We had over 100 items of jewelry in my parents estate that we needed to sell and split the value among the executors. So we did tons of research to determine who to see, and one of the people we chose was David. David turned out to be better than expected. He walked us through the entire estate giving detailed explanations on value, provenance, and condition of each piece in the estate. David was unaware that we had already been somewhere else and an auction company. Not only was Davids prices slightly better than the other dealer we visited, but Davids understanding and careful explanations really helped us make important decisions about what to sell. It also surprised us to hear David advise us not to sell certain pieces as this made it clear to us that he wasnt just advising us for personal gain. Davids values coincided perfectly with what the auction company stated that we would get for the important pieces, and this was a major advantage of selling these items directly to David. We didnt have to wait for an auction, and we also didnt have to worry about getting top dollar if the auction didnt go well. Once again David had no knowledge of the values we had been given at the auction house. David was by far the most knowledgeable expert we spoke with, and his discussions were so detailed that make it much easier to make decisions. We found David intelligent, personable and above all directly honest. In our experience David is without peer, and you can do no better than seeking out his expert advice when thinking of selling jewelry.
I have been to a few diamond buyers trying to sell my ring and this place rocks! No one compares to this place. Professional, clean office filled with advanced equipment, pays the best price, friendly, I could go on and on. I wish I had seen these people first and not wasted so much time with places that just wanted to steal my ring from me. Five stars all the way.
After visiting four other places to sell my diamond engagement ring David was the only one that got the weight and quality of my diamond correct! Most importantly he offered me the most so I sold it to him on the spot. The whole process was quick and painless. This is the ONLY place I would recommend if you want to sell your jewelry.
I received excellent service from this place in the process of selling my aunt
David exceeded my expectations! Like many people I chose to see David out of tons of others I found on the internet because of his fantastic reviews. I even drove over 300 miles to see him because I was so afraid of the jewelers in my local area. I can tell you that everything they say about him is absolutely true. David is the nicest person, and man does he know what he is doing. This guy is sharp! By the time I left his office he had explained everything so well I thought I could be a gemologist, just kidding. But seriously, he does a fantastic job of making sure you understand what you are doing and how he arrives at the values. No one in his industry is even close to this guy. And funny, he can be hilarious. Check him out, you will not be disappointed.
Sold my diamond engagement to David for the best price I could find. He was informative and kind. Process was painless and quick. Much more professional than others I visited. Recommended.
I have visited with David three different times selling him jewelry on all three occasions. David has been a gentleman and a great teacher each time I have seen him, and as always very fair in his payments for the jewelry. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking to sell their jewelry.
I went to David to sell my old diamond engagement ring from my divorce, and he paid me $1100 more than the other places I saw. What was even better was that I had told him how much I had been offered by other jewelry buyers and yet David still paid me $1100 more. David could have just as easily offered me $100 more than his competition and I would have sold it to him, but instead he was honest enough to show me why it was worth more than that. This is a pretty honest guy and he really does care about doing the right thing. Hopefully I will never be in the position of having to sell another engagement ring, but if I do, I will go nowhere else but here. Very highly recommended!!!
I had a truly wonderful experience selling my jewelry to Mr. Boggess. David was the only place that gave me a feeling of confidence, I knew after spending just a few minutes with him that he is a completely honest person. His knowledge of his work is quite incredible and his education helped me make my decision to sell much easier. I simply cannot image a better place to sell my jewelry than this. If youre thinking of selling your jewelry, do yourself a favor see David, youll be glad you did.
I went there today and met with David. I learned a great deal just from being in his office. He's very professional and trustworthy for sure. I'm happy with my decision to sell him my jewlery. And for the most part, yes I would reccommend him to anyone.\r
Thank you David.. I enjoyed my visit with you.. and will be back when I decide to buy another Rolex.. :) Or ..... a Ferrari (when I win the Lottery).. haha.. you know what I mean..\r
Got the best price from here when I sold my old diamond wedding rings. Very informative process and very sincere people. Will come back for sure if I ever have any other jewelry to sell.
