Sell a Diamond Ring, Estate Jewelry or Watch in San Diego
Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers is the smart way to sell an engagement ring, Rolex watch, and fine jewelry in San Diego.
About Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers - San Diego
Last updated: 04/19/2019
Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers serves the San Diego community as a leading buyer of estate jewelry, diamond rings, and watches. Founded by Carl Blackburn, a nationally recognized estate jeweler and jewelry designer, we’ve built a buying process that is secure, protected by leading insurers, and proven to get customers top dollar for their jewelry.
When compared to auctions, pawn shops, and online jewelry buyers, Diamond Estate consistently makes higher cash offers due to our streamlined business model, superior knowledge, and a vast network of buyers. We are fully transparent with our businesses processes, and customer satisfaction and protection is always our #1 priority.
If you live anywhere in San Diego County, contact us today to learn how you can sell a diamond ring, sell estate jewelry, sell a Rolex watch, and more. We can provide you with a no-obligation quote on your item via phone, text message, or email.
Can I Sell My Diamond Ring to a San Diego Jewelry Store?
In addition to contacting Diamond Estate to sell a diamond ring, you may wish to contact a local San Diego jewelry store to see if they will buy your item. If you do receive a cash quote from a local jeweler, be sure also to contact our San Diego jewelry buyers to see how much more we can pay you. The following are five of the most popular jewelry stores in San Diego County.
Located on 6th Avenue in the San Diego Gaslamp District, Exclusive Diamonds By Carter is (as the name suggests) one of the best places to buy a loose diamond. They have a wide selection of GIA certified stones to choose from, as well as precious gemstones such as sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. They only carry a small selection from popular jewelry designers in-house, including Gabriel & Co. and Stuller.
They do not advertise whether they buy back diamonds from the public. However, they do carry pre-owned luxury watches. So, if you would like to sell a Rolex watch in San Diego, this is one store where you could likely receive a cash offer. They also have a sister company named “Carter’s Diamonds” whose focus includes vintage jewelry, so you could consult with them if you are selling vintage jewelry in San Diego.
Located on Prospect Street in La Jolla, H. Moradi is a well-known fine jeweler within the San Diego community. Their specialty is vintage, estate, and antique jewelry, which would include pieces from the Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco periods. They both buy and sell estate jewelry. So, if you want to sell an estate jewelry collection or sell antique jewelry in San Diego, H. Moradi would be one place to go to receive a cash offer on those items. However, do remember to always get multiple quotes when selling estate jewelry, especially those items made by legendary jewelry brands, such as Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Harry Winston, and Van Cleef & Arpels.
Vanessa Nicole Jewels is another popular San Diego jewelry store that is located in the famous Gaslamp District. Vanessa has really made her mark in the San Diego community by offering beautiful custom-made engagement rings. In a world of mass-market diamond jewelry, Vanessa helps would-be brides create their dream engagement rings. Her services have been highlighted in such prominent media outlets as the Huffington Post, USA Today, NBC, and Glamour. Vanessa doesn’t buy back jewelry or diamonds from the public. However, she would be a great jeweler to consult with if you have a piece of jewelry that you don’t wish to sell, but would like redesigned or upgraded.
Located on Camino Del Mar, Luan Fine Jewelers is a small fine jewelry studio that caters to a discriminating clientele. Like Vanessa Nicole, Luan focuses on custom made pieces set with the finest diamonds and gemstones. As a master craftsman with an impeccable education, Luan is also sought-out for his repair work, not only of fine jewelry but also prestige timepieces from watchmakers such as Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Breitling, and Vacheron Constantin. So, if you have jewelry or a fine timepiece that you would like repaired before selling it in San Diego, Luan Fine Jewelers would be an excellent place to visit. They also offer jewelry appraisal services.
The Best Place to Sell an Engagement Ring in San Diego
Ready to sell a diamond ring or luxury watch? Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers serves all of San Diego County, including La Jolla, Oceanside, Del Mar, Carlsbad, La Mesa, Coronado, El Cajon, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, San Marcos, and Escondido.
San Diego California is a beautiful city located on California’s southern coast, just north of the border with Mexico. Originally settled by the Spanish in 1769, San Diego was the first west coast location visited by Europeans, and is sometimes referred to as ”the birthplace of California.” Part of Mexico from 1821 to 1848, San Diego was ceded to the United States as part of California after the Mexican-American war.
San Diego today continues to thrive, thanks in part to its natural deep-water harbor, beautiful beaches, mild year-round climate, and its long relationship with the US Navy. In addition to hosting the Navy’s largest fleet, San Diego is home to submarine and shipbuilding yards, providing employment to about 5 percent of civilian residents. Tourism is also important to the city, with attractions that include the world-famous San Diego Zoo in the city’s famed Balboa Park.
