People often think of pre-owned jewelry as just a way to save money. However, there are many powerful reasons why buying pre-owned jewelry may be the right decision for you.
From saving the environment to preserving history, buying a special piece of pre-owned jewelry could mean investing in a piece that will last you and your family a lifetime. Here are seven reasons why you should consider purchasing pre-owned jewelry.
1) Better pricing and value
Buying pre-owned jewelry will save you money because of its discounted price from the original time of purchase. And pre-owned pieces can even be up to 20-40% less than a similar or identical piece of jewelry.
That means you can find a quality piece of jewelry that is built to last generations AND save big on the price tag. And who doesn't like saving money?
2) Owning a part of history
One of the greatest advantages to buying pre-owned jewelry is the opportunity to own a small part of history. This is something that you cannot get when you buy a brand new piece of jewelry. Often, older pieces were hand-crafted using knowledge and techniques that don't exist anymore and can't be reproduced by anyone today!
Each piece of pre-owned jewelry comes with its own story and personal history. Who knows who could have worn your piece of jewelry in the past? Maybe it was a first lady, or an actress, or famous socialite. The possibilities are endless and part of the fun of purchasing any previously owned piece is the thrill of its history.
3) Environmentally friendly
There are many environmental reasons why buying previously owned jewelry is better for our planet. There is less of a demand to produce new jewelry when buyers are more interested in purchasing pre-owned pieces.
Buying pre-owned jewelry means less mining and air pollution, and it preserves valuable resources like fuel, forests, and water. It helps to save wildlife habitats and keeps waste out of our water. There is also less hazardous material in our environment that is a byproduct of manufacturing new pieces of jewelry.
4) As good as new
We all love new things but second hand can be just as good. There is something special and sentimental about receiving both a brand new piece of jewelry and a previously owned piece as a gift. And most people, includingyour family and friends, cannot tell the difference between a new piece and a pre-owned piece of jewelry.
As long as your pre-owned jewelry comes with an assurance of structural integrity and craftsmanship, it can be just as good as new.
5) Great quality
One of the best things about purchasing pre-owned jewelry is that you know the jewelry has withstood the test of time. The pieces would have already been worn before or used in some way and are still in great condition when you find them online or in the store. You won't be stuck with a piece of jewelry that may break or experience wear and tear soon after buying.
Many jewelry retailers that sell pre-owned jewelry try to keep the same quality standards as they do with their new pieces. At Long's Jewelers, all of our pre-owned jewelry meets the same high quality standards that you would expect based on the quality of all our jewelry.
6) Develop your personal style
A great benefit of buying pre-owned jewelry is the opportunity to develop your own personal style. Each vintage era has its own unique characteristics and styles of jewelry (which you can read about here). By wearing jewelry from your favorite era, you can make a statement.
You also can find pieces of jewelry that are so unique that no one else will have them. Not only do they make a statement on their own, but they are conversation starters and can help compliment your unique sense of style.
7) Preserving the past for future generations
If people did not purchase pre-owned jewelry, certain eras of jewelry would be forgotten. Buying pre-owned jewelry helps to keep the past alive for future generations so that they can also enjoy each era of vintage jewelry.
It's important to keep the history of these remarkable pieces alive. And pre-owned pieces can easily be passed along amongst generations once they enter your family. These are pieces for life that will live on for many years to come.