Mr. Darren Delgado has been buying and selling all kinds of antique, estate, and new jewelry and watches since 1994. His specialty is beating all other offers to pay the highest price for your fine jewelery as well as other valuable fine items made with gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, and gemstones.
Mr. Delgado is the most credentialed member of our staff - G.G.A.J.P, R.M.V., Registered Master Valuer #0715798, Graduate Gemologist (GIA), Diamond Grading (GIA), Gem Identification (GIA), Colored Stone Grading (GIA), Accredited Jewelry professional (GIA), Registered Master Valuer (USF, CIJT).
He obtained his G.G. and Accredited Jewelry Professional degrees at the prestigious Gemological Institute of America in New York city. Darren furthered his education obtaining his Master Valuer degree from USF and the California Institute of Jewelry Training. His expertise is in high demand. The president of the California Institute of Jewelry Training has requested that he teach appraisal courses for them at various locations throughout the USA. He has been quoted in many fine magazines including Forbes Magazine and the Tampa Bay Times.
He divides his time between our two locations - St. Petersburg and Old Northeast Jewelers in the International Plaza Mall in Tampa, FL. While he is usually at International Plaza Mall on Tuesdays and Thursdays, his schedule can vary. Items can be purchased on behalf of Hess Fine Art (also owned by Mr. Jeffrey P. Hess and Mrs. Katrina Hess) at the Old Northeast Jewelers location in Tampa.
Darren is a 3rd generation Tampa Native who attended HB Plant High School and Hillsborough Community College.
Darren is a longtime loyal fan of all Tampa sports teams and is proud to have earned the trust of many of their players as well as many other celebrity clientele. He has accomplished celebrity product placement for BALL watches and other brands with writer/actor/director Wes Craven, actor Nathan Fillion, actor John Huertas, 3 time gold medal Olympian Brooke Bennett, Iron Chef Michael Symon, and TV Show Host Courtney Hansen.