Have you ever considered buying used jewelry? Fine jewelry such as gold, platinum, sterling silver, and diamonds are desirable to many but can come at a hefty price. Although some do not mind paying retail value others shop on a more limited budget when it comes to purchasing such “luxury” items, especially when it comes to spending on themselves. What many do not know is that most jewelry is “used” in some way. Gold is melted down to reuse and diamonds are removed from their original settings and resold. This is a common practice in the industry.
The stigma of buying used jewelry is not so much about quality and more about price. Many consumers believe the misconception that the more you pay for a piece the better quality it is. Did you know that pieces which are sold in major retail stores is often marked-up nearly 150%? What most people do not know is gold is only worth its weight, and if you are shopping for diamonds you should know the 4 C’s before you seal the deal based on the quality of a diamond. You can learn more about the 4 C’s here… http://4cs.gia.edu/EN-US/the-diamond-4-cs.htm.
So before you go out and open a new credit line to impress a loved one stop by Money Mizer Pawns & Jewelers and save yourself some money, no one will know the difference!