In Covington, we, at Gold & Silver of Louisiana, buy loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, and diamond fashion rings. Our knowledgeable professionals have plenty of years of experience in evaluating diamonds. Our Covington location is located in the heart of the District of St. John in St. Tammany Parish. We provide a safe, comfortable, and friendly environment for our clients to sell diamonds and diamond jewelry as well as gold, silver, & platinum. We are your one stop shop for all your jewelry concerns. For those looking to buy diamonds or diamond jewelry, we have a great selection antique, vintage, and modern jewelry pieces.

When evaluating diamonds, it is important to remember the Four C’s: carat, cut, clarity, and color. This is the accurate way to properly evaluate and describe stones. Aside from the diamond itself, we also take any form of documentation or certifications into consideration. If you have the original box and paper work that go with the diamond, remember to bring these with you when selling diamonds. The box and any certifications you have may bring additional value when we analyze the diamond, which ultimately means more money in your pocket when selling diamonds. A common question we receive is, “How do we place a value on diamonds?” We value all diamonds based on the Rapaport Diamond Report. The Rapaport Report is essentially the Kelley Blue Book of diamonds.

A certification from GIA, Gemological Institute of America, could bring significant additional revenue, as a GIA certification is the most widely accepted and highly regarded standard for grading diamonds and gemstones. If believe your diamond is of superior quality, then you may want to consider getting your diamond certified by GIA before selling the diamond. GIA certifications are extremely reputable, and many diamond buyers will feel confident purchasing a diamond without ever seeing the stone in person.

The Four C’s concisely depict the characteristics of any given diamond. A carat is the unit of weight for measuring diamonds and precious stones. A carat is equivalent to 200 milligrams. The cut is important as there are many different cuts. Popular cuts may bring more money than unusual cuts. The most popular cut is the beautiful round brilliant cut. Other diamond cuts include princess, emerald, asscher, marquise, pear, oval, trillion, and more. The color of the diamond ranges on a spectrum from D to Z. D on the scale is colorless and Z is a light yellow color. The clarity of a diamond describes the amount of inclusions. The scale includes flawless, internally flawless, VVS1-VVS2 (very, very slightly included), VS1-VS2 (very slightly included), SI1-SI2 (slightly included), and I1-I3 (included). The higher the grade, the more money you receive when selling diamonds.

When you sell diamonds in Covington, we hope you consider us, at Gold & Silver of Louisiana. We are very knowledgeable about how to evaluate diamonds and current diamond trends in St. Tammany Parish. We will walk you through our entire process of how to properly evaluate diamonds. Many other diamond buyers will participate in unscrupulous behavior, but we maintain complete honesty when handling diamonds. Get top dollar for your diamonds today at Covington’s premier diamond buyer, Gold & Silver of Louisiana. Call us at 985-400-3004!