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Jordan Isaacs

Columbia, MO

As the National Director of Funding at Diamond Banc’s corporate office, Jordan Isaacs prioritizes providing top-notch client experiences during the assessment of their items for immediate sale or loan services. With excellent communication skills and a talent for prompt and informative follow-up, Jordan’s expertise enables him to offer the highest values, the most competitive rates in the industry, personalized financing options, & exceptional service to each and every client. To start working with Jordan, give us a call or fill out our online submission form.


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Complete our simple online submission form & tell us about your item. Our team of experts will contact you with an initial quote.

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We provide you with a fully insured shipping label to send your items to our headquarters for final evaluation. Or, visit a Diamond Banc office near you to complete your transaction in person.


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If you accept our offer, we will issue payment immediately via check or wire transfer.


How does it work?

There are two ways you can sell your diamond to Diamond Banc:

  1. Fill out our online submission form above & receive a quote within 24 hours from one of our expert diamond buyers. Our team will provide you with a fully-insured shipping label to mail your diamond to our headquarters. From the moment your diamond arrives at our headquarters, it remains on continuous video surveillance until the package is opened and your items are verified. If you accept our offer, payment will be issued immediately via wire transfer. If you elect not to accept our offer, your diamond is expedited back to you with a fully-insured shipping label.
  2. Visit a Diamond Banc office near you. If you are looking to receive an immediate offer & same-day funding, we encourage you to visit one of our offices nationwide. Schedule an appointment at a Diamond Banc location near you, have your jewelry evaluated on the spot, and get paid immediately. Typically, this process takes less than 40 minutes.

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Is my diamond secure while in transit?

Yes. Your items are fully insured for their full replacement value while in transit and while in our possession. We provide you with a fully insured shipping label to send your diamond to our headquarters. Our shipping and logistics team tracks your package every step of the way. From the moment your diamond arrives at our headquarters, it remains on continuous video surveillance until the package is opened and your items are verified.

Do you purchase diamonds without a certification?

Yes. We purchase natural diamonds with and without a diamond certification.

Why should I sell my diamond to Diamond Banc?

Clients love working with Diamond Banc based on the transparency and guidance that we deliver.

We show you wholesale comparable diamonds to yours, what dealers are asking for them, and what dealers are selling them for and we show you this on the largest dealer-to-dealer trading platform in the world. We explain why we’re making the offer that we’re making, and allow you to understand that you’re truly getting the most they can for your diamond.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure you feel confident in your decision to sell your diamond by providing you with the transparent diamond education you deserve.

How do I get paid?

Once you accept our purchase offer, we issue payment via check or wire transfer immediately.

