At Los Angeles Jewelry Buyer, we specialize in purchasing large carat rubellite rings, necklaces, and brooches ordinarily sold at auction houses like Christie’s and Sotheby’s. If you have been wondering how to sell a rubellite diamond ring for cash, our Los Angeles estate jewelers can help.
In this knowledge article, our Los Angeles jewelry buyers cover some of the common questions our clients have had when selling a rubellite rings & fine jewelry for an immediate and generous cash offer.
1) What is a rubellite? Is it a tourmaline?
Rubellite is a coveted member of the tourmaline family of gemstones whose value is only surpassed by the Paraiba tourmaline. Its color ranges from shocking pink to violet and bold ruby red—and unlike many other gemstones, the color ordinarily does not change when viewed under artificial light versus daylight.
Inclusions are common in rubellite and do not necessarily detract from the value of the gemstone, as long as these inclusions are very fine and do not affect the manner in which light passes through the stone. Valuable rubellite gemstones have been mined in countries such Madagascar, Mozambique, the United States, Pakistan, and Brazil.
2) What aspects of my rubellite ring will increase the cash offer?
There a variety of factors that can impact the cash offer when selling a rubellite ring or fine jewelry in Los Angeles, CA. The important thing to keep in mind is that the value of your rubellite jewelry is based primarily on the cut quality, color, and carat size of the rubellite. Generally speaking, the more intense the color of the rubellite, the greater the value. And, as we mentioned earlier, the inclusions should be very fine—the fewer in number, the better.
Gemstone treatments are another factor. Natural rubellites which have not been heat treated and irradiated are worth more. Lastly, your pre-owned rubellite jewelry will bring a higher cash return if it has been made by a sought-after designer brand such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., or Chopard—as other types of rubellite jewelry are often melted down.
3) Why is my cash offer so much less than the retail price of my rubellite ring?
When people sell a rubellite ring in Los Angeles, they are sometimes surprised when they don’t receive a cash offer closer to the retail price of their ring. When selling a rubellite gold ring, it is important to remember that the retail price of your rubellite diamond ring was likely at least triple the manufacturing cost. This usually holds true even if you bought your rubellite jewelry online or at advertised “wholesale” prices in Los Angeles, CA.
4) Will I get a cash offer close to the appraisal value of my rubellite ring?
In most cases, the answer is no. If your rubellite ring came with a “replacement” appraisal or was appraised for insurance purposes, the appraisal value is the retail value of your rubellite jewelry. And, as we mentioned previously, the retail value of a rubellite ring is usually 3 times more than the manufacturing cost of the jewelry.
However, if prior to selling your rubellite ring, you take the ring to a Los Angeles jewelry appraiser and ask for a re-sell price estimate, you usually will be able to receive a cash offer that is closer to that price, depending on the experience of the appraiser and accuracy of the rubellite appraisal.
5) Can I sell my rubellite ring for a good price even if it is not accompanied by a lab report?
You can sell a rubellite diamond ring or loose rubellite gemstone to our Los Angeles jewelry buyers, regardless of whether or not your ring is accompanied by a lab report. However, if you do have a lab report for your rubellite gemstone from a respected gems lab (such as GIA) do let us know because this will help us to evaluate the rubellite’s correct value.
6) What about trying to sell my rubellite ring on eBay?
While some people have success selling a rubellite engagement ring, necklace, or brooch on eBay, many more are not so fortunate. The reason so many people find it hard to sell rubellite jewelry on eBay is that the world market is full of synthetic and low quality colored gemstones. Potential buyers are therefore legitimately worried about buying a fake rubellite ring and low quality rubellite jewelry online.
Sellers who are successful at selling a rubellite ring on eBay are usually private individuals who have a long track record of successful sales and high ratings, or professional jewelers with a bricks and mortar store.
Arrange a Free Rubellite Ring Appraisal in Los Angeles
Contact our Los Angeles estate jewelers today to arrange a free verbal appraisal of your rubellite ring or large carat rubellite gemstone. You can also get the process started online by telling us about the rubellite jewelry you wish to sell in the contact form below.
Contact us today to discover why we are the best way to sell precious gemstones and sell diamond rings in Los Angeles.