What to Expect at Your Diamond Appraisal

March 18, 2020 By swj-eric

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For two decades, Southwest Jewelry Buyers has been providing fair and honest appraisals for customers looking to sell their diamond rings, necklaces, or other pieces of jewelry. When you’re ready to sell your diamond jewelry, you can call us at 480.773.8004 or use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment.

Some sellers already have paperwork on their diamond jewelry. If you don’t, Southwest Jewelry Buyers is happy to provide an on-site appraisal to help you determine the value of your items.

What is a diamond appraisal?

In simple terms, a diamond appraisal is an evaluation of the quality of your diamond and an expert opinion on the retail replacement value of the item.

Used primarily by insurance companies to protect you in case your jewelry is ever lost, stolen, or damaged, appraisals will often be much higher than the actual retail cost of the item. And, since the price of diamonds changes frequently, it is usually recommended that you renew your appraisal every few years.

A diamond appraisal is also different from a diamond grading certificate, which evaluates the specific qualities of a piece but does not provide a dollar value.

How does the diamond appraisal process work?

The appraisal process allows us to properly inspect—and price—your piece. Because of the many variables involved with evaluating diamond jewelry, this takes time, so be prepared to spend up to an hour with one of our GIA-certified buyers when you arrive for your scheduled appointment.

Why are GIA-certified buyers so important?

The Gemological Institute of America has been the authority in gemology for more than 75 years and offers the most respected program for jewelry buyers.

GIA-certified buyers have the expertise and skills to accurately grade your diamond; they are trained to determine the cut, color, clarity, carat weight, and all other aspects of your diamond jewelry so that you can get the best price when it comes time to sell.

Our buyers also have a keen understanding of the global diamond market, which means they can accurately determine, based on the current market value, how much your piece is worth.

Finally, if you have a diamond grading certificate, we are happy to look at it with you and break down the information so you understand exactly what you have. We can also assist you in the certification process if you do not have a certificate but would like to get one.

Does Southwest Jewelry Buyers buy all types of diamonds?

We specialize in buying diamonds from .50 to 10+ carats, and we consistently offer the highest prices in the Valley for your diamond jewelry. In addition to providing the best price for your diamonds, we also take pride in delivering the best possible customer experience.

We make selling your diamond jewelry simple and enjoyable.

Once you schedule an appointment, we’ll look forward to seeing you in our Scottsdale location. There, our experts will evaluate your diamond jewelry and make you an offer that you can accept on the spot.

We understand you want to get the most out of your diamonds, and we do our best to make the process as easy as possible. While we can sometimes provide a ballpark estimate over the phone, we recommend visiting us in person so that we can provide the most accurate assessment of your diamond jewelry.

Contact us today to get started!