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What Clients Are Saying

Wayne Burdette ★★★★★ Excellent and easy to deal with and gave me the best price for the Rolex. Kept me informed and would certainly do business with them again.Joshua Farris ★★★★★ Easy experience, very knowledgeable came through in my time of needElisabeth Goth ★★★★★ This company is amazing in many ways-informative, extremely timely, probably the most courteous business ever- a wonderful company!!russell carter ★★★★★ The staff is extremely professional and was patient in answering all my questions. They really make the process seamless. I will definitely be recommending others who may be considering this method of borrowing.Isiah Ignacio ★★★★★ Great communication and transparency with the team. Thank you so much for your help! Will definitely come back and use this service. Trustworthy and quick operations!horace boatner jr ★★★★★ Excellent very professional service. Absolutely the best. Have had several transactions with this company and all have been very smooth and easy. Highly recommended‼️Tim Grossman ★★★★★ Wow, you can not ask for a smoother transition then Diamond Banc!Within four days, I presented my watch and received a very respectable offer and received my funds wired in less than two hours.They gave a true offer compared to companies giving an offer $2k to $3k less than market. The top four companies paying for a high online presence are taking advantage on people who are just desperate on unloading their watch. It’s sad to see this scam.Thanks again!TimKaren Bautista ★★★★★ Jacob was excellent and efficient. They made the transaction work for me. The process is quick and transparent and he went out of his way to help us. Thank you!Shannon Sullivan ★★★★★ They are the best. Easy to work with and very supportive. They have rarned a very loyal customer!Travis Scott ★★★★★ Very easy transaction, would recommend to a friend or family memberAlexis Pabon-Galiano ★★★★★ Diamond Banc is by far the best, stay away from pawn shop and ask specifically for Jordan he is trustworthy and honest about prices. Got my deposit in less than 4 hours wired down to my account fast simple and hassle free. Will be doing business with Diamond Banc again. Five Star rating all the way ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ❤️💵💰Justin Buddemeyer ★★★★★ Ashley Mosby ★★★★★ Great communication and customer service. Simple, quick process. I will return for any additional future needs.Gina E ★★★★★ Very easy to work with. Jordan walked me through all the steps and explained everything in detail. Very professional and friendly.Dawn Auld ★★★★★ Repeat customer and additional transaction was just as smooth and pleasant as the first!Craig Matteocci ★★★★★ Great experience. Jordan handled everything and made sure to always keep me updated and informed. My Rolex was sent out on a Monday and I received my money Tuesday afternoon. I highly recommend their service.Steve Randolph ★★★★★ Jenni Volker ★★★★★ They are so great to work with and they do everything pretty quick I’m impressedChasmin Jewls ★★★★★ Very Satisfied Customer. Jordan was super attentive, trustworthy and honest about my transaction and I’m just happy everything worked out in my favor. My item was shipped 4/18 and I received my wire transfer on 4/19 b4 6pm. If your feeling indecisive about moving forward with Diamond Banc I’m here to tell you your in great hands. They have the highest payouts with complete reassurance. I definitely will be doing business with them again.Chandler Baxley ★★★★★ Great company and amazing customer service!! Highly recommend!R R Fletcher ★★★★★ An incredibly authentic and professional service. A representative was there the answer questions at every stage and I would not hesitate to use or recommend them.Candice Melissa K ★★★★★ Amazing Service!!! Jordan is seriously the best. I contacted them about selling a diamond ring. Jordan responded almost immediately. I was very nervous about shipping my ring to them. He explained everything from start to finish. He sent me a video of the facility and everything happened exactly as he said it would. They wired the funds in just a few hours and gave me exactly what was quoted to me before I shipped the ring to them. Jordan was available anytime I had a question or needed anything at all. If you’re looking for a place to sell or get a loan for your jewelry this IS the place to come. Ask for Jordan you will be very happy you did!!! Thanks again Jordan for such amazing customer service and helping me out so much!!!!Jeff Hervey ★★★★★ I was extremely excited about the opportunity to work with you and had a great experience thanks Jordan for everythingbstroope1000 ★★★★★ Fair, honest, and professional throughout the entire processEugene Clark ★★★★★ Jordan and Justin were great in the quick process!Juan Soto ★★★★★ It was a pleasure doing business with you and will recommend people to you . Thank you and god bless .Dr. Jillian Bumpus ★★★★★ An easy experience that helped me out in a pinch. I felt like my jewelry was secure and safe. Jordan explained everything in detail and everything he said happened as explained. I would use them again in a heartbeat!Michelle Inabnit ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful experience! Friendly communicated the whole time great to work with!LaTia Hall ★★★★★ OMG my experience has been nothing but Fantabulous. Diamond Banc staff are there at every step. Jordan is officially my brother from the same father. I would recommend them to everyone who needs a helping hand.Ebon B ★★★★★ Jordan was extremely helpful and quick to accommodate our needs and exceeded our expectations. Great experience and we will definitely share Diamond Banc within our network.Micky Reese ★★★★★ What a pleasure it is to deal with a top notch company . Jordan did everything he said they would do and kept in touch throughout the process. I highly recommend Jordan and Diamond Banc.Susie Witte ★★★★★ The funds came quickly and the process was easy to complete!Jonathan Noack ★★★★★ Was initially hesitant to “send off” my sentimental precious metals to an organization I found on the internet. However, Diamond Banc has been nothing but professional. Top-notch communication at every juncture; every step was clearly explained, every question I had was answered immediately, there was always someone available to talk and, when weather delayed the ‘overnight’ shipment, Diamond Banc kept me updated on the issues and progress.Diamond Banc excels and other companies could learn from their example.UPDATE: I found myself in a position to pay off my initial loan, but needed the funds in the near future. After paying off my loan Diamond Banc stored my collateral, free of charge, and scheduled a new loan signing, just before I would need the funds to A) ensure I received the wire transfer in time and B) to maximize the amount of time I was not paying interest on the loan.Everyone at Diamond Banc is professional, articulate, quick to respond to any questions I have and works to understand my needs and minimize my interest payments.A+++++ business! It’s been a pleasure working with themAngela Howard ★★★★★ The Diamond Banc company is legit!I contacted the company to sell my diamond ring and talked with Jordan.Jordan has excellent customer service skills! He was so easy to talk to about my concerns and he answered all my questions regarding the process of selling my diamond ring. Once I decided to sell my ring, he emailed me the overnight label for shipping and explained the shipping guidelines. He even provided insurance on my ring while it shipped. The next day Jordan contacted me and let me know that he received my ring. Also, he provided a great offer for my diamond ring! Amazingly, the wire deposit of funds hit my account on the same day he received my diamond ring.Boy, I am so impressed with Jordan and his services!Thank you, Jordan 😊Austin Gilbert ★★★★★ I like to thank Mr. Jordan Isaacs, as my representative for Diamond Banc. Mr. Isaacs was very easy, thorough, diligent, and great to work with in terms of structuring the best loan that served my needs, and offering the best market value for my items/collateral.Honestly, I did my “due diligence” (shopped around), and Diamond Banc truly lived up to their promotions as being the most competitive lenders in their industry. I sent my items off via overnight express, and within the next business day my funds were wired into my bank account. Again, very easy, convenient, and very competitive. Thanks Diamond Banc.Luis Marquez ★★★★★ This business deserves a five star rating! This is the most honest and credible jewelry buying companies on the internet. They received my items and paid me immediately too dollar. Will definitely do business again!Austin Films ★★★★★ Working with Diamond Banc was simple and straightforward. Everyone was extremely helpful and professional and I would gladly recommend them to anyone considering a collateralizing there luxury items.John Mondello ★★★★★ This was an amazing experience with a very professional company. They helped me navigate a long range situation with no hiccups. Their instructions were right on and easy to understand. The money was in my account less than 2 hours after I submitted the signed paperwork. From the time I first contacted them on a Sunday, until the money was in my account was less than 48 hours. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company.Super Man ★★★★★ Great service the whole staff is amazing and easy to work with efficient and transparentDominic DiGeronimo ★★★★★ Terri ★★★★★ Very happy with the speed, the communication and the personal service!Abeer Khan ★★★★★ Jordan was the most professional and polite person I have had to deal with in a long time. He explained everything thoroughly and answered all the questions. The process was shooed quick and easy.Clint Mish ★★★★★ Working with Kyle was an excellent experience! very professional and laid back with no pressure at all. Quick, easy, smooth transaction. Will work with Kyle again!Lee Tupper ★★★★★ Had a very pleasant and smooth experience with Jordan and Justin. Thanks for helping me.dean codner ★★★★★ I appreciate the ease of transacting with Diamond Banc. Jordan explained things thoroughly and give you step by step guidance through the entire process. I highly appreciate and recommend.Steve Schulz ★★★★★ Our experience with Diamond Banc was very positive. The process was as secure as possible, the information was timely and accurate, pricing was fair based upon wholesale market factors, and it was executed smoothly. We would happily do business with them again.Mary Meucci-Pizzino ★★★★★ The whole process was very scary for me, every time I called he was very reassuring and even offered a FaceTime and a tour of the faculty. It turned out to be ok and it’s a great feeling to trust people in todays world.nate funderburke ★★★★★ This was a great experience and everything went will I will definitely refer them to my friends and family thanks againM H ★★★★★ Transaction was smooth. Jordan is very easy to work with and updated me every step of the way.Brandi Bryant ★★★★★ Justin was very professional and the transaction was quick and secured. Thanks again for the loan.Chelsea C ★★★★★ I got to work with Jason over at Diamond Banc. Communication was great , he took the time to explain everything throughly. Overall, I had a nice experience!Richard Whiteside ★★★★★ These guys were great and fast they made me feel very good that my rings woukd be safely insured and storedI recommend these guys 100 percentJeffrey Castellonas ★★★★★ The entire crew @ Diamond are stand up guys…I was very nervous about sending them my pride a joy Rolex for a loan.But the guys put my mind at ease, I would deal with them again in a New York second..JefferyAmy Harris ★★★★★ Diamondbanc went above and beyond, not only with easing my mind on the process, but with my crazy work schedule they worked with me on my time frame. If ever needed I will be using them again.Alex A ★★★★★ Jordan Isaac over at Diamond Banc is a man of integrity and transparency. This was my first experience selling a high end rolex via mail. Jordan made the transaction easy and fast. This company get AAA in my book. I hghly recommend them.Whitney Beckwith ★★★★★ Great customer service. Would highly recommend their services.Rachel W ★★★★★ Quick and easy transaction. They offered me the most of anyone I reached out to!Cullen Jenkins ★★★★★ I have personally had great experiences working with the team at Diamond Banc. They were recommended to me and I was skeptical at first, especially when it came to shipping, but I’m very happy that I chose them.Karen Treadup ★★★★★ My experience with Diamond Banc was “flawless.” The process was completed and I received my funds in 24 hours. I appreciate being able to use jewelry as collateral. There’s a lot of sentimental value involved and borrowing means I’ll get my ring back. Thank you to Kyle and Justin!Wayne Vines ★★★★★ Fast! Easy! Service the way it should. The team was in constant and informative contact throughout. Jordan knows his stuff. I would