About Diamond Estate
Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers is a leading fine jewelry buyer and watch buyer serving customers throughout the US. We've built our business on core values of integrity, honesty, and superior customer service. Are you looking to sell diamonds, rings, watches, earrings or other fine jewelry? Get in touch to get your no-obligation offer.
After reading many of the reviews about Diamond Estate on the internet, I decided to take the plunge and contact them about a vintage Rolex watch that belonged to my father and had been tucked away for about 40 years. They responded immediately and walked me through a very simple process to evaluate the watch and arrive at a fair price. The entire transaction was very positive, and I am really glad I discovered this company. I would definitely recommend them and will certainly do business with them in the future if I have any other items of value to sell.
Carl is a very straight forward and honest businessman. I sent him some pictures and chatted on the phone with him for a few minutes, and then he offered me a very fair price. I was a little hesitant at first as I am not in the jewelry business and the idea of sending my jewelry across the country via mail was a little worrisome. However, this couldn't have gone more easily - he received the ring and paid me what he said he would the next day. Great experience and great business.
Absolutely seamless sale of a two tone Rolex Submariner. The buy bid was honored, no changing of bid after receiving the watch. As far as I am concerned this is the only place to sell your jewelry and watches. Paula was super professional and easy to do business with. I was a little apprehensive, but after reading all of the reviews, I felt confident, and so should you.
Fastest and most honest experience by far. I tried selling my old wedding ring with other jewelry buyers last year but the process was so confusing and extensive I gave up. I found these guys and a few other sites online last weekend and decided to give it another shot. Carl and his team purchased my ring, received my shipment and sent the money (which was the highest and only definitive offer out of anyone) to my account all in less than 4 business days. The communication was thorough, timely, and responsive every step of the way.
I’m so happy that I found this amazing jeweler! The easiest and fastest transaction I’ve had. I sold my Cartier Roadster to them in 24 hours I had the money wired into my account. They are pleasant and honest people who will take good care of you! I highly recommend them!
I reached out to Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers to sell my husband’s Rolex. Lori was very nice, knowledgeable, & inspired trust. Most importantly to me, there was absolutely no pressure to proceed—I felt very comfortable with the pace of the process. Lori gave me an estimated range of what the watch would be worth, subject to adjustment based on their appraisal once their buyer was able to examine it. She provided all details and the Fed Ex labels for shipping the watch—it was not hard and I was fully confident it would go without a snag.
Lori called to let me know as soon as the watch arrived. The next day it was appraised by their buyer and Lori called to let me know the adjusted price. They dealt fairly with me, so I accepted and wire transfer was made same day to my bank account. Nicely done, Lori!
When I was thinking about selling a piece of jewelry I had, I looked at several different places. I just kept coming back to DEJB. I called, spoke with Paula & she was wonderful to work with. So friendly & knowledgeable. She explained everything to me from the first phone call. She really put my mind at ease. My transaction was quick & easy. Paula & Carl were so easy to work with. I will definitely work with them again. Thank you Paula & Carl for everything!
I sold a diamond engagement ring and a wedding ring. Paula was exceptional to work with. She answered all of my questions and assuaged any concerns that I had. I know the price I got was fair, as I had a prior gemologist look at the rings, but I was not comfortable dealing with that outfit for reasons other than the price.
I am comfortable with my decision to sell my engagement ring, and I know I got the best offer I could get at this time. I highly recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. Thank you, Paula, for all the time you spent with me. You have immense patience and empathy.
Working with Carl was probably one of the most straight forward, uncomplicated transactions I've experienced. After leaving a voicemail I received a prompt text and then a call where Carl clearly explained the process. I immediately felt confident that I was working with the right buyer to sell my Rolex. After sending clear pictures of the timepiece, Carl followed up with a phone call and quoted me a very competitive price. We agreed to the deal, I sent the timepiece fully insured through FedEx at his cost and after he had confirmed receipt and saw the timepiece he wired the money directly to my bank account. I highly recommend working with Carl. He's a man of his word and runs a top notch business.
I had a timepiece that I was looking to sell and searched high and low to find a reputable dealer to appraise the piece and would offer a fair price. I came Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers online. At first I was hesitant to try an online service for this type of transaction but let me tell you, they were great. Paula helped me through the process and just as their website describes, it is a safe and secure method for this type transaction.
It was a very smooth, seamless transaction…and the price was fair. I hope this review will allay any concerns people may have. I was hesitant at first, but now they will be my go-to people for this type of service in the future. Thanks again Paula for great customer-centric service.
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 watches and jewelry.
I was very happy with the service I received with this company and Paula made it very easy for me to follow all directions!!! I would definitely do business here again and recommend them to my friends!!!....Mickie
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.
Extremely professional, kind, and intelligent staff. I felt confident selling my diamond ring because Paula and Jackie were honest, sincere, and communicative and made the process easy. I was indecisive because of the sentimental attachment to the ring but they were very patient and understanding.
