How much is your diamond worth?

You may have heard of the “Four Cs” of diamond grading, but how exactly do they affect the amount of cash you’ll get for yours?

We explain below, but keep in mind that there are additional factors we consider that others may not. For example, sometimes a diamond can be re-cut to minimize imperfections, or to a more popular style. In some cases, that re-cut diamond, although it would now have a smaller carat weight, could become more valuable.

That’s just one advantage of selling your diamond to
Diamond Buyers International.

The Four

Cs of diamond grading

CUT

Cutting is what brings a diamond to life, but not all cuts are equal. Diamonds are unique in shape and size, and value is judged by both the shape and quality of the cut. Princess Cut and Brilliant Round Shape are popular choices. Other common shapes include Cushion, Emerald and Asscher. The angles of the facets, as well as the overall symmetry, can impact the value of your diamond.

COLOR

The body color of your diamond is determined by comparing the diamond you send with a set of Master Diamonds. Our gemologist assesses your diamond in your favor against the set of master diamonds. Colors range from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow), with D being the most valuable. Some diamonds—considered “fancy”—defy this scale, and they can be worth more per carat than even a colorless diamond.

CLARITY

The clarity of your diamond is graded using a Gemological Microscope at 10x magnification. This close inspection ensures the greatest and most accurate value. The clarity simply defines how many inclusions or imperfections the gem has.

CARAT WEIGHT

The carat weight of your diamond is measured using state-of the art scales to ensure precision and accuracy. If you have a certificate or diamond appraisal, it will be listed. Typical carat weights vary from .75 to 3.00.

And the Fifth C:

CONFIDENCE

We pride ourselves on awarding every customer a fair and honest appraisal. We will notify you once we have valuated your diamond, and you will be able to log in to our site to view our offer. If you aren't 100% satisfied with our assessment, you have the option of declining our offer, and we will return your valuables, no questions asked.


And remember, although we are diamond specialists, we also have vast experience and extensive resources for valuing precious metals. We are fully equipped to appraise—and pay you for—your diamond jewelry’s platinum, gold, and silver settings.

Bob A.

Fort Wayne, IN

Thanks for all your help in selling the large diamonds for us. You were most fair, proficient, and knowledgeable....

Items Sold 5.33 Round and 2.52 Round
Amount Recieved $55,500+

Terri S.

Bridgewater, MA

After having been highly skeptical about using an on-line vendor for such a personal transaction, I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Diamond Buyers International! The representative I dealt with, Demitri , was extremely honest, knowledgeable and most pleasant to work with. I truly felt as though he was with me every step of the way and was always transparent with information, increasingly earning my trust with each level of the process. Every inquiry I had along the way was met with an immediate response and reassurance. After receiving the initial inquiry quote, Diamond Buyers sent me a pre-paid fed ex package and received my items the next day. Upon receipt the certified inspection process from their experts and offer were completed within 24 hours. Having access to a DBI on-line account made it possible for me to track the shipment of my merchandise and each stage of the transaction. In conclusion, I am very happy with my business transaction with Diamond Buyers International and would enthusiastically recommend this company to any of my friends and family.

Items Sold .88 Round Diamond Ring
Amount Recieved $1,675+

Nicole B.

Kansas City, MO

DBI really impressed me with their service. I printed off my free shipping label, mailed my jewelry, and had a reasonable quote less than 24 hours later. Within a few days of accepting the offer, the money had been deposited into my account. I could not be more impressed with a company. I will definitely be using them again!

Items Sold 0.9 Carat
Amount Recieved $3,700+

Martha B.

Newark, NJ

Diamond Buyers International did a great job talking to me about what I had and what it was worth. They gave me a price I was very happy with, and I recommend them to anyone looking to get some cash for their old diamonds!

Items Sold Assorted diamond jewelry from grandmother’s collection
Amount Recieved $2,300+

Lynne C.

Amherst. MA

Just want you to know that it was a pleasure doing business with you. Your offer on my ring was higher than anyone elses and the speed of the transaction was absolutely amazing! Thanks again, Lynne C.

Items Sold 1.44ct. Round Diamond Engagement Ring
Amount Recieved $4,500+

David G.

St. Augustine, FL

Diamond Buyers International is honest and fair. The price they gave me was much better than what The Diamond Valet, WP Diamonds, and my local jeweler offered. I will definitely do business with them again!

Items Sold 5.06 Round L SI1
Amount Recieved $38,000+

Carrie H.

Florida

I am beyond thrilled at how quick and easy it was to sell my diamonds to you. At first, I was hesitant because DBI was an online site, but I read many great reviews about your company. You were great with communication and I never felt like I didn't know what was happening. My estimate was fair and payment was very fast. Thank you so much for the positive experience.

Items Sold Diamond studs and Pendant
Amount Recieved $6,500+

Dave M.

Nashville, TN

Believe everything you read on the DBI website! The graph says it all…they provide premium value because they skip the middleman. I was trying to resell a large diamond that had flaws. Yet no brokers or wholesale buyers were willing to provide a reasonable offer except for DBI. If you want professionalism, integrity and value when selling your diamond then contact DBI.

Items Sold Diamond Pendant
Amount Recieved $4,000+

Tarah A.

Oklahoma

My experience with Diamond Buyers International was seamless. The representative I dealt with was very responsive and easy to work with. I talked to several other diamond buyers to ensure I was getting a good price for my stone prior to selling to DBI. I looked at many options and did my research prior to selling my stone. Once I agreed to send in the diamond, I was paid the same day they received it for more than the amount guaranteed. I highly recommend DBI and overall very pleased with our transaction.

Items Sold 1.76 Round G SI1
Amount Recieved $9,250+

Tina S.

Tucson, AZ

The sale of my diamond has been nothing short of incredible. DBI was fast in their appraisal and notifications of receipt of my item. I would highly recommend them if you are wanting to sell your jewelry. I have had a great experience and can't say enough about the professionalism I received throughout my transaction!

Items Sold 1.20 Carat Round Diamond Ring
Amount Recieved $3,000+

Jennifer A.

Little Rock, AR

Diamond Buyers International made it very fast and easy to sell my diamond ring after my divorce. And I got a much better price from them than I did at the local jewelry store where I got it appraised!

Items Sold 2 Carat Cushion Wedding Ring
Amount Recieved $12,000+

Emilia C.

Atlanta, GA

My experience with Diamond Buyers International was overwhelmingly positive. Partnering with a reputable business to price and sell my diamond was extremely important to me, and Demitri made me feel immediately at ease. He took the time to thoroughly explain how the process works and made himself available to answer all of my questions. Selling my stone was fast and easy, and I definitely feel that I got a fair price for my stone. I highly recommend Diamond Buyers International!

Items Sold 3 carat oval
Amount Recieved $17,000+
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