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Finding the Right Place to Sell Your Jewelry: Credentials & Reputation Matter Most

SAN DIEGO, CA, July 22, 2010

San Diego Jewelry Buyers & Loans (SDJBL), the A+ BBB estate jewelry buyer in San Diego County, has issued a public statement regarding the exceptional qualifications, credentials, and experience of its diamond appraisers and antique jewelry buyers. “Our company is well known for its outstanding buying offers and customer service,” says an SDJB spokesperson, “and we felt that it’s time that we explained more thoroughly why our staff has the special reputation that it does among our customers.”

According to SDJB, all of its estate diamond buyers must be Graduate Gemologists from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is the foremost gemological accreditation school in the world. Furthermore, some of his antique jewelry buyers and diamond jewelry appraisers have additional certification as bench jewelers or jewelry designers.

In addition to their formal training, all estate buyers and jewelry appraisers at SDJB undergo a thorough on-the-job training program that involves how to assess the real worth of heirloom jewelry, important jewels, high grade Swiss watches, and large rare diamonds.

An important figure in the SDJB training program is partner and co-owner Peter Harvey. Harvey’s 30-year track record as a watch collector, diamond buyer, and elite pawnbroker has earned him hall of fame status in the trade. His many years as one of the country’s most prominent jewelry buyers and estate liquidators is chock full of stories involving million-dollar fancy colored diamonds, collectible watches auctioned for six and seven figures, and rare discoveries of extraordinary jewels. As an active partner in the business, Harvey fills the role of senior buyer, as well as mentor to the entire staff.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ rigorous apprentice system is what enables its impressive buying offers for large diamonds and fine jewelry from the Art Deco, Edwardian, and Victorian periods, from classic brands such as Cartier and Tiffany, and from today’s most popular jewelry designers. However, the company’s reputation does not rest only on its large cash payments. Customer service is an important part of SDJB’s success.

“Everything hinges on customer service,” says SDJB. “Just because we deal mostly in large-ticket items, doesn’t mean we have to act like prima donnas. We try to instill in the staff every day the same principles I work by: treat every customer like they are royalty. Treat them like they’ve just arrived for their presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton. Whether they have a dollar in their pocket, or ten million dollars in their bank account, we roll out the red carpet for every customer who walks in our store. Respect is something we do not put a price tag on.”

In return for this emphasis on attentive customer service and deep professional knowledge, customers have rewarded San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ with dozens of five star reviews and an expanding word of mouth campaign that has made the company not only the leading buyer of estate jewelry, collectible watches, and large diamonds in San Diego County, but one of the top buyers of luxury assets in the country. In addition, as one of the most trusted and respected gold buyers in California, SDJB was featured by KUSI TV in its investigative report on how to sell gold jewelry safely.

To learn more about San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ asset liquidation and collateral loan services, call them toll-free at 800-557-9413, or visit the company’s website at:

San Diego Trends: Selling Your Pre-Owned Luxury Handbags for Cash

SAN DIEGO, CA, June 01, 2010

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) is reporting that its new buying service for used luxury handbags, purses, and wallets is exceeding expectations. “The daily purchases and collateral loans that we make on pre-owned designer purses and handbags has been steadily increasing every week thanks to the word-of-mouth advertising of our customers,” says an SDJB spokesperson.

Launched in April, San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ pre-owned purse buying service is attracting sellers from around the San Diego area, including the communities of La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, and Carlsbad. SDJB was initially buying ladies handbags from only a couple of premium brands, but they are now purchasing luxury purses and wallets from Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Hermes, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, and Fendi.

“Essentially, we will consider buying any designer handbag if it comes from a highly sought-after luxury brand, is in good condition, and its authenticity can be verified,” says SDJB. Potential sellers who are unsure if SDJB might be interested in buying their high-end purses or wallets are encouraged to email or call the company toll free. Once interviewed by KUSI news for a special report on how to sell gold without getting scammed, San Diego Jewelry Buyers has long been recognized as one of San Diego’s most trusted and respected buyers of pre-owned gold jewelry, diamonds, watches, and sterling silver flatware. Its new designer handbag buying service is thus a logical extension of its business in buying and providing collateral loans on luxury assets.

“In the past, women frequently overlooked the hundreds or sometimes thousands of dollars that are sitting on their closet shelves in the form of un-utilized designer handbags or purses,” says SDJB. “But this is changing. Our clients now realize that by selling these items which they are no longer using for quick cash, they can raise instant money that can be put to a better purpose, whether it be to buy a new handbag they’ve had their eye on, or just socking it away for a rainy day. The point is that good money could be going to waste in the form of stagnant assets. It’s just good housekeeping to clean house and not let those assets go to waste.”

San Diego Jewelry Buyers’ success in attracting so many people who want to sell their luxury handbags is its 30 year track record of making fair and immediate cash offers on jewelry, gold, diamonds, and timepieces – a track record of satisfied customers that is demonstrated by the dozens of 5 star customer reviews that the company has received on sites such as Google Reviews, Yahoo Reviews, and Insiderpages.

In addition, SDJB is the only company in the San Diego area that is providing immediate cash for ladies’ handbags. The only other option available to women who want to sell their high-end purses is to try to sell them to an online handbag buyer or via an online classifieds site such as Craigslist.

But due to issues related to fraud and security, women are finding that San Diego Jewelry Buyers is the better place to go. Not only does SDJB offer a fast free appraisal and instant cash payment in a safe environment, they provide other conveniences and services, such as attentive staff, free parking directly in front of its Gaslamp (downtown San Diego) store, and other items for sale that customers can browse in its showroom, which include designer sunglasses, handbags, luggage, and fine jewelry, diamonds and luxury watches.

For more information on selling your pre-owned luxury handbags, visit the company’s website at: or call them toll-free at 800-557-9413.

KUSI TV Talks to San Diego’s #1 Gold Buyer

KUSI News, San Diego County’s most-watched television news station, has delivered a special report titled “Selling your gold? Don’t get scammed!” Conducted by Emmy award winning reporter and former CNN anchor Sasha Foo, the report on San Diego gold buyers and gold refineries provides useful information for San Diegans thinking about selling their gold jewelry, gold chains, gold coins, and other gold items.

Sasha Foo explains that while legitimate gold buyers operate in San Diego, others are not as “straight up.” According to the special report, one less-than-straight San Diego gold buyer is the nationally advertised Cash4Gold, who ran a TV ad during the Super Bowl this year. Sasha Foo reports that Cash4Gold has received a basement level grade of D- minus from the Better Business Bureau.

To learn more about the complaints lodged against Cash4Gold, Foo interviews Sheryl Bilbry, a BBB staff member in San Diego, who identifies some of the problems which Cash4Gold customers have reported:

“They told me that my gold never got there; they told me that within 10 days I could get my gold back, I can’t get them to send it back; they didn’t send me as much money as they told me they we’re going to send me. So a lot of misleading activity going on with that particular company.”

In contrast to Cash4Gold, San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) is presented as one of the legitimate gold buyers operating in San Diego. Foo interviews SDJB’s owner who tells gold sellers that the selling process should simple and straightforward:

“When you are calling on the phone trying to get a per gram price for the day that you are coming in, if the person on the other line doesn’t want to give information, that should be a red flag… Don’t be bullied. Transactions should be comfortable.”

To learn more about the gold buyer San Diego Jewelry Buyers and their gold refinery service, please visit or contact them at:

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