Freehold, New Jersey
3710 U.S. 9
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-618-9292

Should You Clean Diamonds Before Taking Them to a Jewelry Buyer? December 8, 2017

Freehold, Monmouth County
Should You Clean Diamonds Before Taking Them to a Jewelry Buyer?, Freehold, New Jersey

If you’re looking for a way to earn extra cash with the holidays approaching, think about selling your old, unused diamonds. In addition to clearing up some space in your jewelry box, you’ll also have more money to spend on a gift for someone special. Before bringing them to a jewelry buyer, you should clean them first — but only in some cases.

While it is in your best interest to present clean stones when selling them, take extra care when cleaning your diamonds. Although you can take loose diamonds to a jeweler for cleaning before selling them, you should bring those placed in a setting or combined with other gems to your buyer in their current state. Otherwise, you risk damaging the item and losing its full value.

You should also avoid ultrasonic cleaners. Although diamonds are incredibly durable, most of them have inclusions — small imperfections found on the inside — or blemishes on the surface. Due to the way these cleaners use sound waves to remove dirt particles from the diamond, they can enlarge the flaws or even cause cracks to form.

jewelry buyerEven if you can’t see any internal flaws in your stones, using these machines is not advisable. In most instances, clarity-enhanced diamonds have reached this state through fracture filling or laser drilling, which makes them even more likely to crack when cleaned with an ultrasonic device.

If you do not want to have your diamonds cleaned by a professional before visiting your jewelry buyer, it is best to wipe them gently with soap, water, and a cloth. This is the best approach to avoid damaging the stones and ensure you have a clean, shiny gem to present.

 

When your diamonds are clean and ready to sell, bring them to American Coins & Gold. This jewelry buyer has locations in Bridgewater and Wayne, NJ, as well as Garden City, NY, and will offer you a fair price for your pieces. Visit their website to fill out their free appraisal form, or call them today at (908) 575-9400 for further information.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from American Coins & Gold
Rare Coin Of The Week *Over $1,000?!*, Freehold, New Jersey
American Coins & Gold rare coin pick of the week goes to: The 1955 Double Die Lincoln Penny! This penny is one of the most widely spread error coins the US Mint has ever c...read more
A Quick Guide to Cleaning Old & Rare Coins, Freehold, New Jersey
You might think an old coin will be worth more if it’s shiny and crisp, with no residue or evidence of corrosion. However, using metal polishers, dips, or any other chemicals on rare...read more
Silver Coins Vs. Sterling Silver *What's The Difference*, Freehold, New Jersey
Many people get confused when trying to determine the difference between what sterling silver is vs. what silver coins are made of.  Before you decide to sell or even give away ...read more
Top 5 Most Valuable Coins, Freehold, New Jersey
#1 – Sacagawea Dollar / Washington Dollar (no date) Only 14 of these are known to exist and have been sold in auction for over $100,000!  Many companies make a novelty of ...read more
Pennies Worth Over $100,000! *How To Check If Your Have One, Freehold, New Jersey
It might sound unbelievable that old coins such as 1943 pennies can be worth over $100,000, but it is a true fact. One example of rare and valuable coins is 1943 penny.  D...read more