Sell Your Gold, Estate Jewelry & Diamonds in NYC

Items You Can Sell

Loose Diamonds
Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
Designer and Estate Jewelry
Luxury Watches

We Buy All Types Of Jewelry

Empire Diamond has been operating continously in the Empire State Building since 1931 (the only original tenants left!). We have the Better Business Bureau’s highest rating and our reputaion is the cornerstone on which our business is based. Empire buys all forms of gold, platinum, diamond and silver jewelry, as well as coins, bars and gold watches. Empire even buys broken jewelry or jewelry in terrible condition. If it is real, we will buy it. Empire does not buy costume jewelry or jewelry that is gold-plated or gold-filled. If you are not sure whether your jewelry falls into this category, we will gladly evaluate it for you just like any other piece.

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Receive Cash For Your Jewelry

Empire Diamond Corporation has specialized in the buying and selling of jewelry for over 80 years. Almost a century of expertise in the field has honed Empire Diamond Corporation into the best in the business. Professionals at Empire will evaluate your old jewelry at no cost to you, and give you a quote on your piece(s). Empire prides itself on offering the highest possible prices for old jewelry. The service is always courteous and professional; there is no scamming, no double-talk and no pressure. You will simply be offered a price and a choice to sell or not to sell. Should you sell, you will receive an immediate cash payment for your jewelry.


  • How can I speak to someone in person about selling my jewelry?

    To submit your old jewelry for evaluation, visit the Empire Diamond Corporation offices at 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite #4000 (the 40th floor of the Empire State Building). It is recommended that you call ahead to schedule an appointment ahead of time. Our offices are open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at 1-800-728-3425 but it is not required; you can come without an appointment and at your convenience.

  • How can I send my jewelry for evaluation?

    If you cannot visit our offices in person, you can opt to send your old jewelry in for evaluation. Customers have been sending their jewelry in for evaluation for decades. To do this, simply call us at 212-564-4777 and ask for a buyer or ask us through the "Contact Us" or "Get a Quote" area of the website. The buyer will help you send your jewelry in via Registered Insured Mail through the US Post Office. This ensures that your jewelry is 100% insured, alleviating you of any anxiety. Once we receive the jewelry, we will immediately call to inform you and also send you an email receipt. We will evaluate the jewelry and give you a quote. Should you decide to sell, you will be sent a check immediately. If not, we will immediately send the jewelry back via Registered Insured Mail.

  • What if I don’t want to sell, but just want to know what it is worth?

    The buyers at Empire are happy to give you this information free of charge (for written insurance appraisals there is a nominal charge). There is never any pressure to sell. Our reputaion is based on helping you get the highest price for your jewelry in a responsible way.

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Empire Diamond gave me a prompt and fair price for the jewelry and silver items that I wanted to sell. My check arrived quickly. Staff was courteous and helpful. I was very satisfied with the service I received. Thank you, Empire Diamond! - Christine
Took some old jewelry here. Got a fair price from honest people. Recommended. - Brad D.
My fiance purchased my engagement ring from Empire back in 1962. I decided to get it appraised in case my heirs wished to sell it. Leon was very helpful. I mailed it in and received a prompt answer by phone. It was worrth a bit less than I had hoped because it is an out of style cut and would have to be re-cut before it could be re-sold. So I decided not to sell it now but will pass it along. My ring was mailed back promptly. I appreciated the help and felt that I was given an honest answer. Thanks. - Carolyn Jukich
Empire Diamond's focus is on making everyone successful. Greg and Jan tell the truth and maintain standards of quality and ethics, allowing Empire Diamond to deliver the best to every client anywhere in the world. - Jim Kennelly