Lovelady Diamond


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

JEWELRY & GOLD BUYERS

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.

Informative Appraisal


A report card of appraisals:

The title of the appraiser means little if they do not carry out the necessary standards of accurate grading and description. The appraisal will only be as good as the appraiser's concern for accurate, detailed information.

Excellent: Emphasis on accuracy of Carat Weight, Color, Clarity, and Cut including, measurements, table percentage, depth percentage, girdle thickness, polish, symmetry, culet size, fluorescence and perhaps additional comments and key to characteristic symbols drawn on a plot chart. Gram weight of the accompanying ring with metal type and detailed description of additional stones with photo of jewelry item. Signed with appraiser's printed name and contact information and credentials.

Very Good: Remove (from Excellent category) plot chart and photo.

Good: Remove (from Excellent category) plot chart, photo and two of the following specifications: table percentage, depth percentage, girdle thickness.

Fair: Remove (from Excellent category) plot chart, photo and three of the following specifications: table percentage, depth percentage, girdle thickness, fluorescence for Excellent category. In addition missing or illegible contact information. Over-inflated retail replacement value. One or two grades higher than reasonable color and clarity grade assessment.

Poor: Little regard for any accuracy in color and clarity grading. Missing most of specs especially the most important such as: diameter measurements and table percentage. Severely over-inflated retail replacement value giving the buyer a false sense of value and potentially causing years of unnecessary personal property insurance coverage premiums. No legible title, name and contact information of appraiser.

The good news and the bad news on appraisals: The good news is there are a number of very competent and professional jewelry appraisers available that emphasize accuracy and reasonable retail replacement values. The bad news is to find a good jewelry appraiser you will likely have to do your homework. The vast majority appraisals we look at are unfortunately inaccurate or missing important information. If looking for a professional tell him (or her) to emphasize GIA accuracy because you may want to send it to the lab yourself. Make sure any problems with specs are listed such as unacceptable table percentage, unacceptable depth percentage. Polish, symmetry, culet size and the presence or absence of fluorescence is also very helpful in determining final cash value.

After 28 years in the industry we have found that the lack of disclosure and accuracy seems to be more common than the full disclosure and an emphasis on accuracy and education of the buyer. We take misrepresentation very seriously and often recommend the pursuit of a full refund from the original seller. Please call us at (800) 854-0014 or email us at info@gemgate.com if you have any further questions.

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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