Being in a financial bind, out of work, or having a loved one in need of expensive medical care is a tough place to be. What do you do? Well, of course, the preferred choice is to get a loan from a financial institution or a friend. But what if you can’t? That’s when you turn to Diamond Buyers of Idaho. We are located in Ketchum, Idaho and we buy diamonds, diamond jewelry, estate jewelry, gold and silver coin collections and prestige watches like Rolex and Cartier from people just like you all over this great country of ours.
We know you want to sell your items for as much as possible and we feel you should get it! We have been satisfying customers for over 45 years. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and the local chamber of commerce. We are GIA-trained gemologists and we have the expertise to properly evaluate any diamond or diamond jewelry you might wish to sell. We buy all sizes, shapes, and price ranges. The bigger and more valuable the better.
Contact us today at Diamond Buyers to get a free estimate of the value of your diamond ring or estate jewelry. Or call 208-450-9014. Your inquiry will be received and responded to in an informative, kind and compassionate manner.
Memories can be a wonderful thing… something we cherish them for a lifetime. Or, there may be memories we choose to forget. At times in our life, if given the chance to do it all over again, we would have done it differently. A broken engagement or a failed marriage often times leaves us with bad memories. A diamond engagement ring or a diamond wedding ring set may be a symbol of that bad memory. A memory you’d rather forget.
If it is time to move on and sell that symbol of unhappiness, perhaps we can help. Diamond Buyers LLC located in Ketchum, Idaho buys diamonds. That’s our business. We buy all sizes, all shapes, and all price ranges. We know you will want to sell your diamond for as much as possible and we feel you should get it! We have been satisfying customers for over 45 years. We are GIA-trained gemologists, and members of the Better Business Bureau and the local chamber of commerce. Visit our guide to the 5 things you should know before selling a diamond, fill out our web questionnaire to get a free assessment of what your diamond is worth, or call 208-450-9014.
Have you inherited a diamond from a loved one but it is simply not you? Do you have an engagement ring from a broken engagement or a diamond wedding ring set from a failed marriage? Regardless of your situation, if you have a diamond you wish to sell then you are in luck. Buying diamonds “That’s Our Business”.
Diamond Buyers of Idaho is located in Ketchum, Idaho. We have been satisfying customers for over 45 years. We are members of the Better Business Bureau and the local chamber of commerce. We buy all sizes, all shapes, and all price ranges. The bigger and more valuable the better. We buy diamonds from people just like you from all over this great country of ours.
We know you want to sell your diamond for as much as possible and we feel you should get it! So check out our guide on 5 things to know before selling your diamond ring, contact us today via our web from to find out what your diamond is worth, or call 208-450-9014. Your inquiry will be received and responded to in an informative, kind and compassionate manner.
Diamond as Symbols of Mystical Power
Throughout the continents and the centuries, diamonds have been believed to convey magical, mystical and medicinal properties. For the better part of the past two millennia, mental illness was considered the work of the devil, so naturally diamonds, formally the lachrymal by-product of the gods, could serve to cure them. Throughout Europe diamonds were believed to calm the mentally ill and ward off devils, phantoms, and nightmares. In China, diamonds were carried on one’s person in the belief that they could thwart evil spirits, serving as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Ancient Indians believed that the human soul could reincarnate as a plant, animal, and, as a gemstone or diamond. The Greek philosopher Plato believed diamonds were living beings, home to celestial spirits. And Greek philosophers after Plato categorized precious stones as either male or female and believed they could “marry” and reproduce. Diamonds as Medicinal Agents
Minerals were among the earliest curatives. In the Middle Ages, people believed that a sick person would be healed if he slept with a diamond, warmed it with his body, breathed upon it while fasting or wore it close to the skin. Another convention held that by placing a diamond in someone’s mouth they would be cured of the habit of lying. And, if one suspected they might be poisoned, they might wear a diamond talisman, which was believed would prevent the poison from its intended effect. Ironically, ingested diamond powder was a sure-fire way to kill an enemy, a truism that was tested by the Turkish Sultan Bajazet’s (1447 – 1513) son who attempted to do away with him by slipping large quantities of diamond powder into his food. Two decades later, in l532, Pope Clement VII died as a result of an overdose of pulverized gems, including diamond. Later that century, Catherine de Medici became infamous for resolving disputes by diamond poisoning. Diamonds and Wealth: the First Hard Currency
In their earliest use, ancient man used the raw, uncut diamond to create tools and carvings. Later, when tribes in Africa and the Middle East expanded their trade with one another, these rare stones were their currency of choice. Throughout the intervening centuries, the largest known diamond deposits were in India. After centuries of depletion of India’s reserves, and Brazil’s (the second largest known depository) supply rapidly declining, the discovery of diamonds near Hopetown, South Africa, gave birth to the modern diamond industry. The sudden glut of diamonds on the market dropped their value, which led members of the upper classes to replace these now “common stones” with emeralds, rubies, and sapphires in their engagement rings.
