Los Angeles Diamond Buyer is a service division of Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers, one of the country’s most recognized and trusted buyers of large carat diamond rings, high-brand diamond jewelry, and rare precious gemstones.
Our Los Angeles clients can read below a sample of what clients have said over the years about selling their diamond jewelry, Swiss watches, and antique jewelry to our estate buyers.
Where to Sell a Diamond in Los Angeles, CA
“I had a high end diamond ring that I needed to sell as part of an estate. I was not looking forward to the process and several local jewelers wanted the piece for almost free. Since I knew the insured value, I was very frustrated. I contacted Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers and I was immediately contacted by Paula Dabney. She was awesome to work with and the process was so easy and the price I was offered, and accepted, was fair and worthy of the beauty and value of the ring.
I would highly recommend this business if you want to work with true professionals. They made the process so easy by taking care of everything. I can’t believe they made everything so safe and simple to complete. All I can say is THANKS Paula and Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers.” – Sue M., December 2016
“This was very new to me & Paula was absolutely wonderful! She was very reassuring, calming my nerves because I was very scared about sending my ring. Everything went beautiful. My ring arrived, I was given a quote & chose to have my setting returned for personal reasons. My setting arrived safely & not one diamond missing or damaged (3 sided diamond band). Plus my platinum setting prongs were not damaged. I can’t thank Paula enough for such an easy transaction that I was freaking out about! She’s is absolutely the Best to go to if you want to sell your diamond.” – Christine Brown, September 2016
“I needed to sell a 2 carat diamond and based on the excellent reviews, I decided to contact Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. I sent an email with the GIA report details and within 30 minutes I had a response from Paula with an estimated offer. After deciding to move forward, Paula emailed me shipping instructions and a prepaid FedEx label.
I shipped my diamond and everything went incredibly smoothly. Paula, the buying consultant with whom I worked, was incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. I am absolutely thrilled with my experience and would recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers to anyone looking to work with true professionals.” – Melissa N., August 2016
“Thank you so much Paula for your professional handling of my heirloom diamond. When we first talked on the phone, your totally professional and knowledgeable demeanor regarding the diamond business assuaged any trepidation I had about sending my diamond. I was impressed with the way you shopped my diamond to get me the best possible price. When we agreed on the price the money was wired to my account within the hour. Well done! I will not hesitate to recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers to my friends and will tell them to ask for you by name!” – John P., February 2016
“We had a 14 carat diamond and were nervous of mailing it out of state. We were reassured from the beginning of the easy process, but we decided to fly out to California to meet the people at Diamond Estate. From the very beginning we were met with professionalism and treated very well. After given a reasonable quote, we decided to get a GIA certificate for the diamond just to be sure what it was.
Jackie drove us all over the place to different jewelers to look at it as well as the GIA lab. She spent a whole day making us feel at ease. Jackie took us around fully knowing that we could go with other people’s offers and still chauffeured us to each place. In the end we found exactly what we are looking for with the Help of Carl and Jackie. Great experience for 2 girls from Colorado. I would recommend them to anyone.” – Melissa E., January 2016
“I can’t say enough about the professionalism and excellent service I received from Carl and Jackie at Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. I was interested in selling a diamond from a ring that I had. At my appointment, I was given a thorough explanation on the process of selling a diamond, as well as a recommendation to obtain an independent certification prior to determining a price.
After receiving this information, Carl made me a generous offer and was very patient while I took some time to decide if this was the right decision. I would wholeheartedly recommend Carl as your first and last stop for selling your estate jewelry.” – Kate H. – April 2015
“Easy, fast, fair and incredibly professional. I recently sold a diamond to Carl Blackburn of Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. Even though I was a seller, he treated me like a customer, with the utmost respect, every step of the way. The diamond was GIA certified, so I had the chance to shop it around to diamond buyers all around the US. Most gave me price ranges until they could see the diamond (and subsequently lower the price when they did, unfortunately as I learned firsthand).
