Gems West is dedicated to provide the consumer with the highest offers for vintage, antique and estate jewelry, including diamond, color gemstone and gold jewelry. First, we help you with an assessment of what you are looking to sell. Next, we provide you various selling options based on what you’re selling and the timeline you are looking to transact. If you accept our offer, we offer immediate payment for your article(s). We specialize in high quality vintage jewelry from the 1980’s and earlier. Your trust is our currency and will always be our primary goal. References available upon request. Gems West is a licensed second hand jewelry buyer. Please contact us to schedule a time to visit our downtown LA office.

Most knowledgeable jeweler I’ve ever worked with.  Best in LA.
I had old family gem stones lying around that I wasn’t familiar with or their potential value. Without knowing much about me Vatche offered to have me visit his store and spent an hour going through each stone with me while educating me about each particular gem and its value. He was so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him and his business to anyone looking to sell vintage pieces of jewelry.
Vatche was great to work with.  My wife had some jewelry that was left to her by her mother that she was not using, and wanted to sell it, but had no idea what it was worth.  Vatche talked me through each piece and its potential value.  He is very knowledgeable and I felt comfortable that I was getting a good value for the jewelry.  I left with a check in hand for a lot more than I was expecting.
This was such a great experience.  Nothing but positive feelings after a lovely and educational experience selling some family heirlooms with emotional value (a sensitive situation handled by Vashte with great care).  I highly recommend Gems West and I certainly will be back.
A great experience from beginning to end!  Vatche is wonderful to work with.  He spent time to sit with me and basically gave me a quick master class on gold! I look forward to doing business with him again!!
Vatche is as knowledgeable and trustworthy as they come.  Highly recommend.

Me : Young professional, zero knowledge of jewels or appraisal.
Inherited a bunch of gemstones, Found this place on google and walked in one day.
The space : Modern, clean, comfortable. A bright spot overlooking Pershing square in LA
The owner : Warm, welcoming, reminded me of visiting a buddy in his office.

I walked in with a bunch of jewelry and zero knowledge, and didn’t know how this works…. a vulnerable feeling.

The owner, Vatche, introduced himself and had a gentle, warm and confident way about him. He took me through the overall assessment, and went item-to-item, making observations about history, value, and how they could be grouped for sale.

Very knowledgeable, friendly and cool. I wish this guy was my uncle.

Care, attention to detail, and a gentle consultative attitude makes this 5 stars for me.

I cannot tell you how great my experience at Gems West with Vatche was today, when I went to sell some jewelry I was gifted.  It was like a good friend was helping you.  I didn’t end up selling the jewelry because the type of jewelry I had wasn’t a good fit for his shop but he took the time to help me sort out the best options at other places to get the highest value, helped me price them out, and answered all my questions!  It was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a store.  Also 10/10 for communication and care with everything.  I will be back!
Nice experience. They know their stuff.  Easy process.
Gems West is where I go when I need jewelry appraised.  They’re honest and detail oriented.  I recommend them to everyone.
Professional, polite, and fair. They were very straightforward from start to finish. They earned my trust with transparent service and accurate pricing; I would do business with them again and I would highly recommend to others.
I was referred to them by a friend who has used them a few times. I had a great and straight forward experience. Nothing but compliments. Very professional and trustworthy.
My family and I were very impressed with the reception and treatment we received from Vatche and his family. Vatche was expertly knowledgeable and very patient in explaining to us the condition of our stone and what our options would be. He was also transparent and honest in evaluating the items we wanted to sell and paid us a fair price for the items we sold to him. We’re very pleased with the service and highly recommend Gems West, Inc. and Vatche!
Quality all around. From the knowledge of their craft, to the genuinely kind, honest and trustworthy evaluation. The business owners are GEMS as well.
Vatché and his family are the BEST!!! My mom and I had a few pieces of jewelry we were looking to sell and they made the process so seamless and effortless. They are trustworthy, kind, and just fantastic to work with all around!!
We took our jewelry to Gems West after several other buyers gave us little time and quotes that seemed short of the value We placed on our precious diamond ring. We were pleasantly surprised that the owner, Vatche, really took his time with us and educated us on aspects of evaluating diamonds and some other jewelry that we brought in. We were impressed with his professional and yet kind and warmhearted nature. My wife and I both felt that this was by and far the best place to do business and that we received a fair value for our treasured jewelry. We saw that his father also does some amazing engraving and they have some wonderful options for those looking to buy or sell fine jewelry. Thank you Vatche for your time and for your kind care. Gems West is the Best.
I have both bought & sold items through Vatche; always a great experience, he’s so knowledgeable and a great guy.  I also love the family business aspect.  I have referred both my family and friends to him, & everyone has had a similar great experience.

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