14 Types of Diamonds Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will buy or loan against Right Now in 2021!

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When it comes to diamonds, rarity increases the value of a stone. Clear diamonds command the highest prices because they are the rarest variety, but many colored diamonds are also highly prized. Outside the normal color range, saturated blues, pinks, and greens are much sought-after, while dark colored red, blue and green gems are exceptionally rare and are more high value stones. Colored diamonds have enjoyed record auction prices in recent years, and there seems to be no let-up in collectors’ desires to purchase colored stones.

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When you decide to sell your fancy color diamonds, our experts will undertake a complex, laboratory-based grading to establish their individual values. This is a very technical process which requires extensive training, but you can be confident that the Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive are extremely thorough in their assessment, to see you get the best price. It is difficult to estimate the value of selling fancy color diamonds, as there will always be factors such as color grading and flaws which may affect the price they can command. 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.

Sell/Pawn Your Princess Cut Diamonds

The princess cut is one of the most popular shapes for diamonds. This style was created by Betazel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz in 1980 and is characterized by a square or rectangular face with a side-on shape which resembles an inverted pyramid, often with multiple chevrons. These diamonds are often set in necklaces and rings, as they make an incredibly beautiful centerpiece to an item of jewelry.

Multiple things can affect the cash or sell value you receive when you decide to sell your princess cut diamonds, including the number of sides, the color and any flaws which might be present in the gem. The experts at Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will take all these things into consideration when they assess your item of jewelry, before reaching their final estimate for what it could reach at auction or if you choose to “sell my princess cut diamonds”.

Sell/Pawn Your GIA Certified Diamonds

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is one of the most prestigious organisations in the fine jewelry world, and gems graded and certified by the GIA are exceptionally highly prized. Founded in 1931, the GIA sets the benchmark when it comes to diamond grading, ensuring buyers and sellers are protected when it comes to the auctioning of gems.

If you are looking to sell your GIA certified diamonds, Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive are confident they can get you the very best price or selling value for your precious stones. The documentation which accompanies a GIA certified diamond can be used to assess the value of the gem you are hoping to sell your diamonds, and the paperwork will be carefully studied before we give you an estimate for the worth of your jewelry.

Sell/Pawn Your Round Brilliant Diamonds

The round brilliant cut is the most popular shape for diamonds to take, and the numerous facets of the cone body maximize the light return – hence the name ‘brilliant’. The original round brilliant gem was cut in 1919 by renowned jeweler Marcel Tolkowsky, and this style has never fallen from fashion since. The modern round brilliant is composed of 58 facets if you do not include the culet, with 33 on the crown and the remaining 25 on the more truncated pavilion.

In May 2018, a 51.71-carat brilliant cut diamond ring was sold by Sotheby’s Geneva auction house for $9.25 million, which made it the ninth most valuable gem to be sold at auction that year. If you wish to sell or take loans against your round brilliant diamonds , Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will examine the quality of the diamond jewelry you wish to sell before deciding on a final price for the value of your stones.

Sell/Pawn Your Cushion Cut Diamonds

As you may have guessed from the name, a cushion cut diamond is one which resembles a cushion or pillow in shape, with a rectangular body and rounded corners. This stunning style is almost always comprised of 58 facets, and while they do not reflect the light quite as well as round brilliants, the large facets can glitter in magnificent spectral colors. In 2018, one 8.08-carat, vivid blue cushion cut diamond ring was sold for $18.3 million by Christie’s auction house, the fourth most expensive diamond in the world that year.

There are several variations on the traditional cut which need to be taken into consideration if you choose to sell your cushion cut diamonds. Cushion modified brilliants may have an additional row of facets to the pavilion, which changes the appearance of the diamond and give it a crushed ice effect. Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will assess each individual cushion cut diamond according to strict criteria, to ensure you get the best price when selling your diamonds.

Sell/Pawn Your Emerald Diamonds

If you are looking to sell or pawn your emerald diamonds, then Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive have the expertise to see you get the best auction price of selling value for your precious stones and emerald diamonds. The emerald cut evolved from the table cut in the 20th century and is characterised by a flat, broad pane, a step cut, and truncated corners. Such diamonds normally have 57 facets, although that will vary depending on the number of rows on the crown and pavilion. While they may not have the same sparkle as a brilliant cut diamond, the flat plane can often highlight the purity and clarity of the gem.

Emerald cut diamonds are highly prized by collectors, and can often command high prices when selling these diamonds at the auction house or in loans against emerald cut diamonds. The experts at Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive have many years’ experience  buying emerald cut diamonds, and will give you the best valuation possible if you choose to sell your emerald diamonds.

Sell/Pawn Baguette Cut Diamonds

The slender, rectangular baguette is the most popular step cut, and diamonds shaped in this way are often used to accentuate the beauty of a more prominent round brilliant cut stone. If you wish to pawn or sell your baguette diamonds, then the expert team at Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive are highly skilled when it comes to assessing, grading and valuing this type of diamond.

Baguettes can come in all shapes and sizes, often adorning wedding rings and earrings. Lower grade stones sometimes take on a yellowish tint which can affect the selling value of baguette diamonds, which you can expect. As these stones are not chosen for their sparkle but to accompany brilliant stones, they can often contain flaws and are of a shallow cut which can mean they command lower prices. Nevertheless, Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will strive to achieve the best price possible, whether you wish to sell your baguette diamonds.