Carl offered a fair & generous price that was FIRM. He was honest & easy to work with – NO GAMES and always responsive in his communication. He covered the cost of insuring and mailing the diamond to him and even offered me the savings on sending the check if he didn’t have to pay for express shipping. I highly recommend working with Carl Blackburn and Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers.” – Kim W. – February, 2014
“I recently sold a 2 ct diamond ring to Carl Blackburn and Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. Although I had never heard of him prior to this transaction, I cannot offer him enough praise. The process was effortless, and Carl acted with the highest degree of professionalism- top notch, every step of the way- enough to make me want to write this review. I’m a jaded New Yorker living in LA, and Carl proves that there are still honest people in the world. I think the community deserves to know about him.
He responded immediately to all of my calls, addressed my questions with patience and clarity, never rushing me through a conversation, which put me at ease, as did his breadth of knowledge.
He enjoys speaking with you whether you are a novice or a seasoned collector. He wants you to have a good experience, and be happy with the offer. He is building long-term relationships, not fly-by-night, one-off deals. There is no pressure. He gave me his undivided attention, making me feel like I was his most important client every time we spoke, which was actually only a few times, because there were no games.
I already had an idea about how much I should be able to get for the ring if I were to sell it at auction, to an individual buyer, or a jeweler or wholesaler. Carl was willing to discuss these scenarios, and how his business model fits into the mix. He also addressed the strengths and weaknesses of the stone itself, and how those factors would affect the price, and what he would be able to get for it.
He explained the shipping process in detail, and sent me written instructions so I knew what to expect. He covered all the costs, and had I decided not to sell it to him, he would have shipped it back to me at no cost. We agreed on a replacement value for the insurance, whereas others only wanted to cover the wholesale amount.
Carl receives and ships expensive diamonds all day long, and explained that he is the only one to open the packages, that he has video cameras recording his every move for insurance purposes. He earned my trust a lot faster than a lot of the other people I encountered in LA and NYC, because he was transparent about the process, and did not pass me off to someone else in his store. He puts himself in your shoes and doesn’t want you to worry. He tells you what time he can expect to receive your package and will let you know it arrived safely.
Carl gave me between $7,000 – $13,000 more than what some of the other jewelry buyers offered. He even contacted me the next day to make sure my payment went through!
You can be sure I will be doing business with him again in the future.” – Sofia A. – May 2014
How to Sell Diamond Jewelry in Los Angeles, CA
“Paula was terrific. Quick, forthright, and the transaction was complete as she said it would be. Selling your jewelry is sometimes not always an easy thing to do and she was quite kind.” – Joni M., May 2017
“Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers are a pleasure to work with. I was in the jewelry business for 18 years and can tell you this is where you want to sell your pieces. I knew what I was selling was worth and Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers were spot on. Paula was wonderful to work with and made the transaction very easy and simple. They deserve their five star rating.” – Jacque M., April 2017
“I had an amazing experience working with Paula. I was very hesitant to send my jewelry to someone I don’t know but after talking to Paula and reading other reviews I knew it would be okay. She assured me that she would take out enough insurance to FEDEX my pieces.
As soon as my pieces arrived she was working very hard to get me the best prices available. She worked at getting me the most for my pieces and walked me through the process step by step. Paula was able to go above and beyond and we were both happy with the results. I would highly recommend their services and if you get a chance to work with Paula you should. I know I will work with her in the future!” – Samantha M., April 2017
“Working with Paula Dabney when selling a piece of diamond estate jewelry was so easy and she was fantastic to work with. The process was so easy and I believe the amount offered, and accepted, was incredibly fair. I was not looking forward to this process but now I know the best place to go and to recommend to anyone in this situation. Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers is a great company to work with. Thank you so much.” – Sue Moseley, December 2016
“I found Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers while doing a Google search online. I promptly received an email from Paula in regards to the piece I was looking to sell. She told me right from the start how the secondary market for buying jewelry works pertaining to higher end jewelry, estate jewelry, and designer brands, etc. After receiving a FedEx label I was able to send my piece of jewelry (free of charge) for them to look at in person and was a quoted a very fair price.