definitely use them again for sure.TheTrueAMG ★★★★★ Amazing to work with. Jordan reached out as soon as I applied and even helped me with everything over the weekend! Explained everything in depth and was in constant communication the whole time. From start to finish It took like 2 days. Highly recommend, everyone involved was quick to respond and super helpful + friendly!Dwight Sellars ★★★★★ I guess the fitting word would be Flawless. As we all are, I was very skeptical of making any kind of deal of this amount on line.I connected with Jordan there at Diamond Banc and very quickly I had a good sense of trust. Everything they did, the quote, shipping details to wiring me the money was spot on. I highly recommend these guys your business for a loan or outright sale. FYI, I do not work for Diamond Banc nor do I receive anything for my indorsement. Just nice and refreshing to have a company do exactly what they say.Thanks JordanDwight SellarsPeter Ross ★★★★★ Great guys ,easy fast transaction, fully recommend. Peter , Dallas Texas .Kermit Rosenberg ★★★★★ Knowledgeable, efficient, and thoroughly professional.MD Serve ★★★★★ I have been doing business with Diamond Banc for the last few years. I have always been treated with the utmost respect as a valued customer and client they have always met my needs to the highest degree and when I’ve needed to borrow money against my jewelry I’ve always been offered based on based on current gold and diamond rates. I’ve always been happy with the offer to the extent that I have them in my phone as my uncles cuz I can always go to my Uncle for a fair loan.Raul Morales Sotomayor ★★★★★ It was a pleasure working with this grup I highly recommend this place the attention is magnificent and the way they treat you it’s like family they help you a lot to give you the best price thanks guysChantell Jones ★★★★★ Very easy process!Alejandro Gutierrez ★★★★★ easy process !! great loan for my bracelet ! step by step process and very secure and professional . reccomend anyone tht need a loan to talk to jordan !jimmy cruz ★★★★★ Rhea Jones ★★★★★ Very professional company. The process was super easy and fast!consuelo solis ★★★★★ So grateful for Diamond Banc found it just when I needed it funds are deposited fast and easy . Really process is so smooth and very reliable !!Thank you! Will be working with you again and recommending to everyone I know 🙂K. T. ★★★★★ Great service! Fast, friendly, and attentive.MM M ★★★★★ Fast and easy service and was funded the same day they received collateral. Jordan answered all my questions and stayed in contact thruout the process. Highly recommended!2023 2nd use update: as a business owner, Jordan has remained professional the multiple times I’ve used for short term funding needs. Cash wires are always received fast! Perfect for those that don’t need a traditional loan.Matthew Encinas ★★★★★ Outstanding experience and a very smooth process! Highly recommend working with them!laura Roldan ★★★★★ This company is amazing! I got to work with Kyle and Justin. Both were very prompt with responses and explained everything in full detail. I would highly recommend them to anyone and I know I will definitely be using them in the future. Thank you guys so much!Sophia Le ★★★★★ Very helpful. Fast and very professional. I highly recommend 10/10.Daphne McKee ★★★★★ I needed some money and I needed it fast… I checked with my local pawnshops, loan places, etc. and found this place online. I was skeptical but my fears soon subsided. My process was simple, thoroughly explained, and everything happened exactly like they said it would. I had detailed instructions on how to send my jewelry how to package it and what to expect. All I had to do was sign a contract via East sign, receive my certificate of insurance on my jewelry and go to Federal Express with my package print out the label that was sent to me and within 24 hours had the cash . The customer service was exceptional and I will continue to use this company for any future needs.Jessica Buddemeyer ★★★★★ Darren Buddemeyer ★★★★★ Jaimee Buddemeyer ★★★★★ Sherry Buddemeyer ★★★★★ It’s beautifulHoffman1911 87 ★★★★★ Noel Wickline Vermeer ★★★★★ Irene Kharzhevsky ★★★★★ Great serviceVery helpfullAshley Porter ★★★★★ Really easy and super fast, Justin was great!Daniel Hamman ★★★★★ Very understanding on how much my watch means to me. And very fast with caring service thank you Jorden you are the best mankourtneee thomas ★★★★★ Very easy process. Offer made from pictures I sent, once agreed immediately emailed a packing slip to ship off. Constant contact kept, keeping me informed of every step. Highly recommend.Ndaesha Osakwe ★★★★★ The process was very quick and easy! I received funds the same day my item was evaluated. The customer service was amazing and the team was very responsive.François Grenier ★★★★★ My sales experience with Kathleen at Diamond Banc was incredible in every way !!! I really appreciate her professionalism …my transact was a charm …I would do business with this company again without hesitation !!!!Heidi Herman ★★★★★ Great customer service and speedy process!Ed Brown ★★★★★ Fast and easy to work with and provide excellent appraisal value on luxury watch loansKirk Wan ★★★★★ With a great customer experience, I was able to get the loan amount I needed.Bruce Hotaling ★★★★★ Kathleen was so knowledgeable and helpful. I would recommend the Diamond Banc to anyone. Thank you so much! A great place to do business with.zachary mandler ★★★★★ andre whittier ★★★★★ Wonderful Experience I got a quote on my items and I flew down to Columbia Missouri and met with Kyle he’s awesome…….process was fast and easy he even walked me to the bank to cash my check to assure everything went through with no problem I highly recommend themDamian Dipaolo ★★★★★ Mike Schiff ★★★★★ Smooth transaction, efficient, trustworthy, highly recommendSteven Vaccaro ★★★★★ I was impressed by how easy this was. Thanks for the smooth transaction. I will definitely be back in the future.Navneet Agarwal ★★★★★ js_loader
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In some cases, a diamond isn’t forever. Whether you’re looking to sell jewelry that you inherited, upgrade your jewelry, let go of an engagement ring from a previous relationship, or seek the resale of diamond jewelry, there are countless reasons you might be looking to sell a diamond. Unfortunately, unlike most diamonds, clarity is not an attribute that the jewelry resale market is known for. There are countless factors to consider when you’re looking to sell your diamond.

