San Diego Jewelry Buyers

San Diego Jewelry Buyers Explains Credentials & Reputation

San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB) discusses the exceptional qualifications, credentials, and experience of its estate jewelry buyers and diamond appraisers.

San Diego, CA, July 22, 2010 --( San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), the A+ BBB estate jewelry buyer in San Diego County, has issued a public statement regarding the exceptional qualifications, credentials, and experience of its diamond appraisers and antique jewelry buyers. "Our company is well known for its outstanding buying offers and customer service," says Carl Blackburn, owner of San Diego Jewelry Buyers, "and we felt that its time that we explained more thoroughly why our staff has the special reputation that it does among our customers."

According to Blackburn, all of his estate diamond buyers must be Graduate Gemologists from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), which is the foremost gemological accreditation school in the world. Furthermore, some of his antique jewelry buyers and diamond jewelry appraisers have additional certification as bench jewelers or jewelry designers.

In addition to their formal training, all estate buyers and jewelry appraisers at SDJB undergo a thorough on-the-job training program that involves how to assess the real worth of heirloom jewelry, important jewels, high grade Swiss watches, and large rare diamonds. Leading this training program is Carl Blackburn, an internationally-recognized fine jewelry designer with 25 years experience. Blackburn began his career in his early 20s selling fine antique and estate jewelry that his father (an antique jewelry and estate buyer) gave him to sell on the road as the company’s first national sales rep.

“In my early twenties I had some of my best experiences with fine antique jewelry that I could ever hope for. At that time I was traveling throughout the US for 36 weeks out of the year selling fine antique and estate jewelry to the best high street antique and estate jewelry stores throughout the United States. On the weekends I visited the most important antique shows throughout the country, selling my Dad’s jewelry to the collectors and dealers who were exhibiting at those shows. I could not have imagined a better education in this aspect of the business, and I’m grateful now that I can pass on what I learned to my employees here at SDJB.” Blackburn's father currently serves as a consultant to the company when it is purchasing exceptional estate jewelry collections.

Another important figure in the SDJB training program is partner and co-owner Peter Harvey. Harvey's 30-year track record as a watch collector, diamond buyer, and elite pawnbroker has earned him hall of fame status in the trade. His many years as one of the country’s most prominent jewelry buyers and estate liquidators is chock full of stories involving million-dollar fancy colored diamonds, collectible watches auctioned for six and seven figures, and rare discoveries of extraordinary jewels. As an active partner in the business, Harvey fills the role of senior buyer, as well as mentor to the entire staff.

San Diego Jewelry Buyers' rigorous apprentice system is what enables its impressive buying offers for large diamonds and fine jewelry from the Art Deco, Edwardian, and Victorian periods, from classic brands such as Cartier and Tiffany, and from today's most popular jewelry designers. However, the company's reputation does not rest only on its large cash payments. Customer service is an important part of SDJB's success. “Everything hinges on customer service," says Blackburn. "Just because we deal mostly in large-ticket items, doesn’t mean we have to act like prima donnas. I try to instill in my staff every day the same principles I work by: treat every customer like they are royalty. Treat them like they’ve just arrived for their presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton. Whether they have a dollar in their pocket, or ten million dollars in their bank account, we roll out the red carpet for every customer who walks in our store. Respect is something we do not put a price tag on...”

In return for this emphasis on attentive customer service and deep professional knowledge, customers have rewarded San Diego Jewelry Buyers with dozens of five star reviews and an expanding word of mouth campaign that has made the company not only the leading buyer of estate jewelry, collectible watches, and large diamonds in San Diego County, but one of the top buyers of luxury assets in the country. In addition, as one of the most trusted and respected gold buyers in California, SDJB was featured by KUSI TV in its investigative report on how to sell gold jewelry safely.

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San Diego Jewelry Buyers
Alan Blyler