………if you’re trying to sell your colored stone and/or diamond jewelry.…………. 

     Today it is very difficult to sell your fine pieces of colored stone and/or diamond jewelry.  If your item of jewelry is an engagement ring that features one large diamond, then you may want to consult the earlier section on ‘selling your loose diamond/. Finally here is a site dedicated to selling your high quality diamond and colored stone jewelry for the highest possible price that benefits both you, the seller, as well as the buyer.  No dealers are allowed to have any listings on this site.  This site is only for private individuals who would like to sell their items of jewelry for whatever reason.  I, Martin Sheffield, am the moderator of the site and am available for any guidance and consultation during the sales procedure.  If you are unsure or have any questions concerning any procedural guideline please call or email myself and I will certainly be glad to assist.  I may be called at 800 252 1476 or  I have been in the diamond retail sales business for 40 years.  You may view all my credentials at  I wrote the diamond buyer’s handguide which you may view at  I will be your official advisor and it is up to you to call me once you’ve started the sales procedure should you have any questions about following the procedural guidelines.   I must stress that it is very important to strictly adhere to all the rules and regulations as set forth in this website to ensure that nothing goes wrong in the sales procedure.  Http:// and IGS Inc., are not responsible or liable for any losses or damages that may occur however caused.

     Perhaps you have inherited colored stone and diamond jewelry item(s)  that you want to sell for some much needed cash.  Your available options for obtaining a relatively high return on the items of jewelry were very limited………..until this phenomenal website came about. Perhaps you are in a position that you would like to liquidate your personal items of jewelry for much needed cash, or perhaps your desire and enthusiasm to own these items have diminished somewhat.  Previously,  you could go to jeweler who may pay you approximately  10% of the replacement value and then sell the same fine item of jewelry at a huge markup.  You benefit very little and the retail jeweler stands to make a huge markup.  Or, you can go to the auctions and pay high commission fees and if you’re lucky perhaps get around 20% of the replacement value.  Or, you can put a classified in your local paper only to have potential clients offer you ridiculously low prices.  Having people come to your home can be a real worry in itself.  Until now these are just about your only options.

          Now, this site guides you step by step how to properly sell your diamond and/or precious stones and diamond jewelry at the highest possible price that benefits both you and the buyer to the maximum.  The method is extremely professional and results in you and your client being totally satisfied.  Astute jewelry shoppers today can use the internet to purchase items of jewelry at wholesale + approx. 5 to 20% (internet dealer’s markup).  Therefore there is a specific niche where you are selling lower than the internet to the extent that it makes it worth the buyer’s time and effort to buy from you.  What you aim to do is sell at wholesale or a little lower. Also, if you go to a high end retail jeweller and look at fine items of jewelry the prices are ridiculously high.  If a buyer were to purchase a diamond on a diamond internet site the buyer would be paying wholesale + the internet company’s profit of 5 to 20%.   At this site the buyer is paying strictly wholesale and you, the seller benefits since you are receiving approximately the same amount that the wholesaler would be paid by the retailer who in turn sells to the end user consumer.   This would make it worthwhile for both yourself and the buyer. Potential jewelry buyers can find gorgeous items on this site that could very well be found in the highest quality jewelry stores in your state or province.  However,  the buyer will be paying a fair price on this site as opposed to a super high price in a high end retail store. If you want to trade-in a fine quality diamond and/or colored stone set item of jewelry  on an upgrade it might make more sense to sell  your item for the maximum price possible within the guidelines set forth in  this site and then to apply the funds towards the purchase of an item  that you’ve had your mind on that is for sale in a retail jewelry store or that you have  tracked down on the internet or one that you even see listed on this site!!!.  When retailers offer you trade-ins for upgrades they benefit….not you.  They’ll resell your items of jewelry  at high markups offering you little for them in the first place. Please follow the steps as outlined below.  Everything is explained in full detail so that the entire procedure makes total sense.