David purchased my diamond engagement ring for a very fair price. I had tried to sell it elwhere but was unable to get anywhere near as much. David also helped me understand why the selling price was what it was which was very helpful. I found him honest and fair in my dealing with him, and therefore recommend him to anyone else looking to sell their jewelry.
This review is my formal apology to David for ever doubting his skill. A couple weeks ago I went to David to get my 3 carat diamond ring appraised for insurance. David graded my diamond differently from what the two previous appraisers had graded it at ten years ago. I questioned David about the difference, so David then showed me in his microscope the flaws in my diamond along with various photographs from books illustrating what each grade looked like in a microscope. Clearly what David was showing me looked like he was right, but since two other appraisers had not agreed with David I was still skeptical. After I left Davids office I went to another jewelry appraiser and that one agreed with the first two appraisers. Now I had three appraisers saying the diamond was different from David had said. I decided to go the Gemological Institute of America, the GIA in Carlsbad, California as I had read on line that the GIA was the best diamond grading lab in the world and the place people can go to get the final word on diamond quality analysis. Well, David was absolutely right! The GIA graded my diamond exactly as David had graded it. Unbelievable, all three of the other appraisers were wrong and David was the only one that got it right. No wonder he has all the great reviews and such big companies as clients, he really is the best. David, I am so sorry to ever have questioned your ability. Please accept this review as my public apology. I will forever refer anyone I know to you and sing your praises every chance I get!!! Also hug that new grandson of yours for me, he is sooo cute! Thanks Again, Jeanie.
I drove over 200 miles to see David after reading his reviews, and I was blown away with him when I met him. He is so honest and direct just like everyone says. David paid me way more than anyone in my local area offered me for my jewelry and it was well worth the long trip to see him. All the local jewelers I tried before David were so shady I wanted to take a shower after going in their stores. David is the greatest!!!
You will not find a more personable, open, honest, knowledgeable man than David to do business with. I have personal experience with both with buying and selling and am very happy to attest to his professionalism and extremely ethical standards. Two of my four sons have purchased engagement diamonds from David over the past 3 years. (The other two are young and hopefully David will be around for their big day too!) I was lucky enough to tag along. He is thorough and detailed. In each case, my boys were able to purchase a much better diamond both in quality and size for their money than the local jewelry store openly advertises as a deal. In the first case, he went to several jewelery stores first before he was referred to David. In the second case, he went straight to him. And in both cases, they walked out of David's office feeling confident that they had gotten the absolute best they could get for their money. As far as selling goes, his vast knowledge and ethical standards result in a very fair and competive offer which he openly encourages you to give some thought. Bottom line, you can count on him to give you the value your jewelry deserves. Can't get more honest than David. And certainly won't find anyone more knowledgeable in his craft. A look at his client list attests to that. A personal thank you to David for making my sons' experiences so rewarding. Yes, he rules!
This man is very ethical! I went in to see David about selling my mothers old diamond ring, because I have heard so many good things about him. I showed him an old appraisal and told him that I had been offered $2500 by my local jewelry store and that I felt it was worth closer to $5,000. David then proceeded to show me the diamond under a microscope and he got out all these books all the while explaining in detail and helping me understand the real value. In the end he offered me over $17,000 for the ring and I of course sold it to him. David could have just as easily offered me a little over $5,000 and I would have taken it, but instead he took the time to help me understand why it was worth so much more. I wish there were more people like him in the world and less like the one that offered me only $2500. David is a true gem! Thank you again David for being so honest with me.
Very well educated individual, he gave me all the information I needed to help make my decision about selling my old engagement ring. I got the best price from David, so I sold him my ring on the spot. He paid me immediately and I was out the door in less than 15 minutes. I would recommend anyone else thinking of selling to check him out, hes simply great!
