Pawning your Diamonds in Beverly Hills
When appraising jewelry and precious stones for providing a loan on your diamonds & jewelry the Pawnbrokers Rodeo Drive team takes the following into account:
MANUFACTURER – Brand or manufacturer is naturally very important, along with whether the piece bears a signature. Among many others, we will consider pieces from classic and contemporary jewelry houses such as: Cartier, Graff, Bvlgari, Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany and Co., Stephen Webster, Boucheron, Buccellati, Chaumet and Lalique.
MATERIAL – Fine jewelry is conventionally made from a grade of yellow, white, platinum or rose gold.
GEMSTONES – There are many contributing factors that help us establish the value of precious gemstones. We combine our extensive industry experience with certificates of authenticity to determine the value of your collection. Some gemstone characteristics like weight are tangible; others like clarity, color or origin can be less straightforward to determine.
Many fine gemstones, especially diamonds, are now accompanied by a laboratory report listing the color, cut, clarity and weight. They may also contain information about treatments or origin.
While they may not always be entirely necessary for the valuation process, we consider the following laboratory certificates to be of the highest standard: GIA – Gemological Institute of America; HRD – Diamond High Council; and Gem Lab – Gubelin.
Certain gemstones, such as ruby, sapphire, or rare natural gems, can attract a premium in the market if they can be traced to a particular country. In lieu of an independent grading report, the seller may offer certain guarantees.
How do I pawn my diamonds?
If you are looking to pawn or access loans on your diamonds in Beverly Hills, you may be unsure of which diamonds are suitable to be pawned. Sometimes simply googling “sell or pawn my diamonds in Beverly Hills” will not do. Instead, you should consult with professional pawnbroking service whose experts are able to give you a fair valuation of your diamonds
Here are some of the diamonds that you are able to pawn with us:
Fancy color diamonds
Colored diamonds are growing more and more popular, as jewelers turn to them for a more inventive twist on classic jewelry. Whether they are fancy yellow, pink, green or blue, colored diamonds command high values in shops and at auction. The most vivid and flawless of fancy colored diamonds often sell at up to $1.5 million per carat at auction.
Old cut diamonds
Old cut diamonds are from a time before the modern machine-assisted cuts of diamond such as the Round Brilliant were invented. Old cut diamonds include Old Mine cut, Old European cut, Briolette, and Rose cut. Though they do not have the same flashing sparkle as modern cut diamonds, their beauty lies in the warmness of their luster. Some of the most famous diamonds from history have been old cut diamonds, such as the 90.38 carat “Briolette of India”, bought from Cartier in 1910, and later sold to an Indian Maharaja. Currently nobody knows who owns this interesting diamond, though it is alleged to be somewhere in Europe.
Fancy cut diamonds
These are what we usually think of when we think of diamonds. Their brilliant sparkle is entrancing, and their different cuts suit all shapes and settings. Fancy cut diamonds are divided into step cut diamonds and modified brilliants.
Step cut diamonds
These are cuts such as the Asscher cut, Emerald cut, Baguette cut and Lozenge cut. These diamonds are particularly popular set into Modernist or Art Deco style jewelry, and are remarkable for their dazzling “hall of mirrors” effect. One Famous step cut diamond is the Krupp diamond, a 33.19 carat Asscher cut diamond given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton in an engagement ring. The ring was sold at auction in 2011 for $8.8 million.
The Modified Brilliant cut has become the standard of diamond earrings, necklaces and engagement rings. These cuts include the Round Brilliant, Cushion, Marquise, Oval, Heart, and Trillion or Triangle cut. These cuts are very popular for engagement rings, and are always in fashion.
Of course there are many more types of diamonds and brands we loan against or pawn at our award winning Beverly Hills pawn shop.Whatever the shape, size, cut or color of your diamonds, Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive can guarantee that you obtain the highest selling price or the most generous loans against your diamond jewelry.
Our fine jewelry appraisers are always on hand in-store to advise you on pawning your fine jewelry, diamonds and precious stone collection. Get in touch to arrange an appointment or just contact us for advice on which direction to follow with your asset that can bring you the greatest benefit. We believe to be best placed to provide buy or offer loans on your diamonds, after all we have been lending against it for 25 Years.
If you are looking to sell or take loans on diamonds, then you couldn’t do better than the service at the Rodeo Drive Pawnbrokers. The discreet, expert service guarantees you satisfaction and a speedy conclusion to your business. Call today to arrange an appointment.