          The whole procedure is totally safe since you are working through a web of professional, accredited, highly recognized, certified appraisers.  At no point during the procedure do you have to Fedex an item of jewelry directly to a client.  That is too risky and nerve wracking.  If you want to sell your diamond and/or colored stone jewelry you would have the bona fide appraiser in your area verify the original appraisals and then supply you with an appraisal.  Once you’ve located a client who wants to purchase the item of jewelry, you then have your appraiser send the diamond and/or colored stone item of jewelry  to the client’s (buyer’s) appraiser. You are fully responsible for paying the appraiser his shipping charges and associated professional fees.  Remember, that should there be a claim, then the appraiser would have to settle with his insurance before you get reimbursed.  However, following the guidelines of this website chances are relatively small that there would be problems…..however, ‘ will not be held responsible in the event that a package with an item of jewelry is lost during shipping.  It is important to make sure that the appraiser has the proper insurance coverage before shipping the item of jewelry to the potential client’s appraiser. If you encounter any difficulties in any shipping process between appraisers please call Martin Sheffield at 800 252 1476 or and can possibly arrange to insure the item of jewelry with their insurance company and you would then pay directly for the shipping.    All the appraisers are located at   You and the future buyer will mutually decide which appraiser to use.  You can call myself, Martin Sheffield at 800 252 1476 for advice on an appraiser before sending.  The client’s appraiser (buyer’s appraiser) will then verify appraisal  reports on behalf of the client.  You will be sending both the item of jewelry and the new appraiser’s report directly to the buyer’s appraiser.  The buyer will set up an appointment with the appraiser to view the item of jewelry.  Should everything check out OK with the item of jewelry,  then the  buyer will more than likely want to purchase this item of jewelry. Once the buyer decides to purchase the item of jewelry  then the buyer will receive an invoice  from and would wire transfer the funds directly to  Since the buyer has seven days within which they may have a refund, will then send out a check to the seller immediately after the seven days.  The check will be for the amount the diamond sold for less the 5% commission.   

     If you should decide that you would like to have your fine quality item of jewelry sold without personally participating in the sale and by having the contact information as myself, Martin Sheffield, with the ‘SellingYourDiamond.Net’ phone number listed on the ad 800 252 1476 as well as the ‘SellingYourDiamond.Net’ email listed:, I will be more than pleased to look after all enquiries into the sale of your diamond so that you, the seller, do not have to get personally involved.  Should you wish to leave all the sale’s work to myself, Martin Sheffield  that is fine, however, instead of the normal 5% commission, the commission rate would be 10%.  By doing it this way, you avoid all contact with the public totally.

        Or, you may decide that you wish to sell the fine quality item of jewelry totally by yourself just by following the principles and guidelines as set forth in this website.  All you want to do is place the ad for your fine quality item of jewelry and then handle the rest on your own. If that’s the case, you just pay the $125.00USD for the ad placement.  You would then make all the arrangements to ship to the potential buyer’s appraiser etc. etc.  Please read this site carefully

So that you know exactly what procedures to follow.  You can still call myself, Martin Sheffield, at 800 252 1476 for help with any guidelines or procedures.  Basically, you are winging it on your own however, the principles in this site are straight forward and you should have no difficulties.  IGS Inc. and assume no liability whatsoever for any damages or liabilities that may arise as a result of any mishaps or occurrences that may take place in the sales procedure whether the sale is conducted on your own or with assistance from myself Martin Sheffield.  

     If your fine quality item of jewelry is sold and once  receives the funds, then ‘ will then notify the buyer’s appraiser that the buyer has paid in full and may release the item of jewelry.  There is a ‘Jewelry Release Form’ that ‘  will fill out and send to the appraiser as well.  This system ensures a fair and accurate completion of the transaction with acting as a neutral party between the buyer and the seller.  The seller, buyer and appraiser are welcome to call myself, Martin Sheffield, at  800 252 1476 or mailto:diamonds@usacerteddiamonds for any assistance during the closing of the sale or at any other time. 

Before the appraiser ships the item of jewelry, the buyer will be required to leave a small deposit with .  The amount of the deposit is $100.00USD if the list price  of the item of jewelry  is up to $5000, $200.00USD if the list price of the  item of jewelry is up to $10,000USD, $250.00USD if the list price of the item of jewelry is $15,000.00,  $300.00USD if the list price of the item of jewelry  is up to $20,000.00USD.  Should the list price be over $20,000.00 then the deposit amount will be prearranged by myself and the seller.  Please contact Martin Sheffield at 800 252 1476 in order to pay the deposit.  The deposit may be paid by Visa, Mastercard or Amex.  At the time the deposit is made copies of the invoice and buyer-seller agreement will be issued to both buyer and seller.  If the buyer purchases the item of jewelry then the deposit amount will be deducted from the amount that the buyer would have to wire transfer. The whole purpose of the deposit is to show sincerity and genuine interest especially if the seller  is going to arrange to have the diamond shipped to any part of the country for the buyer to view.  The potential buyer would be responsible for the return shipping charges in case the item of jewelry is not purchased and the buyer’s appraiser would return the item of jewelry to the seller’s appraiser.  The deposit amount would be used to cover the return shipping and administrative and handling fee for returning the diamond. IGS Inc. would work with the buyer’s appraiser in coordinating the return of the item of jewelry to the seller’s appraiser.  In fact , from my experience very, very few returns will actually  take place.  The appraiser, and only the appraiser   will send the item of jewelry  Fedex insured to the appraiser with all the matching documentation and certificates

