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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of jewelry do you buy?
  • We buy diamonds and gems, loose or in settings, no matter the size, shape, color or clarity. If your diamond is in a setting, we will pay you for that as well. And we buy precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (scrap, broken, mismatched etc). Finally, we buy designer or luxury jewelry and watches.
  • How can you pay more than my local jeweler or other online jewelers?
  • When we say there is no middleman, we mean we are the buyer and the retailer. Our in-house designers and cutters can make adjustments to or recut a stone to minimize flaws and sell it for its retail value. We have more than 100 years of experience to brag about! Visit Market Street Diamonds in Washington, DC. Or, visit our webpage at marketstreetdiamonds.com. Market Street is a name you can trust.
  • What makes you different?
  • We view this sale as more than a transaction. We view you as our customer, and we’d love to have you come back for future jewelry purchases for yourself or a loved one. And, that’s how you know you can trust us.
  • What if I don’t feel comfortable selling my diamond or jewelry online?
  • We love the personal touch. We are available by phone and/or Skype, FaceTime, video call or other. That way, the online convenience is enhanced with face-to-face interaction where you get to know us.
  • What happens once you receive my items?
  • A GIA Certified Professional will evaluate your items and provide a thorough explanation of what your jewelry is worth. Our owner, a Master Gemologist, will review and verify the value before we make an offer to you. We pride ourselves on integrity and giving the best offer to you.
  • How do I know if my jewelry is gold, platinum or silver?
  • Real metal will have stamp or marking. Look for the following:
    • For 10 karat gold - 10k, 10kt, 416
    • For 14 karat gold - 14k, 14kt, 585
    • For 18 karat gold - 18k, 18kt, 750
    • For silver - STERLING, 925, SILVER
    • For platinum - 950PT, Platinum, 950PT
  • How do you evaluate the quality of my diamond?
  • One of our GIA Certified Professionals will value your diamond using standards developed by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America.) For more information reference Diamond Education.
  • What if the offer isn’t what I had in mind or I just change my mind about selling?
  • Our relationships last because we aim for 100% satisfaction. If it doesn’t work out as you had planned, we will ship your items back safe and secure.
  • How long until I get paid?
  • We will issue your payment (your choice of cash, check, direct deposit or PayPal) within one business day of your acceptance of the offer.
  • Is this safe?
  • Your jewelry is safe because, your package is shipped via the United States Postal Service and it can be tracked door-to-door. The package is insured up to $50,000.00 in the event of loss or damage.