“To say I exhausted every known avenue when trying to sell my diamond is an understatement. For over a year and a half, I visited countless jewelers and posted “for sale” ads on Craigslist around every major “engagement” holiday with no success. I knew exactly what my stone was worth wholesale and I also knew what it would sell for retail so the offers I received from jewelers were insulting. Craigslist was even more irritating. On almost a weekly basis, I drove around Rochester, following lead after unsuccessful lead.
As irony would have it, I was beginning to lose interest in selling my diamond when I received a call from Annie. Something seemed different about her inquiry, and while I was jaded from my numerous negative experiences, it was hard not to notice that Annie was more knowledgeable, more professional, and just plain nicer that any jeweler or Craigslister I spoke with over the past year and a half.
My first meeting with Matt and Annie was educational to say the least. They were more than happy to answer my various questions regarding their business and in fact, encouraged my curiosity about their process.
Matt graded the stones quality on site and offered me cash right on the spot. His offer was not only fair, but well above what any jeweler had offered. Sensing that I still wanted more for my stone, Matt and Annie suggested that I send the diamond to auction. Quite honestly, at first, I was hoping it wouldn’t come to that option. I mean, this was one of the biggest purchases of my life and I was expected to trust it to strangers I just met for the first time???? Despite my initial skepticism, Matt and Annie were very warm and understanding. I really feel like they knew how sensitive a decision this was and didn’t pressure me at all.
About a week later, we met again and I decided to take my diamond to auction. Matt explained the process in detail and provided me with all the necessary paper work. Staying true to their word, Annie contacted me weekly to keep me posted on the intricacies of the process as well as field any questions I had.
Finally, about a month later, after a year and a half of unsuccessful attempts to sell my diamond I received a call from Annie who gave me the good news I had been hoping for. Not only did my diamond sell at auction, but it sold well above what I ever thought it would. When I met with Annie and Matt to finalize the transaction, it was apparent that they were legitimately happy for me and how successful the auction went. There is no doubt in my mind that working with MJ Gabel brought me the biggest return on my investment.”
Steve K., Rochester NY