Why Should I Buy Estate or Pre-Owned Jewelry?

At Gems Are Forever, our Beverly Hills jewelers know that beautiful pieces of jewelry can be found in the most unlikely places, including estate sales, where the mystique and allure of the gems offer a story behind the splendor.

The history and romance of pre-owned jewelry can do more than light up your look, it can offer a fascinating tale of the piece’s age and its journey, which makes it that much more beautiful every time you tell the story of its era.

Here are a few other reasons buying estate sale or pre-owned jewelry feels both charming, glamorous, and smart.

The Value.

Estate sale jewelry and other pre-owned pieces, whether they are pins and brooches, earrings, rings, bracelets, or necklaces, are often sold at a reduced price from their original value, which can significantly boost your jewelry collection without the price tag of newly manufactured pieces.  

The Brands.

Pre-owned jewelry and great estate sale finds often come with brand name pieces at a more modest price. Certainly, the seller will know their worth — as they can probably recount the price they paid for the piece — but parting with jewelry often has as much significance as receiving it. When it is time to move on from a once-prized piece, no matter the brand, the price is often significantly reduced.  

The Era.

No matter your style, whether it is Antique, Art Deco, Retro, Vintage, or Contemporary, estate sales and pre-owned jewelry provide the opportunity to try something new or stick with your favorite era without investing in new pieces at a much higher price.

If you have been looking for ways to expand your period jewelry, estate sales offer a wide range of styles that can be purchased for your collection or as a gift.

Most jewelry can be repaired and restored to new condition at an affordable price, so do not be afraid to buy a bracelet that needs its clasp replaced, or a ring that can easily be resized to fit.

The Story.

No matter who you are, your jewelry tells a story. And that is absolutely true for pre-owned pieces. Most have a back story, and could have been worn or owned by celebrities, which not only increases its value, but is a fun way to chronicle its journey from the estate sale or jewelry store to your collection. 

What If I Have Jewelry I No Longer Want?

The great thing about jewelry is that you can find incredible pre-owned pieces at estate sales or jewelry shops at a much better price and just as beautiful as they were new.

You can also sell older pieces, including gifts from days gone by or inherited jewelry, and invest in new-to-you pieces that fit your current style or that will round out your collection.

We Purchase & Sell Fine Jewelry, Diamonds, Gemstones & Luxury Timepieces

At Gems Are Forever, our staff are Graduate Gemologists (G.G.) from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) who purchase and sell fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, and luxury timepieces.

To learn more about our jewelry expertise and set an appointment for one of our jewelers to show you pieces from our collection — or to assess your jewelry for purchasecontact us our Beverly Hills jewelry buyer to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment today.