FAQ

When selling diamonds, whether they are loose or mounted into jewelry, it is helpful to have a diamond lab certification. Other documentation to have that will aid in an accurate evaluation resulting in a better offer includes receipts, and a past appraisal. While none of this information is required, it is encouraged to be brought if available.

An important thing to keep in mind is that the value of diamond rings is based on the quality of the diamond as well as the carat size of the center. Rings form highly sought out fine jewelry brands such as Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., etc, will also be worth more than rings from commercial diamond companies.

Remember – it is always best to get a quote in person were the item can be properly inspected.

“How long does the process take?”

Depending on the number of items you have brought in to sell will determine how long your appointment will take. We pride ourselves on being extremely thorough, and educate our clients throughout the process so you can leave feeling confident that you not only got the best price for your items, but you learned a little something too!

“When and how will I receive the funds from selling my jewelry?”

After your evaluation, we will offer you a price to purchase. If you agree, you leave with a check in hand!

“I do not live in the Philadelphia area, but want to sell my jewelry to a trustworthy source”

If you do not live in the area, we can send you a prepaid insured UPS label to send your item(s) off to us for an evaluation and purchase offer. Please contact us at (610) 245-3100 for more information.

“Where is the best place to sell my unwanted jewelry?”

There are numerous luxury jewelry selling options available to you. Selling your fine jewelry to a local jewelry specialist buyer, such as D. Atlas Estates, is the easiest and safest way to sell your fine jewelry for the best price.

An experienced buyer that specializes in purchasing fine jewelry will understand its true market value, selling to a jewelry specialist buyer will help you get a better price for your jewelry by offering a fair market price that reflects that value. We don’t sell jewelry, we buy jewelry. This is our specialty!

“What do you do with all of the jewelry you buy?”

D. Atlas Estates has been purchasing jewelry since 1898, and we have curated a network of buyers for every type of jewelry.

“What are the main factors that will determine the price I will be offered for my jewelry?”

There are numerous factors that can affect the purchase price you’ll receive for your pre-owned jewelry. Below, we’ll go over each of them. When assessing your jewelry, consider how all of these factors combined may impact the value of your unique pieces.

| Brand

There are certain luxury brands that tend to hold their value better on the second-hand market. Some fine jewelry brands that tend to fetch a higher resale price include Cartier, Chanel, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels. For example, a solitaire diamond engagement ring from Tiffany & Co. will generally have a higher resale price than an unsigned solitaire diamond engagement ring with the same qualities.

| Market Value

Whether a piece of jewelry is from a well-known brand or is unsigned, it’s salability in the current market has an enormous impact on its resale price. Simply put, if an item is currently considered more desirable in the eyes of consumers (due to its design, materials, or brand), it will have a higher resale value.

| Raw materials

An item’s raw materials will always impact its resale value. An appraiser will assess a piece’s precious metals and gemstones (including assessing the carat weight and qualities of the gemstones) while determining their buying offer. The quality and carat weight of the stones in gemstone and diamond jewelry can dramatically affect a piece’s value.

| Condition

If a piece of jewelry has been well cared for and is in good or excellent condition, this has a positive impact on its resale value. On the other hand, if a piece of jewelry is in poor condition and may require repairs, this has a negative impact on its resale value. For example, if you have a piece of gold jewelry, like a gold and diamond ring, that is covered in scratches or has structural damage, it will fetch a lower price than that same piece would if it were in pristine condition.

| Documents

Designer jewelry comes with a box and papers from the designer brand. Collectors often consider a designer piece’s box and papers valuable, so having these items can increase the price you get for your pre-owned jewelry. This is especially true for luxury watches. Generally, a luxury watch that comes with its original box and papers will sell for a much higher price than it would without its box and papers.

When selling diamonds, whether they are loose or mounted into jewelry, it is helpful to have a diamond lab certification. Other documentation to have that will aid in an accurate evaluation resulting in a better offer includes receipts, and a past appraisal. While none of this information is required, it is encouraged to be brought if available.

“Do you purchase lab grown diamonds?”

No, we do not purchase lab grown diamonds at this point in time.

“Any other advice?”

Knowing where to sell your jewelry is just as important as knowing where to buy it. We offer the same detailed information for your jewelry as you would expect while buying it in a fine retail luxury environment. We guarantee the best prices paid for your jewelry.

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D. Atlas Estates… Diamond buyers in Philadelphia.  We buy diamonds from customers in Chester County • Delaware • Lancaster County • Lehigh Valley • Montgomery County • New Jersey

D. Atlas Estates buys diamonds and estate jewelry from our clients in The Main Line, PA including:
Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Haverford, Merion, Narberth, Penn Valley, Radnor, Rosemont, St. Davids, Strafford, Villanova, Wayne and Wynnewood.