Sell Diamond Earrings Today

Last updated: August 22, 2021
Sell diamond earrings

Figuring out how to sell your diamond earrings can be complicated and confusing. Your earrings are yours and therefore have a history only you know about. This is why it’s vitally important to go somewhere that will value your story and help you better understand the process of selling previously owned diamond earrings.

At Worthy, we actually care about your earrings’ history and are experts at selling valuable pieces.

When you contact our team, we’ll answer all your questions about our fully secured and insured process. Jewelry and diamond auctions are our specialty, so we will walk you through our auction process. Once your earrings go to auction, we’ll keep you informed and up-to-date with the proceedings.

If you’re looking for an easy, smart way to sell earrings that you no longer wear, we’re here to help. Worthy offers personalized services created to provide a worry-free experience for people like you. Our goal is to make it easy for you to sell diamond earrings for cash.

What Makes Diamond Earrings So Special?

There are a lot of features that set diamonds apart from other stones. For instance, you’re likely already aware that they’re incredibly strong and durable, but did you know that this special hardness qualifies diamonds for industrial use? They are so durable, in fact, that they can survive being completely engulfed in flames.

Then there’s their incredible beauty. Diamonds have a unique brilliance that truly outshines many other gemstones. This brilliance comes from their extreme clarity, which allows them to refract more light than any other stone. When cut properly, diamonds can increase their light refraction and dazzle all the more.

Because of this strength and beauty, diamonds have also long been the preferred stone to represent enduring love. They are a poignant gift when received in any form—earrings, a ring, or a necklace. They are also often important heirlooms with long histories.

In addition to their sentimental value, diamonds are also an investment. People give diamond jewelry so the recipient has something to fall back on in hard times. Although they can be difficult to part with, they usually sell for rather high prices. That’s why, when you’re ready to sell, it’s important to work with someone who can help you get what they’re truly worth.

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We only trust the best diamond grading lab in the world, GIA, to grade valuables prior to auction. Diamonds sold with GIA grading reports are considered more valuable and can command higher prices.
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Why Sell Your Diamond Earrings with Worthy?

Worthy is an auction house. This means we won’t be putting your diamond earrings up for sale to just one buyer. Holding out for the perfect buyer takes longer and may mean you end up settling for a lower price. Our goal is to showcase your diamond earrings to a number of potential buyers. With multiple buyers bidding at one time, the odds of selling your earrings quickly and for a better price go up.

How does Worthy benefit you?

Fast, simple process. Many of our clients tell stories about the frustration they felt when seeking a fair price from local jewelers. Worthy is different: we help you sell your earrings quickly on a fair, convenient platform. We include grading, cleaning, photography, and marketing expertise for each item we’re putting out for auction. Simply schedule FedEx pickup and we’ll handle the rest, ultimately offering your earrings to our worldwide network of professional jewelry buyers.

You’ll be fully insured by brokers at Lloyd’s of London. You’ll receive a prepaid, fully insured shipping label from us before you ship your valuables. This insurance remains in place until your items sell.

Complimentary grading for every diamond. We’ll help you understand your diamond’s quality before auction. This will help you obtain the price your items deserve. All diamonds brought to us are graded at a leading gemological laboratory, such as GIA.

Work with your own account manager. You’ll be working with your very own account executive every step of the way. They’ll walk you through the auctioning process, answer your questions, and make sure you’re aware of everything that’s going on and where your property is at any given moment.

How to Sell Earrings the Smart Way:

  1. Submit Your Item. Tell us about your earrings. We ask you to provide basic information such as setting, shape and carat size, and afterward, we let you know if they are suitable for auction.

  2. Secure FedEx Pickup. We’ll provide you with full insurance coverage and a prepaid shipping label addressed to our headquarters.

  3. Grading and Auction Preparation. Once your earrings arrive at our offices in New York, they are cleaned, professionally photographed, and sent for a complimentary grading at a top gemological lab, such as GIA, so that you know exactly what you have.

  4. Auction. Professional jewelry buyers are invited to bid on your earrings based on the flawless photographs and detailed report. You will be able to watch the auction map live as the bids roll in.

  5. Get Paid. If the highest offer meets or exceeds your reserve price, you get paid almost immediately. If not, you have the option to have your earrings returned to you free of charge and fully insured.


What Determines Earrings Value?

The type and weight of precious metal can influence the resale value of earrings. There are several other factors that determine earring value as well. 
  1. Brand: Certain jewelry brands are in high demand, particularly on the resale market. If you have earrings from Tiffany, Cartier, Harry Winston, or another top jeweler, it’s possible that they may fetch more than similar earrings from a lesser-known brand.

  2. Style: It’s very easy to sell diamond stud earrings with Worthy as these are always in style. Other classic styles are top sellers too. If your earrings look dated, they may not fetch as much as trending and/or classic earring styles.

