Jewels on Hampton is a locally owned and managed jewelry store who serve the community as loose semi-precious stone buyers. Here are a few things to know when looking to sell your semi-precious gemstones or to learn more about their value.
The Term Semi-Precious Can Be Misleading
The term “semi-precious” in regards to gemstones came into being as a way of distinguishing diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires from other gems. Crystalline gemstones considered “semi-precious” can be as or more valuable as many “precious” stones given that the supply of some of these gems are dwindling. This makes finding a reputable semi-precious stone buyer so important if you have semi-precious stones to sell.
Vintage and Antique Jewelry Often Has Semi-Precious Stones
In the past, old jewelry may have been damaged and the precious metals separated from the stones to be melted down. These stones may have made their way back to the owner and are sitting in the bottom of a jewelry box. Over the decades, supplies of some types of semi-precious stones have shrunk while demand has risen making what was once a pretty trinket into a valuable asset. Among the more valuable semi-precious stones are:
- Blue Topaz
- Rose Quartz
- Black Onyx
Colors Often Indicate Semi-Precious Stones
Diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires are lovely, but there are more colors to be found than white, red, green and blue among semi-precious stones. Deep pinks, yellows, purples and every other color of the rainbow can be found among the semi-precious stone category. Sometimes stone specimens may have multiple colors which in turn are made into remarkable jewelry. Loose semi-precious stone buyers are always looking for unusual-looking colors and are willing to pay well for them.
Like Precious Stones – Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Matter for Semi-Precious Stones
Cut, color, clarity and carat affect the value of loose semi-precious stones to a buyer as much as they do precious stones (read more about these gemstone properties elsewhere on our site). Our jewelers are trained to examine and grade these qualities, often while the seller or buyer is in the store. We can establish the value of a stone by examining it under a gem scope and identify which of the materials a stone is made of and offer a fair market value for it.
At Jewels on Hampton, we are semi-precious stone buyers who you can rely upon to take your loose semi-precious stones and pay cash for them at a fair rate of exchange. If you are in need of a stone, let us know. We are likely to have the stone you need in stock, or we can reach out to our large network of jewelers and find the loose semi-precious stone you need to restore your favorite piece of jewelry.