Here, we are breaking down some of the most frequently asked questions and providing advice to make sure that you get the most for your diamond jewelry.

The factors that will determine the value of your diamond to a diamond buyer

Understanding the worth of a diamond can be confusing, particularly when considering the various factors involved in reselling your diamond to a buyer. Similar to any item, the current value of your diamond is determined by the classic supply and demand equation and how it applies to a diamond like yours in the current market. A diamond’s rarity indicates that diamonds with the same or similar attributes are currently not available in the market in large quantities, but rarity does not speak to demand. Demand is the more crucial factor in determining the current liquid value of your diamond. The term “demand” refers to the number of potential buyers in the market who are willing to pay for a diamond like yours.

Just because a diamond type is rare in quantity does not automatically mean it is in demand. In fact, it could mean the opposite. New diamonds cut from mined diamond rough are manufactured into the diamond shapes and sizes that the market demands the most at the time of production. While round brilliant diamonds have historically been in high demand from a shape perspective, other diamond shapes experience peaks and valleys in demand, much like clothing styles.

When selling diamonds to end consumers, the jewelry industry often portrays higher quality diamonds (i.e., those closer to colorless and flawless) as rarer and more valuable. The universal truth, however, is that higher-quality diamonds are simply less available than average-grade diamonds. What determines the salability of any type is the current consumer demand in relation to the supply available. If there are 200 diamonds like yours in the market and 250 buyers, the resale value of your diamond will be optimal. If there are 50 diamonds like yours for sale in the market, but only 20 active buyers, then the willing buyers are rarer than the diamond.

In the United States, most women want the biggest and prettiest diamond in the buyers’ budget, not necessarily the rarest. This means that diamonds with higher color and clarity grades (i.e., rarer) typically take longer to sell from both dealers’ and retailers’ inventory. The longer it takes to sell an item, the larger the profit margin sellers try to achieve to compensate for tying up their money for a longer period. This often results in a larger buy/sell difference on rarer diamonds than on average ones that are still of high quality and beauty.

How my diamond attributes affect its value to a diamond buyer:

Cut Grade: Cut refers to the proportions of a diamond – not the shape. Cut grades specifically refer to the angles and measurements of a diamond. When all of these factors are ideal, the diamond will reflect light more efficiently, thus resulting in more brilliance to the naked eye. In most cases, cut is man’s only contribution to the diamond’s beauty.

Not all diamonds can be equally evaluated by diamond buyers on the basis of their cut. The only shape of diamond that has universally agreed upon cutting standards is the round brilliant shape diamond. The GIA cut grades go from Excellent, to Very Good, to Good, to Fair, to Poor. Diamonds with a cut grade of Good or below are notably less valuable than diamonds with a better cut grade. The cut grade alone can affect a diamond’s value by 25% or more.

All other diamond shapes such as the oval, princess, radiant, etc, have preferred dimensions and length-to-width ratios. The precision of your diamond’s cut in relation to these industry benchmarks affects its value. Diamond cutters’ primary concern is maximizing the carat weight they can produce when cutting a rough diamond. This focus on carat weight yield often produces diamonds that do not fall within industry-preferred standards.

Shape: Many people assume that cut refers to the shape of a diamond, however, this is inaccurate. Cut refers to the proportions of a diamond while shape refers to the general makeup of the diamond. Although the shape is not part of the 4 Cs, it does have a strong influence on a diamond’s value. Simply put, diamond buyers may more aggressively for shapes that are currently in demand from consumers.
Since the liquid value of a diamond is based on current market demand set by diamond ring buyers, after carat weight, the diamond’s shape has the most influence on its value. As jewelry trends evolve, the market demand for particular shapes shifts with it. Consequently, this means that more classic styles tend to be worth the most on the secondary market. Round diamonds have the best value retention due to the consistent demand for this timeless style. In contrast, other shapes of the same size and quality may be worth considerably less due to current consumer preferences. Since demand for these shapes fluctuates, much like fashion, the market can be much less reliable. For example, princess-shaped diamonds have fallen out of favor, creating far more supply than demand. These rapidly changing shifts also mean that there can be some distinctive discrepancies between the diamond appraisal value and the actual worth of the diamond you’re trying to sell since many appraisals do not take shape into account.

Carat Weight: The carat weight of a diamond is the most crucial aspect of the 4 Cs in determining its value. It is also the most significant value-adding factor. As the term “Carat Weight” suggests, carats are measured in weight, not in overall surface area. This means that some diamonds can be deeper or shallower than others. As a result, diamonds with identical carat weights may appear larger or smaller.

A diamond’s shape, also known as its “make” in the diamond industry, plays a crucial role in its appearance and value. Some diamond shapes, such as pears and ovals, can look significantly larger than more shallow diamonds of the same weight. Similar to how two individuals who weigh the same can vary dramatically in size, diamonds can vary in dimensions despite having the same carat weight.

While carat weight significantly affects the value of a diamond for all diamond and jewelry buyers, it does not indicate the diamond’s quality. However, it does not affect the value proportionately. As bigger diamonds are rarer than smaller diamonds, an increase in size tends to exponentially increase a diamond’s value. If all other factors – cut, color, and clarity – are equal, a one-carat diamond is not twice the cost of a half-carat diamond. It is approximately four times as valuable. A general rule is that larger diamonds that are well-cut and have a nice make historically enjoy an active audience of buyers.