They didn’t just give me the quote, they answered all my questions and helped me to understand the specific reasons for the value of the diamond. I needed the money for medical bills for my daughter and it was nice to deal with people who I felt really work hard at, and care about getting the best price possible for the customer.
I sold a diamond engagement ring and a wedding ring. Paula was exceptional to work with. She answered all of my questions and assuaged any concerns that I had. I know the price I got was fair, as I had a prior gemologist look at the rings, but I was not comfortable dealing with that outfit for reasons other than the price. I am comfortable with my decision to sell, and I know I got the best offer I could get at this time. I highly recommend Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. Thank you, Paula, for all the time you spent with me. You have immense patience and empathy.
My name is Ron Hazel and I recently completed some business with Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers. I found them to be very professional and straight forward. Paula Dabney did exactly what she said she would do and precisely when she said she would do it. She made it easy to understand the value of my jewelry. In this uncertain world we live in it’s nice to work with a company that is trustworthy and expedient.
I had a wonderful experience selling them my diamond ring. Paula was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely do business with them again.
I had an outstanding experience dealing with Paula to sell a watch. Professional. In every aspect of the transaction, Paula was clear, accurate, knowledgeable, and very pleasant to deal with. I found this business through reading other reviews and decided to try. I’m writing to add my voice to the many who have had a great experience with DEJB. I will look no where else for future transactions – I recommend you do the same and contact them first.
Exceedingly pleased and impressed with this service. I worked with Paula who is professional, personal, and accountable. Everything happened as said from beginning to end, which was hard to believe at first. I re-read reviews even after I boxed up my items because of the anxiety! Paula helped normalize a sentimental event and held my trust throughout the whole process (which was actually very fast and exactly to description). Highly recommended and would use again without hesitation.
Thank you Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers, especially Paula!
This company was excellent to deal with and very fair on their offer. Paula Dabney took care of my transaction and kept me informed of everything. The money was wired to me within an hour after the received my watch. I highly recommend this company.
I appreciated their professionalism and responsiveness to me. I have been deciding if I want to sell my watch. Paula kept in contact, explained the process to me and followed up with me each step of the way. And it was fast! I highly recommend using them if your deciding to sell some of your high end jewelry.
I had never sold anything online before, so was a little nervous about selling my Rolex. Based on Yelp reviews, I visited DEJB’s website and was pretty impressed. Worked with Paula to text some pics and got an estimate within hours. I got estimates from three other places and DEJB was right in line with two others, but was a touch higher. Based on the great customer service, I went with DEJB. Once I said I was in, Paula got me the prepaid, secure, insured shipping information within hours. Once received, they let me know my Rolex was as described and wired the full amount immediately. What else can I say? Fast, secure, friendly, fair – what more can you ask?
Contacted Paula about selling my Rolex watch, and was treated in a very professional manner. She talked me thru the whole process from start to finish; which made this transaction very enjoyable. The estimate I received was higher than two other companies I contacted. Straight forward, no nonsense approach. If you have any doubts about selling your jewelry please give Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers a call. You will be happy you did.
Wonderful service! Paula made the selling process so easy for me from beginning to end. I live out-of-state, and she walked me through, step-by-step, exactly what to do to work with Diamond Estate to sell my diamonds. The process was effortless on my part! The owner gave me an excellent price. Paula was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend working with Diamond Estate.
When deciding to sell a special piece of jewelry, especially when you are sentimentally attached to it, it is very difficult to part with it. Then I realized that I would never wear it and keeping it in a box for years and years was useless. So I “made the call” to Lori after doing a little background reading of Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers.
I was apprehensive about sending jewelry through the mail but it went very well and I was pleasantly surprised. Am I sure I received the best price? I have no way of knowing, but I was happy with what they offered and I am satisfied. I will no doubt use their services again.
We contacted Carl to sell approximately 25 pieces of estate jewelry. He was extremely responsive and followed up the same day. His secretary was fantastic getting us an appointment quickly. Carl spent a long time explaining the pricing, appraisals, value, and process and made us feel very comfortable selling to him. We are extremely pleased with the entire experience and will definitely recommend him to others!
Paula was so great to work with! Very professional, and they offered the best price for my Rolex GMT II (over 2 other watch companies that buy used time pieces). No bait and switch here—take good photos of what you are selling and give them as much detail as you can so they can offer you the correct amount to start with. No surprises. They paid exactly what I was offered. Great experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone. Thank you!
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.
Diamond Estate Jewelry offered the best cash price for my watch; $300 more than the local place I talked to. And the wire transfer was very simple and smooth. Recommend them and would use them again
Let me tell you, Paula was the best she helped me so much with my fathers watches. Money was put in my account as soon as she got the watches. I would recommend this place always thanks for such great service.
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