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Certified Jewelry Buyers While-U-Watch

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26941 Cabot Road, Suite 115, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 727-3411

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Senior Member AGA & NAJA. #1 Certified Gemologist Jewelry Buyer in SoCal.

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SoCal's #1 Gemologist Jewelry Buyer, Senior Member AGA & NAJA While-U-Watch Jewelry & Diamond Buyers, Your Jewelry Never Leaves Your Sight! David's prestigious client list over the past 40 years has included: Tiffany & Co., Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Allstate, AAA, State Farm, Farmers Insurance, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Union Bank, and thousands of consumers just like you. No other jewelry buyer, diamond buyer, or jewelry appraiser in the country can match David's proven integrity, top notch expertise, and world-class client list.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
Services/Products
  • Jewelry Buyers, Jewelry Appraisals, Diamond Buyers
Payment method
amex, check, discover, master card, visa
Neighborhood
South Laguna Hills
Associations
Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Senior Member, Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) Certified Gem Lab, Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) Senior Member, Naional Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association Lifetime Member, National Eagle Scouts Association
Categories
Diamond Buyers, Jewelry Appraisers, Jewelry Buyers

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pamelamccartney287

04/30/2012

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Recommended Expert

We had over 100 items of jewelry in my parent’s estate that we needed to sell and split the value among the executors. So we did tons of research to determine who to see, and one of the people we chose was David. David turned out to be better than expected. He walked us through the entire estate giving detailed explanations on value, provenance, and condition of each piece in the estate. David was unaware that we had already been somewhere else and an auction company. Not only was David’s prices slightly better than the other dealer we visited, but David’s understanding and careful explanations really helped us make important decisions about what to sell. It also surprised us to hear David advise us not to sell certain pieces as this made it clear to us that he wasn’t just advising us for personal gain. David’s values coincided perfectly with what the auction company stated that we would get for the important pieces, and this was a major advantage of selling these items directly to David. We didn’t have to wait for an auction, and we also didn’t have to worry about getting top dollar if the auction didn’t go well. Once again David had no knowledge of the values we had been given at the auction house. David was by far the most knowledgeable expert we spoke with, and his discussions were so detailed that make it much easier to make decisions. We found David intelligent, personable and above all directly honest. In our experience David is without peer, and you can do no better than seeking out his expert advice when thinking of selling jewelry.

cblack987

04/27/2012

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Honest & Fair

I have been to a few diamond buyers trying to sell my ring and this place rocks! No one compares to this place. Professional, clean office filled with advanced equipment, pays the best price, friendly, I could go on and on. I wish I had seen these people first and not wasted so much time with places that just wanted to steal my ring from me. Five stars all the way.

dchanning3m

01/22/2012

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Super service and super accurate!

After visiting four other places to sell my diamond engagement ring David was the only one that got the weight and quality of my diamond correct! Most importantly he offered me the most so I sold it to him on the spot. The whole process was quick and painless. This is the ONLY place I would recommend if you want to sell your jewelry.

asystemanalyst

10/26/2011

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Excellent Service!

I received excellent service from this place in the process of selling my aunt

apalmer1998

07/30/2011

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David exceeded my expectations!

David exceeded my expectations! Like many people I chose to see David out of tons of others I found on the internet because of his fantastic reviews. I even drove over 300 miles to see him because I was so afraid of the jewelers in my local area. I can tell you that everything they say about him is absolutely true. David is the nicest person, and man does he know what he is doing. This guy is sharp! By the time I left his office he had explained everything so well I thought I could be a gemologist, just kidding. But seriously, he does a fantastic job of making sure you understand what you are doing and how he arrives at the values. No one in his industry is even close to this guy. And funny, he can be hilarious. Check him out, you will not be disappointed.

jennybloom1970

07/16/2011

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Professional, pays high, and kind

Sold my diamond engagement to David for the best price I could find. He was informative and kind. Process was painless and quick. Much more professional than others I visited. Recommended.

rsinger1

07/06/2011

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Top notch jewelry buyer

I have visited with David three different times selling him jewelry on all three occasions. David has been a gentleman and a great teacher each time I have seen him, and as always very fair in his payments for the jewelry. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking to sell their jewelry.

workout4u

07/03/2011

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Best Jewelry Buyer I Found

I went to David to sell my old diamond engagement ring from my divorce, and he paid me $1100 more than the other places I saw. What was even better was that I had told him how much I had been offered by other jewelry buyers and yet David still paid me $1100 more. David could have just as easily offered me $100 more than his competition and I would have sold it to him, but instead he was honest enough to show me why it was worth more than that. This is a pretty honest guy and he really does care about doing the right thing. Hopefully I will never be in the position of having to sell another engagement ring, but if I do, I will go nowhere else but here. Very highly recommended!!!

grandma36

06/19/2011

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Honest and Sincere with Incredible Knowledge

I had a truly wonderful experience selling my jewelry to Mr. Boggess. David was the only place that gave me a feeling of confidence, I knew after spending just a few minutes with him that he is a completely honest person. His knowledge of his work is quite incredible and his education helped me make my decision to sell much easier. I simply cannot image a better place to sell my jewelry than this. If you’re thinking of selling your jewelry, do yourself a favor see David, you’ll be glad you did.

