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  1. shabrino

    How To Sell Diamond Jewelry

    I truly do appreciate the help. I wasn't told EGL was better, just slightly more conservative. When I asked Sotheby's, they said they consider them interchangeable. Frankly, all I care about is not having to go buy yet another report (from GIA)...unless you make me! Thanks again.
  2. shabrino

    How To Sell Diamond Jewelry

    Jeez guys, go easy on me! I admittedly know absolutely nothing about diamonds and would make no claims otherwise to any buyer. That's why I'm trying to educate myself and ask folks like you your thoughts, which I very much appreciate. We went with EGL because two separate jewlers told they are more conservative than GIA and just as respected. I wanted a realistic, conservative evaluation. Thus, EGL. Sotheby's will sell it for 10%. Is that a good idea? Or should I explore an individual dealer? thank you again, everyone.
  3. shabrino

    How To Sell Diamond Jewelry

    Hi Jan -- Your post was so helpful, I wanted to check in to ask your opinion. Just got back my report, which I attach. Any sense of a ballpark $ on this? I'm open to someone else selling it. Not sure how to find a reputable seller. Thanks for your help! George
  4. shabrino

    How To Sell Diamond Jewelry

    Thank you to all the replies. Very generous and really helpful. The certificate is from EGL-USA. It does not list a price estimate. It lists the stone as 1.94 carats/TRANSITION ROUND BRILLIANT. Measurements: 7.96 7.86 4.72 59.70 52 14.9 37.2 Color scale: I Clarity: VSI Finish polish & symmetry: GOOD The appraisal, from a local jewler, is a separate document. I will get a second opinion in lieu of these comments. So assuming I have all the proper documentation, what what you do if it were yours? I certainly understand the concept of commission for services. Thank you again. Greatly appreciated.
  5. shabrino

    How To Sell Diamond Jewelry

    Barry -- Thanks for the reply. I'm looking to avoid the 10-20% fee if possible. I was considering selling on ebay, but do people really buy $10,000+ diamonds on ebay? And isn't that "selling it on my own"? I wasn't sure what you meant about selling from a bank. You mean simply an innocuous, well-lit location? It's apparently a very high quality stone/cut, done over 100 years ago, according to GIA report. Apologies for all the questions, but I know nothing about this. thanks again for your help.
  6. I was asked to sell my great grandmother's diamond ring. It is round, 2 carats. Just got GIA report back which called it almost flawless. Retail value was estimated at $11,100.00. What is the best way to sell this to realize the best $? Thank you!