Sell Your Diamonds
SELLING DIAMONDS IN ALPHARETTA, GA
RK & CO. JEWELERS BUYS DIAMONDS – 1 CT., 2 CT., 3 CT., AND UP
The obvious goal for someone selling a diamond is to get the highest amount of proceeds possible from the sale of their valuables. To do this, it is important to choose a highly qualified jewelry store who specializes in diamonds. This means you need to deal with a GIA Graduate Gemologist who can properly grade your diamond so that you are paid the highest amount possible. We pride ourselves as being the best local diamond buyer in the Atlanta area and, in fact, the state of Georgia. You deal with the owner of the business Reza Khalaj who is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and an expert in buying diamonds. He will walk you through the process by going above and beyond your expectations to keep things very transparent and simple. Fully understanding all characteristics of a diamond is the key to maximizing value. Our diamond appraisal and process is secure, expedient, and discreet and every customer receives a generous and immediate offer based on the worldwide market value of their diamond. We purchase all shapes and sizes – No size is too big or too small.
We invite you to come in and see why so many satisfied clients in Atlanta rank RK & Co. Jewelers as the best place to not only sell a large diamond but diamond engagement rings, heirloom jewelry, diamond jewelry, vintage jewelry, gold and silver coins, sterling silver flatware and hollowware (i.e. spoons, forks, knives, etc.), as well as any scrap jewelry made of gold, silver and platinum – with or without diamonds.”
Below are the most frequently asked questions about selling diamonds and jewelry:
Where can I sell my diamond or jewelry?
The obvious goal for someone selling a diamond or jewelry is to get the most amount of money they possibly can for their pieces. To do this, it is important to choose a qualified jewelry store who specializes in diamonds. This means you need to deal with a company that has a GIA Graduate Gemologist on staff who can properly grade your diamond so that you are paid the highest amount possible. The most critical step is to choose someone you trust. Work with a company who has earned its good reputation rather than one that has purchased it through clever internet marketing.
Is buying a piece of jewelry considered an investment?
No. You should never buy diamonds or jewelry as an investment. You buy because you love it and you want to wear it and enjoy it for a lifetime. At a later point in time if you decide you want to sell your diamond or jewelry you will more than likely have to sell it for less than you paid.
Will I get the same amount I paid for my diamond when I sell it?
No. The reason for this is that the retailer you are selling your diamond to can get a comparable diamond at just about any time at wholesale prices from a diamond wholesaler. It costs a lot of money to “sit” on diamond inventory for long periods of time. For that reason, you will not be offered the price you paid for your diamond.
Can I expect to get the same amount I paid for my jewelry when I sell it?
No. As with diamonds, the same holds true for jewelry – you will not get the same amount you originally paid. Again, this is because the jewelry store can purchase or even make a comparable piece at wholesale pricing. It also has to do with keeping the right inventory. In the jewelry business having and selling the “right” jewelry is very critical. Kept unchecked, having too much non-sellable inventory can certainly contribute to a jewelry store going out of business.
Should I go to a “We Buy Gold” or pawnshop to sell my diamond or jewelry?
The answer to this question is a resounding NO. As the “gold craze” has slowed down, you may have noticed there are fewer “We Buy Gold” outfits. The reason is because the only thing they are interested in is your gold. They make money by buying your gold. They are also not qualified to grade diamonds. Certainly they would love to have your diamonds but you are NOT going to get paid much for them, if at all. Pawnshops basically work the same way. In most cases, neither outfit has a qualified diamond buyer that can properly grade your diamond or properly evaluate your jewelry. This means you will NOT be paid what your diamond or jewelry is worth.
Should I even sell my diamond or jewelry?
The determining factor has to do with whether or not you’ll ever wear the jewelry. If not, it’s time to sell and do something good for yourself or a loved one with the proceeds. If you don’t sell your jewelry before you meet your maker, the person(s) who inherits the jewelry will sell it and enjoy the money for you. If you are never going to wear that diamond ring or the jewelry grandma left you and it’s just sitting around (or worse yet you have it locked up in a safety deposit box), sell it or trade it for a piece that you will love.
What if I am still sentimentally attached?
Because diamonds are often symbols of passion and love, they can be harder to part with than any other piece of jewelry. Nonetheless, you have to leave your emotions out of selling. Sentimental feelings may raise the price of the diamond in your eyes, but a potential buyer won’t be so moved. If you are considering selling diamond jewelry whose sentimental value has diminished but you’re still clinging to memories, recognize that while it was a part of your life at one time, and most likely represented someone or something important to you, you need to move on. Diamonds are only material things. Your peace of mind is more important.
What are my options to sell my diamond or jewelry?
By far your best option is to sell your diamond or jewelry to another individual who is interested in wearing it or giving it to a loved one. There is no middle man. You agree on a price and you make the deal. If you decide to go this route, you may consider advertising in the local classifieds, Craigslist, or eBay. With Craigslist, you need to be careful of potentially dangerous situations when meeting strangers. You should also be wary of scammers regardless of what online forum you might use to sell your jewelry.
Your next best option is to consign your diamond or jewelry. Make sure you leave your valuables with a trusted jewelry store that sells estate jewelry. Selling your diamond or jewelry on consignment makes sense if you are not in need of immediate cash.
Your final option is to sell your diamond or jewelry to a trusted and qualified jeweler. The primary advantage of selling to someone in the jewelry industry is time. If you want to sell quickly and safely with little fuss over marketing your valuables, target a respected jewelry store. The most critical step is to choose someone you trust. Work with a jeweler who has earned its good reputation rather than one that has purchased it through clever internet marketing.
Should I get an appraisal on my diamond or jewelry by an independent jeweler before I sell them?
No. The reason is because the professional jewelry store that has a GIA Graduate Gemologist on staff has the knowledge to properly evaluate and make you a realistic offer. You will never get back the money you spend on an appraisal of a piece you are looking to sell.
Does RK & Co. Jewelers buy diamonds and jewelry?
Yes. RK & Co. Jewelers is a family-owned business with deep roots within our local community. We are a jewelry store with a proven track record in truly having the interest of the consumer in mind. We also pride ourselves as being the best local diamond buyer in the Atlanta area and quite possibly all of Georgia. When you deal with RK & Co. Jewelers to sell your valuables, you deal with the owner of the business Reza Khalaj who is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and an expert in buying diamonds and jewelry. He will walk you through the process by going above and beyond your expectations. We are confident you will appreciate his thoroughness and the transparent way he will take care of you. Our beautiful showroom location in Alpharetta is convenient to residents all over the metro area, including Atlanta, Buckhead, Buford, Canton, Cumming, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Duluth, Dunwoody, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Woodstock and Vinings.
RK & Co. Jewelers is a full service jewelry store offering onsite jewelry repairs, watch repairs, estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands. In addition to buying and selling diamonds, jewelry, gold, platinum, silver, and coins we also purchase important timepieces such as Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Omega, Patek Philippe, IWC and many others.
RK & Co. Jewelers is located in Alpharetta, Georgia in the Flynn Crossing Shopping at the intersection of Windward Parkway and McGinnis Ferry Road. When you are ready to sell, please give us a call to schedule a confidential appointment. If you have a diamond with a GIA certificate, please bring the cert with you. Thank you for considering RK & Co. Jewelers for this important decision.