There are times in life where you need to unburden yourself from memories past in order to start a clean slate, make room in your jewelry box, or just simply turn a negative situation into a positive new trinket or treat. If you suddenly find yourself in a position where you just cannot bear to look at that diamond engagement ring any longer because it reminds you of him or her, bring it to Ermitage Jewelers where our knowledgeable and polite gemologist will instantly free you of the bad memories that came with "the rock" and set you up on your way to a new Rolex or a brand new pair of Jimmy Choos.

Ermitage Jewelers makes your engagement ring sale a painless and quick procedure with an instant payment option. Our store is conveniently located in the heart of Brookhaven Village, serving greater Metro Atlanta area and cities such as Roswell, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Marietta, downtown Atlanta, Midtown, and Buckhead. We are just minutes away from I-285, I-85, and GA- 400.

We understand that not all is fair in divorce and that there isn't always an option for an equitable division of assets which may leave you in need of some extra monetary assistance. Do not worry! With more than thirty years of experience our polite and courteous gemologist will help you sell your diamond at a competitive and fair price in a discreet, safe, and comfortable atmosphere at our convenient Brookhaven store located at 1441 Dresden Dr, Atlanta, Ga.

We take pride in our unmatched customer service, which is why we would like to make it as easy and as painless as possible for you to sell your diamonds. Below you will find all of the information you need to make an educated decision about your engagement ring sale.


Carat is defined as weight in grams of your diamond. Usually 1 carat equals to 0.2 grams, although most people think of carat weight as the size of the diamond. The large the carat weight of the diamond the larger the diamond is in size. Please refer to our diamond size chart for an approximate size of your stone. However, if you know the carat weight of your ring you can fill out our quick and easy form for an instant quote and an appointment.

Diamond Size:

Ermitage Jewelers specializes in purchasing diamonds that are 0.70 carats or more. If you do not know the carat weight of your diamond, but you know the size of your stone in millimeters, our easy to follow diamond size chart will help you determine how many carats your diamond is. Our certified and experienced gemologist is well versed in market value of loose diamonds and will be able to make you a handsome offer for your stone.

Diamond Cut:

Various cuts of diamonds can either contribute or detract from the value of your stone. The cut of your diamond is determined by a few factors from popularity of a certain shape this season in fashion to the preservation of carat weight and masking the inclusions. To learn more about various diamonds cuts visit or Diamond Shape page.

Diamond Color:

Although some colored diamonds (blue, pink and sometimes yellow) are valued for their color, as a rule, diamonds that yield the highest value are generally colorless with the least amount of fluorescence (bluish glow under a jewelers light). The more color the diamond has the less value it will yield. However, the color of a diamond is not always visible to the naked eye especially when the stone is set in a ring setting. Diamonds with slight color are set in yellow gold to make the diamond appear brighter and trick the eye into thinking that the diamond is colorless. Diamonds with less color are usually set in white gold or platinum setting because the light color of the setting will not detract from the purity of the diamond.


Clarity refers to imperfections in the stone. Almost all diamonds are going to have their unique "fingerprint" of imperfections, however it is the degree of imperfections that will determine the value of the stone. Imperfections that are located on the surface of the diamond are referred to as “blemishes”, imperfections that are located on the inside of the stone are called “inclusions”. In some cases, inclusions and blemishes determine the shape of the diamond. Jewelers take great care to minimize the visibility of the imperfections by hiding them under the settings or by utilizing a special cut. Most diamonds are cut in such a way that obstructs inclusions making them visible only under 10x magnification. For more information on clarity, please refer to our Clarity Scale.


Solitary Setting: A beautiful and traditional way to set a ring. This no nonsense, minimalist setting is designed to make the diamond the star of your hand.

Pave Setting: This setting adds brilliance to the center piece diamond. Pave refers to multiple smaller diamonds set in the “halo” effect around the center diamond and around the band. There are various types of pave settings ranging from petite pave to double halo petite pave.

Petite Pave Setting: This delicate setting features a half circle of small diamonds with a larger diamond in the center. This particular setting adds brilliance to the center diamond while making it look larger.

Three Stone Setting: The three stone setting allows the light to play off of each individual diamond in the setting creating an optical illusion of a larger stone.

Vintage: Vintage setting style is absolutely unmistakable. Hailing from the roaring and unmistakably romantic eras, most of what we came to consider a “vintage” engagement can date back to as far as the Roaring 20’s. Most popular vintage ring designs feature art nouveau and art deco style patterns and settings, pave halos, and romantically inspired filigree work.

Single Halo Vintage Petite Pave Setting: Vintage settings are generally significantly more intricate in their design and feature multiple diamonds or inlaid designs in the band. Single halo setting features a ring of smaller diamonds around the center diamond and a semi circle of smaller diamonds around the band. In the recent years this setting has become increasingly popular in the vintage ring design. It is a fabulous and breathtaking setting that enhances the "fire" of the ring.

Single Halo Petite Pave: Unlike the vintage Single Halo Petite Pave design, this setting is more modern and streamlined making it a perfect fit for a smaller hand.

Romantic Setting (also known as Unique Setting): Romantic Settings generally feature unique, whimsical designs. Setting an engagement ring in a romantic setting allows the presenter to reflect their creativity in the design making this ring a one of a kind masterpiece. There are various styles of romantic settings that feature various cuts of diamonds and can come with one, two or three halos.

Twists: Twist setting usually features a wave-like band that envelops the stone. Twist settings fall under the Romantic Setting category and add a touch of flirty inspiration for a more casual look.

Engagement and Wedding Band Sets: More often than not when a couple is searching for an engagement ring, they are trying to make their dollar go as far as possible with the minimal amount of effort. Which is why most jewelers offer Bridal Sets consisting of an engagement ring and a wedding band. Consider selling your diamond engagement ring as a set in order to get a better value for your previously loved jewelry.