone.  Hopefully you had it insured so you can recoup your losses.

Believe it or not, this happens more times than I care to tell you about.  I have heard about it from clients over and over, and it’s a hard lesson to learn. So, how do you protect yourself? [Read more...]

Brands We Love at Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer: Harry Winston

Harry WinstonHave you ever looked at a piece of jewelry and it’s made your heart beat faster? I have. I do. It’s like love. It’s like lust. It’s like amazing. It happens with Cartier. It happens with Tiffany.  It happens with all watches. And, it happens with Harry Winston.

First, you have to love an American jewelry designer, right? Second, you have to love a jewelry designer that is so philanthropic and a design house that has such a rich history. [Read more...]

How to Search for the Best Diamond Buyer Online

Most of us are pretty Internet savvy these days, but there are still times when navigating Google or Yahoo can be trying.  For instance, if you have a diamond to sell and you are searching for the best diamond buyer, you will get companies come up that you didn’t even know existed.  In fact, you will get things that might look like this:

Diamond Buyer Google Search

Did you know that Google can tell where you are located, so they will geo locate businesses that are near you first in the search? It’s true.  So, these businesses that I have circled, they are actually not separate businesses, but really one company that has thrown up several websites to corner the market, and if you look at all of the sites, they all say the same thing on them, with a different layout.  [Read more...]

Warning! Don’t Clean Your Jewelry!

Antique PinThis is a busy time of year as a diamond and gold buyer. With the price of gold and diamonds still climbing, it seems that everyone wants to cash in, especially now that it is the holiday season.  After all, it’s easy money to turn your old gold or diamonds into cash so you can then have the funds you need to buy those gifts that make your loved ones so happy during the holidays.

It’s a great idea to sell your gold right now, especially if it is broken or you just aren’t wearing it anymore. But, before you pull out the jewelry cleaner – STOP! [Read more...]

Watch of the Week – Patek Philippe Ladies Twenty~4

Patek Philippe Ladies Twenty~4Welcome to our second installation of watch of the week.  This week I am going to do a ladies edition! One thing I have noticed is that there is plenty of information all over the Internet about men’s watches, but not much out there that covers women’s watches.

Time (no pun intended) to even the score and help out the ladies and blog about some watches for them, which for all you gentlemen, you should take some notes, as a watch makes an awesome gift for a birthday or anniversary! [Read more...]