How do I get my gemstones appraised?

Many jewelers do appraisals so your local jeweler may be a good place to get your gemstone appraised. This service is not free: it requires time and expertise.

How much does it cost to appraise a gemstone?

Appraisal services should always be charged by the hour or a flat fee per piece. Hourly rates typically range from $50 to $150, depending on the complexity of the jewelry.

How do I find the value of my gemstones?

Affectionately known as the Four C’s to us gem nerds, Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut are the four yardsticks used to measure gemstone value.

Color

  1. Hue: The name of the color, like red or pink.
  2. Saturation: The color’s vividness or brightness.
  3. Tone: The depth of color (or lack thereof)
  4. Coverage: The color’s consistency.

Do jewelers do free appraisals?

Often, a local jeweler, gold or diamond exchange or pawn shop near you will provide an appraisal for free, especially if you are a regular customer. Keep in mind that an appraisal is often inflated above what you might pay for the same item at a jewelry store, but can be useful for insurance or tax purposes.

Where is the best place to sell gemstones?

Online gemstone brokers

  1. Pampillonia. Pampillonia is one of the leading buyers of gemstones online. …
  2. Worthy. Worthy provides a curated auction experience, authenticating all the items before sale. …
  3. Loupe Troop. …
  4. Pawn America. …
  5. FirstCash. …
  6. Tiffany Buyer. …
  7. WP Diamonds. …
  8. Diamond Buyers.
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What kind of gems are worth money?

10 Most Valuable Gemstones in the World

  • Tanzanite—$1,200 per carat. (Image Courtesy of Geology) …
  • Black Opal—$9,500 per carat. (Image Courtesy of Luxury Insider) …
  • Red Beryl—$10,000 per carat. …
  • Musgravite—$35,000 per carat. …
  • Alexandrite—$70,000 per carat. …
  • Emerald—$305,000 per carat. …
  • Ruby—$1.18 million per carat.

How can I sell my gemstones for cash?

These are the common ways to resell fine gold, diamond, gemstone and other jewelry:

  • Local jewelry store.
  • Local cash for gold store.
  • Pawn shop.
  • Consignment store.
  • Professional jewelry and gemstone buyer online.