How Much Can I Get for My Diamonds?
The amount of money you can get for your diamond items depends on a number of things, from the weight and quality of the item to the market prices of the materials and the goals of the buyer. You can, however, estimate a base value that can give you an idea of its price range.
The price of a diamond is based on what are known as the “4 C’s.”
- Cut: The shape and faceting of the diamond. Good faceting helps to create that iconic diamond sparkle and flash.
- Color: The hue of the stone, as well as how rich the color is. Rare colors, such as pink or blue, tend to fetch the highest prices.
- Carat: The weight of the stone.
- Clarity: A measure of how flawed the diamond is. Flaws in the crystal structure create a cloudy appearance, while flawless stones are perfectly clear.
Unless you’re selling loose diamonds, the value of any metals and other gemstones used will also be included in your price.
A diamond engagement ring with a large, flawless diamond, 24k gold band and very little wear will naturally be worth more than a set of silver wedding rings with smaller, chipped diamonds. Pieces with broken or damaged items may be rejected by pawn shops and jewelers, but our company will pay you for the value of the materials regardless.
The only way to get a truly accurate estimate of how much you can get is to request an appraisal from a diamond buyer. At Diamonds USA, we do appraisals at no cost, with no obligation.