Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Adams
Read Elizabeth Adams' account of her experience selling her diamonds to Genesis Diamond Buyers Nashville and her tips for anyone looking to sell their diamonds in Nashville.
“I have never had a good relationship with my mother. When she passed away, the diamonds in her collection were passed down to me, but they didn't have the joy and beauty that gems like that should have. I kept them in my own jewelry box for many years before I finally realized that not only was I never going to wear them, I avoided going into the box so I wouldn't have to look at them.
After talking it over with the rest of my family, I decided selling my diamonds was the best thing I could do with them. Not only would I no longer have to look at them, but the money could go towards something I did value—helping my two sons get through college.
The idea really inspired me, but I found trying to sell my diamonds was a lot harder than I thought. The idea really inspired me, but I found trying to sell my diamonds was a lot harder than I thought. It took a lot of research, but eventually I was able to figure out how to sell my diamonds. This is what I ended up doing, and if you want to sell yours, you should follow these tips too:
Make A Lot Of Calls
Like any industry, some businesses are better than others. Make a lot of calls to different diamond buyers and it’ll soon become clear which businesses have integrity and care about their customers and which are just in it for a quick buck and a one-time deal.
Have Realistic Expectations
Jewelry stores and pawn shops are in the business of making money. They're not going to give you the same amount of money as the diamonds they are selling in the store front. If they did, they wouldn't be able to make a profit.
When I had my diamonds evaluated, I found out they had a flaw in one of them which lowered its value. I took it to Genesis Diamond Buyers Nashville and they did take the time to explain to me how diamonds are valued, and to explain the true value of my diamonds, so I felt safe selling to them.
In the end, I was able to sell my diamonds and get enough money to help my boys out. I felt great knowing I could open up my jewelry box and see only jewelry given to me or purchased out of joy, and that the money from my mother's jewelry was doing something positive for me. I don't regret my decision, and I'm looking forward to seeing my sons graduate with a little less debt than they otherwise might have.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to sell your diamonds, I'm sure they are good ones. Don't let fear of selling diamonds stop you. I sold mine, and you can sell yours too.”
-Elizabeth Adams, Nashville TN