I decide to sell my necklace to them and within 15 minutes received their offer via wire transfer into my bank account. I would gladly do business with them again and definitely recommend them. Paula was prompt to reply, professional and reassuring, especially that this was literally a cross country transaction. I reside in NY! Thank you Paula and Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers!” – Nicole R., August 2016
“I had a ring to sell and didn’t know where to start. After conversations with Paula she made it clear how simple it was. I was still skeptical as selling anything online can be frightening! It couldn’t have been easier. I sent my ring which they insured and paid for over-night shipping and the next day the money was wired into my account! I can’t express how simple the process was and how comfortable Paula made me feel. I highly recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers.” – Moriah M., August 2016
“It was super scary making the decision to sell precious expensive jewelry over the internet, but Paula was absolutely amazing! Paula communicated with me by email on a daily basis….she answered all of my questions and was friendly and professional throughout the entire process. I also couldn’t believe how fast and painless it all was! 5 stars and a huge thumbs up! Thank you Paula!” – Jenn C., August 2016
“My experience with Paula was first class…she is professional and very efficient. The entire transaction took five days and would have been even faster had I not lived in a rural area in Wyoming. The company paid promptly (the day they received the item) and within the range of their estimate. I highly recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers and welcome the opportunity to work again with Paula. Thanks!” – Sharon B., February 2016
“I inherited several pieces of estate jewelry worth quite a bit of money. The pieces were gorgeous and very valuable but not my style. I made the decision to part with the pieces, trying a few different jewelry buyers in Los Angeles. I went to at least three or four, and either I didn’t like what they were offering me or wasn’t comfortable with the person I was dealing with.
So I waited. And started internet researching. I found Fletcher at Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers and didn’t even have to leave my house for any of the transaction. Everything was done via email and photo attachments, then a seamless FedEx overnight shipment which they paid for. My jewelry was looked at and by 6pm that day I had a very fair offer for my pieces. They offered me almost twice as much as the first jeweler I had seen. We accepted the offer and the money was wired to our account within 24 hours.
Fletcher was super pleasant and prompt in communicating. He really knew what he was talking about and was an honest and all around nice guy. We are really pleased with our transaction.” – Sue F., January 2016
“I was getting frustrated with the process of trying to sell my jewelry around where I lived. I decided to look online for some tips and came across Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. I was skeptical at first, but the prompt and professional reply from Paula assured me that this was a legit business. I found her to be very knowledgeable, personable and most importantly, honest.
She offered me the best price on my jewelry out of the six places I visited. She explained to me the entire process behind selling jewelry which was very helpful to me. The entire transaction was so easy and fast and I’m all the way on the other side of the country! I will definitely go here first when I need to sell jewelry and highly recommend doing business with them!” – Caitlin P., December 2015
“If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re skeptical about finding a random website online that is willing to buy your jewelry. It turns out, Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers are actually a legitimate and trustworthy business. My transaction with them, selling a diamond that was valuable to me, was handled with a high level of professionalism. The offer was fair, shipping was incredibly easy, and payment was prompt. I don’t recommend a ton of businesses, but I guess because I’m so surprised with how well this transaction went, I’m very happy to share.” – Joshua Albrechtsen, December 2015
“While selling an engagement ring is never an emotionally fun experience, it was finally time to give it a new life. Working with Paula made the process so much easier. She is very professional and responsive, and showed a lot of empathy when I got misty-eyed on the phone.
While I’ll admit to having been nervous about shipping my ring off based on a few emails, the process went very smoothly. I was provided with an insured shipping label and instructions for packaging. I received a reasonable offer for my ring the day it arrived at their store. The transaction was settled exactly as agreed, and within hours of my giving final word.
There is absolutely nothing to be concerned about in dealing with Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers via the web, and I would gladly use them again.” – Lisa Y. – November 2015
“First I want to say, I had the best experience with this company. When I emailed them about selling my Rolex and diamonds, they looked at the pictures I emailed them and gave me a quote of what they would buy it for, and said if I was still interested, they would send me an insured FedEx package for my jewelry to send back to them. I didn’t feel comfortable with that as I’ve never sent something of high value via mail, so I opted for meeting them in person.
Let me tell you, I was not disappointed. I met Jaqueline upon arrival and Carl showed up shortly later to do the final inspection. Jaqueline is the sweetest person ever and Carl is amazing and knowledgeable. They made me feel so very comfortable with everything and their quote was right as they said. I sold them all the pieces I brought and left my diamond tennis bracelet with them, as they said they would try and get a better offer for me if I gave them 24 hours. They did!! And as soon as they got the offer, they made sure they wired the money to my account right away.
