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Should I Buy Jewelry from a Pawn Shop?

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On the hunt for the perfect piece of jewelry? You might think it's a good idea to look at an actual jewelry store. But jewelry stores can mark up their products as much as 100% when they sell jewelry. When it comes to finding a unique and affordable piece of jewelry, it pays to think outside the box. Sydney Pawn Shops offer a wide range of fine jewelry pieces, from diamond engagement rings to rubies, and set in real precious metals that have been tested and evaluated. Here's what you should know about buying jewelry from a pawn shop.

1. Do Your Research

When it comes to jewelry shopping at a local pawn shop, it's a good idea to do your research on the business first. Ask friends and family for referrals, and don't be afraid to check out previous customer reviews on third-party review sites. You might also want to consider only buying jewelry from a pawn shop that specializes in fine jewelry, precious metals, and gold and diamonds.

Also, read up on all you can about jewelry, and research the precious stone you want to get. You'll know how to pick a quality diamond, and what the going price of gold is. It might also pay to bring a friend or family member who knows jewelry along with you on your shopping trip.

2. Get Creative

Right now, maybe you're on the hunt for a silver ring. But don't be afraid to look at bracelets, diamonds, and precious stones. The thing with pawn shops is that their inventory is constantly changing, so it's a good idea to keep an open mind. If you find the perfect precious stone set in a pendant at the pawn shop, but have your heart set on a ring, you can still purchase the necklace and then have a jeweler reset it into a ring. When it comes to choosing quality jewelry, aesthetics aren't the most important factor; quality is. If you find an outdated piece at a pawn shop, but the stone itself is of high-quality, it might be an affordable option to a jeweler recreate the look you want with your pawn shop find.

3. Ask for Certifications

To the untrained eye, it's tough to know if the piece of jewelry you're looking at is high-quality or not. Ask to see certification or an appraisal of the piece. Most reputable pawn shops will have documents available that you can look at that will give you an accurate appraisal of the piece and the quality of any precious stones it has.

The key to buying pawn shop jewellery in Sydney is knowing what you want and being prepared to do your research. Here at Sydney Pawn Shops, we specialise in fine jewelry, precious stones, and diamonds. Stop in and see us at our secure location today and look for your statement piece of unique jewelry. Speak to one of our Sydney pawnbrokers today by calling 1800 618 905.