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Carl Blackburn Founder of Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers

Both a veteran estate jeweler and an internationally-recognized designer of diamond jewelry.

Carl's History

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.

Jewelry Designer & Estate Jeweler

Carl’s history as a jewelry designer began in 2001, when he established his first fine jewelry manufacturing studio. Within a few short years Carl Blackburn fine jewelry was featured in jewelry industry magazines around the world — including North America’s Modern Jeweler and Canadian Jeweller, Europe’s Le Bijoutier and Basel Magazine, and Asia’s Tokyo Jewelers and Story.

Much of the Carl Blackburn fine jewelry developed during this period became what is currently known as the Beverley K Collection, one of the United States’ best selling fine jewelry collections. All of this professional experience has now made Blackburn one of the country’s most sought-after buyers of diamond estate jewelry and luxury lady’s diamond watches.

In 2011, Carl made news when he acquired a stunning and rare Van Cleef & Arpels pendant with matching earrings. The hand-crafted platinum set featured multi-carat flawless and internally flawless diamonds and pear-shaped mixed-cut emeralds.

Fine jewelry, timepieces, and diamonds with six-figure appraisal values usually are sold at auction houses like Christie’s or Sotheby’s. However, Carl is one of the few jewelry buyers in the country who works regularly with such precious items. It is a testament to Blackburn’s reputation as a jewelry buyer that so many owners of rare period pieces and important diamonds & watches choose him as their personal jewelry broker.

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