Buy Diamonds in Tampa

Specialist Diamond Buyers operating in Tampa, FL

Tampa Gun and Pawn specializes in buying diamonds directly from the public. We have unrivaled knowledge of the second hand diamond sector. We are a large recycled diamond buyer in the US. This gives us the unique ability to give you the best possible prices in the market place.

We buy all diamonds from the best D color, internally flawless stones to the O+ colored broken diamonds in poor condition. Our team is uniquely placed to handle all of your inquiries and give you the best possible answers to your questions. We give you solid independent advice when selling your diamond items.

Tampa Gun and Pawn was designed to allow the public to access significantly better prices than you would find at traditional outlets for selling second hand jewelry.

Diamond buying is a specialized field and only companies with access to the biggest diamond markets in the world are able to offer a comprehensive service with reliable and accurate valuations from GIA trained professionals.

Here we give you some advice on what you should look for in a trusted diamond buyer

Knowledge and Experience of the market:

It's essential that a buyer knows the market and has strong connections in the market place. The second-hand diamond market for polished stones is a detailed and complex place. Buyers that have experienced professionals and an in-depth knowledge of the marketplace are best placed to offer the best prices. Experience goes hand in hand with trust.

Speed of transaction:

Reputable diamond buyers should be able to complete transactions rapidly, buying goods in under a week. You should be wary of organizations that string out negotiations and offers to customers. Tactics such as this reflect badly on the industry. Money transfers should take 24-48 hours and should be commissioned immediately. Also, you should find a buyer that respects the rights to customers property and never relieves customers of the right to decide what happens to their diamond jewelry.


Respected and trustworthy companies follow stringent processes in ensuring the safety and security of the customer's diamond items. They should insure diamond items through respected and well funded companies, such as G4S or Parcel Pro. They should also follow procedures such as opening packages from customers on video and have offices which have security measures, procedures, and trained staff.

Access to good prices and distribution:

A key ingredient in diamond transactions is the ability of the purchaser to offer top of the market prices. They can only do this if they have access to diamond markets and re-sell the diamonds they buy efficiently.

Trade Affiliations:

Most respected and trusted diamond buyers have affiliations with major industry bodies and associations. Associations help regulate the market and the activities of their members. Applying for affiliations includes hand over details of their company and ensures they have fixed premises from which they operate. Tampa Gun and Pawn is a trusted member of the The Jewelers Board of Trade, the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, and the National Pawnbrokers Association.

A Buyer that's in the industry for the Long Haul:

It's recommended that you find a diamond buyer that has invested in their business to the extent that you recognize, and that they are in the diamond buying industry for the long haul. You should be able to see who they are funded by and how much investment they are making in their website and operations.

Transparency and honesty:

It's essential that the diamond buyer you choose adopts a methodical approach to diamond valuation using fair and methodical pricing. They should also be willing to tell you why they have come up with the initial valuation that they give you. The same principle applies when they see the item in person; they should tell you what the experts have concluded about the valuation and not try and hard-sell you a price you don't want. They should be transparent about the dealings they have and the processes they use. Finally they should also be willing to share the credentials about the company.