Sell Your Engagement Ring

 The BEST Way to Sell Your Engagement Ring

At Samuelson’s Buyers, your safety and security are our top priorities. We offer appointment-only, one-on-one consultations at our private office. You’ll meet with a trusted buyer who will evaluate your engagement ring, answer all of your questions, and make you a fair offer.

We pay more than anyone else in the DMV area and you’ll never feel pressured to accept an offer you’re not 100% happy with. Keep reading to learn more about why you should sell your engagement ring to Samuelson’s Buyers.

If you’re ready to sell your engagement ring, congratulations. That might sound strange, but it usually means someone is ready to move on. You’ve mourned your past relationship and are ready to let it go. For many of our clients, selling their engagement and/or wedding ring is the final step that gives them closure. You are done dwelling on the past and are open to the possibilities of the future.

When that time comes, Samuelson’s Buyers can help you with discretion, sensitivity, and tact.

Our private, safe, and secure office is located in a high-end shopping district. Our sole focus at this location is meeting privately with you if you want to sell your wedding ring. It is not open to the public, so you will never run into anyone shopping for jewelry, nor will you encounter snooty salespeople only concerned with making a sale. Our certified gemologists are gracious, professional experts who want to help you understand what your jewelry is worth. There is never any pressure to sell your engagement ring.

First you make an appointment with one of our certified gemologists. Then when we meet, we will explain the value of your engagement ring (more on that below) and the current market for diamonds, gold, and silver. Unlike pawn shops and online-only businesses, we guarantee the highest price for your engagement ring. After all, we at Samuelson’s Buyers have been in this business since 1922, so we know jewelry!

Keep reading for more information, or make a private appointment today.

What Types of Engagement Rings Do You Buy?

We buy most wedding and engagement rings. Our specialty is certified diamond engagement rings, but we make offers for many other types of jewelry as well. We evaluate diamond wedding and engagement rings of all shapes and sizes, even if they are damaged or lacking the certification papers. There is no harm in getting a free evaluation, even if you haven’t decided to sell your engagement ring. Learning your ring’s value can help with the decision-making process.

How Do You Determine My Engagement Ring’s Value?

We look at two main components when evaluating your engagement ring: the diamond and the setting. Your ring may be gold, platinum, or another material. Platinum settings generally have the highest value, followed by 18 karat gold, 14 karat gold and 10 karat gold. Other materials such as palladium also have intrinsic value, although not as much as gold or platinum.

As for the diamond(s) in your wedding or engagement ring, our expert gemologists carefully examine the 4Cs: diamond color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. (Colorless diamonds are worth more than yellow ones.) Depth and fluorescence also influence diamond prices, as does its brand. Your wedding or engagement ring may be worth more if it has an esteemed pedigree from Tiffany, Cartier, or similar. Last, we take into account the demand for your item in the international jewelry market.

Most people aren’t aware there are so many factors that affect a diamond’s value. We understand. That’s why we take the time to explain each of these factors in detail during our evaluation of your wedding ring.

Why Sell Your Engagement Ring to Samuelson’s Buyers?


Our top priority is providing you quick payment, paying you the highest price possible, and doing so in a safe, secure environment. Our commitment to those three things sets us apart from other places you might sell your wedding ring.

  • Safety: You should never feel uncertain, unsafe, or worried about selling your jewelry. We operate from our private, appointment-only office in a high-end business district. Not only will you be safe and secure, but you will be in the presence of your jewelry the entire time.
  • Highest price: Places like pawn shops, eBay, and mail-in online companies try to undercut you with the lowest price possible. We offer significantly higher prices than anywhere else. That’s because we are experienced gemologists who dedicate the time to examining your jewelry and explaining its value to you. We don’t rush you, and there is never any pressure to sell.
  • Immediate payment: We don’t believe you should ever have to part with your engagement ring and risk it getting lost in the mail or risk being taken advantage of. Mail-in websites don’t employ certified gemologists to examine your engagement ring with you, in person. We do. That’s why we can come to an agreement about your ring’s price together and then pay you on the spot.

Honesty, transparency, and discretion are why Samuelson’s Buyers is almost 100 years old. We even have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Get a free evaluation today!

How It Works

Many clients ask us, “What can I expect when I sell my wedding ring to Samuelson’s Buyers?” First, request an appointment with one of our jewelry buyers (call us at 301-718-4825). When you come in for your jewelry evaluation, Bring any paperwork you have for your estate jewelry, including lab certificates or appraisals. For items from recognized high-end brands such as Tiffany or Cartier, the original boxes and other packaging are also helpful in the purchase. Here is what to expect at your appointment:

  1. Our receptionist will greet you and offer you a hot cup of coffee or other beverage.
  2. Our buyer will escort you to our office and you will be in the presence of your jewelry the entire time.
  3. Our buyer will examine your jewelry.
  4. Once our buyer completes their evaluation, they will make you an offer, explaining its rationale.
  5. If we agree on the price, we’ll pay you right then. There’s no consignment or waiting for a check in the mail. We buy and pay while you are there. You’re done!

About Samuelson’s Buyers

samuelson's buyers team

In 1922, Milton Samuelson founded Samuelson’s Buyers in Baltimore, Maryland. Since then, the family business has been passed down through three generations. In the 1950s, Milton’s son Steve joined the business, and in 1990, his son Ron came on board, opening our Chevy Chase office. Over almost 100 years, we have earned a reputation as a trustworthy, reputable jewelry buyer in Baltimore as well as greater Washington, D.C.

Online jewelry buyers have sprung up in recent years. However, we believe in doing things the old-fashioned way: meeting you in person, explaining the evaluation process, coming up with a fair offer, and paying you on the spot. There’s no waiting or mailing off your valuables. The entire process is safe and secure. And our clients love it!

Our Clients Love Us

Lilly Acosta
“This was a great place to sell my old wedding set. They made me feel important from the moment I booked my appointment to the moment I left the office. I highly recommend going to Samuelson’s to sell your jewelry.” – Lilly Acosta



“Ron made it very easy to sell my diamond ring from up in Philadelphia. He was honest about the condition and value of the diamond, and gave me a fair price. The transfer through the mail was safe and secure. I recommend Samuelson’s to anyone and everyone!” – Jen Halin



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Our Locations

Washington D.C.

5425 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 600, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Call (301) 718-4825


2800 Quarry Lake Dr #240, Baltimore, Maryland 21209

Call (410) 837-7373




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