When we mention the “Primary Diamond” in a piece of diamond jewelry, we are referring to the main (largest) stone in the piece. The carat weight of this stone is what determines whether we will be able to accept it or not, and what specific commission percentage we will take from its sale. If a piece of jewelry features more than one diamond, it has a “combined carat weight.” When accessing the primary diamond’s carat weight, we do not take this combined carat weight into account.
For all Solitary Diamonds that are 1.00 carat and HIGHER, we take a commission of 10% from the Final Sale. (for example, if your diamond sells for $10,000, we take $1,000, so you will receive $9,000 for the diamond).
For all Solitary Diamonds that are LESS than 1.00 carat, we take a commission of 20%.
In general, we do not except diamonds that are less than 1.00 carat, UNLESS (in which case we take 20% from the final sale): – the diamond is part of a set (for example, a pair of earrings) and the cumulative carat weight exceeds 1.40 carats (i.e., a pair of earrings, .70 ct each, totaling 1.40 ct, we accept – and take 20% commission from the final sale. A pair of earrings that weigh .40 ct each, totaling .80 ct, we will not accept). – the solitary diamond is .70 ct or higher and has nearly Perfect Specifications (meaning exceptional grades in Clarity, Cut, Color – and a lack of fluorescence), and, ideally, is accompanied with a certification, preferably from the GIA.