People often think of pre-owned or second-hand jewellery as just a way to save money. However, there are many powerful reasons why buying second-hand jewellery may be the right decision for you. No matter the reason you find yourself looking to purchase luxury jewellery or watches, second-hand is always an option you should consider. From a wider selection to better prices, there are countless reasons you should research the pre-owned piece you would love to own. As long as you research your vendor thoroughly, you can count on quality luxury.

From saving the environment to preserving history, buying a special piece of pre-owned jewellery could mean investing in a piece that will last you and your family a lifetime. Here are a few reasons why you should consider purchasing second-hand  jewellery. 

1) Better value & budget price

Buying pre-owned jewellery will save you money because of its discounted price from the original time of purchase. And second-hand pieces can even be up to 20-40% less than a similar or identical piece of jewellery. When you look at what your budget can achieve when buying new vs second-hand, you are likely to find that you can afford a better quality of precious metal and diamonds/other gemstones if you are looking at composite pieces. Getting more for your money is something we all want to achieve no matter whether we’re buying groceries or one-off luxury items, so why not take advantage of the savings?

2) Owning a part of history

Buying an older piece of jewellery means that you’re buying quality – if it has survived for this long in good condition then there is no reason why it cannot last much, much longer, giving you the chance to pass it on to the next generations of your family. One of the greatest advantages to buying second-hand jewellery is the opportunity to own a small part of history. This is something that you cannot get when you buy a brand new piece of jewellery. Often, older pieces were hand-crafted using knowledge and techniques that don't exist anymore and can't be reproduced by anyone today!

Each piece of pre-owned jewellery comes with its own story and personal history. Who knows who could have worn your piece of jewellery in the past? Maybe it was a first lady, or an actress, or famous socialite. The possibilities are endless and part of the fun of purchasing any previously owned piece is the thrill of its history.

3) Timeless style

The range of second-hand jewellery pieces available is huge, as a well-made piece can easily outlast multiple generations if it is looked after properly. With this in mind, a single pre-owned jewellery seller can offer pieces from almost any decade of the 20th century as well as even earlier pieces, giving you a wide variety of designs to choose from.

Fashions and trends change all the time, and this is also applied to jewellery. Buying a piece made in the 20th century allows you the best of both worlds – classic designs which stand the test of time but which still look modern enough to really make an impact here in the 21st century. You also can find pieces of jewellery that are so unique that no one else will have them. Not only do they make a statement on their own, but they are conversation starters and can help compliment your unique sense of style.

4) Environmentally friendly

There are many environmental reasons why buying previously owned jewellery is better for our planet. There is less of a demand to produce new jewellery when buyers are more interested in purchasing second-hand pieces. Buying pre-owned jewellery means less mining and air pollution, and it preserves valuable resources like fuel, forests, and water. It helps to save wildlife habitats and keeps waste out of our water. There is also less hazardous material in our environment that is a by-product of manufacturing new pieces of jewellery.

If you are looking for second-hand jewellery, do visit our MoneyMax store nearest to you. As a trusted listed company, you can be assured that our pre-owned jewellery have all been inspected and restored to as good as new.