Cut Grade: The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions – not its shape. Cut grades specifically refer to the angles and measurements of a diamond. When all of these factors are ideal, the diamond will reflect light more efficiently, resulting in more brilliance to the naked eye. In most cases, cut is the only contribution made by humans to a diamond’s beauty.

A diamond’s shape can play an important role in the appearance of certain carat weights in terms of size. Some sizes, like pears and ovals, can look significantly larger than more shallow diamonds of equal weight. Similar to how two individuals who weigh the same can vary dramatically in size, diamonds can vary in dimensions despite having the same carat weight.

While carat weight does significantly affect the value of a diamond for all diamond jewelry buyers, it does not indicate a diamond’s quality. Nevertheless, it does not affect the value proportionately. Because bigger diamonds are rarer than smaller diamonds, an increase in size tends to exponentially increase a diamond’s value. If all other factors are equal – cut, color, and clarity – a one-carat diamond is not twice the cost of a half-carat diamond. It is approximately four times as valuable.

Shape: Many people assume that cut refers to the shape of a diamond, however, this is inaccurate. Cut refers to the proportions of a diamond while shape refers to the general makeup of the diamond. Although the shape is not part of the 4 Cs, it does have a strong influence on a diamond’s value.

Since the liquid value of a diamond is based on current market demand set by diamond ring buyers, after carat weight, the diamond’s shape has the most influence on its value. As jewelry trends evolve, the market demand for particular shapes shifts with it. Consequently, this means that more classic styles tend to be worth the most on the secondary market. Round diamonds have the best value retention due to the consistent demand for this timeless style. In contrast, other shapes of the same size and quality may be worth considerably less due to current consumer preferences. Since demand for these shapes fluctuates, much like fashion, the market can be much less reliable. For example, princess-shaped diamonds have fallen out of favor, creating far more supply than demand. These rapidly changing shifts also mean that there can be some distinctive discrepancies between the diamond appraisal value and the actual worth of the diamond you’re trying to sell since many appraisals do not take shape into account.

Color Grade: Traditionally, the ideal diamond is white, however, very few diamonds have a pure white hue. A diamond’s color refers to its natural warmth. This warmth can be seen in the color a diamond casts. Diamonds can range from colorless to intense warmth. A color scale reflects these two polarities, or if a diamond falls somewhere in between. Diamonds with a color grade of “L” or below trade at significantly larger discounts, as buyers as a whole, are less interested in diamonds that appear discolored.

It should be noted that fancy-colored diamonds can exist outside of the context of the white diamond. These diamonds are measured on color intensity scales outside of the traditional GIA color grade system. Typically, the more intense a fancy color is, like a canary yellow diamond, the higher its value on the secondary market.

Color Treatments: There are a number of manmade procedures that can be used to achieve the ideal white color or to intensify the vibrance of an already colorful diamond. Color treatments like HPHT (High-Pressure High Temperature), can improve a diamond’s color or transform its color from a low-color diamond to a more desirable color, such as blue, green, or yellow.

Color treatments do not improve the rarity of your diamond. Consequently, they have a notable negative effect on the secondary value of your diamond. Many diamond buyers will decline to even make an offer on diamonds that have been color-treated. However, if you have a color-treated diamond over 1ct in weight, Diamond Banc is happy to evaluate it to potentially purchase it!

Clarity: A clarity grade categorizes the amount and type of internal characteristics found within a diamond. As a diamond forms, foreign elements may build up within its structure. These elements, called inclusions, form something like a birthmark for diamonds and will appear as dark specs within a gemstone.

GIA Laboratory

All Other Laboratories

Non-profit, undisputed industry leader in diamond evaluation.

For-profit, with evaluations often open for debate and question.

Gives the most conservative and accurate grades.

Liberal evaluations that benefit the initial seller (retailer).

Industry leading technology and practices to ensure accurate grading and assessment.

Competency, accuracy, and evaluation metrics wildly vary.

Undisputed industry golden standard.

Diamonds have inflated retail values due to generous/liberal grading.

Clarity grades range from “Flawless” to “I3” for included. Diamonds with clarity grades of SI1 to I1 are generally the most commercially desirable. The inclusions in these clarity grades are typically subtle enough that they cannot be noticed by the naked eye. However, since they are less than “perfect”, it will also lower the price of a diamond so a potential buyer can spend more money for the carat weight. Diamonds with high clarity grades, such as VVS2 and Flawless, often sell for a greater discount in relation to their original purchase price when being sold back to a diamond dealer for immediate payment, compared to sellers in the SI1 to I1 range, it can be more challenging for a diamond buyer to resell “perfect” or near-perfect diamonds since high-clarity diamonds tend to have a lower market demand than slightly less perfect diamonds. The demand for flawless diamonds is lower than other alternatives within the market, it can be more complicated to sell flawless or near-flawless diamonds for an attractive price.