I am beyond impressed! I would recommend them to my family and all of my friends. I trust in them that I will always send in jewelry to them, whether to buy or sell. You will not be disappointed. If you’re having second thoughts, please don’t. I will use this business going forward with whatever I need. Thank you so much Jaqueline & Carl!” – Dedee T., October 2016
“After much thought, I decided to sell my diamond jewelry. I researched different places, and based on the reviews, chose Diamond Estate Buyers. Their service was second to none. As Carl was out of town, I dealt directly with the office manager Jacqueline who took the time to explain to me the entire process from beginning to end and made me feel very comfortable with sending my pieces to them. The FedEx label was sent and my package insured by them.
I received a very fair offer the next day, accepted and the money was wired to me within 24 hours. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to sell their high end jewelry. You can feel completely confident with this company.” – A. Nottingham – September 2015
“I would like to thank Paula for assisting me and being very thorough about the process of selling my beautiful diamond ring. I am grateful for the smooth transition and speedy deposit into my account. I would recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers to anyone that wants to deal with professionals. The offer was very fair and I gladly accepted. Thank you very much!” – S. Johnson – October 2015
“This was my first experience with selling a valuable piece of jewelry. I called DEJB in the morning and Paula returned my call in the early afternoon. Her professional phone manner was second to none! Not only did she provide all the information I needed, she eased my fears about sending them my piece via FedEx.
Every aspect of my business transaction with Paula was done quickly, accurately and again, with the utmost professionalism. Thank you so much Paula and Carl…..I will definitely come to DEJB first, for all my jewelry sales or purchases.” – Mary H.- May, 2015
“Paula was very professional and easy to work with – she was responsive, efficient, and fair. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to sell jewelry without having to appear in person to do it.” – K. Coleman – July 2015
“I’d recently made a difficult decision to sell a ring set, and had spent time online looking for a professional and trustworthy jewelry buyer. After some research, I found Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. I called them and immediately received a call back from the owner himself, Carl Blackburn. He was very friendly, extremely professional and knowledgeable, and laid out all the options available to sell my jewelry without any sales pressure whatsoever.
He gave me an estimate by phone, and once I made my decision to sell to him, he did everything that he could to make the process as easy as possible for me. I then received my money right away, with no hassles or delays. Carl has a level of integrity that’s uncommon in the business world, and I would recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers to anyone without hesitation, as well as use them again in the future myself.” – C.M – January 2014
Where to Sell Antique Jewelry in Los Angeles, CA
“I recently had rotator cuff surgery (two weeks ago) and I hate sitting around doing nothing, so I decided that I would sell some things that were just gathering dust, one of which was a gold necklace that was an antique. I got it from my brother’s wife after he passed away seven years ago, and I just put it in a safe place and forgot about it.
About a week ago with nothing to do I went on line and did a search for antique jewelry buyers and found Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers in the Ocala Florida area. I sent them an e-mail describing the piece. It did have a problem one of the links was broken, and I was told by a local Jeweler that it was a beautiful old piece and that it would need someone qualified in antiques to make the repair.
The next day I received a response from a very nice lady named Paula Dabney who asked me to send pictures, so I did. They were not really as clear as if taken with a good camera. I did them with a digital and downloaded them. The following day I received another email from Paula with an estimate based on the photos, and she told me that if I wanted to that I could send it to her for a confirmed price.
She asked me for my name and address, so she could send me a proof of insurance and a label that I could print out and take to a FedEx store and all shipping and insurance would be paid by them and after they received the package the next day that she would call with a final price and if I agreed to sell it that she would make a wire transfer to my bank account and if not that she would send it back to me at their expense.
I did not know anything about this piece except that it was something that my Mother gave to my brother when she passed away. As promised, Paula called me the following day and made me an offer which I accepted, the banks were already closed and it was Friday evening I checked my bank account on Monday and the funds were there.
So here it is in a nutshell. Paula Dabney is a very professional Lady and a joy to do business with and I would recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers to anyone. I am 100% satisfied.” – Victor F., February 2017
“I met with Carl for him to appraise some old family estate jewelry and some newer pieces I no long wished to keep. I had previously done a bit of online research to get an idea of what I might sell the pieces for. A note of caution: expect to get much less than you paid for most jewelry. It is just the nature of the business. With that expectation, I had an appraisal by a jeweler from a large local jewelry store. The jeweler examined each piece for a few minutes then gave me numbers which were lower than I had seen online. I felt he rushed and was not truly interested in giving me a fair price, especially for the older pieces.
