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01.18.2017 Metal Prices
Gold1,214.75
Silver17.10
Platinum968.00
Palladium743.00
Iridium700.00
Ruthenium40.00
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Stone Removal
and Melee Sorting

Stone RemovalCHEMICAL STONE REMOVAL

We offer full-service stone removal. Removing diamonds from gold, platinum or palladium channel, pave and cluster settings can be a time-consuming process, often resulting in significant breakage. Our state-of-the-art chemical processing facility is able to remove your diamonds quickly and safely.*

STONE REMOVAL IS FREE ON GOLD when the fine metal recovered is AT LEAST 5 oz. ($50 charge for less than 5 oz.)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Stone removal lots must be separate from non-stone lots or additional charges may apply
  • Platinum stone removals require extra lead time and will incur a $95 charge regardless of the amount of fine metal recovered.

*Pearls, opals, colored and synthetic stones usually undergo color changes, chipping and cracking and may not be recovered. We do not offer stone removal from silver.

Important: ALL LOOSE STONES must be mailed separately from your refining material and clearly marked to "Dept. 291" to ensure they are received directly by our diamond department. We cannot assume responsibility for damaged or missing loose stones when they are mixed with your refining material.

STONE PURCHASING - We will be happy to provide you with our purchase offer for the stones removed.  If you accept our offer, you will also receive 1% EXTRA ON YOUR GOLD* when we purchase your diamonds! OR, for lots less than 5 oz. of recovered metal, the $50 fee will be waived.

*Applies only to lots with a total diamond value of $200 or more. (updated on 01-30-15)


Diamond Sorting Services
 
Our experts are ready to save you time by sorting and grading your melee diamonds. Your diamonds will be sorted by shape to Round Full Cuts, Round Single Cuts and Fancy shapes. The diamonds are then sorted and fluted and categorized as follows:
 
White (J+) SI+
White (J+) I1-I2
Browns (K-) SI+
Browns (K-) I1-I2
Commercial/Broken/Chipped/Burnt
 
The diamonds will be sieved to the 5 common size categories using the following plate sizes - 2, 6.5, 11, 14. Other sizes may be available upon request.
 
Sorting services are usually completed within 5-7 business days for any parcel smaller than 100ct. Pricing for sorting services is usually $5 - $10 per carat, depending on the labor time required, based on the size and content of the diamond parcel. Call (800) 759-9997, ext. 164 or email diamonds@hooverandstrong.com for more information.


CZ FrostingCZ FROSTING* - The Easy Way to Separate CZs from Diamonds!

During this chemical process*, the CZs in the parcel get etched (similar to etched glass) and therefore are easily detectable and separable from the diamonds in the parcel.

*This process is safe for diamonds, but does affect colored gemstones and could permanently damage them. Make sure to have any valuable gemstones removed from your parcel before sending them in.

PRICING

CZ frosting is $75 per parcel. This fee will be added to your refining charge. (Fee includes the CZ frosting only). Pricing is for lots up to 1000.00ct. Larger lots will be priced individually.

CZ Separation - This service, which is done after the frosting, will be charged at $1 per carat.

Colored Stones Separation - Since the CZ frosting process can permanently damage colored gemstones, we can separate the colored gemstones before the CZ frosting process. Charge for this service is $25.


We Buy DiamondsSTONE PURCHASING - We Can Pay The Most Because We Recycle!

We will buy your Diamonds and Precious Metals and we'll offer the BEST PRICES! No matter what the quality or the quantity! We buy breakouts, melees, all stone sizes, any shape, quality, chipped or broken. AND, we will pay the highest prices for your stones.

Why Sell Us  Your Diamonds?

For generations, jewelers and pawnbrokers have trusted and relied on Hoover & Strong to buy their scrap precious metals at the highest prices. We have worked hard to maintain our reputation and will continue to do so as we celebrate over 100 years in the manufacturing and refining business! You have trusted our expertise and customer service for many years. Now you can trust us with your precious stones as well!

  • Diamond sorting and trade ups are available
  • Free stone removal and/or 1% extra on your gold when you sell us your diamonds from your refining*
  • No minimum, no obligation purchase quotes are usually available within 24 hours
  • Free evaluations
  • No minimum carat requirement

*Applies only to lots with a total diamond value of $200 or more. (updated on 01-30-15)

Simply, ship your diamonds directly to our main office at:

10700 Trade Road
N. Chesterfield, VA, 23236
Attn: Dept 291

More Information Needed?

Call 1-800-759-9997, ext. 164 or email our diamond department with any questions: diamonds@hooverandstrong.com


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