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Clients frequently sell inherited diamonds, estate diamonds and investment diamonds to Oftentimes, these sorts of diamonds are family heirloom gems, or have significant emotional value.

Have you heard a “diamond is forever”?  Well, diamonds have been around for a long time.  Polished diamonds are often passed down within families for generations.  Clients frequently sell inherited diamonds, estate diamonds, and investment diamonds to The Diamond

Oftentimes, these sorts of diamonds are family heirloom gems, or have significant emotional value. However, at some point your family may wish to sell a inherited gem or family heirloom.

Most inherited diamonds are often of older antique proportions if they were acquired in the early 20th century or before. Diamonds acquired in the mid 20th century often have outdated proportions or cuts compared to today’s modern diamond cutting standards.

Because of this, beneficiaries may not prefer to wear a diamond with these proportions and choose the option to selling the diamond to an experienced diamond buyer.

Inherited diamonds may include older cut diamonds such as: Old European Cut diamonds, Old Miner Cut diamonds,  Transitional Cut diamonds, Circular cut diamonds, and Antique cushion cut diamonds, etc.

Selling these older cut diamonds can be challenging, as each of these diamond is often unique in proportion and no two are ever alike.

There is a large market for estate and antique diamonds however, many diamonds buyers do not even purchase old stones since they are not experienced on what to pay per carat nor do they have the clientele to re-sale them.

Many inherited diamonds end up hitting the cutting wheel and re-proportioned into modern cut diamonds which are often more marketable than their older predecessors.   Diamond dealers who do not specialize in purchasing old diamonds may just them as a stone that needs to be recut rather than placed into the estate diamond market.

You can leave a lot of money on the table by selling to an inexperienced diamond buyer who does not specialize in buying large old diamonds or a diamond buyer who does not understand when to recut or not to recut the diamond.

Buying an antiqued proportioned diamond is much different than purchasing a Excellent Cut Round Brilliant. Not all antique diamonds sell at the same per carat prices. The diamond proportions have a lot to do with how to market each old cut stone.

Diamond buyers can often have a very good idea how an excellent cut diamond will “face up” and what to expect in the appearance before the diamond is seen in-person.  Older cut diamonds however, can all face up differently as many have a wide variations on proportions.

Some Old European and Old Miner cut diamonds have a lumpy appearance and are very out-of -round with very poor symmetry.   Some old diamonds can be extremely shallow to very deep.  The point is, that even for an experienced diamond buyer may need to see the old diamond in person to grade and evaluate the fair market value compared to evaluating an excellent cut GIA diamond that looks perfect on paper.

This also make old cut diamonds difficult to sell, as retail buyers of antique diamond can be picky in choosing the right diamond for them.  It may take looking at many diamonds to find the one that captures the buyer’s attention.

Private diamond buyers who seek out these nostalgic gems can be very discerning in choosing the right gem.  This is why private sellers looking for private buyers from the public will have a difficult time selling to end-user buyer.  Finding comparable old diamonds and prices is not consistent nor does the private seller understand the fundamental differences between older cut diamonds how their prices vary.

If you have an older cut diamond you wish to sell please contact us so we can assist you in evaluating how to sell your inherited gem and options.