Looking for a present to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or valentine’s day? Or maybe you don’t have a special occasion but you are just in the mood to treat yourself. Jewelry is always the perfect gift for your loved one or for yourself! Jewelry shows a person how valued they are. It is also something they can wear often to remind them of you or to remind yourself that you are amazing. So where is the best place to find the perfect piece of jewelry? Believe it or not the best place is a reputable pawn shop. A pawn shop will save you money when purchasing the same high quality ring or necklace you would at a local jewelry retailer.
1-Saves you money
Most jewelers up-charge on their merchandise up to 500%. This is because jewelry is not an everyday purchase so to cover all their costs they really inflate their prices. At a pawn shop prices aren’t nearly as inflated. Unlike with a typical jeweler, with a pawn shop you also have the ability to negotiate price. So before heading into a pawn shop look up the market price of precious metals to help you in your purchase negotiation. Armed with the knowledge of current market price of precious metals you should be able to easily arrive at a very fair price.
2-Same high quality value
There are misconceptions that jewelry owned at a pawn shop is fake. However, there is a simple way to avoid these scams, ask the pawn shop for certification papers. Most pawn shops will have appraisals done of their jewelry. They want to know that the jewelry they are selling is authentic. These certification/appraisal papers will show material, weight, and appraised values of the piece. With these certification papers you will know you are purchasing the real deal.
So next time you go to purchase a fine diamond ring or a gold pendant necklace save yourself money and stop by a dependable pawn shop. You’ll be glad you avoided the wild mark ups at your local jewelers and purchased the jewelry catching your eye at the pawn shop.