Frequently Asked Questions

How much is my diamond worth?
A diamond's value is based on a combination of four value factors called the 4 C's. These four factors, Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight, provide a standardized way to discuss diamonds and to compare one diamond to another. Color and Clarity are standardized grading systems devised by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1953. This system rates a diamond's color in relation to colorless (white) and clarity in reference to the size and type of internal inclusions. Carat weight is a standardized unit of measure described as a numerical value, which defines the weight of a diamond. Cut is a reference to how well a diamond reflects light that has entered the stone. Standards for better cut stones have been devised by the Gemological Institute of America and the American Gemological Society Laboratories (AGSL) with numerical calculations and light reflection as measured by computer analysis.

Do I need to make an appointment?
No appointment is needed. Please come at your convenience during our business hours which are 10:00AM - 5:30PM Monday through Saturday.

I have an appraisal, is that what I will get for my jewelry?
Appraisals are usually created by a specialist for insurance or other purposes. And, to some extent, they represent one appraiser's opinion of the diamond. This value is generally representative of a full market retail price. The actual cash value which we will offer you will likely differ from this appraised value.

How long does it take to recieve payment?
After we run a few tests, weigh and measure your jewelry we should be able to make you an offer and give you your money while you wait. How much is my gold jewelry worth?
To properly answer this question, we would need to take in to account the karat percentage, weight, and the market price of gold at the time. The price of gold is constantly changing, so what we offer you today for your gold jewelry could be much different than what we offer you in a month from now.