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Hours
Regular Hours By Appointment Only
Payment method
amex, check, discover, master card, visa, no credit cards
Neighborhood
South Laguna Hills
Categories
Jewelry Buyers, Antiques, Appraisers, Jewelers, Jewelers-Wholesale & Manufacturers, Jewelry Appraisers, Pawnbrokers, Watches

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mdavenport1959

02/25/2011

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Got an excellent price for my diamond ring!

David paid me an excellent price for my diamond engagement ring and some old gold jewelry. He was fair and honest. One other place tried to tell me my diamond was worth next to nothing. David straight away told me what it was worth and exactly why. Very knowledgeable, recommended.

kmaloney02

02/09/2011

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Phenomenal Jewelry Appraiser

I have never seen this level of detail in a jewelry appraisal. Even more astounding was David’s complete explanation about every aspect of the diamond ring I had him appraise. He told us more about our ring in 15 minutes than we had learned in 6 appraisals we had done by other appraisers spanning the 37 years we have owned it. David showed us where the previous appraisers made big mistakes in their evaluations, and proved it to us using books and views in his microscope. There is no question that David Boggess is by far the very best jewelry appraiser in the business!

brendatucci

02/01/2011

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Great Jewelry Buyers

I got the best price for my 2.3 carat diamond engagement ring from David Boggess. David cut to the chase and told me what I had and what it was worth in minutes and paid me over $2,000 than others offered without all the nonsense. I even had one place try to pay me half of what David did, what a joke. I would highly suggest you see David if you’re selling, as I wasted my time with the others I saw.

lroberts2005

01/31/2011

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Recommended jewelry expert!!!

He spent tons of time helping me even though he got nothing from it. Unfortunately my diamond was broken and was unsellable, but he still spent the time to make sure I knew what had happened to my diamond. He guided me on how to possibly get my money back from the crooks that sold me the diamond. This guy really cares!!! As I said, he had nothing to gain from helping me, but he did it anyway. Thank you!

caroleward84

01/19/2011

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Very, Very, Very Nice Man

David met with me and took the time to help me understand the values of my jewelry, he was so patient and understanding. I was an emotional wreck selling my old engagement ring, but David was nothing but kind. David is an extremely nice person, do yourself a favor a see him, you’ll love him.

naomit2011

01/17/2011

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Truly Honest and Fair Jewelry Buyer!

Got a great price on my diamond bracelet when I sold it to David, very friendly, recommended!!! David was so nice and is excellent at explaining the ins and outs of jewelry and their values. Loved the lesson and looking though his microscope. Felt 100% assured I was getting top dollar. David is the best!!!

kzachary12

12/22/2010

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Fantastic Gemologist & Jewelry Dealer

David was the high bidder by $525 after shopping our 1.52 carat diamond ring to four different jewelry stores and jewelry buyers in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. But that was not the whole story. David was 10 times more professional than anyone we saw. His equipment, knowledge, and ability to explain in minute detail the quality and values to us made all the difference. David Boggess is the ""star"" in his industry, and after meeting him it's easy to see why he has so many accolades from his clients. He is a fantastic Gemologist and from our vantage point, has no peers. David, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

dterrys1967

12/21/2010

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Professional Jewelry Appraiser

We were referred to David Boggess for a jewelry appraisal on my new engagement ring by AAA. David is extremely professional and did a tremendous job on our appraisal. We were able to watch the entire time and asked all kinds of questions while he was doing the appraisal. We learned so much in just 30 minutes about diamonds and jewelry. I have never seen so many diplomas and awards in my life, he must more have 30 of them all over his walls. David Boggess is a wonderful jewelry appraiser and we highly recommend him!

charlotteswebb1

12/20/2010

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Good Jewelry Buyers

Sold my jewelry and scrap gold to them, and I got an excellent price. Very straightforward and simple transaction, no pressure, no nonsense. Recommended!

jtummel

12/19/2010

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Honest Jewelry Buyer

I took my diamond ring to David to sell it to him, but David found a large chip under the prong and he instructed me on how to file a claim as it was covered under my insurance policy for my diamond ring. David could have just as easily bought my diamond and not said a word about the chip, but instead he chose to be honest and tell me the truth even though I would have never known about the chip. I was ready to sell my ring that day, and David was willing to pay me a good amount but the amount I can get from the insurance company is more and he knew that and explained it to me. David gained absolutely nothing out of our meeting but the satisfaction of knowing that he had helped a single mother struggling to make ends meet, and from the look on his face he was pleased to do so. This is truly an honest man.

timothyp1

12/14/2010

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Overall
See the best!

