Diamonds are forever, but that doesn’t mean you need to hold onto them for a lifetime. If you are looking to sell diamond jewelry or loose diamonds, Precious Elements is here to offer you the cash you need fast. We guarantee optimum prices for all diamond sizes, quantities, cuts, and colors.
Contact us today to begin your free, no-obligation diamond valuation and find out how much your diamond is worth. Once we evaluate and confirm the quality of your diamond jewelry or loose diamonds, we will pay you the same day via your preferred payment method. No games, no gimmicks, no delays—just top dollar for your diamonds, fast.
If you live in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, Maricopa, Tucson, Casa Grande, Payson, Prescott, Flagstaff, Cave Creek, or Sun City AZ, feel free to come visit our Arizona location in person!
Regardless of the specifics of your diamonds, we will purchase them at a price that is fair and accurate based on its conditions and features. From diamond rings and pendants to loose diamonds, Precious Elements buys all types of diamonds so you can turn whatever you have into cash.
Diamonds are valuable, but the exact worth of your diamond depends on a number of different factors. Each diamond is unique, and each has its own specific qualities that establish its value.
At Precious Elements, our team of experienced buyers are well trained on how to properly appraise diamond rings, jewelry, and more. Our valuation and appraisal process allows us to analyze your item and ensure that it is authentic, along with identifying the particular features that impact the final value and cash price we will offer for your diamonds.
The main characteristics we look at to determine how much your diamond is worth are carat, color, clarity, and cut (also known as the “4Cs” in the diamond buying and selling industry).
Whereas "karat" is used to measure the purity of a precious metal such as gold or silver, "carat" is a measurement of how much a diamond weighs. One carat equals 0.200 grams, or 200 milligrams, and is subdivided into 100 "points" (you may hear some diamond buyers or sellers refer to diamond weight by points instead of carats). So, a 1.00 carat/100-point diamond weighs 200 milligrams, a 2.00 carat/200-point diamond weighs 400 milligrams, and so forth.
Diamond carat weights are measured using highly accurate and calibrated digital scales. Because larger diamonds are more valuable and rarer, higher carat weight usually means a higher price. However, two diamonds of equal carat weight can receive different cash offers depending on other factors.
Aesthetic appearance is an important consideration for valuating diamonds. One factor that impacts the appearance is its color. Diamonds come in a variety of colors, but in white diamonds (the most commonly bought and sold) quality is determined by the lack of color.
The purest and most structurally perfect diamonds have no discernible hue, like a drop of pure water. The color-grading scale ranges from D (colorless) through Z (light color). Fancy colored diamonds, such as pink, blue, and yellow, are graded on a separate color scale.
Among white diamonds, there are five groupings:
Compared to white diamonds, fancy colored diamonds with medium to dark tones and moderate saturations are extremely rare. No matter what color diamond you are selling, subtle color distinctions (some even invisible to the untrained eye) can make a big difference in diamond quality and price. Precious Elements knows how to provide an accurate appraisal that considers the impact even very slight color differences can have on the value of your diamond. Be aware, fluorescence can affect a diamond’s value in ways you may not realize.
The other primary aesthetic factor is diamond clarity, which refers to the absence of blemishes (external characteristics) and inclusions (internal characteristics). Although no diamond is perfectly pure, the closer it comes to being “flawless,” the better its clarity and the more valuable it is.
Diamond buyers use 10x magnification to observe internal and external characteristics; the more blemishes and inclusions that are observed under 10x magnification, the lower the clarity grade. The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale (the industry-standard for assessing clarity) has 6 categories for a total of 11 specific grades:
Subtle differences in clarity can have a big impact on a diamond’s price, which is why Precious Elements uses state-of-the-art magnification technology to guarantee an accurate clarity appraisal so you can be confident that you are getting top dollar for your valuables.
Have you ever wondered why diamonds sparkle? The answer lies in precise artistry and workmanship that determines how it interacts with light. There are many factors that influence how a diamond creates desirable visual effects, including depth, crown height, pavilion angle, crown angle, girdle thickness, and even the quality of polish on the diamond.
Diamond cuts are graded between Excellent and Poor based on these facets, as well as by studying the visual effects created by the diamond including white light reflected (brightness), the scattering of white light into different colors (fire), and the amount and pattern of sparkle it produces (scintillation).
It is important to note that diamond “cut” is different than diamond “shape.” The shape of a diamond describes its outline or figure, while cut refers to a diamond’s symmetry, dimensions, and reflective qualities. Although cut is more important in determining a diamond’s price, its shape may also impact value. The main diamond shapes are:
With so many "cash for diamond" websites and competitors offering to buy diamonds, how do you know which in-person or online diamond buyer you can trust to provide you with fair market price to sell diamond rings, jewelry, or loose diamonds? Selling diamonds should not be difficult or time-consuming, and you should feel confident that you are getting the most cash for your diamonds. Fortunately, that is why Precious Elements exists: to simplify the diamond selling process and make sure you get every penny your diamond is worth.
There are three very important reasons why Precious Elements is able to pay more for diamonds than anyone else:
As a family-run business, we believe in treating every customer with absolute respect, honesty, and integrity, which means we will not offer you a penny less than your diamond is absolutely worth. We don’t believe in “ill-got” gains by taking advantage of customers or paying them less than their diamonds are worth. Those are just good old-fashioned family values, and they are what makes Precious Elements different than other diamond buyers.
At Precious Elements, we refurbish and resale diamond jewelry and loose diamonds ourselves, so we are able to offer top dollar because we don’t incur any additional costs to reclaim our investment. This is also why Precious Elements does not charge administrative fees, appraisal fees, or any other hidden charges.
As outlined above, there are four primary factors used to determine a diamond’s value (the 4Cs), but within each area there are subtle differences that can have a big impact on a diamond’s worth. By selling to less experienced diamond buyers, you run the risk of selling yourself short if the appraiser mistakenly classifies your item as VS1 diamond rather than a VVS2 diamond, for example, or as a as K-colored diamond instead of a I-colored diamond. Our team of experienced diamond experts are well trained to make accurate valuations, so you can have confidence that you are getting absolute fair market price for your diamond, nothing less.
If you are looking for a Diamond buyer you can trust—and want to receive the highest payout for your engagement sets, earrings, bracelets, and more — consider selling to Precious Elements.
The first step to selling your diamond is to start a conversation. Contact Precious Elements online or give us a call to speak with one of our diamond experts. We will also ask you to provide photos to help us provide an estimated valuation. If you live in Arizona, you can bring your diamond ring, necklace, pendant, or loos diamonds to one of our locations in Phoenix or Chandler for an in-person estimate and cash offer.
The next step is to send us your diamond so we can make a final decision on the worth of your item. After we perform a hands-on inspection and evaluation, we will research the market rate on the specifications of your diamond and offer you fair market price for your item.
If you accept the offer, you will get paid the same day via your preferred payment method. If you are not satisfied for any reasons, we will send back your diamond free of charge. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction, and that means no games or gimmicks when it comes to selling diamonds for cash.
There is no risk or obligation to receive a free diamond valuation from Precious Elements. If you have any questions or would like to request a free estimate, chat with us online, give us a call, or visit us for an in-person valuation. No more wasting time on confusing or complicated process to sell your diamonds and jewelry online; Contact Precious Elements and turn your diamonds into cash today!
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