  3. 4Cs: If your earrings contain diamonds, the 4Cs will contribute to their value. As with other jewelry, the better the diamonds, the more your items are likely to be worth! Cut, Color, Carat weight, and Clarity are considered during the grading process. Knowing what you have is one of the most important keys to determining the value of pre-owned earrings. We’ll figure out the particulars of each of the 4Cs for your earrings and discuss them with you.

  4. Condition: Our buyers love it when people sell earrings in good to excellent condition, and they show their appreciation by paying more.

  5. Age: If you’re looking to sell vintage or antique diamond earrings, it’s possible that these will attract quite a bit of attention! Newer earrings tend to sell very well too; our buyers are eager to purchase earrings from every era, particularly if they have unique features.

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Places to Sell Earrings

There are quite a few places to sell pre-owned earrings. Of these, Worthy is the smartest option as well as the safest.

Jewelry Stores: Some jewelry stores buy diamond earrings and other styles, however it’s unusual to receive fair market value when you choose this route since jewelers have high overhead costs to cover and as most prefer to buy wholesale and make a profit via retail markups. If you’re considering the idea of selling earrings to a jewelry store, try to get a few different quotes so that you can maximize your return.

Consignment Shops: Many consignment shops resell earrings on behalf of their clients. While this process is typically as safe as selling to a jewelry store, consignment fees are very high, typically around 20 to 50 percent of the asking price. This could mean you won’t make nearly as much on your diamond earrings as you could if you went through an auction house. In addition, it’s fairly common for items to sit in a display case for weeks or months until they attract the attention of an interested buyer. It can take a long time to receive payment if you choose to sell earrings at a consignment shop.

eBay: eBay is a dream for buyers who want to pay as little as possible for outstanding merchandise. This isn’t a good option for you because it is rare to receive fair market value when selling earrings on eBay. Worse yet, only about five percent of diamond jewelry offered for sale actually sells. Because scams and counterfeit items are common, buyers are wary about sellers who don’t already have stellar reputations. There are lots of shady buyers on the platform too so proceed with caution. If eBay is your choice, be sure to use the safety mechanisms the company has set in place.

Pawn Shops: Pawn shops are typically safe as they are governed by strict regulations. You can usually get quick cash for earrings when you sell to a pawn shop, which is very helpful in case of a financial emergency. If you’re in dire need and you must liquefy your jewelry immediately, a pawn shop might be the best option.

Worthy: Besides our exceptional customer care processes, Worthy offers safety, security, and full insurance. The entire journey with us takes about two weeks to complete, and your money is sent to you as soon as you agree to the final bid. Because our buyers are eager to compete for quality earrings and other fine jewelry, our sellers aren’t forced to accept a price set by a single individual or corporation. The competitive atmosphere drives prices higher, so you truly receive fair market value for your earrings.


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How to Get a Fair Price for Your Earrings

The easiest way to ensure that you receive a fair offer when selling earrings is to take advantage of Worthy’s streamlined auction process. By allowing us to handle grading, photography, and marketing on your behalf, you ensure that your earrings attract plenty of attention from our qualified buyers. It’s not unusual for more than 100 buyers to compete for a single pair of earrings and this means that the final selling price is typically far higher than what you’d receive if you worked with a single buyer. Selling your earrings with Worthy means maximum exposure, a fair price, and a guiding hand through the entire auction process.
Using Worthy was so easy, I felt very comfortable.
Sierra Fein · Happy Client

Earrings Accepted by Worthy

We work with buyers who are looking for the very best. Should your earrings meet our requirements, we’ll be able to sell them for you.

The most popular styles of earrings include:


  • Stud earrings
  • Jacket earrings
  • Cluster earrings
  • Drop earrings
  • Chandelier earrings
  • Hoop earrings
  • Huggie earrings
Earring Style Guide

Can You Sell One Diamond Earring?

Sometimes diamond earrings lose their mate. What should you do if you only have one earring to sell? As it happens, you don’t actually need to sell diamond earrings as a pair. Many buyers will remove the stone from the setting anyway. So if you only have one diamond earring, we still recommend getting in touch with us about auctioning it.


Worthy can help you sell your earrings whether they are clip-on or pierced styles, and we can help you sell multiple pairs at once if you’d like. If you have a question about earrings that you’d like to offer for sale, please contact us. We’ll be happy to provide an answer and address any concerns you may have.

Sell Diamond Earrings with Worthy Today

If you’re ready to sell your diamond earrings, we can help. Let us take a weight off your mind. We’ll take care of all the necessary steps to put your items up for auction and get you the best price we possibly can. Sell with Worthy today and discover the perfect process for getting the most cash for your fine jewelry.

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