We Buy Diamonds Too!
Vancouver Gold is proud to offer the services of Rachel Cohen, a GIA Certified Graduate Gemologist with extensive diamond appraising experience in New York, Montreal, and Vancouver.
As part of our commitment to provide excellent, up-front customer service, we are happy to offer free appointments with Rachel, where she is able to make a purchase offer after sitting down with you for a one-on-one consultation. If you are looking for a quick idea of what your diamond might be worth, we also offer phone estimates to give you a rough idea of the value of your item as well as a full explanation of our diamond buying process. The ability to give an accurate estimate will depend in large part on whether your diamond also has a certificate, but even if you don’t, we are happy to answer any initial questions you might have.
We purchase diamonds that are over 1/4 carat in size. There is never any cost or obligation when bringing in your diamonds or jewellery, but we do request that you make an appointment ahead of time if you want to see Rachel.
Rachel is available for appointments most Fridays and Saturdays at our Vancouver location, and most Monday’s at our Surrey location. Please call Vancouver at 604-876-4653 or Surrey at 604-582-4653 to set up an appointment or to talk with Rachel.
How Much Do We Pay for Diamonds?
The value of diamonds is determined by the 4 C’s: Carat, Colour, Clarity, and Cut. At Vancouver Gold, you will be involved in every step of the assessment process, so that you can understand the characteristics of your diamond – and be confident in your purchase offer.
Diamond prices are complex, and there are several factors that determine payouts:
- Our diamond buyer is well-connected and familiar with the prices being offered by local competitors, as such, she is able to offer industry-leading payouts to our customers.
- We cannot pay the “appraised” value for your diamond. When purchasing a new piece of jewellery, you will often receive an insurance appraisal for a higher value than what you paid. It isn’t a surprise, then, that used jewellery sells for less than this appraisal. We will objectively assess your gemstones, show you our pricing calculations, and make an excellent offer. For used diamonds, we will generally offer up to 60% of a reasonable retail (new) price, depending on the stone. To see what a new GIA certified diamond is selling for at retail, we suggest checking out the site BlueNile.com (or just give us a call!)