Carl Blackburn is the founder of Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers and rated among the country’s top luxury estate buyers. As a prominent fine jewelry buyer, he is a recognized specialist in the purchase of important estate jewelry, diamonds, and expensive timepieces, as well as a consumer advocate for fair and ethical business practices among jewelry buyers.
Carl is unique among estate jewelry buyers in that he is both a veteran estate jeweler and internationally-recognized designer of diamond jewelry. He has deep knowledge of the estate jewelry market, having started his career in the early 1990s as a sales representative for his father, a successful California estate jeweler. During that time he traveled throughout the United States, visiting the finest estate jewelry stores and galleries in the country.
Carl is also recognized as a leading buyer of vintage Rolex watches, particularly Rolex sports models like the Daytona, Submariner, Sea-Dweller, GMT-Master, and Explorer. Using an exclusive resale network that he has curated over the years, Carl consistently pays the highest cash prices for Rolex tool watches, as well as high-grade Swiss timepieces from Patek Philippe, Piaget, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Omega, Breguet, and Vacheron Constantin.