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FAQs

Whether you plan to ship your items to us or meet with us in person, the below questions should provide clarity and comfort in understanding our process.

How To Sell

Step 1: Tell Us About Your Jewelry Or Watch

Click on “Sell Item” at the top (right corner) of any page, and tell us about your large diamond ring, earrings, pendant, brooch, or watch including whether you have a lab report from GIAAGS, or HDR. If you haven’t had the item appraised, don’t worry! We can handle this for free. However, if you have any appraisal information this will help streamline the process.

Step 2: Receive A Free Phone (Or Office) Consultation

One of our diamond buyers will contact you within 24 hours (weekdays) to provide you with a free consultation and preliminary cash offer for your jewelry. If you are located in California, you may also visit one of our offices to complete this step in-person and skip the shipping!

Step 3: Ship Your Jewelry Securely At No Cost

We will arrange and pay for you to ship your jewelry or loose diamond securely via insured* FedEx Overnight. Every package is fully insured up to the maximum value of your diamond jewelry.

Step 4: Review & Accept Our Cash Offer

After receiving your jewelry or watch(es), Diamond Estate will conduct a complete market appraisal of your item and contact you within 24 (business) hours with an immediate cash offer.

Step 5: Get Paid For Your Jewelry

If you accept our final cash offer for your diamond jewelry, we will issue your payment via bank wire transfer, cashier,s check, or Western Union within 24 hours. Should you decide not to sell your diamond jewelry to us, we will ship the item back to you at our expense. At Diamond Estate, your complete satisfaction is our priority.

Should you choose to not accept our offer, we will ship your item back to you at no expense.

Step 1: Tell Us About Your Item Or Call To Make An Appointment

Call us to make an appointment or click on “Sell Item” at the top (right corner) of any page, and tell us about your large diamond ring, earrings, pendant, brooch, or watch including whether you have a lab report from GIAAGS, or HDR. If you haven’t had the item appraised, don’t worry! We can handle this for free. However, if you have any appraisal information this will help streamline the process.

Step 2: Receive A Free Phone (Or Office) Consultation

One of our diamond buyers will contact you within 24 hours (weekdays) to provide you with a free consultation and preliminary cash offer for your jewelry. If you are located in California, you may visit one of our offices to complete this step in-person and skip the shipping!

We have two offices in the United States. One is located near San Diego in La Jolla, California & the other is located near Los Angeles in Redondo Beach, CA. Addresses are provided below (visits are by appointment only).

San Diego Office
864 Prospect St., Suite A
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-2200

Los Angeles Office
2512 Artesia Blvd #300E
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 499-4535

Step 3: Review & Accept Our Cash Offer

After receiving your jewelry or watch(es), Diamond Estate will conduct a complete market appraisal of your item and contact you within 24 (business) hours with an immediate cash offer.

Step 4: Get Paid For Your Jewelry

If you accept our final cash offer for your diamond jewelry, we will issue your payment via bank wire transfer, cashier,s check, or Western Union within 24 hours. Should you decide not to sell your diamond jewelry to us, we will ship the item back to you at our expense. At Diamond Estate, your complete satisfaction is our priority.


About Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers & General Selling FAQs

A retail appraisal (also known as retail replacement value) describes the details of your jewelry or watch, and its likely retail price if brand new. The purpose of a retail appraisal is usually for insurance purposes. Insurance companies will insure fine jewelry and watches based on the retail replacement value in the event of loss or theft. This has little to do with a market evaluation, which is what Diamond Estate conducts. Our market appraisal price reflects what an industry buyer would pay for your item.

Retail appraisals are therefore of limited usefulness to us when selling your item. While there is some information that can be used to help us understand the specifics of your piece, the retail appraisal price does not reflect in any way its current value on the second-hand market. We would thus need to see your jewelry or timepiece in order to give an accurate price for your item.

We have a network of clients that are primarily independent retail stores throughout the country. We are a supplier to many high-end independent jewelry stores who rely on us for quality, service, and support and we re-sell to collectors. This is a network we have developed over the past 25+ years giving us a competitive edge with cash offers when buying your items.

We buy diamond engagement rings, antique gemstone jewelry, estate jewelry, luxury watch, limited-edition pieces, and more.

From valuable antique jewelry to large carat engagement rings, Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers is the best place to sell jewelry quickly for cash. Over the years, our owner Carl Blackburn has built a reputation for integrity, honesty, and superior customer service. So, when we say that we are “the best place to sell jewelry,” it’s not a marketing slogan but the driving force behind how we do business.

During your online research, you undoubtedly have found various businesses (both local and online) who purchase previously-owned jewelry, such as diamond engagement rings, antique gemstone jewelry, and other valuable estate jewelry. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to know who to contact—especially since this may be the first time you have ever tried to sell your fine jewelry or a luxury watch.

We have an A+ record with the Better Business Bureau. Our owner Carl Blackburn is an established figure in the estate jewelry business, as well as the world of designer jewelry—having previously developed the Beverly K Collection, one of the top-selling fine jewelry collections in the United States.

Carl also is widely recognized for promoting ethical business practices when buying fine jewelry and gold from the public, having served thousands of sellers with exemplary service and high cash payouts.

There is, of course, one easy and quick way to find out if Diamond Estate truly is the best place to sell jewelry for the highest cash return. Simply contact us today for a completely free (no obligations) verbal appraisal of your estate jewelry or timepiece. Then compare our quote and friendly customer service with other jewelry buyers, pawn shops, or estate buyers who offer free cash quotations.


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