Then I contacted Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. The difference was astounding. Carl carefully and thoroughly examined each piece. He explained his process and what he was looking for as he went along. I was very confident in his knowledge and skill. In the end, Diamond Estate give me substantially more for my pieces than I had previously been quoted. My meeting was enjoyable and I was not only extremely happy with the results, but also learned a lot about diamonds which I will use when considering the purchase of diamond jewelry in the future.” – Wendy Hansbrough, January 2016
“I had an excellent experience with Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers recently. Paula and Carl were confidential, professional and extremely knowledgeable. The prices offered for my pieces (some were unique antique pieces that other jewelers wouldn’t have taken the time to look at, let alone buy) were very, very good.
Paula’s responses to my emails and questions were prompt and courteous. I was treated with the utmost respect as a customer and would recommend them highly. The process was quick and I would do business with them again. Many thanks Paula and Carl!” – Shauna G. – August 2015
Where to Sell a Watch in Los Angeles, CA
“Great experience from start to finish. I dealt with Paula who quickly responded and gave an email quote price after sending only a few pictures of my Rolex. They offered to insure and evaluate the watch by mail, but I felt a little uneasy so they offered for me to meet them in person at the 864 Prospect Street office with Carl. It was seamless relaxing and low pressure and they offered cash out the door for the watch in a very safe setting with complete one on one attention.
Very pleased, very easy, and would definitely work with these folks again. I did also go to three other jewelry buying places in La Jolla and all verified that the price I was getting with Paula and Carl was fair. As a sidenote the education I received about diamond shopping for my wife’s ring will likely save me thousands on a separate purchase making this deal all the more worth it.” – Jason Y., February 2017
“Great experience with this company. I was a little hesitant to sell my Rolex thru the internet. But Paula was great to work with. They gave the best price. The transaction could not have gone any smoother. Total time was only 4 days from beginning to end. I highly recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers.” – Mike W., February 2017
“I had the best experience with DEJB. I was very leery about using a source outside of my state. Paula was awesome! She walked me thru the whole process when selling my watch. The insured Fed-ex package did arrive in a timely fashion, the price quoted was agreed upon when the watch arrived. They offered a fair price. The funds were send immediately to my account. I can’t thank Paula enough for making me feel comfortable about this process, I will definitely use them again.” – Carolyn J., January 2017
“I inherited a vintage Rolex. About 40 years old. Though I didn’t have the original paperwork or box, DEJB were open and interested in working with me. Paula Dabney was EASY, accommodating, knowledgeable and comforting during the process. The initial price she quoted me was the price we ultimately agreed on after inspection. The process was quick and efficient and any concerns or questions I had were answered promptly all along the way. I’d recommend checking out these folks if you’re interested in selling jewelry etc.” – B.C, December 2016
“Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers were absolutely great to deal with! The process of selling my Rolex watch was smooth, seamless, and surprisingly simple and super-quick. I was a bit hesitant to deal with a jeweler that was across the country from me for which I had no previous relationship with. Without question, I’ll confidently reach back out to them when I am in the market to buy or sell!” – Colleen Glaude, December 2016
“Very easy selling process. I was initially skeptical of selling my watch online, but when none of the jewelry stores near me would buy (or even appraise) my watch, I gave Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers a call. Paula was super easy to work with, clearly communicating with me throughout the purchasing process. Definitely would recommend!” – Roger Gelwicks, December 2016
“Excellent service! My contact/sales person, Paula Dabney was very reassuring on phone and in the email exchanges in-between the consummation of the transaction over my Cartier wristwatch. More importantly and beyond the courtesy, was the consistency and commitment to their pledge to get me the best offer. Among several other buyers, Paula did deliver the good news as promised. Thank you Paula.” – Nduka I., November 2016
“I can’t express how much Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers Employees will go to bat for you. Over a period of 2 weeks working with them on a piece of jewelry and a watch, I truly felt they understood the way my wife and I felt about those two pieces. I especially want to thank Paula and Jacqueline for going above and beyond to get us the cash to make my wife’s dreams come true. Thanks again to Paula and Jacqueline for a job well done.” – Darrell Anthony, November 2016
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