With the “Mad Men” savvy of a leading advertising agency, the “A diamond is forever” campaign was launched to restore the luster of undying love to the once royal symbol of prestige. And by a stroke of luck the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, indelibly linked diamonds with the ultimate symbol of glamour – Marilyn Monroe. As the saying goes, sex sells. Just under a century ago, the value of diamonds had dropped by 50%, but today, more than 78% of engagement rings contain diamonds. The diamond has risen back to its former place of glory and remains supreme among gemstones as the symbol of mystical, divine, unconquerable, love. This is the second of a two-part series on the history of diamonds. Sources: http://www.allaboutdiamonds.org/diamond-history.html http://www.brilliance.com/history-of-diamonds http://www.diamondtrade.com/basics/history.cfm
“I tame” or “I subdue”, is what the original Greek word (adamao) for diamond meant. Later, the term, “adamas”, used by the ancient Greeks to describe the hardest substance known, became synonymous with the word diamond. The adjective adamas, translates as unconquerable. As Old as Time
Diamonds are 3 billion years old and the hardest gemstone discovered thus far, but from a mineralogical perspective, diamonds are not much different from common carbon, the graphite in a pencil. What has imbued them with a centuries-old mystique, has a more human explanation. Diamonds as Symbols of Divine Devotion
The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were the tears of their gods and that the light they reflected was a symbol of the constant flame of love. The first use of rings as symbols of commitment dates back to the betrothal rings of the Romans, which were often formed from twisted copper or braided hair (the tradition of giving one’s beloved a lock of hair). The ring was worn on the third finger of the left hand. As with many other cultural acquisitions acquired through Roman conquests, the placement of the ring on this finger was taken from the ancient Egyptian tradition which held that a vein in the third finger (Vena Amors or vein of love) ran directly to the heart. These rings were not exclusive to betrothals; they were also bestowed as tokens of affection or friendship. The engagement ring was introduced in 1215, when Pope Innocent III, decreed that there needed to be a “waiting period” between betrothal and a marriage ceremony. These first engagement rings symbolized the couples’ commitment during that waiting period. Diamonds as Symbols of Status
Although engagement rings were commonplace, diamonds remained rare for many centuries, and as such they were reserved for the royalty and high elites, the only groups permitted to wear ornate rings or rings with jewels. Throughout the Middle Ages, diamonds, which had been associated with mystical powers as far back as Plato, continued to be used for mystical purposes. Kings wore them into battle as amulets against evil, talismans that they believed conferred fearlessness and invincibility, a sentiment expressed in Louis IX’s (1214-1270) establishment of a sumptuary law which reserved diamonds for the king alone, cementing their association with the highest level of social rank. One hundred years later, diamonds made their way through the ranks of lesser royals throughout European aristocracy. The first diamond engagement ring is recorded as the one given by Archduke Maximilian of Austria to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. This is the first of a two-part series on the history of diamonds. Sources: http://www.allaboutdiamonds.org/diamond-history.html http://www.brilliance.com/history-of-diamonds http://www.diamondtrade.com/basics/history.cfm
Happy New Year from your friends at Diamond Buyers!!!!!!
Saying good-bye to an old year and welcoming in a new one is always a bittersweet event. We all like to hang on to fond memories from the past….while looking forward to creating new ones in the future. A New Year is also a time for all of us to get a fresh start and to make promises and resolutions for the coming year. Out with the old and in with the new, as they say!!!
At Diamond Buyers we think that the start of a new year is THE PERFECT TIME to sort through your jewelry box and take a serious look at your jewelry…what you have, what you cherish and want to keep and what you might want to sell. Every day at Diamond Buyers our customers bring or send to us items of jewelry…gold or platinum, diamonds (1 carat or larger…the bigger the better), or prestige watches that they no longer want or need. In addition to buying jewelry, we are also generous buyers of sterling silver flatware and hollow ware. We also buy AND sell gold and silver coins and bullion.
So, as you consider what New Year’s resolutions make sense to you…please think about letting Diamond Buyers take part in your New Year’s plans. We are here to help you start the New Year off on the right foot!!!!