          As a safeguard, the seller must tell the buyer’s appraiser that the only way the item of jewelry may be released to the buyer is if I, Martin Sheffield, personally call the buyer’s appraiser and verbally give the appraiser permission to release the diamond. I, Martin Sheffield, will also send a diamond release form to the buyer’s appraiser that gives permission to the appraiser to release the item of jewelry.  This form will also require the buyer to sign for the item of jewelry.  Also, the seller should also notify the buyer’s appraiser that it is OK to release the item of jewelry to the buyer.  The seller should prearrange a password with the buyer’s appraiser so that the buyer’s appraiser truly knows that it is indeed the seller calling and no one else.  The password’s are carefully handed out by Martin Sheffield and I will call or email the password directly to the seller and the appraiser.  Of course, the buyer’s appraiser will only be notified after the wired funds have been received by  IN TRUST for the seller.  The seller should print out the specific sheet from  the “Appraiser Instructions” section and deliver that sheet to the seller’s appraiser along with the item of jewelry and matching appraisers’ reports. Carefully following the above instructions will totally protect the seller.  The buyer’s appraiser will only release the diamond after has received the funds and is  holding the funds IN TRUST for the seller.   The notification should come in the form of a faxed and signed written note as well as a telephone call to the buyer’s appraiser.  Please note that if it is a commission sale where 5% is paid to,  then the above steps will be looked after by myself Martin Sheffield together with the seller.  However, if there is no commission being paid and you are handling everything on your own please be sure to read over this site carefully in it’s entirety and please understand every procedure.  You are more than welcome to call myself or email myself for any questions that you may have.  

Step # 1

For your item of jewelry get together all existing documentation such as any certificates (GIA, AGS, EGL) that you may have for the item of jewelry plus any appraisals that you may have.   If you don’t have an appraisal on your item of jewelry then you should set forth to do so.  To locate the best appraiser please visit and scroll down to your state or province for recommended appraisers in your area.  Only deal with those appraisers that have a profile description.  These are appraisers that I know and can intervene if necessary so that they will comply with the procedures as outlined in  The appraisers on this site are carefully chosen and are top in their fields.  Have them perform an appraisal on the item of jewelry.    

          Set up an appointment with the appraiser to have the diamond and/or colored stone item of jewelry fully appraised as outlined above. Most appraisers allow you to watch the appraisal process.  Explain to the appraiser that you wish to sell the item of jewelry and that this appraisal is part of the procedure as specified on   The appraiser would then submit to you his appraisal along with any photos and additional reports.  Please tell the appraiser that the item of jewelry is being advertised for sale on and that the appraiser should keep a copy of the appraisal as well as photocopies of the GIA or AGS or EGL reports as well. The appraiser should also keep any files  of photos and other reports such as sarin reports on hand as well.   Also, if the appraiser can also email you all reports and photos in addition to giving you the originals this would be very helpful.  These emailed images can be filed on your computer and then emailed to for uploading  to      

Step # 2

          Determine the price that you feel would be appropriate for your item of jewelry.  The best way is to discuss with the appraiser the wholesale value of your item and then to advertize your item of jewelry either at wholesale or wholesale less a percentage depending upon how quick you wish to sell your item of jewelry.  The lower the price, the quicker that the item should move.  At the appraiser’s place you may ask him to give you the price that he feels you should be asking for the item of jewelry.    It’s this 10% to 20% that you take off from the wholesale that is giving the buyer the incentive to buy from you as opposed to going to a diamond internet site directly!!!

          Based on your research the price you ask is ultimately your decision.  Your customer will be doing their research at the same time and has a very good idea as to what he should be paying for the item of jewelry.  Clients who place their ads on this site may call myself, Martin Sheffield, for a complimentary consultation and certainly feel free to ask my opinion in regards to the price that you should be asking.