The best way to ensure maximum return on high-quality diamonds is to deploy a longer selling horizon and sell them on consignment. This approach allows the consigner to find the end consumer who will appreciate and pay a premium for your diamond. Diamond Banc offers an effective consignment program that produces industry-leading proceeds for our clients when they wish to sell a large and rare diamond. We are even happy to provide a portion of the anticipated sale proceeds interest-free during the selling period. Learn more about the different options Diamond Banc offers clients to maximize the value of their important diamonds here.

Are there Lab Grown Diamonds Buyers?

NO. Most diamond buyers who purchase diamonds from the public typically do not buy lab-grown diamonds. Like most new technologies, the cost to produce lab-grown diamonds has fallen dramatically over time, while the quality and speed of production increases at a rapid rate. Think about the cost reductions and viability of smartphones and flat-screen TVs over time. The quantity available and usage explode while the cost of the items becomes cheaper and cheaper. The same principles hold true for lab-grown diamonds.

It’s hard to wrap your mind around the fact that lab-grown diamonds possess no rarity, which is the exact opposite of natural diamonds. With natural diamonds, the larger the diamond, the rarer and more valuable it becomes. With lab-grown diamonds, production has been improving so much that the cost difference to produce a 3-carat lab-grown diamond or a 1-carat lab-grown diamond is not material. There is no rarity involved. These factors are the reason why lab-grown diamonds have been steadily decreasing in price since they hit the marketplace. That means people are paying a lot less for a 2-carat lab-grown diamond at a retail jeweler today than they did for that same item a few years ago. This trend also means that the wholesale cost of lab-grown diamonds keeps dropping fast. Diamond buyers can already buy lab-grown diamonds for very little wholesale. Additionally, the lab-grown diamond they buy from you today will most likely be worth less in the short order, hence the reason diamond buyers generally do not buy lab-grown diamonds from the public.

Clarity Treatments: There are numerous treatments that people can apply to diamonds to improve their visual appearance, including fracture filling and laser drilling. Much like color enhancements, these treatments have a detrimental effect on the recycled diamond market value. Many diamond buyers will not buy enhanced diamonds of any type regardless of their carat weight or grades. Diamond Banc is always happy to assess treated diamonds to potentially provide a purchase offer.

Fluorescence: A diamond may be exposed to ultraviolet light during its formation. This can cause the diamond to emit visible light called fluorescence. This phenomenon is natural. In most diamonds, fluorescence is presented as blue light emission, although other colors of fluorescence exist. Many diamonds exhibit no fluorescence at all. When the GIA grades fluorescence in a diamond, the graders specifically focus on the intensity of detectable fluorescence.

Fluorescence rarely has a negative effect on a diamond’s beauty but can have a significant negative effect on its value. Generally, fluorescence begins to negatively affect a diamond’s value if the diamond has an “I” color grade or higher. As color and clarity improve, typically above an I in color and SI2 in clarity, the fluorescence has a more pronounced negative effect on a diamond’s value. The more notable the presence and strength of fluorescence in G color+ and VS2 clarity+ diamonds, the greater it reduces the value of these diamonds in relation to similar diamonds that exhibit no fluorescence. In colorless and flawless diamonds, the presence of strong fluorescence can reduce the diamond’s value by half.

Although the Carat Weight, cut grade, color, and clarity all have a profound effect on the value of a diamond on the secondary market there are other aspects to consider when you’re looking at an offer. Specifically that your appraisal value may not accurately reflect a diamond’s value.

The quality and accuracy of appraisals vary greatly depending on where you obtained the appraisal. This means that appraisal values are often inflated. From a comprehensive level, the retail appraisal value generally reflects the price it would cost your insurance company to replace your jewelry with a comparable new item. These figures are often higher than what a person actually paid.

Retail appraisals also heavily factor in the labor costs of producing and selling, the piece as well as the expense of retail markups. They are generally produced for insurance reasons and in most cases are at least 100% higher than wholesale values.

Liquid values represent your piece’s current pre-owned condition when you’re looking to sell a diamond. These values reflect what a diamond expert is willing to pay immediately for your jewelry. These values are based on the demand for this item on the secondary market and the actual value of the materials used. In most cases, original labor costs and retail markup are not factored into a liquid value appraisal. These values vary greatly depending on the accuracy of the evaluation, the financial position of the prospective buyer, their area of expertise, and the distribution channels they have access to.

When you’re looking to sell a diamond, it’s often natural to consider the value of a ring’s setting, in addition to the diamond itself. However, most people want the experience of selecting or designing their own engagement ring. This means that there’s not much demand for a used engagement ring setting. Many people presume that because an engagement ring setting is being sold, the relationship the item represents has ended. This also has led to a decreased demand within the market.

Consequently, this means that your setting’s values will largely come from the materials that were used in its construction.  Like other luxury items, the majority of your setting’s initial cost reflected the time, labor, design, and retail markup associated with the formation of this ring. Much like how a wedding dress often costs thousands of dollars, yet it only contains a few hundred dollars worth of silk and other materials, the materials used to create the ring make up a small portion of the initial amount paid for the ring.

