(Closed) How much should I sell my .50 carat loose diamond ideal cut round brilliant for?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

What’s the clarity? 

Post # 5
1250 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SurferB:  Is the stone certified? What is the color/cut/clarity? Honestly, you will most likely not get more than $700. The value of a diamond (or even a ring for that matter) drops drastically after you buy it. I bought a .51 carat preowned Tiffany classic solitaire engagement ring  (in platinum setting) for $850 in November. The cut was also triple excellent.

but goodluck and I hope you can atleast recover your costs!

Post # 8
425 posts
Helper bee

@SurferB:  Unfortunately S2-I1 is quite low in clarity, which is very important to some people. Probably around $500?

I looked up buying a new diamond around those specs on Blue Nile. They don’t go lower than SI2. Here’s what I found…

Very Good
May 2

Anyways hunt around for the price of purchasing a new diamond with those specs then maybe cut those costs in half. Good luck selling

Post # 9
2560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would ask people on pricescope.com. They know their stuff.

Post # 10
2300 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

You’re not going to get much for it. Have you thought about having it made into another piece of jewelry, like a classic solitaire pendant?

Post # 11
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Dell79:  I agree with your estimate of the value.

I1 is very poor clarity. I purchased my second hand 0.54ct diamond, similar specs in a very good quality setting for about US$1000 you will be very lucky to get any where near a grand for it, you certainly wont get $2-3k. Sorry

Post # 12
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

diamonds don’t resell for anywhere near their intial or appraised value. I second having it turned in to a necklace, or hanging on to it to become an heirloom.

Post # 13
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Not much, especially for an I1 or even an SI2 for most people (and many more if not eyeclean). Also, many labs are not as strict or trusted as GIA or AGS so that will turn others away as tje grading may be generous. You may want to ask over on Pricescope.

Reselling a diamond on the secondary market means you will take a loss over what was paid pr what someone else could buy new. You are probably looking at a few hundred dollars so resetting as a pendant or RHR is a great idea.


Post # 14
4831 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with other posters. I2 is low clarity and seeing as you don’t have a GIA cert that’ll drop the value as well.

You will not be able to get anywhere close to retail for your diamond.

I think about $500 is probably the most you’ll get for that clarity without a GIA cert.

I think resetting it into something else might be a better option that trying to sell it.

Post # 16
2300 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I bought a pair of diamond earrings from exboyfriendjewelry.com. I had them appraised for $1500. I was ecstatic and planning to turn the earrings into my first car. They weren’t worth anything, they were just appraised really high. I couldn’t even sell the pair for $300. I eventually pawned them for $200 and I really wish I hadn’t!

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