If you are going to sell an antique diamond ring to a diamond ring buyer, you’ll want to get an antique diamond ring appraisal. There are some very important things to know before you sell that antique diamond ring though.
Some antique diamond ring appraisals are right on the money. Some aren’t. Diamond ring buyers typically have credentials to prove they are legitimate so be sure to take a look at those. A buyer who is accredited will be proud to prove their legitimacy. Those who have something to hide will become rude or evasive when asked to show their certifications.
Here are some other things to check into as well:
There’s nothing wrong with being new in the industry, but it’s not worth taking a chance when you’re the one wishing to sell your antique diamond ring. Go with diamond ring buyers that have established their trust with customers over time. An exception to the rule is if a fellow antique diamond seller recommends the new buyer from personal experience and is willing to stand good for them or if you personally know the buyer yourself.
Feedback and Reviews
Go to third-party sites to find feedback on the diamond ring buyer you are considering doing business with. Check all the reviews on verified customers. If all the feedback is favorable except one, you might assume that the customer is a disgruntled soul or perhaps is even a seller in disguise who is in competition with the individual or business. But, if there are multiple negative reviews, it should raise a big red flag. Proceed with caution or not at all.
Even if the buyer you have in mind is a local antique ring buyer, you’ll want to make sure he or she has an online presence. The internet is a way to communicate both good and bad concerning diamond ring buyers. If there is no online presence, the buyer is either way behind the times or might even be hiding something like bad business habits.
You can tell an awful lot about a diamond buyer by the way he or she treats you from the very beginning. If you call and have to leave a message, is your call promptly returned or do you have to wait days? Is the person who answers the phone courteous? Even if the diamond buyer doesn’t answer your call personally, he or she should make sure their customer service representative is friendly and helpful. Time after time, you’ll find that your initial impression is consistent with the heartbeat of the business…good or bad.
If you go for an antique diamond ring appraisal and feel pressured to sell, don’t! Instead, walk away. You don’t want to do business with anyone who is too eager to get their hands on your diamond.
Remember that diamond appraisals are usually at least double the selling value of a diamond. If a buyer doesn’t confirm that, he or she is not being upfront with you. An honest buyer will tell you the truth regardless of if it interferes with a sale or not.
Keep in mind that it’s your diamond and ultimately, your call. You hold the right to sell or not sell your treasure. Diamond ring buyers who adhere to the same policy and treat you with the utmost respect as a person, not just a seller, are the ideal ones to do business with if you do choose to sell.