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Circumstances change, and trends come and go. The longer you have your diamond jewelry, the more likely you will decide it’s no longer serving its purpose or bringing you joy. No matter why you choose to sell your jewelry or loose diamonds, navigating the selling process can feel overwhelming. One question you may have is whether you can sell your diamonds without a certificate. The good news is that selling your diamond piece without a grading report is possible, although it’s not the ideal option. To help you understand the importance of diamond grading reports, we explain what’s included in these certificates and your options for selling items without them.

What’s Included in a Diamond Certificate?

A diamond certificate describes the 4 C’s — color, cut, clarity, and carat weight — of your particular diamond. Why is this important? Not every diamond is created equal. For example, the diamond mounted on your old engagement ring may have greater clarity than a similar diamond on your friend’s ring, making your diamond more valuable. However, your diamond may not fetch a higher price when you sell it without a certificate showing its clarity rating. It’s because of the uniqueness of each diamond that makes a diamond grading report like the GIA Diamond Grading Report important. The certificate will ensure your diamond sells for what it’s worth.

Is It Possible to Sell Diamonds Without a Certificate?

Whether the paperwork got lost during a move or you inherited diamond jewelry without a certificate, you may find yourself in a position where you need to sell your diamonds without certification. The good news is that there are several options available to you. The downside is that you may receive a lower price than your diamond’s worth if you cannot prove its authenticity.

Before selling your uncertified diamond, take it to your local jeweler or pawn shop for an appraisal. They might be able to find the diamond’s certificate number lasered on the surface if it was certified at one point. If the diamond is truly uncertified, which is likely for many vintage pieces, the jeweler can note the important characteristics of your diamond, including its carat weight, color, and clarity. After closely examining the item, loose diamond buyers will provide you with an estimate of the item’s retail value.

When you come to The Jewelers & Loan Co. for a diamond appraisal in Boston, MA, we will provide you with a no-obligation offer, and if you choose to sell with us, we will give you the money that same day.

How Can I Get a Certificate for My Diamond?

If you’re interested in getting top dollar for your diamond jewelry, consider having your diamond graded and certified. It’s important to note that diamonds must be loose to be certified. Send your loose diamonds to a reputable gemological laboratory like the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). While in their possession, they will analyze your diamonds and grade them based on their specifications. To have the diamond graded and receive the lab report, you will need to pay a fee. This fee could be quite costly, so make sure it’s the best option for you.

Sell Your Diamonds With or Without a Certificate at The Jewelers & Loan Co.

Whether you’re selling your diamond engagement ring without a certificate or have GIA-certified diamonds you need to get rid of, The Jewelers & Loan Co. in Quincy, MA, can help. We’ll carefully appraise your jewelry so that you can have peace of mind you’re receiving the best possible price and help you easily navigate the complex selling process. Contact our experts today to get started!