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I absolutely adore shopping for home goods. For instance, I like to look for artwork, accent pillows, vases, sheets, comforters, rugs, and towels at my favorite retailers. Have you recently purchased a new home? Perhaps, you need to shop for items to fill your new house with. Before shopping for home furnishings, be sure to take correct measurements. For example, before searching for blinds, you’ll need to first measure your windows. Before looking for a sofa to place in your living room, you’ll likely wish to measure the width of this space. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you buy beautiful, home goods for your place. Enjoy!


Shopping for Home Furnishings

3 Different Ways To Sell Your Diamonds

Dan Stewart

If you have some diamonds that you don't want to keep anymore and need to sell in order to make a little extra cash, there are lots of different places where you can sell your diamonds


One of the easiest ways to sell your diamonds is by taking them to your local pawn shop. When you take your jewelry to a pawn shop, you are generally going to get a pretty low rate. The reason for this low rate is that the pawn shop is hoping that you get the money to buy the diamonds back from them.

With a pawn shop, selling your diamonds is more like putting down collateral on a loan. If you pay the loan back, you get your diamonds back. If you fail to pay your loan back, the pawn shop will sell them for a profit to someone else looking for a good deal.

Consignment Through A Jewelry Store

If you really want to make sure that you get what your diamonds are worth, and you are not in a hurry to sell them, you can see if a jewelry store or even an auction house in your area will sell your diamonds for you. 

With this type of arrangement, the jewelry store or auction house will price your diamonds for what they feel they are worth on the open market. When your jewelry sells, the store will keep a percentage of the money and you will get the rest. The store gets to keep a percentage of the money from the sale in exchange for facilitating the sale and keeping your jewelry safe until it sold. 

With a consignment sale, you generally have to agree to leave your diamonds with them for a set period of time. After that, you can get your diamonds back or you can sign another contract. This is not the fastest way to sell your diamonds, but it may net you one of the higher returns on your diamonds.

Online Marketplace

You can also try to sell your diamonds themselves on a online marketplace. If you want to sell your diamonds on a online marketplace, you need to know about your diamonds in detail. You need to know the weight, cut, and clarity of your diamonds. 

It can be helpful to have an appraisal certificate for the diamonds. The buyer needs to feel that they can trust you and that the product you are offering is legitamate. It can be helpful to have a seller account that has a good rating on the platform before selling such a high priced items as diamonds.

When selling with an online platform, the online platform generally takes part of the cut of the sale. However, the overall percentage you lose on the sale is small but you do have to facilitate the sale yourself. 

If you need quick money for your diamonds, a pawn shop is a good bet. If you want to get top value for your diamonds without facilitating the sale yourself, consignment through a jewelry store or auction house is a solid option. If you want to handle the sale yourself, selling through an online marketplace where you have a good seller rating will require more effort on your part, but allow you to keep most of the money from the sale.