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How San Diego Jewelry Shoppers Can Go Green

In its latest knowledge building article for buyers and sellers of fine jewelry, timepieces, and other luxury goods, San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) offers eco-friendly tips to jewelry shoppers. Titled “Going Green: What Jewelry Shoppers Can Do,” the article is in keeping with SDJB’s commitment to promoting actions that protect the environment and the health of local communities.

A strong supporter of socially conscious groups and practices such as the Ethical Metalsmiths, NoDirtyGold campaign, and Fair Trade Gems, SDJB has long said that the recycling gold, diamonds, and fine jewelry is one small way that everyone can work toward reducing the need for increased diamond and precious metal mining. In its new article, SDJB offers additional advice on how jewelry shoppers can be environmentally friendly. For example:

1) When considering buying fine jewelry from a particular designer or jewelry brand, check online what statements they have made regarding where they source their gold and gemstones, and what (if any) recycling measures they take. Also research where their jewelry is made and what steps they have taken to ensure fair labor practices. Or ask your jeweler for this information. If you can’t find anything out, choose a different designer or brand.

2) Support local fine jewelry artisans who manufacture their own jewelry and can better control the process of fine jewelry making and the sourcing of their materials.

3) Have your engagement ring set with an estate diamond rather than a new diamond. A diamond, after all, is forever, and will have not lost its beauty and luster. Be sure though to purchase such diamonds from a reputable and established diamond buyer who can ensure the authenticity and quality of the diamond.

To read more eco-friendly tips from San Diego Jewelry Buyers, please go to “Going Green: What Jewelry Shoppers Can Do.”

Consumers can also get advice on such subjects as understanding a diamond grading report, how to tell the difference between a real and fake Rolex watch, and how to sell estate jewelry, by visiting the Knowledge area of

For more info, please visit or contact them at:

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

San Diego: We Buy Handbags from Louis Vuitton

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) has announced that customers can now sell handbags and purses from Louis Vuitton with the company. The buying of authentic Vuitton bags is a new exclusive service that SDJB is offering clients, who in the past have benefited from the company’s substantial buying offers and collateral loans on used fine jewelry, gold, diamonds, and prestige timepieces.

“In San Diego the public has only limited options for converting their used designer handbags to cash,” says an SDJB spokesperson. “After receiving hundreds or thousands of dollars for their old gold jewelry, many of our female clients have told us lately that they wish they could sell designer handbags to us too.”

“This was something we hadn’t thought of before,” adds SDJB. “But it made perfect sense. There is a demand for pre-owned designer handbags, especially Louis Vuitton bags, just as there is a demand for vintage fine jewelry. So now we are offering clients instant cash for those beautiful bags rather than having them gather dust in a closet.”

At the moment, San Diego Jewelry Buyers is only buying Louis Vuitton handbags and purses from customers, but within the next six months hopes to expand its estate buying service to include other premium brands such as Chanel, Ferragamo, and Bottega Veneta.

To sell handbags from Louis Vuitton, customers follow five simple steps:

1. Call or email SDJB to set up an appointment.
2. Bring in your Louis Vuitton handbags.
3. SDJB staff will meet you in their parking lot, validate your parking, and escort you into their private buying offices
4. Their expert handbag buyers will appraise your handbags in front of you.
5. You will receive cash on the spot against the value of your used handbags.

As when selling pre-owned gold or diamond jewelry, customers should not expect a buying offer that approaches the retail price of a Louis Vuitton handbag, but a fair offer based on the current resale market for designer handbags. This price varies depending on the style of handbag and the handbag’s current condition.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers is located at 907 Sixth Avenue, on the ground floor of the Beaumanor Building in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. They can be reached toll free at: 800-557-9413.

To learn more about SDJB’s 30+ year history of being one of San Diego’s most trusted luxury buyers, please visitor contact them at:

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

San Diego’s Favorite Gold Jewelry Buyer Moves

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) has announced that it has moved to a new location across from the San Diego Jewelers Exchange building. SDJB’s new address is 907 6th Ave. The new showroom and offices take up the entire NE corner of 6th and E Street.

“Our philosophy has always been to keep our overhead low, so we can offer customers more cash and bigger loans for their gold, jewelry, loose diamonds, and used watches,” says an SDJB spokesperson. “In the past, this meant we operated out of a small office at The Jewelers Exchange Building. Now we are able to serve San Diegans from our new larger location, and it is less than half the price, per square foot, of our old place. In other words, this will not affect our ability to pay the best and fairest prices when we buy gold jewelry, used diamonds, and other estate assets.”

San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ new location has increased visibility, with floor to ceiling windows covering the entire NE corner of 6th and E Street. It also provides customers with greater privacy and comfort. There is a showroom, coffee lounge, back office rooms including kitchen and pantry, and 6 separate individual offices, including private buying/consultation rooms and a small workshop for in-house jewelry repairs and custom work.

Since the new office suite is less than 100 feet from the San Diego Jewelers Exchange and its wide variety of specialist craftsmen, customers who buy estate diamonds and precious gemstones from SDJB at wholesale prices can still have them easily set into custom-made fine jewelry crafted by the Exchange’s jewelry artisans. The company often advises diamond jewelry shoppers, especially future newlyweds, on how to best design a gold or platinum ring around an affordable estate diamond purchased at SDJB.

SDJB is also a recognized for ethical business practices among jewelry and gold buyers, having last year been interviewed by Sasha Foo of KUSI TV News. Ms. Foo, a former CNN anchor, sought SDJB’s advice on how San Diegans can avoid getting scammed when they sell scrap gold and gold jewelry. Consumers seeking further advice can find it on the website, which is filled with helpful articles such as Tips on Selling a Used Rolex, How to Sell a Used Diamond, 7 Quick Questions to Ask a Gold Buyer, and Appraisal Tips for Jewelry Sellers.

To set up an appointment at their new offices and discuss any precious asset you wish to sell or receive a collateral loan on, please visit or contact them at:

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