How it Works

REGISTER WITH GEMBRIDGE

You join Gembridge by registering on our website. New members are verified through our international screening process and a Gembridge community peer review. Following approval, Gembridge will email you a username and password.

You must log in to view prices, list stones for sale and buy or consign.

HOW TO TRADE WITH TRUST™ ON GEMBRIDGE

STEP 1 
LISTING

To list a coloured gemstone on Gembridge, please log in to access our LISTING FORM. Submit a form for each item you want listed, including images, videos and lab reports, if available. You will receive a record of every listing you submit. The gross price that appears on the listing includes Gembridge’s commission (5% Seller, 3% Buyer). The video below demonstrates how to add a new listing on Gembridge.

STEP 2 
SALE

A Buyer sees your stone listed on Gembridge and purchases by tapping the “PLACE THE ORDER” button. At this point, the buyer and seller are contacted by our Gembridge membership team who will personally handle the payment collection and release, verifying the stone and arranging secure shipping, if required.

STEP 3 
PAYMENT COLLECTION

Gembridge now collects and holds the proceeds of sale from the Buyer together with our 3% buyer’s commission.

STEP 4 
VERIFY STONE

A verification report can be requested by the Buyer. If requested, we direct the Seller to send their sold stone to their local Gembridge Hub or Accredited Lab Partner, where it is matched against the cataloguing details in the listing. This confirms that the Seller is shipping the stone exactly as described and ensures the Buyer gets what they pay for. We charge the Buyer US$50 for this service.

Gembridge Hubs are located in:

New York
Los Angeles
Chattanooga
São Paulo
Bogota
London
Geneva
Nairobi
Bahrain
Beirut
Jaipur
Colombo
Bangkok
Shanghai
Sydney
STEP 5 
SHIP TO BUYER

The Gembridge team will work with the Seller and Buyer to arrange for the stone to be collected and shipped at a flat worldwide rate of US$100 using FedEx. This applies to standard transactions only with an insured value of less than US$50,000, direct point to point shipping and excludes local taxes and duties. Brink’s and Malca-Amit are recommended for shipments of higher insured value.

STEP 6 
PAYMENT RELEASE

Gembridge releases the proceeds of sale to the Seller, minus our 5% Seller’s commission and 3% Buyer’s commission, once the stone is delivered and signed for by the Buyer. An ESCROW facility is available on request.

Other points worth noting:

SECURE VIEWING AND CONSIGNMENT
With the Seller’s permission, we can easily arrange a secure viewing room in major cities all over the world. Consignment is also available for many stones listed on Gembridge, usually for up to 3 months. For details, just ask.

DE-LISTING A STONE
You can de-list a stone from Gembridge at no cost and sell it to a non-member of Gembridge. However, if you sell it to another Gembridge member within 12 months, you must inform us and provide details of the sale. Gembridge reserves the right to charge the relevant commission of the sale from both the Seller and Buyer.