Understanding Diamond Carat Value: What's It Worth?

June 27th, 2024

Tips From A Diamond Buyer: How Much Is A Diamond Carat Worth

Used Luxury Diamond Necklace for diamond buyer Looking for a jewelry buyer near me to sell this pre-owned Bvlgari Divas Dream mother of pearl & onyx necklace in 18k rose gold.

You've inherited a diamond or have one you're looking to sell but have no idea how a professional diamond buyer would assess its value. As someone who has been in the diamond industry buying and selling for over a decade, we often get asked what factors determine the worth of a diamond beyond basic traits like the carat weight. There's much more that goes into the price per carat than you probably realize. In this blog post, I'll let you in on what professional diamond buyers look for when evaluating the value of a diamond, including the crucial 4Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. We’ll discuss what we look for under a jeweler's loupe in each of these categories and how they impact the overall price. Whether you have a diamond that's been passed down in your family or simply one you want to sell for the best possible price, read on for an insider's perspective into the nuances of diamond valuation from a professional buyer's standpoint.


Preowned diamond eternity band for diamond buyer
Pre-owned Diamond eternity band 18k white gold 1.80 carats

Tips When Selling a Diamond

Know the 4Cs and what you have: Before approaching a diamond buyer, educate yourself on the 4Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight) and get your diamond professionally graded if possible. Having a lab report from a respected gemological institution like GIA will give you and the buyer a clear picture of your diamond's characteristics and help ensure you get a fair price. The more information you have about your specific stone, the better equipped you'll be to negotiate.

The price of a diamond can vary significantly based on factors such as the stone's cut, clarity, color, and carat weight. For a one-carat diamond ring, prices typically fall between $2,500 and $18,500. As the carat weight increases, so does the price range. A 2-carat diamond ring usually costs anywhere from $8,500 to $58,500, whereas a 3-carat diamond ring can be priced between $21,000 and $153,000. It's important to note that these are general ranges, and the actual cost of a diamond ring will depend on the specific characteristics of the stone and the overall quality of the piece.

Shop around and get multiple offers: Don't just go with the first diamond buyer you find or assume all will pay the same. Get valuations and offers from several reputable buyers to ensure you're getting the best deal. Prices can vary significantly depending on a buyer's specialty, overheads, and current market demands. Remember that you're in control as the seller, so take your time to find the right buyer who will give you the best price for your particular diamond.

Understand the market and be realistic: Educate yourself on the current wholesale and retail prices for diamonds similar to yours in terms of the 4Cs. Keep in mind that buyers need to make a profit too, so you won't be able to sell at full retail value. Expect to get paid somewhere between wholesale and retail, depending on your diamond's uniqueness and desirability. Be realistic in your expectations - if a price sounds too good to be true from one buyer, it probably is. Focus on finding a fair price from a trusted, professional buyer.


Used diamond necklace for diamond buyer
Pre-owned Collerette Diamond Necklace In 18k White Gold. Round, Pear, Marquise, Brilliant Diamonds Total Approx. Weight: 30.5 Carats

Why Choose Sell Us Your Jewelry.com

You may decide to cash out on your jewelry in an expedited manner. In these situations, an online jewelry buyer like Sell Us Your Jewelry can be a superior choice.  Reliability and trustworthiness are non-negotiable when entrusting your cherished jewelry to a buyer. This is where SellUsYourJewelry.com stands against the competition. 

We have built a sterling reputation for reliable service. After over four decades in the business, we have become a beacon of trust for customers seeking a secure, smooth, and seamless buying experience. 

Our expertise in buying pre-owned jewelry is second to none. We have a team of seasoned professionals highly knowledgeable in the intricacies of appraisal and gemology.

SellUsYourJewelry.com boasts industry recognition and 5-star customer feedback that showcases our commitment to the highest standards of ethical business practices. Our fair and transparent appraisal process ensures that seller-customers receive the true value of their jewelry. See Us Last! 

Choosing Sell Us Your Jewelry is more than just offering secure transactions; it is also about convenience and simplicity. Our straightforward selling process is as effortless as can be for our customers. 

From submitting details about your jewelry online to receiving a free quote, fair appraisal, and prompt payment, our platform is designed with your ease and comfort in mind. 

Expertise, trust, and convenience work hand in hand at Sell Us Your Jewelry, making us the ideal choice for those seeking a reliable partner when selling jewelry.

Used diamond earrings white gold
Pre-owned Diamond earrings in 18k white gold

The Safe Selling Process at Sell Us Your Jewelry.com

At SellUsYourJewelry.com, we have crafted a selling process prioritizing efficiency, security, and transparency. Here is a breakdown of how you can safely sell your jewelry with us. 

Visit our user-friendly website and submit details about your jewelry using our simple online form. If you plan to sell a watch, our experts and master watchmakers will swiftly evaluate the information and provide a free quote. This step ensures transparency, allowing you to make informed decisions. 

Convenient Shipping 

We will give you an initial quote based on the information provided on your requested free quote form. We provide detailed instructions on how to package your jewelry safely, complete with shipping labels. Make sure to get insurance for your item. 

Thorough Appraisal

When we receive your jewelry, our expert appraisers comprehensively assess your item. We consider factors such as gem quality, metal purity, and overall condition, authenticity and craftsmanship to determine the fair market value.

You can contact us any time through email, phone, or chat for any questions. Our transparent appraisal process and excellent customer service team are proof of our commitment to integrity and honesty.

Used diamond line necklace for diamond buyer
Pre-owned Graduated diamond line necklace in 18k white gold. Round brilliant cut diamonds total approx. weight: 20.25 carats

Prompt Payment

We will send you payment once the appraisal is complete and you accept our final offer. You can choose from secure payment options, including bank transfers or checks, to receive your money quickly. 

Sell Us Your Jewelry goes above and beyond to ensure your selling experience is secure, convenient, and reliable. 

Competitive Price and Fair Valuation

SellUsYourJewelry.com is committed to providing competitive prices when selling jewelry, ensuring you receive the true value of your item. Our transparent valuation process is the foundation of our commitment to honesty and integrity.  

You can trust the quotes you receive from us, knowing our assessments are based on fair market values, current market trends, and industry standards. Sell Us Your Jewelry strives to offer the most money for your pre-owned jewelry. Our transactions are fast, from requesting a quote to final payment. We also do not have hidden fees.

Used diamond line bracelet for diamond buyer
Diamond line bracelet in 14k white gold


SellUsYourJewelry.com is a trusted name for buying pre-owned jewelry. Since 1980 as the buying division of Gray and Sons, we have served hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers who entrusted us with their jewelry and watches. 

When you are ready to sell your jewelry, Sell Us Your Jewelry.com should be your destination. Get your free quote now!



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Meet Claudine Faifer: Estate Jewelry & Sterling Silver Specialist

Meet Claudine Faifer an estate jewelry, watch and sterling silver specialist with a professional career spanning over 50 years, including an impressive 30 years career at Gray and Sons Jewelers, the premier destination for selling, buying, repairing and consigning luxury watches and estate jewelry… Read more of Claudine Faifer's History




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