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...]

Shocking Things You Should Know About Your Diamond Buyer

Diamond Buyer JewelryIf 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. [Read more...]

A is for Appraisals: The ABC’s of Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer

ABC's of Jonathan's Diamond BuyerShould I get appraisals of my jewelry or diamonds before I bring it to you for a quote?

I get asked questions all the time about the process of diamond buying, so I decided to put together the ABC’s of diamond buying for 2013.  Each week I will offer you a tip, making my way through the alphabet. This first week we are going to talk about the letter A, which is for Appraisals. [Read more...]