San Diego Jewelry Buyers

San Diego "Green" Gold Jewelry Announced by SDJB and Timothy Meier

San Diego Jewelry Buyers and jewelry designer Timothy Meier have teamed up to create eco-friendly gold jewelry for San Diego shoppers.

San Diego, CA, April 02, 2009 --( San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) has teamed up with local award-winning designer Timothy Meier to provide “green” (eco-friendly) fine jewelry to San Diego residents.

San Diego and Southern California residents can bring their used gold jewelry into SDJB’s shop, located in the San Diego Jeweler’s Exchange at 861 Sixth Avenue, Suite 110, and receive cash for it today. SDJB refines the gold jewelry and items it purchases from consumers and mints the precious metal into one ounce “eco-friendly gold” bars. Some of this recycled gold is now being supplied to Timothy Meier Design for creating “eco-friendly” fine custom jewelry designs.

SDJB founder and co-owner Carl Blackburn sees gold recycling on the local level as an important step toward a "greener" jewelry industry. Blackburn believes that the people of San Diego can work together as a community to lessen worldwide environmental damage by recycling, refining, and refashioning its scrap gold into new pieces of fine jewelry that everyone can be proud to wear.

“My vision is for the San Diego jewelry industry to become entirely self-sufficient with regards to gold. In the future, jewelers should be able to re-supply all their gold stocks from local green gold suppliers like San Diego Jewelry Buyers,” Blackburn said. “Recycling is not the only, nor by any means final, solution to the problem. But it is one of the first steps required in the ultimate goal of eliminating all the destructive mining practices that are causing harm to our planet. I am very happy that an outstanding designer like Timothy Meier has joined us in this effort.”

Meier is an accomplished jewelry designer and bench jeweler who creates custom fine jewelry from his studio at The Jewelers Exchange Building. As a master craftsman, he performs each step of the jewelry building process himself: from mixing his own precious metal alloys to the final gemstone setting. His intense attention to detail recently earned him a “Best in Show” award from JCK magazine, one of the industry’s most respected magazines and trade show organizers. Designing jewelry inspired by organic lines, Meier says that he is pleased to be working with San Diego Jewelry Buyers on its green gold venture, as it is a logical extension of his respect for the beauty of the natural world.

To learn more about SDJB, recycling your gold jewelry, and San Diego designer Timothy Meier, please visit their websites: and

About San Diego Jewelry Buyers
San Diego Jewelry Buyers is located within the Jewelers Exchange Building in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. The company leverages decades of industry expertise to offer more cash and better loans on second-hand fine jewelry, watches, gold, platinum, and diamonds. Our network of buyers and knowledge of high-street jewelry and horology brands stretches from Los Angeles to Dallas; Miami to New York; London to Paris; and Moscow to Tokyo.

About Timothy Meier Design
Timothy Meier Design is dedicated to the finest in jewelry design. The studio’s distinctive men’s collection incites a primal aesthetic that resonates with Gen X – give or take 10 years. Our jewelers handcraft each piece to withstand a man’s everyday wear and in return grant him respect, even a little envy.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers
Carl Blackburn