I found David to be honest and personable. David paid me more that I was able to get anywhere else for my Dads diamond ring and watch. I enjoyed the history lesson he gave me about the watch and all the close up views of the different parts he showed me on his computerized microscope. Very informative and educational. I enjoyed meeting with David and will go back to if I ever need to sell some jewelry again.
David Boggess was the only one that offered me a decent price for my jewelry. Everywhere else I went basically tried to rip me off, and most of them were just downright rude. David is pleasant, forthright, and pays a good price. He has all the right equipment to analyze jewelry that none of the others had.
David paid me an excellent price for my diamond engagement ring and some old gold jewelry. He was fair and honest. One other place tried to tell me my diamond was worth next to nothing. David straight away told me what it was worth and exactly why. Very knowledgeable, recommended.
I have never seen this level of detail in a jewelry appraisal. Even more astounding was Davids complete explanation about every aspect of the diamond ring I had him appraise. He told us more about our ring in 15 minutes than we had learned in 6 appraisals we had done by other appraisers spanning the 37 years we have owned it. David showed us where the previous appraisers made big mistakes in their evaluations, and proved it to us using books and views in his microscope. There is no question that David Boggess is by far the very best jewelry appraiser in the business!
I got the best price for my 2.3 carat diamond engagement ring from David Boggess. David cut to the chase and told me what I had and what it was worth in minutes and paid me over $2,000 than others offered without all the nonsense. I even had one place try to pay me half of what David did, what a joke. I would highly suggest you see David if youre selling, as I wasted my time with the others I saw.
He spent tons of time helping me even though he got nothing from it. Unfortunately my diamond was broken and was unsellable, but he still spent the time to make sure I knew what had happened to my diamond. He guided me on how to possibly get my money back from the crooks that sold me the diamond. This guy really cares!!! As I said, he had nothing to gain from helping me, but he did it anyway. Thank you!
David met with me and took the time to help me understand the values of my jewelry, he was so patient and understanding. I was an emotional wreck selling my old engagement ring, but David was nothing but kind. David is an extremely nice person, do yourself a favor a see him, youll love him.
Got a great price on my diamond bracelet when I sold it to David, very friendly, recommended!!! David was so nice and is excellent at explaining the ins and outs of jewelry and their values. Loved the lesson and looking though his microscope. Felt 100% assured I was getting top dollar. David is the best!!!
David was the high bidder by $525 after shopping our 1.52 carat diamond ring to four different jewelry stores and jewelry buyers in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. But that was not the whole story. David was 10 times more professional than anyone we saw. His equipment, knowledge, and ability to explain in minute detail the quality and values to us made all the difference. David Boggess is the ""star"" in his industry, and after meeting him it's easy to see why he has so many accolades from his clients. He is a fantastic Gemologist and from our vantage point, has no peers. David, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
We were referred to David Boggess for a jewelry appraisal on my new engagement ring by AAA. David is extremely professional and did a tremendous job on our appraisal. We were able to watch the entire time and asked all kinds of questions while he was doing the appraisal. We learned so much in just 30 minutes about diamonds and jewelry. I have never seen so many diplomas and awards in my life, he must more have 30 of them all over his walls. David Boggess is a wonderful jewelry appraiser and we highly recommend him!
Sold my jewelry and scrap gold to them, and I got an excellent price. Very straightforward and simple transaction, no pressure, no nonsense. Recommended!
I took my diamond ring to David to sell it to him, but David found a large chip under the prong and he instructed me on how to file a claim as it was covered under my insurance policy for my diamond ring. David could have just as easily bought my diamond and not said a word about the chip, but instead he chose to be honest and tell me the truth even though I would have never known about the chip. I was ready to sell my ring that day, and David was willing to pay me a good amount but the amount I can get from the insurance company is more and he knew that and explained it to me. David gained absolutely nothing out of our meeting but the satisfaction of knowing that he had helped a single mother struggling to make ends meet, and from the look on his face he was pleased to do so. This is truly an honest man.
