EVERY PIECE IS UNIQUE
Generally, when we sell a pre-owned trade-in item, a buyer will expect to buy the piece at half of retail price. Therefore, the return you can expect as a client will be a percentage of the projected sale price. However, if the piece is brand new or in excellent condition, the client can expect a higher payout. At IJC, we are willing to work with our clients and realize each transaction is a case-by-case scenario.
Diamonds may command a higher offer than a used piece of jewelry that exhibits wear and tear. A general truism is that every diamond has been pre-owned, so the fact that you owned it before another does not necessarily diminish its value. Diamonds can also be reshaped, cut down, etc. to make them more marketable. No diamond wears out or degrades on its own. So just because you've had your diamond for years does not mean it has devalued. If a client possesses a contemporary, quality diamond it may very well be sellable. Because of this, a diamond that is undamaged, has very good proportions, and is a marketable shape will be considered for trade-in.