Diamond Buyer NYC

Servicing the New York Metro area for over 10 years. Manhattan Buyers Inc has emerged as the leading Diamond buying expert. Our service is fast, secure, friendly and always reliable. Our prices reflect today’s market and demands and are adjusted accordingly.

We deal with all types of Diamonds from small to Large; lower quality to super fine or Gem like goods. Quantities can also range from 1 or more.

We specialize in buying Cartier, Harry Winston, Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany and Co as well as other brands.

Our Service and work environments are second to none. We try to offer our customers the best possible experience, when selling your watches, jewelry and diamonds. You’ll feel comfortable and secure selling to us.

We purchase all kinds of diamonds

Learn about the 4 C’s of Diamond Quality

The four most popular factors used to measure diamond quality are cut, color, clarity,
and carat weight. Click on each section to learn more.

Before selling diamonds in New York City

(Diamond Buyers and Sellers Do’s and Dont’s).

1. All Diamonds and or Jewelry should be viewed in front of the Seller. Do not let a Diamond Dealer or Buyer Inspect anything that you have in other rooms or offices.

2. Be worrisome if your Diamond Expert is Calling multiple people on the phone to come and look at your diamond. This tells you he isn’t proficient at Buying Diamonds and will need help or partners to facilitate a purchase. Also the more people are in on the deal the less money you will be offered on your diamond.

3. Beware of commission based workers. Diamond Buyers play a very integral part of a Jewelry/ Diamond Buying Office. If you are Commission Based, they will look to make low offers. Our suggestion is to ask to speak to an owner or a partner of that establishment.

4. Overall atmosphere. Do you feel relaxed and comfortable in the diamond Office? Do you feel like you have enough privacy and security? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself. A professional Diamond Jewelry or Buying Office should look clean, secure, and private. Your business shouldn’t be done in front of random people coming and going. You should be dealt with in a professional and serious manner only.

5. Does this Diamond Buyer have the financial capabilities to purchase jewelry or diamonds on the spot? If you are offered a Cash Only payment be ware. Most fly by night companies offer Cash payment only because they may not open tomorrow. A reputable Diamond Buyer will offer Check, Wire Transfer, Direct Payment and or Cash.

6. Does your Diamond Dealer know what your are selling? If your are selling Diamonds or Jewelry designed by Graff, Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany and Co, Cartier, Chopard, Bvlgari your Diamond Dealer should let you know.

Understanding Diamond Cut

Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond’s cut as shape (round, heart, oval, marquise, pear), but what diamond cut actually does mean how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.

Achieving the best cut for a diamond reflects in the stone’s final beauty and value. And of all the diamond 4Cs, it is the most complex and technically difficult to analyze. To determine the cut grade of the standard round brilliant diamond – the shape that dominates the majority of diamond jewelry – GIA calculates the proportions of those facets that influence the diamond’s face-up appearance. These proportions allow GIA to evaluate what the best cut for a diamond is, by studying how successfully a diamond interacts with light to create desirable visual effects, such as:

  • Brightness: Internal and external white light reflected from a diamond
  • Fire: The scattering of white light into all the colors of the rainbow
  • Scintillation: The amount of sparkle a diamond produces, and the pattern of light and dark areas caused by reflections within the diamond

Diamond Color Actually Means Lack of Color

Understanding what diamond color means helps in choosing the right diamond. Interestingly, the diamond color evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of color. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. GIA’s D-to-Z diamond color-grading system measures the degree of colorlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to masterstones of established color value.

Many of these diamond color distinctions are so subtle that they are invisible to the untrained eye; however, these distinctions make a very big difference in diamond quality and price. Hence, it is important to get a GIA expert’s opinion in evaluating the best color for your diamond.

Diamond Clarity Refers to the Absence of Inclusions and Blemishes

To understand diamond clarity, we must first understand how diamonds are created. Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called ‘inclusions’ and external characteristics called ‘blemishes.’

Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of these characteristics, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone. If you are trying to determine what is the best clarity for a diamond, remember that no diamond is perfectly pure. But the closer it comes to purity, the better its clarity.

The GIA Diamond Clarity Scale has 6 categories, some of which are divided, for a total of 11 specific grades.

  • Flawless (FL) No inclusions and no blemishes visible under 10x magnification
  • Internally Flawless (IF) No inclusions visible under 10x magnification
  • Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) Inclusions so slight they are difficult for a skilled grader to see under 10x magnification
  • Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor
  • Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification
  • Included (I1I2, and I3) Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance

Diamond Carat Weight Measures a Diamond’s Apparent Size

To put it simply, diamond carat weight measures how much a diamond weighs.

A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams. Each carat is subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweler may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone. For instance, the jeweler may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.’ Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as ‘one point oh eight carats.’

All else being equal, diamond price increases with diamond carat weight because larger diamonds are rarer and more desirable. However, two diamonds of equal carat weight can have very different values (and prices) depending on three other factors of the diamond 4CsColorClarity, and Cut.

While now you know what carat means, it’s also important to remember that a diamond’s value is determined using all of the 4Cs, and not just carat weight.

At Manhattan Buyers Inc, you’re never working with outsiders or sales rep’s. All of our transaction are done on premise, in front of you the seller. Our reputation is excellent and our service and reliability is what keeps people coming back. So whether you are looking to sell an Engagement Ring, Loose Diamonds, Brand Name Jewelry, Fine Watches, make us your trusted choice.

If you have a diamonds or jewelry item not listed here that you believe we may be interested in, please call us now at 212-913-9141 to speak with our top appraisers.

Selling a Diamond in New York City is easier than you think. Selling it for the most fairest amount is harder, a lot harder. In truth, MOST DIAMOND BUYERS ARE MIDDLE MEN. They buy your diamonds just to flip it to a larger company that will in turn fix or re-cut the diamond to maximize the amount of money you can receive for it. Just one look at Manhattan Buyers Inc, you will know and understand that we are as real and professional as it gets in buying diamonds and jewelry in New York City. We not only want to buy your diamond but look to establish a long term relationship with our customers.

If we see your diamond has room for improvement we will pay you more money. If your diamond is something that our existing customer is looking for, we will be willing to broker a deal, saving our customer money and give you a direct sale opportunity which yields more money for you. We purchase diamonds from all over the nation, our fast and friendly diamond buying service has attracted positive reviews from our customers and News and Media outlets like CNN, BBC, SmartMoney, Bloomberg and more. Selling your diamonds, jewelry or fine watches has never been easier and quicker.

We purchase all kinds of diamonds

Diamond earrings
Diamond rings
Diamond pins & brooches
Loose diamonds
Diamond bracelets
Diamond necklaces
Diamond jewelry
Large Diamonds

Manhattan Buyers

We are fully licensed and insured
Provides free estimates
We are a certified jeweler
We buy it all
We provide immediate payment
EGL certified diamonds
GIA certified diamonds

Our experts here at Manhattan buyers offer unrivaled fine jewelry, diamond, luxury watch, and gold buying service for those living in Manhattan, The New York area, and beyond.

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