Most diamond buyers purchase settings for the value of the materials used to create them.

The precious metals and diamonds contained within an engagement ring setting will most likely be disassembled and the materials sold separately.

In the rare instance where a setting is sold “as is” to consumers, retailers often must drastically discount the used setting. Most ring settings are made of small diamonds which are less rare because they’re exponentially more plentiful and therefore less valuable. This means that even if your ring stays identical to the way it was when you purchased it, the value of the style will still decrease decidedly.

What’s The Difference Between A GIA Certified Diamond And Another Lab’s Certification?

The GIA is the gold standard when it comes to evaluating what a diamond is worth. This lab is trusted by industry experts to provide a clear, accurate, and unbiased analysis of a diamond. Unlike other laboratories which can often be biased, the presence of a GIA certificate can add thousands of dollars to the value of a diamond. Here is a breakdown of the difference between the GIA labs and other diamond laboratories

National Diamond Buyers Online Or In Person

When you’re looking to sell a diamond, a qualified, trustworthy buyer can mean the difference between a high offer and a positive experience or a misguided exchange. A good buyer will take every aspect of the diamond into consideration to make sure you receive the most when selling your diamond.

Diamond Banc is a national expert diamond buyer with offices throughout the United States. We take every value-adding factor into consideration to pay premium market prices for consumers’ diamonds. We offer immediate funding, fast and transparent communication, and provide a zero-pressure process. We even encourage our sellers to shop around for themselves. Our offers never expire, so we’ll honor any official offer we’ve provided after you’ve had the opportunity to look at other diamond buyers.

Our diamond buyers prioritize simplicity and transparency. These traits are especially significant due to the often opaque nature of the diamond industry. We will show you diamonds comparable to yours for sale on the largest dealer-to-dealer diamond trading platform and explain how we derive our purchase offer. Not only will we pay you for your primary diamond but also for the setting and accent diamonds. So instead of scouring the internet and searching “the best diamond ring buyers near me,” choose Diamond Banc.

We believe that honesty and directness are signs of respect. Our job is to explain to you the value of your diamond in the current marketplace and assist you in maximizing your return. If you wish to sell your diamond engagement ring, we will provide you with an immediate cash offer and fund the transaction within 24 hours.

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Maximize Your Return Via Consignment

If you have a longer time horizon to sell your diamond or engagement ring, and place importance on maximizing your return, consider selling your ring on consignment. Consignment with Diamond Banc selling allows you to receive a higher return, as your item is sold once a buyer who will pay the highest premium has been identified. This option generally takes 3-6 months.

With the consignment option, we actively market your diamond or jewelry items and pay you once they sell. We take the time to professionally refinish and photograph your pieces before offering them to a national network of buyers via numerous online selling platforms targeting consumers and highly qualified industry experts.

If you’re looking for the speed of an immediate purchase of your diamond, but you’re also interested in the upsides of a high consignment price, we can help there too. Diamond Banc offers a unique service where we will advance a portion of the anticipated sale proceeds immediately and therefore, there is no need to continue the search for “diamond ring buyers near me.”

Diamond Banc will gladly provide you with an immediate purchase price and consignment purchase price with any evaluation.

Sell your diamond ring to Diamond Banc

Diamond Banc purchases a number of diamond and luxury jewelry pieces, including, certified and uncertified diamonds from 0.50ct and up. We will buy diamonds of any shape and therefore, we are the best platform for the resale of diamond jewelry. We also purchase fancy colored diamonds, and designer jewelry including signed pieces from David Yurman, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Harry Winston, and more.

Begin the process online or visit one of our Diamond Banc locations in Tampa, Boca Raton, Miami, Orlando, Nashville, Kansas City, & Columbia.

Why work with us to sell your engagement ring or other diamond jewelry?

1. Kindness & Communication: Diamond Banc was created by a family of jewelers. We were built on the premise that clients should be treated with the same respect and enthusiasm when they wish to sell their diamond, as they received when they initially purchased it.

2. High Purchase Prices: Diamond Banc’s ownership group is composed of several of the largest independently owned diamond retailers in the country whose sales exceed $50 million annually. This unique advantage allows us to pay premium prices for your diamonds as we sell a significant amount back to the end consumer. In addition, our proprietary selling process includes national diamond dealer auctions and trading platforms. We know which buyers most appreciate which types of diamonds, allowing us to pay you the most. This comprehensive network also allows us to offer accurate and data-driven offers to make sure you’re getting the most out of your diamond.

3. Speed & Ease: You will find that Diamond Banc’s communication and speed of follow-up is unmatched by any other diamond buyer or online diamond buyer in the nation. We do what we say we will do, issue payment promptly, and provide maximum communication throughout the process. So choosing us after searching for diamond ring buyers near me is an ideal decision.

4. Safety & Integrity: Diamond Banc maintains an A+ rating with the BBB and believes the best way to thrive is to operate with the highest integrity and make our customers a top priority. From shipping to storage, Diamond Banc implements rigorous tracking and video recording procedures. We treat your valuable and treasured items as if they were our own.

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