Secrets of Buying and Selling Diamonds in Coral Gables

marquis-cut-diamond-ringGold buying shops have popped up everywhere, dotting the streets. It seems that everywhere you turn there’s another shop of some kind saying, “We buy gold.” In addition to buying gold many of these shops also buy or sell diamonds. In this overly-saturated diamond and gold market it can be confusing to know where to go to buy or sell diamonds to get the highest cash-to-value amount.

Unlike the pawn shops or the companies that rent a hotel room for a weekend to buy and sell gold and diamond jewelry, Jackie Abraham Jewelers won’t be “here today and gone tomorrow.” We have a lot more on the line because we have been in the jewelry business for decades AND have been a valued and respected community member committed to serving our clients with honesty, respect and professionalism.

Below are a few tips from Jackie Abraham Jewelers to take some of the mystery and challenge out of buying and selling diamonds.

  • Understanding Diamond Clarity

From flawless to flawed. The average person cannot usually find visible imperfections in diamonds without magnification. The imperfections in diamonds are referred to as inclusions. However, not all inclusions are cause for alarm; some inclusions are clear, others are black, and some are right in the center of the diamond while others will be hidden by a prong setting. Almost all diamonds have some kind of tiny imperfection. Diamonds with few or no imperfections receive the highest clarity grade.

Some diamonds cuts cause inclusions to be more noticeable. For example, an emerald cut diamond shows inclusions more easily because it has only a few cuts, while in a round brilliant, inclusions may be difficult to see due to the many cuts.

The diamond clarity scale goes from IF (Internally Flawless) all the way down to I1 (Included, First Degree). There is a large range of grades between the two. Two grades that could save you money would be VS2 (Very Slightly Included, Second Degree) and SI1 (Slightly Included, First Degree).

Imperfections are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye. These grades are a good diamond value.

Diamond Clarity Scale
FL, IFFlawless, Internally Flawless:No internal or external imperfections. Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections. These are very rare.
WS1 & WS2Flawless, Internally Flawless:No internal or external imperfections. Internally Flawless: No internal imperfections. These are very rare.
VS1 & VS2 Very Slighty Included:Imperfections are not typically visible to the unaided eye and are less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades.
SI1 & SI2Slightly Included:Imperfections are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye. These grades are a good diamond value.
I1Included: This grade of diamonds will have minor inclusions that may be visible to the unaided eye without any magnification.
I2 & I3WE DO NOT RECOMMEND PURCHASING THESE GRADES OF DIAMONDS: I2 inclusions are easily seen, while I3 diamonds have large and easily visible inclusions that typically impact the brilliance of the diamond, as well as having inclusions that are often likely to threaten the very structure of the diamond.


  • Don’t Overspeed on Diamond Color

The highest color grade for the perfect diamond color is a “D.” There is a difference between the way diamonds look depending on the setting.

For example, when you are using a gold or rose gold setting, the yellow color of the diamond is absorbed by the yellow in the gold, so you can use a lower color grade diamond.

Alternatively, with white gold or platinum you will want to use a higher grade color because the yellow in the diamond is not absorbed.

Follow these guidelines for selecting the correct color of stone and getting the best value for your money.

White Gold & Platinum
Round diamond cutH – J
Princess, Emerald & Asscher CutG – I
All other cutsF – H
Yellow Gold or Rose Gold
Round diamond cutK- M
Princess, Emerald & Asscher CutJ – L
All other cutsI – J


Keeping both color and clarity in mind will help you select the very best diamond for purchase. Alternatively, if you are selling your diamond, knowing the color and clarity scales will ensure you receive fair and competitive cash value for your diamond jewelry.

Always remember to shop locally from a reputable dealer like Jackie Abraham to ensure the best value and highest quality. As a leading buyer of jewelry from the public, Jackie Abraham purchases jewelry, diamonds and watches of all qualities. For four generations our family has stood for integrity and fair dealing. Call for an appointment. Safe, secure and always confidential.

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Jewelry Buyer in Coral Gables | We Buy Gold

If you are looking for a jewelry buyer in Coral Gables call us, Jackie Abraham Jewelers, because we buy gold and diamonds at the highest market prices. We want to help Coral Gables residents sell their jewelry. If you have gold engagement rings, gold tennis bracelets, diamond and gold wedding bands please contact us. We also buy gold charms, stud earrings and other gold jewelry items.

Jackie Abraham, jewelry buyer, has been serving the Coral Gables community for decades and wants to provide you with a no-obligation consultation with a certified gemologist.  We know that selling jewelry can be an emotional or sometimes complicated process. We enjoy an atmosphere of transparent professionalism and delight in satisfying our clients with each transaction. If you want a detailed evaluation of your gold and diamond jewelry and a more-than-expected cash offer, trust our expert jewelry buyers and get in touch with our team.

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Coral Gables Jewelry Buyer

Jackie Abraham, jewelry buyer and seller located in Bay Harbor Islands is the very best choice you can make when it comes to selling your precious jewelry pieces. We don’t just sell jewelry but we buy gold and diamonds from individuals in other Florida cities, too. Call or complete the contact form to get the very best appraisal for your gold and diamond jewelry.

If you have used gold and diamond jewelry or antique or estate jeweler to sell and you are still thinking about the best way to sell it, you can find plenty of gold buyers in Florida …but you cannot find a better offer than ours.

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My girlfriend referred me to Jackie Abraham Jewelry to sell some of my gold jewelry. My mom and I were excited and spent a day going through our jewelry and selecting what we wanted to try to sell. We had no experience selling jewelry, but wanted to give it a try. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like royalty. We got great prices for the jewelry we never wear. The next day I realized I had accidentally included my grandmother’s heirloom bracelet with the items I sold. I immediately called to ask if there was any way to recover it, expecting to be told “no” instead Jackie said, “If it’s still here, I’ll find it” and he did! I was completely blown away. Not only are they a delight to deal with, they have beautiful jewelry in the store, and it’s in a great location. I am so glad my girlfriend referred me to Jackie Abraham jewelry buyers!


We buy gold, diamonds, antique and estate jewelry. To contact Jackie Abraham, simply fill out the contact form.  We will call to schedule you for a convenient consultation time. At your appointment you will receive a completely free and thorough appraisal of your fine or estate jewelry along with a cash offer to buy it.  You are never under any obligation to accept our offer. We also offer trades just in case you would like to replace old unwanted jewelry with different or more modern pieces.

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Did you know that…
Queen Elizabeth II keeps her jewelry collection below Buckingham Palace in a special room roughly the size of an ice rink.

The most expensive piece of jewelry ever designed specifically for a movie was the necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in the musical Moulin Rouge. The $1 million creation was designed by Stefano Canturi of platinum and 1,308 diamonds with a combined total of 134 carats.
Some diamonds can actually Glow-In-The-Dark.