I sold David a diamond ring today and he was the most sincere of anyone I visited. He took the time to show me my diamond under his microscope and give me a complete education on how diamonds are valued. Like others that have commented here, I was completely confident I was getting the maximum price for my ring, especially after seeing a couple other places that frankly gave me the creeps. David was completely different right from the start, competent and courteous. Don’t waste your time going anywhere else, just see David and save yourself sometime, he is the best.

thall10live

12/03/2010

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Overall
Truly Amazing Jewelry Appraiser & Buyer!

David is a truly amazing jewelry appraiser and buyer. So honest and fair I would recommend him to anyone looking to sell their jewelry. I tried eBay and Craig’s list and all I got were crooks wanting me to ship my jewelry far away or meet me in the parking lot of some strange place. I took it to two places and they offered only a fraction of its real value. However, David was nice and upfront from the beginning. His office was easy to find and right by the freeway. He was cordial and professional during our meeting where he completely helped me understand what my old diamond engagement ring was valued at. After his discussion I was 100% confident that I was hearing the complete truth for the first time in my quest to sell my diamond ring. I sold him my ring and felt liberated to finally be done with it and certain I got the maximum amount of value out of it. I would recommend David to anyone I know, he was terrific!

bobbielemay

11/30/2010

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Overall
Fantastically Honest Jewelry Buyer!!!

David told me not to sell my alexandrite ring and why. He took the time to show me and explain in great detail why it was best to hold on to my ring. He could have just as easily bought my ring without saying a word and made a tidy profit, but he didn’t. David got nothing, absolutely nothing out of this but the sheer pleasure of telling me the truth when likely no one else would. I didn’t know anyone still existed like this. I will refer everyone I know to David for as long as I live. Thank you David for being so honest with me!

laurajetts

11/30/2010

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Overall
Really nice jewelry buyer

David is very nice to do business with, pays a great price, and educates you on what you have. He got me in and out in less than 20 minutes, paid me in full, and asked me to leave review on-line if I liked how it went. Well, I liked it, I liked it a lot. David is great!

alicec65

11/28/2010

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Overall
Outstanding Jewelry Appraiser & Jewelry Buyer

David bought the old wedding rings from my divorce for more than I was offered elsewhere. David demystified the whole process of selling jewelry. He made it easy to sell them, and I very much enjoyed meeting David. I found him to be very personable and generous.

simpsonwealth

11/28/2010

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David was tremendous!

I had David appraise and buy my old gold and jewelry. He paid me for the diamond and gemstones as well as the gold. A couple of the places I visited would only buy the gold and wanted to take out the gems and give them back to me. David explained that you lose value by removing the diamonds and gemstones as jewelry is worth more in a finished form that disassembled. One place even wanted to just keep my diamonds and only pay me for the gold! David graded all the diamonds and gems while I watched and explained what he was doing as he went along. All in all I got a much higher price for my jewelry from David. David was also pleasant and friendly whereas the other places were often rude and abrupt with me. I enjoyed visiting with David and it was worth the extra hour drive to see him. I highly urge anyone looking to sell their jewelry to see David.

realestate tina

11/25/2010

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Overall
Good jewelry buyer

Paid me a fair price with no fuss and no games. Very professional, has tons of cool equipment and is very good about explaining the process. Made it easy for me to sell my stuff and know I was getting the best possible price. I recommend him highly.

zaram1964

11/21/2010

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Fair and Honest Jewelry Appraiser and Jewelry Buyer

David bought our jewelry for a very good price. He was honest with his assessment and paid us immediately. We recommended him highly to anyone looking to sell their jewelry.

pbeals1

11/20/2010

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Very Recommended Jewelry Buyer!

I got an offer from David a few weeks ago for my bracelet, he was referred to me by someone at Tiffany’s. I went around to several places to try and sell it but David turned out to be the most I could get. I sold it to David not just because he offered me the most but because he was by far the nicest person I met in my quest to sell my diamond bracelet. He has a great sense of humor by the way, ask him about the bell jar on his desk filled with a million shredded dollars. In the end I sold it to David because I like him. He was professional and sincere. Very recommended!

freeflyer2002

11/17/2010

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Extremely ethical Jewelry Appraiser

David appraised my new engagement and found several problems that necessitated us returning the ring for a refund. David was extremely helpful in getting our money back, without his expertise we may not have been able to do it. What impressed us most was that when we asked David if he could sell us a new diamond ring, he refused citing that because he had done the written appraisal and was instrumental in the return of the other ring and that it would be unethical for him to now turn around and sell us a diamond ring. The whole process with David very professional, he didn’t bash the store that sold us the ring he appraised, he simply dealt with the facts and aided us in every way. It is rare to see someone in business today with this kind of professional capability and ethical basis for conducting their business. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a jewelry appraiser to see David.