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Go Green: San Diego Gold Refinery Service

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) has announced that it is continuing its commitment to eco-friendly jewelry practices by offering more bench jewelers and jewelry artisans “green gold” from its San Diego gold refinery service. “Having been in the California jewelry industry for over 25 years, I’ve long been aware of the need to do more when it comes to the way we manufacture our jewelry and source gold and other precious metals,” says an SDJB spokesperson.

In 2009, San Diego Jewelry Buyers launched its gold refinery service, recycling the broken gold jewelry and other scrap gold that it purchases from the San Diego public into gold bars. It then sells that gold to select area goldsmiths in the San Diego area. Today, with its refinery service buying more gold, SDJB can now deliver “green gold” to fine jewelry craftsman beyond San Diego into greater California. “The recycled gold from our gold refinery is available to any jewelry designer or manufacturer in the state,” says SDJB.

While SDJB’s gold refinery service focuses on scrap gold, like dental gold and ordinary gold chains, the company is different from the average San Diego gold refinery or other gold refinery in California in that it also specializes in purchasing pre-owned designer gold jewelry from brands such as Tiffany and Cartier, as well as vintage fine jewelry from famous periods, such as Art Deco and Edwardian.

“As we mentioned to Sasha Foo when she and KUSI-TV asked for my advice on how to avoid gold scams, people have to be very careful when they sell gold gemstone jewelry and designer gold jewelry to refineries or at gold parties,” says SDJB. “Many times these buyers are only paying you the melt down price, because they have no idea how to assess diamond or gemstone worth, much less brand worth. This means that the seller could be shortchanging themselves hundreds or thousands of dollars. However, at San Diego Jewelry Buyers we pay top prices for scrap gold to be melted down in our gold refinery, as well as premium prices for diamond, rubies, sapphires, and designer gold jewelry.”

A member of the San Diego Better Business Bureau, with an A+ rating, San Diego Jewelry Buyers is dedicated to helping gold buyers making the best decisions when they sell gold. For gold guides and tips, please visit

Located in the gas-lamp quarter of downtown San Diego, SDJB leverages over 30 years of industry experience and fine jewelry expertise to make certain that customers receive the fairest cash offers and loans for their diamond/gemstone jewelry and premiere brand watches. Serving La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and other surrounding communities.