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SDJB Increases San Diego Gold Refinery Service

San Diego Jewelry Buyers has announced that it is extending its gold refinery service to pawn shops, jewelry stores, and other businesses that are buying gold from the public. “When we started our San Diego gold refinery service, it was initially limited to the scrap gold, dental gold, and broken gold jewelry that we were buying from individuals,” says an SDJB spokesperson; “but now we are refining used gold from other gold buyers in San Diego and then reselling that recycled gold to independent jewelry designers and jewelry manufacturers.”

For years, SDJB has advocated gold recycling as one of the steps to help limit the environmental damage caused by gold mining. Today San Diego Jewelry Buyers is a nationally-recognized estate buyer of luxury assets such as pre-owned gold, diamonds, and Swiss watches, while promoting the recycling, refining, and refashioning of used gold into new pieces of sought-after fine jewelry.

According to SDJB, its San Diego gold refinery service cuts out the middle men that other gold buyers use and is one of the reasons he pays the highest prices for gold in California. Another reason for the company’s high payouts to gold sellers is that (unlike a traditional San Diego gold refinery), it does not melt down all of the gold that it buys. “We have a worldwide network of jewelers and wholesalers to which we sell gold jewelry. In addition, we have our own in-store showcases from which we sell vintage and branded 14k and 18k gold jewelry at a fraction of the retail price,” says SDJB. “Our deep background in the fine jewelry industry enables us to identify premium gold jewelry, which never should be melted down, and then pay the gold seller a premium price for it.”

A vocal advocate of ethical business practices among gold buyers, San Diego Jewelry Buyers is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Ethical Metalsmiths, and the California Pawnbrokers Association. Due to its standing in the San Diego business community, the company was interviewed by San Diego’s KUSI TV as a trusted source on how to avoid getting scammed by unscrupulous gold buyers. In addition, the company has an A+ BBB rating and its staff must pass through a rigorous apprenticeship system to ensure that every customer receives the best service and price when selling their pre-owned gold.

“We work extremely hard to make sure that every gold seller is comfortable and happy from the time they walk into our offices, to the moment they walk away with more cash in their pocket,” says SDJB. The company’s dozens of five star customer reviews are a testament to their commitment to such customer service. For more information, including video testimonials, please visit them at

San Diego Buyer Opens Used Rolex Showcase

When San Diego Rolex watch owners decide to sell a used Rolex or upgrade to a new model, they often go to San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), the county’s most prominent buyer of pre-owned Rolex watches. SDJB has announced that many of their most valuable Rolex purchases now are on display in a premium watch showcase for shoppers seeking like-new Rolexes at prices well below the original retail price.

“One of the great things about a Rolex watch, and all high-grade Swiss watches, is that they are built with the expectation of being handed down across generations,” says an SDJB spokesperson. “Therefore, a used Rolex watch that has been well-cared for is indeed like new, and a smart buy for those looking to purchase a premium branded watch at the best price.”

The used Rolex showcase featured at San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ downtown showroom in the Gaslamp Quarter currently includes Submariners for men and Ladies Presidents for women. In addition, there are other pre-owned timepieces from leading Swiss watch brands, such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Luminor Panerai.

However, potential watch buyers should note that SDJB’s inventory of pre-owned Rolexes and other Swiss watches always moves fast, with many popular models selling out quickly. “Every year it seems we have the same problem–we think we’ve stocked enough of them, but by Christmas Day we’re completely out,” says SDJB. “And unfortunately we can’t just call Rolex on the phone at the last minute and order another 100 watches. I wish we could, but then again if that were the case they would not be so sought after.”

The Rolex showcase is part of San Diego Jewelry Buyer’s larger holiday showcase of valuable pre-owned gold jewelry, diamonds, designer handbags, and other precious gift assets. “Each year before Christmas, we bring out some really wonderful pieces from our Diamond Vault that we don’t often display, so that people have a chance to purchase some extraordinary pieces at affordable prices,” says SDJB. “In addition to the very high-end estate jewelry, timepieces, and diamonds, we have similar lower price-point items that are affordable to almost all San Diegans looking to stretch their shopping dollars.”

SDJB customers can not only stretch their dollar but add cash to their pocketbook by selling old gold to the company’s trusted gold buyer staff. With national news coverage and a featured interview by San Diego’s KUSI-TV, San Diego Jewelry Buyers is among California’s most recognized gold buyers and a respected voice for ethical business practices among gold and jewelry buyers.

A member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, SDJB has over 30 years of experience buying luxury gift assets, such as Rolex watches, Tiffany jewelry, Louis Vuitton handbags, and large carat diamonds. SDJB’s staff are experts in the added value provided by respected luxury brands. Dedicated to helping their customers make informed selling and buying decisions, the company’s website includes a Knowledge section filled with useful tips and guides, including an article of tips on how to sell a used Rolex watch.

To learn more, please visit them at

San Diego Gold Buyer Opens New Showcase

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), San Diego’s buyer-of-choice for gold jewelry, watches, and coins has announced that it has opened new showcases of merchandise, ranging from gold bracelets, chains, and earrings to diamond engagement rings, Rolex watches, and designer handbags. “The new displays are part of our holiday specials on estate assets and luxury accessories,” says Carl Blackburn, owner of SDJB.

“Every year before Christmas, we open up the SDJB Diamond Vault to display special pre-owned items fashioned from gold, silver, and platinum, which are sold at a fraction of their retail price,” adds Blackburn. “And to make it even easier on the pocketbook, our San Diego customers can sell us their old gold at a best price, and then use that instant cash for their new purchase.”

SDJB’s holiday showcase is larger this year, thanks to its new showroom and offices on the NE corner of Sixth Avenue and E Street, in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. According to Blackburn, the company moved into the location because of increased local demand for the pre-owned gold jewelry, loose diamonds, and other luxury products that the company sells. “Beyond being San Diego’s most widely recognized gold buyer, another big reason people come to us to sell gold is that we also provide a unique wholesale luxury shopping experience of used, but like-new, merchandise.”

Some specific items included in SDJB’s holiday showcase include designer jewelry pieces from David Yurman and John Hardy; Engagement ring and Mens Wedding band sets from Cartier and Tiffany & Co.; Antique Ladies rings from the early 19th and 20th centuries; A rare14.29 carat Emerald estate ring appraised at $129,000; and over 50 pre-owned (gently used) authentic designer handbags and purses from Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers encourages gold sellers and other shoppers to visit them and experience why so many San Diegans have rated the company the best gold buyer in San Diego. “Rather than trying to attract attention to ourselves by making big promises or issuing challenges to those who want to sell gold at a fair price, we prefer to let our reputation speak for itself,” says Blackburn, whose company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

To learn more about SDJB’s national reputation, its coverage in the news media, and what customers are saying, please visit their gold service page at