When considering where to sell your diamonds in San Francisco, there are a few things you should investigate before deciding on your diamond buyer:
Credentials: Make sure your diamond buyer has the appropriate credentials. You’ll want to confirm that they have the necessary training to evaluate your diamond for sale so that you know you are getting a fair offer. We recommend finding a diamond buyer who has studied with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
The Four C’s: Going into your appointment with a potential diamond buyer in San Francisco, make sure you familiarize yourselves with the four c’s of diamonds: clarity, color, cut and carat weight. If you have a basic concept of these four c’s going into your appointment, you will be able to have a more intelligent and informed conversation with your San Francisco diamond buyer.
Retail vs Fair Market Value: Understand that your diamond is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, so make sure you do some research as to what your diamond might be worth on the secondary market, which more often than not will be significantly less than the diamond may have originally been purchased for, especially if it was purchased in a traditional retail environment. A good diamond buyer in San Francisco is going to give you the best offer he or she possibly can so that you feel good about selling your diamond, and the diamond buyer feels they’ll be able to resell it at some sort of profit.
Trust and Longevity: Make sure to research how long your San Francisco diamond buyer has been in business and what kind of reputation they have. A reputable diamond buyer should have great client reviews. And it’s probably a good sign if your San Francisco diamond buyer has been in business for a long time.
When selling diamonds in San Francisco we encourage you to consider working with us at San Francisco Provident. Not only are all of our diamond buyers trained by the Gemological Institute of America, but we will also walk you through the fundamentals of the four c’s as we evaluate your diamonds. As a professional diamond buyer for over 100 years, we will clearly explain how we come to the purchase bid that we offer you, as we fully understand the secondary market value of diamonds. And we hope that because we have a 5-star Yelp rating from our clients, have been in business for over 100 years and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau that you will feel confident when working with us that you are working with the best diamond buyer in San Francisco.
We look forward to working with you.