Andrew and Peter Fabrikant will never send your payment before sending you a price quote first. We believe in total transparency in all our transactions.
Because Andrew and Peter Fabrikant (FabOn5th.com) and their entire staff are expert jewelers, they evaluate gold, platinum, diamond jewelry, and watches based upon the value of the workmanship and desirability of the piece too. Other jewelry buyers pay you only on the scrap value. Our assessment of the true value of your items gets you the maximum payout. Andrew & Peter Fabrikants’ extensive knowledge of U.S. and world markets gives Fabon5th.com the real talent of knowing what markets want and where the best end-user is for a piece of jewelry. See just a sample of the jewelry we are interested in purchasing.
If you are not happy with the quote we will return your jewelry free of charge and we’ll pay for the return shipping, too!
Check, cash or wire transfer are our preferred methods of payment.
Yes, FabOn5th.com will notify you by email or telephone to let you know your settlement is ready before sending payment.Have the confidence of knowing that when you mail your valuable jewelry to be evaluated you’ll get the best assessment of its worth.Get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your valuables are in the safe hands of one of the most established families in the gold industry Simply contact us now with the description of your items and we will contact you promptly.
We can pay in any legal manner. Check, cash or wire transfer are our preferred methods.
This answer may be a little open-ended. We try and inform anyone who sends us jewelry about it’s arrival within an hour of it arriving in our offices. If you would like to get paid immediately we will do that for you. If you have time and your jewelry is marketable, our brokerage service can be 1-2 weeks.
If you can send any and all information that you have concerning your diamonds and jewelry we will estimate the value for you. Pictures taken next to a ruler will help with the scale of the jewelry item. Laboratory reports on diamonds, such as a GIA Report and professionally written appraisals are very helpful as well. If you do not have any of these just tell us what you remember when purchasing your jewelry or what you were told if it was gifted to you. We will do the best we can to estimate for you.
You do not need to have a GIA certificate in order to sell your diamond. We frequently buy diamonds without reports of any kind. It is our job to apply the same standards and grading techniques that the GIA uses in order to properly evaluate your diamond. In most cases, it is unnecessary for our clients to incur the expense of a GIA Report. If a report creates a comfort level for our clients or will work to the clients benefit, we can submit a stone for a GIA Report for you.
Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this question. Insurance Appraisals are usually written at 20% above the original retail cost. If you are trying to decide what a piece of jewelry would be worth if purchased in the last 10 years, an industry rule of thumb would be 20%-30% of that retail cost. Today there are many exceptions to this rule. If you have purchased gold jewelry 10 years ago when gold was $500 an ounce, you will get a much higher percentage of the cost in return. You may even be able to make a profit above the original retail value.
“Estate” Jewelry is just a nicer way of saying previously owned. It is not only inherited jewelry. It would not sound as classy to say Experts in Used Jewelry, but Experts in Estate Jewelry sounds much more professional!
This is a difficult question. Historically, diamonds have gone up in prices on average of about 1% per year. Even in todays interest rate environment you can get a much higher rate of return. The gold market is volatile but right now it is the highest in history, by far. I cannot tell you where the market will be by the end of the year, or next year for that matter. But, I do know that you are probably making a profit on gold jewelry you bought just a few years ago.
The Far East (China) has been buying diamonds to protect themselves against the failing dollar. There is also a tremendous amount of new wealth in China and diamonds have become very popular. Finer diamonds between 1 and 3 carats are in big demand and their value has increased tremendously. Diamonds over 3 carats have exploded in value.
We of course can and will buy diamonds under 1 carat. The reason we do not advertise for diamonds under one carat on our website reflects the smaller values diamonds under the carat mark bring. If a client understands the value and would still like to send us the ring or loose diamond under one carat then we welcome the opportunity to help them.
Well first let me say that we will make every effort to offer a fair price from the very beginning. If you are not happy with our offer for your jewelry we will discuss it with you. We will find out what would satisfy you and then review our thinking to see if we can push our offer to make you happy. If the price quote is not satisfactory, we will offer you our Brokerage Service allowing us to market your jewelry items for you.
If we cannot come to a mutual agreement, we will send your jewelry back to you fully insured at our cost.
This is an interesting question. Most people think that at or near Christmas time would be advantageous. Our experience tells us that this is not the case. Collectors don’t care when what they are looking for arrives. Most anniversaries are not in December and professionals are always on the look out for inventory.