 Step # 3         

          The next step is to have the item of jewelry listed for sale on    Simply go to the ‘submit your order section’ and follow the instructions. Your last name and address will not be revealed to potential customers.  The following information will be revealed to potential clients:  Your first name,  your state or province,    and your email.    The description of the item of jewelry should clearly state the correct names of the stones in the item and their shape and weight.  When you upload your appraisals they should contain all the rest of the detailed information concerning the gemstones as well as the diamonds. Please add any comments and descriptions that you would like to have appear in the ad.  When you click onto the ‘submit your colored stone and diamond jewelry item’  all the instructions are very clearly set forth.   One document should be the appraisal as given to you by the independent appraiser that you’ve seen from  In addition, it would be helpful to upload additional appraisals that you may have.    Lastly, you can email up to 3 photos of the item of jewelry. 

          Before any listing is posted it is reviewed to ensure that the proper procedures are done.  Once your item of jewelry is listed then hopefully you will be receiving either calls or emails and you would deal directly with your clients.  Once you finish reading this entire section you will know what to say and how to efficiently and professionally serve your customer’s requirements.  The ad will remain up until such time that the diamond is sold.  Please notify that the diamond has been sold. reserves the right to terminate any ads at any time.   The normal  fee is  $125/item.  Certain items may have higher fees.  http://www.selling your  reserves the right to charge more for certain very complicated items of extremely high value.  However, I expect the fee to be around $125. 00 in most instances.  This fee may be made by secure credit card payment over the phone  at 1 800 252 1476 or directly  online on our client protected encrypted site.  These instructions will be further detailed in the listing section.  This fee includes the set up and layout of your ad as well.

          Please note that this site is very heavily promoted on the following websites and should attract many people in the market for buying a diamond:,

most of the appraisers’ websites on

 Currently, the ad will stay up indefinitely till your diamond is sold or till whenever you decide that you want to terminate the ad.   

          Should you have any questions or concerns you are welcome to call myself, Martin Sheffield President of, a division of IGS Inc. at 800 252 1476 .You may submit your ad  directly online on our client protected encrypted site.   Please go directly  to or you may email me at  IGS Inc. will carefully explain the complete procedure to you so that the sale may be made virtually without assistance.   However, for clients who have paid for their ad I am here to assist to make the process as smooth as possible. If you submit the ad and wish for my assistance throughout the sale then a 5% commission is due and payable at the time of the sale.  If you wish to handle the sale entirely on your own then you are just paying the $125.00 fee for the ad placement.  Please understand that IGS Inc.  will not be liable for any losses or damages that may occur by following the advice of this site.   If you follow the guidelines very carefully everything should run smoothly and you should not only receive a fair payment for your item of jewelry  but you should be making your customer very happy as well.  However, IGS Inc. accepts absolutely no responsibility for any losses or damages that may occur.  Should you need helpful advice along the way please email me at

          Once you get a call from a genuinely interested buyer the protocol would be to return the item of jewelry to the appraiser in your city and then the appraiser in your city would send it to the buyer's appraiser in the buyer's city.   Never send the item of jewelry directly to an interested party……it must always be sent by the appraiser.  Your appraiser will only forward the item of jewelry to the bonafide accredited appraiser in the buyer’s state. The appraiser is one that the buyer has chosen by having visited the same way that you, the seller, had chosen an appraiser.   It is acceptable to send the item of jewelry to an appraiser on the list at  It should be one of the denoted appraisers on   Since these appraisers are truly bona fide, and truly professional you should feel very good about sending the item of jewelry to them.  You would only have your appraiser (the seller’s appraiser) send the item of jewelry to the appraiser in the buyer’s city if they basically said ‘yes’ they would purchase the item of jewelry if it matches the GIA or AGS cert etc. etc.   The buyer would then set up an appointment at the appraiser.  You would contact the appraiser ahead of time to let them know that this buyer would be contacting them for an appointment and that the appraiser cannot release the item of jewelry unless the seller is paid.  You tell the appraiser (buyer’s appraiser) that Martin Sheffield from  will email him/her  a release form stating that he has been paid.   Be sure to give the official  password to  the buyer’s appraiser so that the appraiser knows for certain that when you speak to him/her that you are the true seller.  ONLY MARTIN SHEFFIELD ISSUES OUT THE PASSWORDS.   In the unlikely event that the item of jewelry is not sold at the appraisers then it should be returned fully insured to only the seller’s appraiser. The only deliveries ever made are always ….”FROM ONE APPRAISER TO ANOTHER”.  At no point in time do you ever ship or receive an item of jewelry from a client.   Only the buyer’s appraiser is allowed to send the item of jewelry back to your original appraiser.   Most of the appraisers are more than pleased to assist the client with a new setting as well. 