avamp1

06/17/2011

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He's great

I went there today and met with David. I learned a great deal just from being in his office. He's very professional and trustworthy for sure. I'm happy with my decision to sell him my jewlery. And for the most part, yes I would reccommend him to anyone.
Thank you David.. I enjoyed my visit with you.. and will be back when I decide to buy another Rolex.. :) Or ..... a Ferrari (when I win the Lottery).. haha.. you know what I mean..

christinez07

06/09/2011

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Excellent jewelry buying service

Got the best price from here when I sold my old diamond wedding rings. Very informative process and very sincere people. Will come back for sure if I ever have any other jewelry to sell.

pam4realestate

06/06/2011

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Honest and Fair Jewelry Buyer

David purchased my diamond engagement ring for a very fair price. I had tried to sell it elwhere but was unable to get anywhere near as much. David also helped me understand why the selling price was what it was which was very helpful. I found him honest and fair in my dealing with him, and therefore recommend him to anyone else looking to sell their jewelry.

jeaniez56

06/02/2011

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David Boggess is the best jewelry appraiser in the business!

This review is my formal apology to David for ever doubting his skill. A couple weeks ago I went to David to get my 3 carat diamond ring appraised for insurance. David graded my diamond differently from what the two previous appraisers had graded it at ten years ago. I questioned David about the difference, so David then showed me in his microscope the flaws in my diamond along with various photographs from books illustrating what each grade looked like in a microscope. Clearly what David was showing me looked like he was right, but since two other appraisers had not agreed with David I was still skeptical. After I left David’s office I went to another jewelry appraiser and that one agreed with the first two appraisers. Now I had three appraisers saying the diamond was different from David had said. I decided to go the Gemological Institute of America, the “GIA” in Carlsbad, California as I had read on line that the GIA was the best diamond grading lab in the world and the place people can go to get the final word on diamond quality analysis. Well, David was absolutely right! The GIA graded my diamond exactly as David had graded it. Unbelievable, all three of the other appraisers were wrong and David was the only one that got it right. No wonder he has all the great reviews and such big companies as clients, he really is the best. David, I am so sorry to ever have questioned your ability. Please accept this review as my public apology. I will forever refer anyone I know to you and sing your praises every chance I get!!! Also hug that new grandson of yours for me, he is sooo cute! Thanks Again, Jeanie.

horselady1946

05/16/2011

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All These Reviews Are 100% Correct!

I drove over 200 miles to see David after reading his reviews, and I was blown away with him when I met him. He is so honest and direct just like everyone says. David paid me way more than anyone in my local area offered me for my jewelry and it was well worth the long trip to see him. All the local jewelers I tried before David were so shady I wanted to take a shower after going in their stores. David is the greatest!!!

abattaglia6

05/07/2011

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David Boggess Rules!

You will not find a more personable, open, honest, knowledgeable man than David to do business with. I have personal experience with both with buying and selling and am very happy to attest to his professionalism and extremely ethical standards. Two of my four sons have purchased engagement diamonds from David over the past 3 years. (The other two are young and hopefully David will be around for their big day too!) I was lucky enough to tag along. He is thorough and detailed. In each case, my boys were able to purchase a much better diamond both in quality and size for their money than the local jewelry store openly advertises as a deal. In the first case, he went to several jewelery stores first before he was referred to David. In the second case, he went straight to him. And in both cases, they walked out of David's office feeling confident that they had gotten the absolute best they could get for their money. As far as selling goes, his vast knowledge and ethical standards result in a very fair and competive offer which he openly encourages you to give some thought. Bottom line, you can count on him to give you the value your jewelry deserves. Can't get more honest than David. And certainly won't find anyone more knowledgeable in his craft. A look at his client list attests to that. A personal thank you to David for making my sons' experiences so rewarding. Yes, he rules!

lpearson1984

04/02/2011

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This man is very ethical!

This man is very ethical! I went in to see David about selling my mother’s old diamond ring, because I have heard so many good things about him. I showed him an old appraisal and told him that I had been offered $2500 by my local jewelry store and that I felt it was worth closer to $5,000. David then proceeded to show me the diamond under a microscope and he got out all these books all the while explaining in detail and helping me understand the real value. In the end he offered me over $17,000 for the ring and I of course sold it to him. David could have just as easily offered me a little over $5,000 and I would have taken it, but instead he took the time to help me understand why it was worth so much more. I wish there were more people like him in the world and less like the one that offered me only $2500. David is a true “gem”! Thank you again David for being so honest with me.

paulthefisherman

03/24/2011

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Honest & Personable, I Would Recommend Highly

I found David to be honest and personable. David paid me more that I was able to get anywhere else for my Dad’s diamond ring and watch. I enjoyed the history lesson he gave me about the watch and all the close up views of the different parts he showed me on his computerized microscope. Very informative and educational. I enjoyed meeting with David and will go back to if I ever need to sell some jewelry again.

rhamm1

03/24/2011

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Recommended jewelry buyer

Very well educated individual, he gave me all the information I needed to help make my decision about selling my old engagement ring. I got the best price from David, so I sold him my ring on the spot. He paid me immediately and I was out the door in less than 15 minutes. I would recommend anyone else thinking of selling to check him out, he’s simply great!

courtneyphase

03/04/2011

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David is the best in the business!!!

David Boggess was the only one that offered me a decent price for my jewelry. Everywhere else I went basically tried to rip me off, and most of them were just downright rude. David is pleasant, forthright, and pays a good price. He has all the right equipment to analyze jewelry that none of the others had.