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When it comes to shopping for second-hand styles, pre-loved luxury jewelry is one of the smartest investments you can make. Like other used designer items, most luxury jewelry retains its value thanks to high-quality craftsmanship, premium materials, and iconic name recognition.
There are so many reasons to buy pre-loved jewelry…
- You’ll score something that feels like a one-of-a-kind find.
- You’ll likely get more for your money (especially if you trade!).
- Pre-loved jewelry is better for the environment.
- High-quality luxury jewelry is *always* in style.
1. You’ll Score Something that Feels Like a One-of-a-Kind Find
Your style is unique…so make sure your next luxury jewelry purchase really feels like you. Why have the same necklace that everyone else has? When you find a great piece of pre-loved or estate jewelry, it’s a guarantee that nobody in your circle will have something remotely similar. Even if you’re shopping for something iconic, like a Cartier Love ring or a Tiffany & Co. heart bracelet, your heritage piece will have a one-of-a-kind history and unique character (you can’t put a price tag on that!).
2. You’ll Likely Get More for Your Money (Especially if You Trade!)
It’s no secret that buying pre-loved designer items is great for your wallet…especially when it comes to jewelry. Think about it this way: buying pre-loved jewelry is comparable to buying new jewelry at a wholesale price versus a retail price. Some pieces are brand new, with all their tags and boxes intact, while others may be a bit worn. Either way, you’ll score something timeless to enjoy for months, or years to come (until you’re ready to sell it to another seller!).
Curious about trading? If you have a piece of jewelry that’s just not your style anymore, consider finding a trade through TheNOBO. You can put your pre-loved item towards a trade for something you really want and pay less out of pocket…and the person on the other end of the trade scores something new, too. (Total win!)
3. Pre-loved Jewelry is Better for the Environment
There’s a big push for sustainability in the jewelry industry, and buying pre-loved pieces is an easy way for you to do your part. Mining diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals takes a major toll on the environment, so shopping second-hand cuts down on pollution and preserves natural resources. Get ahead of the trend by shopping for pre-loved pieces, and inspire your friends to do the same. When it comes to sustainability, even little steps make a big difference!
4. High-quality Luxury Jewelry is *Always* in Style
Designer jewelry often stands the test of time – in terms of both style and quality. Much like designer handbags, luxury jewelry is usually made from high-end materials that are designed for daily wear…so you can rest assured that your new-for-you jewels will be a worthwhile investment in your accessory collection.
If you’re looking for a specific brand or style, make sure to ask the seller about authentication, appraisal, and purchase protection. Or, browse TheNOBO for a new-to-you piece of jewelry that comes with 100% Authentication Assurance and buyer protection. The last thing you want to do is worry about whether or not a pre-owned piece you bought is authentic!