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.

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+

Jamie V.

Sneads Ferry, NC

I was very skeptical using an online merchant to buy my jewerly, but I knew that I wouldn't get very much from a pawn shop or local jeweler. After spending about three hours searching and researching different online buyers, I decided to go with DBI because they had a great reputation online and the reviews I read said they got more money than they expected from DBI. So I gathered up an assortment of jewerly that I no longer wanted, ordered the kit, and quickly sent everything in to DBI once the kit arrived. Within 24 hours I received my jewerly quote and was amazed at the price! It was much more than I thought it would be, and DBI's customer service is great as well! I've gotten a very quick responses to every email I've sent to the company. I will certainly use them again and I highly recommend them!

Items Sold Assorted Diamond Jewelry
Amount Recieved $1,462+

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+

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+

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+

Babs M.

Akron, OH

Diamond Buyers International was fantastic! At first I was skeptical and worried about sending my diamond ring away to be evaluated, but all the good reviews I read online were 100 percent true. Diamond Buyers was easy, quick and offered me a good price. Demitri was always prompt to keep me updated with emails, and was available to answer questions by phone, as well. If you need to sell jewelry, this is definitely the way to do it.

Items Sold 1.70 carat round diamond
Amount Recieved $5,500+

Greg F.

Buffalo, NY

I just want to say thank you for the timely emails letting me know when you received my package, the value of it and when the check will get mailed out. The whole process was quick and done in a way that I was very comfortable with. This was my first time ever doing anything like this, and I am surprisingly happy about the whole process.

Items Sold 0.9 Carat Diamond
Amount Recieved $3,680+

Becky W.

Petersburg, VA

The service is prompt and the pricing is beyond fair. Without a doubt, I will always choose Diamond Buyers International—they’re safe, convenient, fair and dependable!

Items Sold Assorted gold rings & diamond bangles (1 – 4 ctw)
Amount Recieved $7,000+

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+

Martha S.

Rego Park, NY

Thank you so much for your professionalism, customer service, and your business. You made this process as painless and time efficient as possible. I am especially grateful of how quick this process was and how quickly I received my direct deposit.

Items Sold 1.00 Round G VS2
Amount Recieved $3,800+

Steve S.

Sacramento, CA

Wow! What a pleasant surprise! In a field filled with crooks and scam artists, Diamond Buyers International does exactly what they promise to do and they do it in a prompt professional manner. The day they received my diamond, they evaluated it (at the same price quoted over the phone), and in less than 48 hours the money was deposited in my account. The next next time I need to buy or sell jewelry - there's only one place I'm going - Diamond Buyers International!

Items Sold 1.1 Carat Diamond
Amount Recieved $4,270+

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+
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