How much a diamond buyer will pay for a diamond depends on many factors. Diamond buyers are not all the same nor do they buy every type of diamond. Some diamond buyers only buy ’round brilliants’ and will not purchase a ‘fancy cut diamond’ (i.e. Pear, Marquise, Princess Cut, etc.). Many local diamond buyers (i.e. jewelers and pawn shops) do not have the knowledge and expertise to grade diamonds accurately nor the resources or contacts to sell your diamond for fair value in the international diamond market.
For large GIA diamonds, it is important you contact a knowledgeable diamond buyer who understands the international diamond business and market.