Sell/Pawn Your Marquise Diamonds

Marquise cut diamonds are sometimes referred to as having a ‘navette’ shape, which translates as ‘little boat’. These gems are typically made up of 58 facets, with 33 on the crown and 25 on the pavilion, so that the finished piece resembles the hull of a small ship. Sometimes Marquise diamonds are cut with a French Tip, replacing the point’s bezel facet with a star.

Marquise gems are often the stunning centerpiece of an item of jewelry, making them extremely valuable and much sought-after. If you choose sell your Marquise diamonds then Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will fully assess each item of jewelry and ensure you receive the best selling value on your marquise cut diamonds and other precious stones.

Sell/Pawn Your Oval Diamonds

Oval cut diamonds have a timeless and classical elegance to them, and are often used in the making exquisite jewelry, particularly necklaces and engagement rings. Oval diamonds are often cut in the brilliant style, so they usually have 57 or 58 facets, most commonly with eight bezel facets on the crown. This means they often have a larger surface area than diamonds of another cut, making them appear larger than most diamonds and therefore making them extremely popular.

If you decide to sell your oval diamonds Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will be able to carry out a comprehensive valuation of your jewelry to see you get the best price.

Sell/Pawn Your Pear Cut Diamonds

As with oval diamonds, pear diamonds are an incredibly popular choice when it comes to statement jewelry, particularly necklaces and solitaire rings. In 2018 a vivid blue, 8.01-carat fancy pear diamond necklace sold at Christie’s Hong Kong auction for $20.5 million, making it the third highest value diamond sold that year. Pear shaped diamonds are sometimes referred to as pendeloque or teardrop cut diamonds, a hybrid of the round brilliance form and the Marquise cut. First created as far back as the 15th century, pear diamonds usually have between 56 and 58 facets, and there are a number of factors which may affect the value of your stone.

Pear diamonds can suffer from a ‘bow-tie’ effect, whereby the light passing through the diamond creates a shadow over the central facets. The perfect shape for a pear diamond is one with even shoulders and a polished girdle, to better refract the light. Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will take all this into account if you decide to loan on or sell your pear diamonds, to see you receive the very best price when selling your pear cut diamonds.

Sell/Pawn Your Old Cut Diamonds

Old cut diamonds are often those which have been taken from an antique piece of jewelry and repurposed or fashioned into a more modern accessory. Old cut diamonds are, therefore, particularly highly prized at auction, where buyers often intend to dismantle the antique piece to design and create something bespoke from the salvaged gems. The term ‘old mine cut’ is usually applied to gems cut before the 18th century, which are often cushion shaped and much deeper cut than more modern stones.

If you loan against or sell your old cut diamonds, Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive will be able to give you an accurate assessment of the value they might reach at auction. Similarly, a valuation can be done to see how much you could receive by selling your 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.


Sell/Pawn Your Diamond Studs

Diamond studs are often incredibly beautiful because of their simplicity, adding a touch of sparkle to an accessory many will wear on a daily basis. Choosing to sell your diamond studs or taking out a loan against them can be an easy and convenient way to get instant money when you need it, as they are always a popular choice among buyers looking for exquisite earrings.

Diamond studs will come in a range of cuts, shapes, and sizes, as well as a variety of carats. All these elements will be taken into account by the experts at Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive when it comes to assessing the value of your jewelry, to see you get the best selling price for your diamond earrings.

Sell/Pawn Your Fancy Yellow Diamonds

Fancy yellow diamonds are very rare in nature, which means they can often command a higher price depending on the exact shade. Only around one in every 10,000 carats is naturally colored, and although yellow is the most common color to be found, it is still rare by any standards. In December 2018, a chicken egg-sized, 553-carat yellow diamond was discovered in North America, the largest such stone ever found, and Russian diamond group Alrosa have already said that colored diamonds will be highly sought-after in the coming years.

Assessing the value of a fancy yellow diamond can be complex. A very pale yellow shade will often be given a low price tag, but beyond a certain point, when the stone begins to take on a distinctive yellow hue, the diamond will be worth a considerable amount. If you choose to sell your fancy yellow diamonds, then all these things will be taken into consideration by the team at Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive, ensuring your stones are accurately graded so you receive the best selling price.

Sell/Pawn Your Pink Diamonds

Pink diamonds are much sought-after and are graded according to their hue, saturation, and tone. There is no consensus on why pink diamonds take on the color they do, although many believe it is because of additional pressure which is applied to them during their formation. Only one pink diamond has ever been found to be completely flawless, and that was the Pink Star which sold in April 2017 for $71.2 million.

In addition to the hue, saturation, and tone, valuation is also based on the clarity of the stone, with only 7% of pink diamonds being classed as internally flawless or flawless. Valuation is also based on the fluorescence of the gem, with the Gemological Institute of America stating that over 80% of all pink diamonds display fluorescent qualities. If you wish to sell your pink diamonds, the Pawnbrokers of Rodeo Drive experts are very experienced in assessing the value of such stones and can see you get the best selling price.

Sell/Pawn Your 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.

Modified brilliants

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.

If you are looking to sell 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.

You can read  more about the type of diamonds we buy or loan against by visiting our loans on fine jewelry page , loans on diamonds page or our antiques and collectibles webpage.  Specifically, some of the types of types of diamonds & jewelry you can sell, loan against or pawn at our Beverly Hills pawn shop include: art decobaguetteCartiercushion cutGIA certifiedGraffHarry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels,  old cutoval cutpear cutprincess cutround cutemerald cutmarquise cut,  fancy colorfancy yellowpinkTiffanydiamond earringsengagement & wedding rings, and estate jewelry.