Holiday Shopping on Your Mind? Better think TWICE! Shopping pre-owned isn’t just easier on your pockets, it’s easier on the planet.
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If you’re starting to think about your own wish-list and what you plan to buy for the special people in your lives this holiday season, think TWICE. Shopping pre-owned fine jewelry, that is jewelry that has been owned by more than one person, has a lot of benefits.
It’s Smart. It is far more environmentally friendly to purchase pre-owned jewelry than new pieces. Here’s why: Mining has caused pollution in land and waterways to increase by 50% since 1950. To mine just 1 carat of diamonds uses 2,500 liters of water, 9 liters of fuel and emits a half ton of Greenhouse Gases. One single gold ring creates 20 tons of waste—which by the way contains Cyanide, a toxic chemical compound.
Choosing to buy pre-owned pieces is an environmentally responsible decision. It reduces the demand for new jewelry and mining, which in turn reduces the damage that this causes to our planet.
It’s Affordable. Buying pre-owned jewelry helps your money go further, and who doesn’t love that? You can save you 20-40% off retail prices…sometimes even up to 60%…on luxury brands like Tiffany, Cartier, and David Yurman without breaking the bank.
At Samuelson’s Diamonds & Estate Buyers, our in-house jeweler inspects, cleans, and refurbishes each pre-owned piece that we sell so that it’s in “like-new” condition when you take it home.
It’s Quality. Luxury jewelry and watch brands like Tiffany, Cartier, and Rolex are designed to last. Their pieces are crafted with high-quality and durable materials so that you’ll never feel like you compromised quality for value.
It’s Enjoyable. The thrill of the hunt to find that one-of-a-kind piece is like a fun experience—and when you buy something amazing for a lower price than retail—it makes it that much more pleasurable.
The most important aspect of shopping pre-owned jewelry is to make sure you’re buying from a reputable business. There are many counterfeit pieces in circulation so where you source the jewelry will determine if you’re buying the real deal or not.
At Samuelson’s Diamonds & Estate Buyers, we invite you to shop for all of your favorite luxury jewelry brands at a reduced retail price, while knowing that you are making a sustainable and eco-friendly purchase. We’ve been in business for nearly 100 years, and are one of the most trusted estate jewelers in the Baltimore/Washington Metro Area.