Information Needed For Your Free, Instant Quote
To obtain an instant quote, you need the basic information any jeweler should provide you when you purchase a piece of fine jewelry or the description used to insure that piece of jewelry. The information you must enter is divided into 3 different forms: setting, large diamonds, and small diamonds.
|Setting - Metal||Metal||White or yellow gold in 10, 14, 18, or 22 karats, Platinum, Palladium, or Silver|
|Weight||Weight of the entire piece of jewelry|
|Unit||Unit of the weight in grams, pennyweight, ounces, or pounds|
|Large Diamonds - 0.40 carat and above||Shape||10 most common shapes – round brilliant, princess, asscher, marquise, radiant, oval, pear, emerald, cushion, or heart|
|Size||Weight of the diamond in carats ranging from 0.40 to 10.25 carat|
|Color||The color of the diamond following the GIA scale from D (colorless) to N (noticeably yellow tint)|
|Clarity||The amount of inclusions in the diamond ranging from FL (flawless) to I3 again following the GIA and EGLUSA scales|
|Independent Lab Grading||Whether the diamond is certified by an gemological laboratory not associated with a retailer. This question is a yes or no.|
|Which Grading Lab||If the diamond is graded by an outside lab, which one? The model can account for the 5 most popular including GIA, EGLUSA, AGS, HRD, and IGI. If your diamond is graded by another lab, select other.|
|Cut||How well the diamond is cut is one of the most important factors in determining value. The range is excellent to very good to good to fair. For round diamonds, cut is listed on the grading report. For all other diamonds, use the symmetry.|
|Fluorescence||Although most buyers do not see fluorescence, my models show it affects price. Select one following the GIA scale of none, faint, medium, strong, or very strong.|
|Small Diamonds - below 0.40 carat||Quantity||The total number of small diamonds in the particular piece that have the same shape, size, and color|
|Total Weight||Weight of all the diamonds TOGETHER in carats|
|Shape||Either Round or Fancy. Any diamond that is not round is considered a fancy|
|Quality||Grouped in 3 different categories based mostly on color and clarity|
Specific Notes To Help You
Due to security and privacy concerns, you will only see the quote one time. If you wish to revisit it, please contact me or reenter your information.
If you have multiple pieces of jewelry, there is an option below the main piece to “Get A Quote On Another Item”. If an item has more than one large diamond, metal, or multiple types of small diamonds, you can select “Add Another”. This option will give you a bid on all those that you entered.
You must enter at least your name and Email into the form. Please enter more information than that. I will contact you to make sure you understand the quote, see if you are interested in selling the piece, and/or answer additional questions. You information will not be sold to any third parties.
Each line will need to be fully completed in order for you to get a quote. If you are missing information, you have two options. You can guess. For example, if you have a ring with small diamonds but do not know the quality, guess “H to J, SI clarity”. Second, omit the information entirely (as in do not complete the line) and know your quote will not include the value of that particular aspect.
You can weigh your piece of jewelry on any kitchen or household scale to get an approximate weight.
Fine jewelry is stamped with the metal. You can use a magnifying glass to read the stamp. In some cases, the stamp does wear off in which case we will have to do an acid test to verify the metal.
Large Diamond Information
Quotes on large diamonds are given as a most likely range – Fine, Good, and Best. The best quality diamonds are GIA certified, do not have fluorescence, and are "very good" cut grade. These diamonds have flaws that are well-placed, are not chipped or broken, etc. Diamonds that are excellent cut could receive MORE than the quoted price. Most diamonds are in the good category. They are beautiful but are not graded by an independent lab or have some attributes that are less desirable. Fine diamonds sparkle well but have certain attributes that discount them to a trained eye. There are diamonds which are out of the quoted range mostly because they have significant chips or flaws.