Sell Designer Sapphire Jewelry
Selling your designer sapphire jewelry to WP Diamonds is convenient way to get the best return on your piece. WP Diamonds is a BBB A+ rated business with no costs or hidden fees. Follow the steps below to sell quickly and easily in as little as 24 hours.
Where Can I Sell Designer Sapphire Jewelry?
Once you are ready to sell your designer sapphire jewelry, it can be difficult to decide where to sell your gem. Below are some of the most popular options for selling designer sapphire jewelry:
- Jeweler on Consignment – Selling to a jeweler can sometimes provide good returns on your piece, but it can be a lengthy, expensive process and it can be difficult to find a jeweler who is experienced in selling designer sapphire jewelry.
- Online Auction House – An online auction house may seem like a convenient option, but selling can be a lengthy process with high fees and no guarantee of sale. Additionally, the reserve may be set low, and your item could be purchased for a small price.
- Craigslist/eBay – Craigslist and eBay are user-friendly, easy ways to sell your designer sapphire jewelry online. Still, without knowledge about the designer sapphire jewelry market, it is almost impossible to accurately price your item. Craigslist and eBay are not well-suited for selling a high-end item such as a designer sapphire jewelry.
- Pawnshop – Pawnshops can be a quick way to sell your designer sapphire jewelry, but, because the pawnshop owner likely does not specialize in designer sapphire jewelry and colored gems, it will be difficult to get a high price for your item. Pawnshop owners may also be looking to flip your designer sapphire jewelry to a specialist dealer for a quick profit—profit you could have kept for yourself.
- Online Specialist Buyer – It can be difficult to find a trustworthy online buyer, but, once you do, the process is easy and quick. Because an online specialist buyer like WP Diamonds has the right expertise, they will be able to accurately assess and price your jewelry.
What Is My Designer Sapphire Jewelry Worth?
As you begin the process of selling your designer sapphire jewelry, you may be wondering: how much is my designer sapphire jewelry worth? There are a few main factors that affect the value of designer sapphire jewelry:
|Factor||Effect on Sapphire Value|
|Color||Color has the largest impact on the value of your sapphire. Color is assessed based on three attributes: hue, saturation, and tone. Hue refers to the actually color of your sapphire and any secondary colors that are exhibited. Tone refers to the lightness or darkness of the sapphire’s color, and saturation refers to the strength or weakness of the color. Typically, the more intense and pure the color of your sapphire, the more valuable.|
|Cut||Cut can have a large impact on the color and appearance of your sapphire. A good cut, which will increase the value of your item, is a cut that maximizes your sapphire’s color intensity and visual appeal.|
|Clarity||Clarity refers to the number of inclusions, or flaws, within your sapphire. Sapphires usually have some inclusions in them. Generally, the fewer inclusions within your sapphire, the higher its worth. In some cases, though, inclusions have been known to scatter light in an appealing way and can actually increase the value of the sapphire. Additionally, some inclusions can intersect and form a star shape. This star effect, called asterism, can increase the value of your piece.|
|Carat Weight||The higher the carat weight of your sapphire, the rarer and thus the more valuable.|
|Market Conditions||The market conditions at the time of sale have a large impact on the value of your sapphire. Sapphire colors and cuts that are more in demand will fetch a higher price on the secondhand market.|
|Origin||The geographic origin of your sapphire can have a significant effect on its value. Sapphires that originate in Kashmir generally have the highest value. Sapphires from Burma, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar are also valuable.|
|Treatment||Many sapphires are treated to improve their appearance. Heat treatments can intensify the blue color of a sapphire and can remove certain inclusions or make certain inclusions more noticeable, which may help induce asterism. In yellow sapphires, irradiation can induce bright orange colors. Another common treatment is called lattice diffusion, meaning the insertion of beryllium into a sapphire to improve its color. Heating is a common treatment that may have a slightly negative impact on your sapphire’s value. Other treatments like lattice diffusion can have a larger negative impact on your sapphire’s value.|
If you do not have information about your designer sapphire jewelry, companies like GIA, AGL, and Gübelin provide reliable reports for your designer sapphire jewelry. These reports can be important to provide to your potential buyer so that they can accurately assess and price your item.
Selling Your Designer Sapphire Jewelry Online To WP Diamonds
Selling through WP Diamonds is a convenient, advantageous way to sell your designer sapphire jewelry online. Our in-house specialists will analyze your item and offer highly competitive pricing. Before you begin the process and fill out our online form, you may have a few questions:
How Quick Is the Service?
Once you receive your final price and accept, you will receive your check or wire transfer and can have the money in your account in as little as 24 hours. After you fill out the initial online form, you can complete the process and get paid in as short as 24 hours. Making our service quick and convenient for customers is one of our top priorities.
Is The Process Secure?
WP Diamonds’ ensures the safety of your items through a variety of methods. We offer free, fully insured and trackable FedEx Priority Overnight shipping. Once your item arrives in our offices, it is opened on camera to guarantee its security.
How Much Money Will I Receive?
Our specialists will analyze your piece, and, based on the market conditions at the time of inquiry, will offer you a price. Due to WP Diamond’s international size and secure financial backing, we are in a unique position to offer highly competitive pricing for large purchases such as designer sapphire jewelry.
What Color Is My Sapphire?
Sapphires exist in an array of dazzling colors. Sapphires are typically categorized as either blue sapphires (any sapphire that exhibits a primarily blue shade) or fancy sapphires (sapphires of any other color). Blue sapphires come in a variety of hues, tones, and saturations, with the most desired color being a strong vivid velvety blue to violetish blue.
The blue color of sapphires is the result of a mix of iron and titanium in the corundum mineral. Fancy sapphires exist in a range of colors, with some of the most common being orange yellow, pink and purple, padparadscha (pinkish orange to orange-pink color) and black. Another important type of sapphires are color-change sapphires. These stones, which change color based on the lighting around them, are incredibly rare and can be very valuable. If you are unsure of the classification of the color of your sapphire in your designer jewelry, WP Diamonds’ in-house experts are available to accurately assess and evaluate your gem.