Why You Should Buy Second-Hand Jewellery

Why You Should Buy Second-Hand Jewellery

At Foxhills we're proud to have one of the largest selections of pre-loved jewellery in the country. Many people are happy to buy second-hand items, and understand the benefits, but some people have misconceptions about buying second hand. 

This article will explain 5 important benefits of second hand jewellery!

You Can Save Money

This is probably the most obvious one, but buying second-hand jewellery allows you to save a lot of money when compared to buying new. Jewellery stores often add considerable mark-ups to new jewellery, which means you end up paying much for a piece than you otherwise would.

Buying second-hand jewellery means that you will more than likely be able to buy a more prestigious piece than you otherwise would. Perhaps a higher carat diamond, or a higher quality metal.

Pre-Owned Jewellery is a Better Investment

Along the same lines as the previous point, second-hand jewellery holds its value much better than new jewellery. In the same way that new cars depreciate, new branded jewellery can lose around 30% of its value, and even more if it’s non branded. Whereas if you buy a second-hand item, it’s already priced as second hand, so you will likely be able to sell it for the same as you paid for it, if not more, provided you maintain it well.

Keeping hold of the original box and paperwork also helps jewellery to maintain its value, so remember this if you’re buying an item that you might want to resell.

If you are currently looking to sell some jewellery, fill out the form on this page and we'll get back to you with a quote!

Own a Piece of History

Foxhills is Britain’s Oldest Jewellers, and we’re proud to say that when you buy jewellery from us, you’re buying a piece of history. In our Thornbury store we have a display of items from our 310-year history, and we still have people come to us and say that they bought their engagement ring from us many years ago. 

When you buy a piece of second-hand jewellery, you’re buying a piece of history. Every piece has its own past and its own story, which is something you can only get when you buy pre-loved.

Greater Choice of Styles

When you limit yourself to only buying new jewellery, you only have the choice of the most modern styles. At Foxhills we offer a wide range of stunning new jewellery, but we also have beautiful selection of pre-loved pieces from different eras.

By going with second-hand you also get the chance to own something unique that will be different to anything you’ll find in big-brand high street stores.

Pre-Owned Jewellery is High Quality

People often think that buying second hand means you have to make sacrifices on quality, but that isn’t the case, provided you go with a reputable seller like Foxhills Jewellers. We only choose the highest quality items to sell, and when we receive an item, it’s carefully inspected, and we clean it to make sure it’s like new!

Also, if you’re buying a piece of second-hand jewellery, then that piece has stood the test of time, which is further evidence that the materials are of a high standard. 

Final Thoughts

As with any jewellery purchase, it’s important to do your research into the item, as well as the company selling it. At Foxhills, we have 310 years of experience in the jewellery industry, and we take it very seriously.

We have one of the largest collections of pre-loved items in the country, and you can view our full collection of jewellery by clicking here.

If you have any questions at all about any of our items the make sure to contact us.