The marketplace has different values when appraising for cash value and replacement value. The best way to know the current market value of your diamond(s) is by having it analyzed by a reputable licensed gemologist who received their certification by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). GIA is recognized in the industry as the leading authority on grading diamonds in the world. Daoud’s Fine Jewelry has a few GIA graduated gemologists on staff. When you meet with one of our gemologist let them know if you need an appraisal for insurance purposes or if you are interested in selling your diamond. They will take whatever time is necessary to closely evaluate your diamond, in your presence, and educate you on the findings. You can actually take part in the evaluation. For some this can be an emotional step and we want to ensure that you have the best information to make sound decisions on negotiating and selling your diamond(s).