Certified Jewelry Buyers While-U-Watch

Want To Sell Your Jewelry for the Top Price? See the Top Certified Expert Gemologist, 
Jewelry Buyer & Diamond Buyer

David R. Boggess, G.G.

  • Graduated at the top of his class as a Graduate Gemologist from the GIA.
  • Senior Member of the Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA).
  • Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA).
  • Diploma Member of the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association (GIA).
  • AGA Certified "Gem" (Gemologist) Lab in the Orange County - Southern California region.
  • Lifetime Member, National Eagle Scouts Association (NESA).
  • Co-designed the #1 Jewelry Appraisal Software used by Appraisers all over the World.  
  • Over 40 Years experience providing Jewelry Appraisals, Buying, Selling, and Expert Gemologist services to many of the finest jewelers, insurance agencies, financial institutions in Southern California.  David's client list has included:
Tiffany & Co.
Bailey Banks & Biddle
State Farm
Bank of America
Macy's
Cartier
Bullocks
AAA
Wells Fargo
J Herbert Hall
Van Cleef & Arpels
Robinson's May
Farmers Insurance
Union Bank
Keepsake Jewelers
Bulgari
Kay Jewelers
Allstate
First Interstate Bank
The Jewelry Exchange
Neiman Marcus
Zales Jewelers
Geico
First American Trust
Tourneau
Nordstrom
Gordon's Jewelers
Chubb
Northern Trust Bank
Prudential
Saks Fifth Avenue
Hudson Goodman
21st Century
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Safeco
Black Starr & Frost
Weisfield Jewelers
Mercury Insurance
Washington Mutual Bank
& Over 80,000 Consumers

Selling Your Jewelry or Diamonds, Get a Free Certified Verbal Appraisal

David helps you make informed decisions by providing you with honest-straightforward facts, as evidenced by the many letters of recommendation lining his office walls from Tiffany's, Nordstrom's, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and dozens of others major corporations who have trusted David's expertise for decades.  David not only gives you highly accurate assessments of value, he explains in detail how he arrived at that value to help you fully understand the process of selling your jewelry.  

David offers free no obligation verbal appraisals to tell you what he would pay for your jewelry. There is no charge even if you don't sell to David.   

Most consumers have never sold jewelry or diamonds before, so they often wonder how does it all work.  First, you call or text David to make an appointment as he does not take walk-ins, this way he can give each client his full attention.  Consequently David does not answer the phone when he is with a client, so if he does not answer leave him a message or text him and he will return your call or text immediately when he is done with his client.  Be prepared to tell David what it is you want to sell so he can schedule enough time for the appointment to do a thorough evaluation of your jewelry.  When you come to the appointment, David will first carefully examine your jewelry while you watch, then he will explain every detail about the jewelry that affects its value, and finally he will make an offer to purchase your jewelry right on the spot.  That's it, straightforward and simple, however if you have ever been to any other jewelry buyer, you will often find that this is not always the case.    

The first question most jewelry buyers will ask you is "how much do you want for your jewelry?", a question purely designed to find out if they can buy your jewelry for less than it is worth, because if you ask for too much they will obviously talk you down, however if you don't ask for enough they will simply buy it without any hesitation.  David on the other hand, never asks this question because David feels strongly that as a Certified Expert he should first tell the consumer what his professional opinion is as to the the highest possible value that the jewelry can be sold for, and not make it some kind of back and forth game to find out just how cheap the jewelry can be bought for from the consumer.    

One of the things that really stands David apart from other jewelry buyers is that he explains in great detail why your jewelry is valued for what it is, and you will often see this comment is his reviews.  He explains gemological value concepts in layman's terms which takes the mystery out of selling your jewelry, this way you can confidently make a proper decision about selling.  David shows you microscopic views of your jewelry, and uses visual aides and reference materials to teach you how the grading process works, so will you be certain about how your jewelry's value was arrived at.  Sometimes David advises consumers not to sell certain pieces of jewelry because it isn't in their best interest, or he will recommend another avenue to sell their jewelry that does not involve David.  He does this because he believes his job isn't just about seeing how much money he can make from you, but how he can actually "help" you.  The purchase of a client's jewelry should "benefit both the store and the consumer equally", and if that cannot be accomplished, then no purchase should be made. 

A lot of jewelry buyers get consumer's jewelry into their stores by giving high phone/internet offers on the condition that the "final price" will be determined when they see your jewelry, then they often lower the price once they have possession of your jewelry.  David believes that the "final price" of fine jewelry can only be determined after careful examination using microscopes and other Gemological equipment, so he sees no benefit to the consumer in "guessing" with values just to get "possession" of their jewelry in the hopes the consumer will just give in and sell.  David determines the highest possible price only after an in-person complete examination, and he never lowers his offer once he determines the exact cost of the jewelry.  

Some jewelry buyers have you mail them your jewelry for buying, or they take it out of your sight to "clean it or inspect it".  With David your jewelry never leaves your sight, not even for a moment; the entire appraisal process is done while-u-watch, removing any possibility that your jewelry could be switched.  You will also always meet with David personally, and he buys and pays immediately.  There are no games, no gimmicks, no nonsense.      

Some of David's clients travel long distances to see him because no other jewelry buyer or diamond buyer in Southern California can match David's proven integrity, top notch expertise, and reputation for the highest integrity.  

David buys gold and platinum jewelry; rings, earrings, bracelets, pendants, necklaces, chains, watches, and estate jewelry.  David buys loose diamonds and jewelry mounted with diamonds.  He also buys colored gemstone jewelry.  You can sell him just one piece of jewelry or liquidate and entire estate.  Payment is always made immediately so you don't have to wait, you walk out the door paid in full.  All free no obligation expert verbal appraisals are done by appointment.  

   

  

 Looking to sell your gold jewelry?  David now has the Thermo Scientific Niton DXL Advanced XRF Gold Tester, which gives the exact gold content of your jewelry without damaging it. Nearly every gold buyer uses the inexpensive $50 “scratch acid test”, meaning they damage your jewelry by scraping it or filing it down to test it with acid, which gives only a rough approximation of the actual gold content. The $16,750 Niton DXL Advanced XRF Gold Tester provides a digital readout of the exact gold content of your jewelry in seconds without even touching it, and you get to see the results for yourself while watching your jewelry the whole time through the window on the device. The Thermo Scientific Niton DXL Advanced XRF Gold Tester is the most accurate gold testing device available.  

 

See the rest of David's Certified Gemological Laboratory, it is the most advanced in Orange County.  Click Here... Why is David's the #1 Certified Gemological Laboratory in Orange County?

 

 

 Have your jewelry verbally appraised for free and sold While-U-Watch the entire process safely through large glass windows, and be safe from the Coronavirus Pandemic

You can safely watch your jewelry through large glass windows while David does your free no obligation verbal appraisal; your jewelry never leaves your sight during the entire evaluation!  You communicate with David through a hands-free "no touch" electronic speak-through device installed in the window.  You’re the only person in the lobby, so you’re not breathing anyone else’s air but your own, and we space the appointments apart so that no one else is in the lobby with you.  We also installed a HEPA filtration system that scrubs the virus from the air every 10 minutes.    

 

  David Boggess, November 1969 

David R. Boggess, G.G.
18 Technology Drive, Suite 158 | Irvine, CA 92618 | (949) 727-3411| By Appointment

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