At Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers, we specialize in purchasing important emerald jewelry and large carat Colombian emeralds ordinarily sold at auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s.
Our owner Carl Blackburn is an recognized expert in fine emerald jewels, having made news in 2011 when he acquired a rare Van Cleef & Arpels pendant with matching earrings that were set with internally flawless diamonds and pear-shaped mixed-cut Colombian emeralds.
If you have been wondering how to sell an emerald diamond ring, emerald necklace, or loose emeralds for cash, our estate jewelry buyers can help. In this article, we cover some of the common questions our clients have had when selling emerald jewelry & gemstones for a fair cash offer.
1) What exactly is an emerald and why is it green?
Emeralds are precious gemstones in the mineral beryl family. Their regal green color is due to trace amounts of chromium (one of the scarcest elements on Earth) and sometimes vanadium. However, it is important to note that vanadium emeralds purchased as “emeralds” in the United States are not recognized as true emeralds in Europe.
2) What aspects of my emerald jewelry will increase the cash offer?
There a variety of factors that can impact the cash offer of emerald rings, brooches, and other emerald jewelry. The important thing to keep in mind is that the value of your emerald jewelry is based primarily on the quality, origin, color, and carat size of the emerald. Color is the most important criterion.
The most valuable emeralds are bluish-green to green and have a medium to medium-dark tone, as well as a high degree of transparency. In many cases, the emerald will be extracted and the rest of the jewelry melted down and sold at scrap prices. The exception to this rule is if you are selling emerald jewelry manufactured by a designer jewelry brand like Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., or Van Cleef & Arpels.
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3) Why is my cash offer so much less than the retail price of my emerald jewelry?
When people sell jewelry set with emeralds and diamonds, they are sometimes surprised when they don’t receive a cash offer closer to the retail price of their ring, necklace, or earrings. When selling emerald jewelry, it is important to remember that the retail price of your item was likely at least triple the manufacturing cost. This usually holds true even if you bought your emerald jewelry online or at advertised “wholesale” prices.
4) Will I get a cash offer close to the appraisal value of my emerald jewelry?
In most cases, the answer is no. If your emerald jewelry came with a “replacement” appraisal or was appraised for insurance purposes, the appraisal value is the retail value of your emerald jewelry. And, as we mentioned previously, the retail value of an emerald ring, necklace, or brooch is usually 3 times more than the manufacturing cost.
However, if prior to selling your emerald diamond jewelry, you take the item to a jewelry appraiser and ask for a re-sell price estimate, you usually will be able to receive a cash offer that is closer to that price, depending on the accuracy of the emerald appraisal.
5) Can I sell my emerald jewelry for a good price even if it is not accompanied by a lab report?
You can sell emerald jewelry and loose Colombian emeralds to our jewelry buyers, regardless of whether or not your ring is accompanied by a lab report. However, if you do have a lab report for your emerald jewelry from a respected gems lab (such as AGL) do let us know because this will help us to evaluate the emerald’s correct value.
6) How safe is it to sell my emerald jewelry online?
Selling emerald jewelry online to Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers is highly secure and involves no risk whatsoever. We provide you with free FedEx Overnight shipping and every piece of emerald jewelry shipped to us is insured to its maximum value by Parcel Pro, a UPS Capital Company.
If you decline our final cash offer for any reason, we will be happy to ship your emerald jewelry back to you at our expense. For more information about selling your emerald jewelry online, please click on the following link: Sell Emerald Jewelry From Home.
Customers who live in Southern California can sell us their emerald jewelry in person at our main buying office in La Jolla, CA.
7) What about trying to sell my emerald jewelry on eBay?
While some people have success selling emerald jewelry and loose emeralds on eBay, many more are not so fortunate. The reason so many people find it hard to sell emerald jewelry on eBay is that the world market is full of synthetic emeralds and low quality emeralds. Potential buyers are therefore legitimately worried about buying fake or low quality emerald jewelry online.
Sellers who are successful at selling an emerald diamond ring or necklace on eBay are usually private individuals who have a long track record of successful sales and high ratings, or professional jewelers with a bricks and mortar store.
To learn more about the issues involved when trying to sell emerald jewelry through an online auction website or traditional auction house, please click on the following link: Should I Auction an Emerald Ring?
Arrange a Free Emerald Jewelry Appraisal
Contact our emerald jewelry buyers today to arrange a free verbal appraisal of your emerald earrings, necklace, brooch, ring, or loose Colombian emerald. You can also get the process started online by telling us about the emerald jewelry you wish to sell in the contact form below.
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Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers specializes in evaluating the market worth of all high-brand emerald jewelry, including emerald jewelry from Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston Boucheron, Chaumet, Chopard, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier & other luxury makers. We purchase fine emeralds from all origins, including Colombian emeralds, Zambia emeralds, and U.S. emeralds.
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All About Emeralds & Emerald Jewelry
Nothing says green like the emerald. The most precious stone in the beryl mineral group, emeralds get their distinct green coloring from the presence of chromium and sometimes vanadium in the crystal. Ranging in color from bluish green to greenish blue, emeralds can display a depth of color that few gems can match. They are the most highly prized of all green gemstones. Learn more at: All About Emeralds.
Learn About Emerald Gemstone Treatments
While undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of all the colored gemstones, emeralds are also one of the most “included” of all gems. Emerald inclusions are not considered ‘flaws’ as they might be in diamonds, but are understood as part of the colored gemstone’s natural appearance and appeal. These inclusions are often referred to as “jardin,” the French word for garden, because of their garden-like or mossy appearance. Learn more at: How Are Emeralds Treated?