Thank you and we wish you a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year from all of us at Diamond Buyers!
We all know that as the Holidays quickly approach a mild panic sets in. Will we get the cookies baked? Will we get the perfect tree? Will we succeed in finding the perfect gift for that special person? Will we find the time to get the house decorated and the presents wrapped? The “to do” list seems to get larger every day as we get closer to the “special day.” And gnawing away at all of us is the question of how to finance all the holiday expenditures. How do I pay for Johnny’s new bike? Mom has wanted that iPod for years! Suzie wants a new digital camera. Dad has eyed a beautiful flat screen TV he wants so badly. And we just HAVE to get all the cousins those iTunes cards! Visions of dollar signs are dancing in our heads!
Diamond Buyers generously purchases unwanted, outdated and broken gold and sterling silver jewelry, sterling silver flatware and hollowware, diamonds, “prestige” watches and gold and silver coins. Many of us have these unloved treasures simply lying about the house (or tucked away in the attic!). Diamond Buyers would love to help you sell these unwanted items…and will reward you handsomely. On a daily basis we write checks for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars for handfuls of broken, unwanted gold jewelry. And our customers recognize us as a trusted and generous buyer of their diamonds. The process is simple and quick…and isn’t this the perfect time to sell? Not only do we all need cash right now…but gold and silver prices are at lofty levels. So, if you would like to raise some cash for the holidays, simply email us or call our toll-free number (855-753-4653) and we will be more than happy to help you.
Don’t let the expenses of the holidays take away from the joys. After all, Tis the Season to be Jolly, and, with a few extra dollars in your wallet, jolly you will be. So…ho ho ho it to Diamond Buyers…and let us help you put the goodies your family wants under your Christmas tree this year.
Happy Holidays from Diamond Buyers!!!!
As our days get shorter, the temperature drops and the snow begins to mount up, we are reminded that very soon another holiday season will be upon us! The hustle and bustle of the season can already be felt….and soon the stores will be filled with Christmas shoppers attempting to cross off items from the Chrismas lists of friends and family. What better time to begin planning how to pay for these “must have” items on Christmas lists! And we can help you with your holiday expenditures!
At Diamond Buyers, we are generous buyers of diamonds 3/4 carat and larger, broken/unused/unwanted gold or platinum jewelry, sterling silver flatware and holloware, prestige watches, estate jewelry and gold and silver coins. Gold is back up over $1700/ounce and silver over $32/ounce….so now is a very good time to talk to us about selling your precious metals….or other treasures.
We are known for our expert, professional, and courteous service….and quick turn around time. Mike Menser, owner of Diamond Buyers, is a trained gemologist who has satisfied his jewelry customers for over 40 years! So, if you are thinking holidays like we are….and those visions of sugar plums are looming large….contact us so that we might be of service to you! What better way to raise some holiday cash than letting us buy some of your unwanted items. Call us today on our toll free number (855) 753-4653 so that we may share with you how we can help your holiday dreams come true!!!!
Last week, as I rummaged through my attic searching for my spooky Halloween decorations, I was taken by the thought that not only was I scouring my belongings for old treasures, but thousands, if not millions, of people were doing exactly the same thing at the same time! It is that time of year again when we flea to our attics…or garages or basements, as the case may be…to try to find our seasonal decorations. As we get closer to Christmas, these same storage places become temporary shelter for our gifts, hidden away until Christmas morning!
As I opened unmarked boxes, I wondered what could be inside some of these containers, stashed away years ago. Maybe an heirloom long ago forgotten? Maybe old photographs of relatives never met? Maybe, just maybe, a hidden treasure or two!
It is not at all unusual for us to receive a call or email from a customer who has just found such a treasure, often in the form of old, unwanted and perhaps broken gold or platinum jewelry. Sometimes people find sterling silver, tarnished to the point of blackness! Once in a while, people find a stash of old coins..solid silver or gold, if they are lucky. And, if you are very fortunate, maybe you will be the person to find an old jewelry box, filled with your old Aunt Millie’s diamonds!!!
It does not take many of these treasures to add up to a small fortune. And, as the holidays approach, we could all use some extra cash to add to our own small fortunes! On a daily basis we write checks for $500.00, $700.00, $1,500.00 and more! We at Diamond Buyers are generous buyers of diamonds (1 carat or larger…the bigger the better), gold and platinum jewelry (condition does not matter!), prestige watches, and sterling silver and gold coins and bullion. We pride ourselves on our integrity and quick turn-around time.
Please call us today, toll free, at 855 753-4653, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what treasures you have found in your attic!