How Much Is Your Diamond Worth?

Selling a diamond or using it for a pawn loan is a popular way to get cash for your valuables.

Of course, the first thing you want to know is – how much is my diamond worth?

Following are some suggestions to help you with this process.

The basic measure for a diamond is know as the 4C’s:

CARAT: how much does the diamond weigh?
COLOR: does the diamond have a color?
CLARITY: can you see anything in the diamond?
CUT: how well does a diamond reflect light?

Additional items to consider include:

BRIGHTNESS: the amount of white light reflected
FIRE: the amount of rainbow color and flashes of light
SCINTILLATION: the amount of “sparkle” or contrast between light and dark areas

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) sets many of the standards used to appraise a diamond. If you have a GIA certificate for your diamond, this is a great place to start. If not, a trained Gemologist can provide you with an appraisal and provide advice.

The Gemologists at New York One Shop understand the importance of evaluating your diamond jewelry for a pawn loan, sale or purchase. Our trained staff will appraise your diamonds, answer all of your questions and discuss your options.

We also have a fine selection of diamond jewelry for sale if you would like to add to your collection.


New York One Pawn

CALL: (212) 278-8282
VISIT: 67 West 47th St., NY, NY 10036
FIND: take stairs one flight up from street

Trusted Over 40 Years

When you need cash, New York One Pawn is here to help.

Known as one of the best pawn shops in Manhattan NYC, we work with you to ensure you receive the most for your valuables.

Please call, email or visit us to find out how we can help you get the cash you need today.

No appointment is necessary.

Pawn or Sell

We specialize in pawn loans for diamond jewelry, luxury watches, estate jewelry, gold, silver, coins, and bullion.

If you prefer, we’ll also buy your luxury items.

About Us

New York One Pawn

is one of Manhattan’s best-rated pawnbrokers specializing in pawn loans and gold buying in New York City.

Family-owned and operated since 1979, we have been helping customers secure CASH loans for over 40 years!

Learn more About Us, How It Works, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.




“Most Reliable”

“The best and most reliable pawnshop in NYC. Been doing business with them for some time, very helpful and accommodating…”

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“Great Staff”

“The experience was easy and way less complicated than I expected. The staff was great and seems to know almost every customer walking through the door.”

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“Very Professional”

New York One Pawn has excellent service and explained various options from buying my items to pawn loans. Very professional.”


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No Appointment Necessary!

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Expert Appraisal

We appraise your valuables, discuss your options and provide an offer to pawn or sell your valuables.

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Cash On The Spot

After we complete a pawn loan agreement, we secure your valuables in sealed envelope and you walk away with cash on the spot.

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