I sold David a diamond ring today and he was the most sincere of anyone I visited. He took the time to show me my diamond under his microscope and give me a complete education on how diamonds are valued. Like others that have commented here, I was completely confident I was getting the maximum price for my ring, especially after seeing a couple other places that frankly gave me the creeps. David was completely different right from the start, competent and courteous. Dont waste your time going anywhere else, just see David and save yourself sometime, he is the best.
David is a truly amazing jewelry appraiser and buyer. So honest and fair I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their jewelry. I tried eBay and Craigs list and all I got were crooks wanting me to ship my jewelry far away or meet me in the parking lot of some strange place. I took it to two places and they offered only a fraction of its real value. However, David was nice and upfront from the beginning. His office was easy to find and right by the freeway. He was cordial and professional during our meeting where he completely helped me understand what my old diamond engagement ring was valued at. After his discussion I was 100% confident that I was hearing the complete truth for the first time in my quest to sell my diamond ring. I sold him my ring and felt liberated to finally be done with it and certain I got the maximum amount of value out of it. I would recommend David to anyone I know, he was terrific!
David is very nice to do business with, pays a great price, and educates you on what you have. He got me in and out in less than 20 minutes, paid me in full, and asked me to leave review on-line if I liked how it went. Well, I liked it, I liked it a lot. David is great!
David told me not to sell my alexandrite ring and why. He took the time to show me and explain in great detail why it was best to hold on to my ring. He could have just as easily bought my ring without saying a word and made a tidy profit, but he didnt. David got nothing, absolutely nothing out of this but the sheer pleasure of telling me the truth when likely no one else would. I didnt know anyone still existed like this. I will refer everyone I know to David for as long as I live. Thank you David for being so honest with me!
I had David appraise and buy my old gold and jewelry. He paid me for the diamond and gemstones as well as the gold. A couple of the places I visited would only buy the gold and wanted to take out the gems and give them back to me. David explained that you lose value by removing the diamonds and gemstones as jewelry is worth more in a finished form that disassembled. One place even wanted to just keep my diamonds and only pay me for the gold! David graded all the diamonds and gems while I watched and explained what he was doing as he went along. All in all I got a much higher price for my jewelry from David. David was also pleasant and friendly whereas the other places were often rude and abrupt with me. I enjoyed visiting with David and it was worth the extra hour drive to see him. I highly urge anyone looking to sell their jewelry to see David.
David bought the old wedding rings from my divorce for more than I was offered elsewhere. David demystified the whole process of selling jewelry. He made it easy to sell them, and I very much enjoyed meeting David. I found him to be very personable and generous.
Paid me a fair price with no fuss and no games. Very professional, has tons of cool equipment and is very good about explaining the process. Made it easy for me to sell my stuff and know I was getting the best possible price. I recommend him highly.
David bought our jewelry for a very good price. He was honest with his assessment and paid us immediately. We recommended him highly to anyone looking to sell their jewelry.
I got an offer from David a few weeks ago for my bracelet, he was referred to me by someone at Tiffanys. I went around to several places to try and sell it but David turned out to be the most I could get. I sold it to David not just because he offered me the most but because he was by far the nicest person I met in my quest to sell my diamond bracelet. He has a great sense of humor by the way, ask him about the bell jar on his desk filled with a million shredded dollars. In the end I sold it to David because I like him. He was professional and sincere. Very recommended!
David appraised my new engagement and found several problems that necessitated us returning the ring for a refund. David was extremely helpful in getting our money back, without his expertise we may not have been able to do it. What impressed us most was that when we asked David if he could sell us a new diamond ring, he refused citing that because he had done the written appraisal and was instrumental in the return of the other ring and that it would be unethical for him to now turn around and sell us a diamond ring. The whole process with David very professional, he didnt bash the store that sold us the ring he appraised, he simply dealt with the facts and aided us in every way. It is rare to see someone in business today with this kind of professional capability and ethical basis for conducting their business. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a jewelry appraiser to see David.
