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David was fantastic! He helped me understand in detail exactly what I had and what it was worth. I sold him my diamond ring and I am 100% confident I got the maximum amount. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to sell their jewelry. When you meet him you'll understand, he's simply just a nice guy that knows a lot about jewelry. It's very refreshing to do business with someone where there are no games and no gimmicks, just the truth.
Excellent individual runs this establishment with impeccable credentials. He offered me an excellent price on my jewelry, better than anywhere else. Whole process was quick and painless. Was in and out of his office in less than 20 minutes and paid immediately for my jewelry. Highly recommended!!!
I am committed to 100% satisfaction for my clients, and welcome your honest reviews. My prestigious client list and industry track record are a testament to this fact. With that being said, jewelers who defraud their clients do not like my existence. I tell consumers everything, including the stuff some jewelers don't want you to know. I often provide information to consumers that help them get their money back from these types of criminals. Some of these jewelers have a history of abusing these types of "non-accountable" review systems to slander "tell-all" appraisers like myself. Verizon SuperPages has informed me that they collect the actual IP address of the person leaving the review, making them traceable, and prosecutable. I cooperate with all law enforcement officials in prosecuting any such activity. Be honest and the world is a better place. Thanks, David R. Boggess.
We took our gold and diamonds to five different buyers, David was by far the most honest and gave us 50% more than any of the others. We felt like David was very fair and trustworthy, which is far from how we would describe any of the others - which all claim to give you top dollar. Besides, many of them would not give you money for smaller diamonds. David gave us credit for everything, even the small diamonds. He lives us to his domain name "trusted expert.com."
We went to four other jewelry buyers here in Orange County, and Mr. Boggess offered the most without even knowing what the others had offered us. He very quickly weeded through my mother's estate pointing out all the items of significant value, which was a great help to me and my brothers. This guy clearly knows his stuff, and I can see why so many of the top jewelry stores use him.
04/30/12Provided by Citysearch
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.
04/27/12Provided by Citysearch
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.
01/22/12Provided by Citysearch
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.
07/30/11Provided by Citysearch
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.
07/06/11Provided by Citysearch
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.
07/03/11Provided by Citysearch
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!!!
06/19/11Provided by Citysearch
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.
06/17/11Provided by Citysearch
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..
06/06/11Provided by Citysearch
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.
06/02/11Provided by Citysearch
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.
05/16/11Provided by Citysearch
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!!!
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- General Info
- 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.
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- Jewelry Buyers, Jewelry Appraisals, Diamond Buyers
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- South Laguna Hills
- 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