I’m doing a good bit of remaking clients’ jewelry these days, or disassembling old gold and jemstone jewelry, having the metal refined, giving a credit for the metal and making an entirely new piece of jewelry for my client.
I’m ending up with lots of small diamonds and I don’t know what the heck to do with them! Clients don’t want them. Aside from some flush setting and tube setting of the smaller diamonds, I have no interest in using them. I’m even ending up with some 1/4-1/3 carat diamonds.
I have very little knowledge of diamonds, quality, etc. I can’t reuse them in anything except the individual client’s pieces unless I can figure out their quality.
What do I do with them? How do I get them looked at and rated/get a value estimate? How do I sell the melee?
Anybody have suggestions who I contact for answers?