San Diego, CA, January 07, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) has announced that it is purchasing luxury estate assets from jewelry owners in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas. This marks the first time that SDJB, featured by TV's KUSI News as a trusted San Diego jewelry buyer, has publicly extended its buying services to Arizona citizens. "In recent months, we've had a number of Phoenix area residents visit us," says Carl Blackburn, owner of San Diego Jewelry Buyers. "So to make it easier to get better deals on their diamonds, fine jewelry, and luxury watches, we are now offering Arizonans a free insured courier option."
According to Blackburn, residents of Phoenix can ship their items to San Diego Jewelry Buyers for a free market appraisal and prompt cash offer. In addition to Phoenix, the company is extending its service to residents of Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and other cities. Blackburn attributes the increase in Arizonans traveling to San Diego to sell large carat diamonds, estate jewelry, and fine timepieces such as Rolex and Patek Philippe to a shortage of experienced jewelry buyers in Arizona.
"While there are many excellent fine jewelry stores in Arizona, there are few jewelers that understand the real wealth maintained in second-hand fine jewelry and diamonds. Our staff has over 30 years experience in evaluating the true worth of estate jewelry and high grade Swiss timepieces." Blackburn explains that SDJB specializes in buying platinum and gold jewelry created by coveted brands such as Tiffany, Cartier, and Harry Winston; fine jewelry whose worth shouldn't be measured by the scrap value of the platinum and gold they contain.
"It is important for consumers to recognize that when a jewelry buyer's website has an online gold or platinum calculator which says ‘See how much we will pay today,' this company is just paying the scrap rate for your jewelry, its value after it's melted down," says Blackburn. "If you have fine jewelry from an established brand like Van Cleef & Arpels or a contemporary designer like Gurhan, you want to get a proper valuation of its real worth on the re-sale market."
San Diego's popularity among jewelry sellers is also related to its proximity to the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) laboratory in Carlsbad. When consumers have gold or platinum jewelry that is set with large diamonds, experts advise that these precious stones (if not already certified) be certified by GIA before selling them to a recognized jewelry or diamond buyer.
"Because of the relatively inexpensive plane flight to San Diego from Arizona, we see many people from cities like Phoenix and Scottsdale flying in to get their large carat diamonds certified by the GIA lab, then coming to us for a buying offer," says Blackburn. "The higher amount SDJB consistently pays for large diamonds more than covers the expense of their trip."
For Arizonans needing to get their diamonds or gemstones certified by GIA but who would prefer not to fly to San Diego County, San Diego Jewelry Buyers can handle that for them with its free insured courier service. The simple process begins with SDJB sending the customer a prepaid FedEx package in which they can ship their fine jewelry, watch, or diamond totally risk-free. SDJB insures the package up to $50,000 during transit and the entire time the item is with them. Owner Carl Blackburn and his staff will appraise the item and make a cash offer within two business days. For those who need their diamond certified first by GIA, the whole process usually takes about 7 business days, depending on the size of the stone. If SDJB's buying offer is not satisfactory, the company will ship the package back, and the market appraisal is given free of charge.
For more information about San Diego Jewelry Buyers' free courier service for residents of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, and other Arizona cities, please contact them toll free at 800-557-9413 or visit their website at: SanDiegoJewelryBuyers.com.