Lovelady Diamond

Jewelry and Gold Buyers
~ Since 1980 ~
Phone: (800) 854-0014
Fax: (408) 358-5339
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Sell your diamonds, jewelry, gold, coins, sterling and platinum safely and competitively.
Lovelady Diamond


Established and Original Owner Since 1980

Serving San Jose, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Los Gatos areas as well as the USA via our free shipping kits from our Los Gatos office.

Positive and Negative Characteristics of a Diamond

The following characteristics would increase value of the offer on diamonds:

  • Table sizes between 53% and 57%
  • Depth between 60.5% and 62.5% (different for fancy shapes)
  • Girdle thickness between "thin and slightly thick"
  • Polish and symmetry characteristics of "Excellent" to "Very Good"
  • GIA Reports (Many times we can give exact offers sight unseen)

The following characteristics would decrease value of the offer on diamonds:

  • Table size less than 53% or greater than 62% (different for fancy shapes)
  • Depth less than 59% or greater than 65% (different for fancy shapes)
  • Girdle thickness greater than "slightly thick" or less than "thin"
  • Culets larger than medium
  • Crown and pavilion angles outside of acceptable parameters
  • Polish and symmetry characteristics less than "Good"
  • Present girdle reflection in table (fisheye)
  • Medium to strong blue fluorescence
  • Dark inclusions, nicks, chips, bruises, abrasions, burned surfaces, drill lines, fracture filling, girdle bearding, open cavities or haziness
  • Inaccurate representation of grading
  • Brown tones (versus yellow tones)

I hope these guidelines will help you in making a wise decision in selling your diamond jewelry. If you have any questions or would like to order a free shipping kit please call (800) 854-0014 or email us:

Alert: It has come to our attention that two of our internet competitors are making artificially high offers only to reduce the final offer drastically after the item is in hand. We do not subscribe to this bait and switch tactic and would encourage BBB complaints against those who do.

Certification | Diamond Specs | Contact Information

   Selling diamond jewelry to us has always been a safe and seamless process as we have been up to date on market conditions for over 34 years (since 1980). The owner is an author of a self-instructional course and has written many published trade magazine articles in the years past.

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Certification | Diamond Specs | Contact Information

   The owner, Glenn Lovelady, is a diamond cutter and knows diamonds from the rough to the polished. The information on this website alone would qualify as a diamond encyclopedia so be aware that we know this product like very few people do. Be confident that you are dealing with professionals that have many decades of experience.

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Gold Information | Contact Information

   Even though the prices have been very volatile in the metals markets we stay up to date on trends and promise to pay you an extremely competitive price.

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   Timepieces can be a trendy market but we have the knowledge and experience to bid quotes that satisfy our sellers and leave a small profit to run our business. We are not watch snobs so we have expanded broadly outside of the typical "we only buy Patek, Rolex and Cartier" mentality.

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Description | Contact Information

   We are consistently expanding our knowledge and buying power into areas that have been both interesting and very marketable. A few years ago we would have never guessed we would be buying high-end clutch bags and figurines. Feel free to contact us with as much information as possible regarding your valuable small collectible.

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