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Places that a person can sell gemstones include auction houses, pawn shops, antique shops and independently owned retail jewelry stores. Gemstones may also be sold to scrap gold buyers, estate dealers or online jewelry warehouses.


Although it can be difficult to sell loose gemstones if they are not set in jewelry, they are often easy to sell to local jewelers and on online auction houses such as eBay. Local jewelers frequently accept legitimate, non-commercial sources of loose gemstones at discou...


Raw gemstones are sold through online marketplaces, to local gemstone and jewelry stores, and at gem show exhibitions. Rough and cut stones are auctioned on eBay, Gem Rock Auctions and the Gemology Marketplace. Contact local sellers and gem societies to find out how to ...


Good ideas for selling gemstones include taking a gemology course online or on a campus, creating a business plan that covers selling methods, and contacting a dealer who supplies gemstones. Some sellers transact online or connect with buyers through online auction site...


Gemstones are rocks or minerals that can be used for ornamental purposes. To make the gemstones beautiful, the minerals are often cut and polished to produce different shapes and make the stones sparkle.


Some tips for selling gemstones include letting the customer know they come in a variety of colors or if they are rare. Inform customers of any treatments have been done to the gemstones. Tell a story about the gem and/or show a picture of a celebrity wearing the gem.


More than 130 different types of minerals are used for gemstones. The most popular gemstones are diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Other gemstones are classified as precious or semi-precious.