          The last step would be to supply the buyer with the bank wire transfer information for “    Once I have received the funds IN TRUST for your diamond then I would  send a diamond release form letter to the buyer’s appraiser giving him/her permission to release the item of jewelry to the buyer.  I would also personally phone up the appraiser and verbally give him permission to release the diamond to the client.    The purchaser may call the appraiser to say that he’s paid………but it’s only official till I, Martin Sheffield, call the appraiser ALONG WITH THE PASSWORD and email the release to the appraiser ALONG WITH THE PASSWORD. At no time is the password ever issued or released to the purchaser.  That’s it………..the sale has  been made …….professionally………and you received a fair  price for your jewelry item.  You, the seller, should be very pleased and the buyer should be very pleased as well.

          Also, it is very important when shipping the jewelry item that your appraiser is fully insured and  uses Fedex as your courier.  ONLY THE APPRAISER IS TO SHIP THE ITEM OF JEWELRY TO THE BUYER’S APPRAISER.  THE APPRAISER IS TO USE FEDEX OVERNIGHT SHIPPING AND HAVE FULL INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE PRICE THAT YOU ARE ASKING FOR THE ITEM OF JEWELRY You should read and understand the section entitled, “Only the appraiser is to ship the item of jewelry  to the buyer’s appraiser”.  If the jewelry item is not sold at the buyer’s appraisers and has to be returned, only the buyer’s appraiser can return the item of jewelry to your (the seller’s) appraiser. 

          Although I mention it many times, please make sure that the appraiser fully understands that your client has not as yet paid for the jewelry item and that, under no circumstance, can the buyer’s appraiser release the jewelry item to the client until such time that I, Martin Sheffield,  have both verbally communicated over the phone with the appraiser and have given the appraiser permission.    It is imperative that the appraiser reads and fully understands this section of the site.  If there are any concerns please call myself, Martin Sheffield, and I will personally call the appraiser. As well, the appraiser cannot release the item of jewelry until such time that he/she has received the “Jewelry Release form” from myself, Martin Sheffield,  stating that the purchaser has paid you in full and that it is OK to release the item of jewelry  

          This whole concept and method of selling and purchasing items of jewelry is truly the most professional and respected way and benefits both the buyer and seller to the max.  However, all instructions have to be properly followed and if you are unsure of anything please don’t hesitate to or call 800 252 1476. 

          IGS Inc.   will not be liable for any damages or liabilities whatsoever or however caused by following any or all of the contents and advice on this site.  Listing your item of jewelry on this site does not guarantee that it will be sold and the amount that the item of jewelry is sold for is strictly between you and the buyer.  This site is simply giving you the background structure of a system that has successfully worked connecting buyers and sellers for approx. 20 years at   You are following the same basic formula or structure on this site however as a buyer you should be obtaining even better prices since the items of jewelry are being sold by the seller.   

          This is what you call an all round ‘win,,,win’ situation for both buyer and seller.    Why not take advantage of the excellent team of bona fide appraisers throughout the USA and Canada  that have undergone years of training and maintain impeccably high standards?? 

As you can see, I, Martin Sheffield  am very actively involved in this process and am very sincere about protecting the buyer and seller from anything going wrong.  I am available at 800 252 1476 or anytime for any questions.  At  the same time, I feel that I am promoting a great service that is certainly beneficial to both the buyer and seller.  I am one of the first persons in the jewelry industry to look at the dark almost ‘negative’  side of privately selling an item of jewelry and am trying to turn it into a positive and rewarding experience for both buyer and seller.  Most of the appraisers in the US know me quite well as at one time or another I have had diamonds sent to them in order to be verified for clients.  The only real difference here is that the item of jewelry  is not coming from the wholesale jewelry  supplier but coming from the seller’s appraiser………truly,  that’s the only difference.  I am supplying an amazing site to list your item of jewelry with superior exposure to the right clientele. And, most important, I am at the helm making sure that everything runs smoothly.  Remember, all procedures must be followed and that I am here for any guidance and questions and you should find the experience of selling your item of jewelry very rewarding.