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What San Diego Pawn Shop Pays You the Most?

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), San Diego’s most trusted luxury pawn shop, is reporting an increase in cash loans to customers who want to pawn gold jewelry, gold coins, rare timepieces, and large carat diamonds. According to San Diego Jewelry Buyers, the rise in its large instant cash loans is due to a combination of factors: the privacy SDJB ensures its clients; the fact that no credit check is required; continued lending restrictions among banks; and the ability his company has to offer significant cash loans on the spot.

“Since the second quarter of 2009, when we increased our loan limits on qualified collateral, we have seen a notable increase in 25-50k loans, on everything from high grade vintage watches and large estate diamonds, to rare jewel-studded writing instruments and custom made fine jewelry,” says SDJB. “The credit crunch has been especially hard on many high net worth entrepreneurs in San Diego and fortunately our elite pawn shop service help many small businesses maintain their liquidity after they’ve been turned down by banks or other institutional lenders who continue to tighten their purse-strings.”

According to San Diego Jewelry Buyers, the company will accept any luxury asset for collateral that is fashioned from precious metal (gold, platinum, or silver) or which includes precious gemstones, such as diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds. SDJB also offers large cash loans on exceptional timepieces. Generous valuations are given to customers who want to pawn Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Panerai, and Audemars Piguet timepieces. Anyone can pawn watches with the pawnbrokers at SDJB, as long as the hard market value of the watch qualifies for the company’s minimum loan amount of $2500. For loans below $2500, the company recommends customers use one of the many jewelry pawnbrokers in San Diego that require no minimum.

“We have a special interest in many top shelf brands of Swiss timepieces,” adds SDJB. “And our expert San Diego pawn shop staff has decades of experience evaluating the real worth of these mechanical works of art. A rare or vintage timepiece could still qualify a client for a substantial loan, even if the piece is not fashioned in gold or platinum.”

To pawn gold, jewelry, watches, and diamonds with San Diego Jewelry Buyers is described as follows:

1. Call or email SDJB to set an appointment.
2. Bring in your valuable items.
3. SDJB’s qualified consultants will appraise your items while you watch.
4. You will receive cash on the spot against the value of your items.

To learn more about SDJB visit or contact them at:

San Diego Jewelry Buyers
907 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-9603 – (800) 557-9413

San Diego Gold Refinery Increases Business

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), San Diego County’s leading buyer of used gold jewelry, diamonds, and timepieces, is reporting a significant increase in its gold refinery service since launching its “green gold” project four months ago. SDJB reports that not only are more San Diegans recycling their gold by selling their old gold jewelry, scrap gold, and other gold items to be melted down into eco-friendly gold bars, more and more San Diego jewelers are buying SDJB’s green gold to make handcrafted fine jewelry.

“We are trying to create a win-win situation for the entire San Diego community when it comes to selling used gold,” says an SDJB spokesperson. “We are widely recognized as paying top dollar for our customers’ gold, as well as for our green gold refinery operation, which means gold sellers walk out of our offices with more cash in their pocket while also feeling good about the transaction, having contributed to the increased availability of eco-friendly recycled gold jewelry.”

According to San Diego Jewelry Buyers, its gold refining process does not significantly add to the cost of creating fine jewelry. The company reports that it currently sells its recycled gold at 5% above the current market price for gold. Jewelry artisans who buy this gold will often then adjust their labor costs accordingly so that no increase in retail price occurs, while others slightly increase their sales prices by only one to two percent.

SDJB’s commitment to fair and transparent business practices has paid off with increased trust and recognition within the San Diego community. The company was recently featured in an investigative consumer report on gold buyers conducted by KUSI News, where reporter Sasha Foo identified San Diego Jewelry Buyers as one of the city’s good gold buyers and sought SDJB’s advice regarding what consumers should keep in mind when selling their gold.

SDJB’s gold refining and gold buying office is located at 907 6th Ave. in downtown San Diego. To learn more, visit: