It is a much-discussed question weather to buy pre-owned jewellery or not. For me as an experienced jeweller the answer is yes. Buying pre-owned jewellery is common practice in UK, the large number of auction houses and thousands of jewellery items sold per month are best proofs of this. Buying pre-owned jewellery has two major advantages.
First: buying Pre-owned jewellery helps to save the planet - Pre-owned rings, earrings and other items of jewellery are ''Eco Friendly''. I know this may sound strange but let me explain how. When you are buying pre-owned diamond ring you are not creating demand for diamonds, you are not creating demand for gold. It works the same way as recycling. Let me demonstrate this with a help of simple logical chain: When you buy new diamond jewellery the shop contacts the supplier to order new one, the supplier calls to manufacturer and orders new one, the manufacturer calls to diamond dealer to order new diamonds, than the rough diamond dealer gets involved and at the end the mining company gets involved. In contrast with this when you are buying pre-loved jewellery the retailer is not contacting the supplier but waits for next customer to sell his/her item or buys it from auction houses. So, it is more like customer to customer rather than customer to business with retailer acting as an agent.
Second: Pre-owned jewellery is less expensive - the difference in price can be up to two-three times. When you are buying pre-owned jewellery you are not paying for the labour cost, the previous owner has done it for you, also you pay less tax. The other positive impact when you are buying pre-owned jewellery is that you support the local economy.
At F Jewellery we understand customers concerns about the condition of pre-owned jewellery that's why we do careful examination of each item to ensure that all the jewellery we sell are in a good condition and will serve you for years. We also professionally clean and polish them before selling.