This guy has the equipment and knowledge to get the job done right! He quickly weeded though hundreds of items and separated everything out in sections explaining along the way what everything was. He used all kinds of electronic gadgets to test things and proved to us that what he said was right. He brought out books and reference articles to help us understand the values. He also told us what we could throw away and what was actually valuable which was a very big help because we had just inherited the jewelry and didnt know anything about it. I wound up getting just about twice what I was offered at another shop. He made the other guy we saw look like a joke! If youre looking to sell jewelry, this is the man to see!!!
We had an appraisal done for our estate by another local appraiser in South Orange County and they were way off on the values. We talked to our customer service representative at the Wells Fargos Trust Department and they recommended David Boggess, so we had him re-do the appraisals again. He was right on the money. Recommended!
I went 4 places to sell my diamond ring and David was the only one to tell me not to sell the mounting but to put a CZ in it since I am still married. Everyone else offered less for the whole ring than what David paid just for the diamond. David arranged to have the CZ put in my ring for me and it makes feel much better about having to give up my diamond. David is a compassionate person. I will recommend everyone I know to him.
David bid over $2,000 more than others I saw for buying my 2 carat diamond ring. He got right to the point, told me what I had, and what it was worth without any fuss. I was paid and out the door in less than 15 minutes. Next time I wont waste my time, I'll go direct to David. I'll refer all my friends as well.
The reviews about David are absolutely correct. I went to sell him some old jewelry today and he paid me great prices. He even was honest enough to tell me not to sell one of my items, and tell me why. He is an extremely nice person and definitely cares more about people than the money, and he truly enjoys his job. He has some great stories, he should write a book! Thank you again David for being so fair and honest with me about my jewelry. My grandmother thanks you as well.
David bought my ex-diamond wedding set from me. He paid the best price I could find and was very gracious in helping me understand the how and why of the price he paid and the general market on diamonds. I look forward to doing business with him again in the future to buy a diamond from him.
I have known David Boggess as a Jewelry Appraiser/Gemologist for over 20 years. He is the finest jewelry expert I have ever worked with. In an industry filled unprofessional and unscrupulous jewelry appraisers, David is a shining example of high morals and professionalism. He has helped many of our customers learn the truth about their jewelry when no else could or would. He is truly the best in the business, and we recommended him highly!
David appraised my new engagement ring and found that the person who made it had broken the corner off the diamond under the prong. He showed it to me on his computer monitor and printed a photograph of it to take back to the jeweler that made the ring. With his help I was able to get my diamond replaced at no cost to me. I found his service in invaluable.
Sold an old wedding ring set to David Boggess today. He is a nice person, paid me a very good price for my rings, recommended!!!
I went to David to sell an old diamond and ruby bracelet this week I had inherited from my aunt, and had a great experience I thought I would share. I was referred to David by a friend who had sold him some of their jewelry. When I met David he was cordial and relaxed. I showed him my bracelet and explained that I had inherited it and didnt know what it was really worth but that I had been offered $3500 recently for it. David carefully examined it quietly for a few minutes and then looked up at me and asked me if I knew it was an old Tiffanys piece from the 1920s. I said no, and that no one had ever mentioned it. Not the other place I had taken it to or my aunt, and that there was no box or paperwork that came with it. David showed me the bracelet under his microscope where it was marked Tiffany & Co. He then showed me an article from a recent Sothebys auction where a similar item had sold. David proceeded to tell me that he would pay me $27,000 for it which was about what the similar item sold for at the auction. David didnt have to tell me about the similar bracelet that had been sold at the auction, he knew what I had been offered before. He could have just offered me $4,000 and I would have taken his offer without looking back. David didnt take advantage of me when he clearly could have. This is a man who really lives up to his reputation. I would without hesitation, in fact I would urge anyone looking to sell their jewelry to take it to David Boggess. Its rare today to find someone with such moral character, and it is refreshing to know there are still people out there that do the right thing.