Buying jewelry on consignment has significant benefits for you and the planet.
This article highlights a few of the reasons why purchasing fine jewelry on consignment is a wise investment. Whether you are looking to be kinder to the environment, or save some serious money – pre-loved diamond and gemstone jewelry might be perfect for you.
Let’s find out more…
Buying on Consignment is an Eco-friendly, Sustainable, and a Smart Choice
Both natural and man-made diamonds are hard on the planet
Do you know how many tons of earth need to be moved to find a 1.0 carat diamond? The answer is, an astounding 200-250 tons of earth has to be extracted to find a 1.0ct rough diamond. Additionally, 1 carat of mined diamonds results in 9 liters of fuel consumption, 2,500 liters of water usage, 6,000 pounds of mineral waste and half a ton of Greenhouse Gas emissions.
Unlike natural diamonds, which are billions of years old and have taken millions of years to come to the earth’s surface, man-made diamonds require massive amounts of energy, of which 55-75% of that energy comes from coal.
In addition, excessive heat from the reactors used in manufacturing, require a large volume of freshwater to prevent overheating. Compared with natural diamonds, laboratory created diamonds on average generate 3 times the amount of carbon emissions on a per carat basis.
Purchasing pre-owned diamond and gemstone jewelry helps decrease the demand for either mined or synthesized diamonds and gemstones, thus lowering your carbon footprint.
It Saves You Money!
As if helping preserve the environment wasn’t reason enough, perhaps knowing that you’ll save money will convince you! That’s right, when you purchase consignment jewelry you’ll pay a fraction of the retail price.
What this means for you is that your dollar will stretch further. You may just find that you can purchase a better quality or more substantial piece for the same price, or less, than a lower quality new piece of fine jewelry.
You’ve heard that a new car loses value the minute you drive it off the lot? Well, the same can be said for fine jewelry. Purchasing pre-owned jewelry is a financially savvy choice.
High-Quality and Designer Pieces
When you shop at our Portland area consignment store, you’ll find hundreds of high-quality and brand-named pieces to choose from.
You can buy with confidence. Each piece of jewelry is inspected by our in-house GIA Graduate Gemologist to ensure proper identification. All diamonds, gemstones and metals are tested using up-to-date gemological tools in our gem lab.
Fine jewelry is fashioned with high-end materials, quality craftsmanship, and made to last a lifetime. At Upscale Consignment, located in the Portland Metro area, you can buy beautifully crafted fine jewelry without paying the hefty price tag.
Own a Piece of History
When you shop consignment jewelry you’ll find precious items you can’t get in most jewelry stores – a piece of history.
There are beautiful replica pieces of jewelry and fine watches on the market – but they do not compare to the craftsmanship and history that is often represented in a true vintage piece!
A Unique and Diverse Selection
From antique & vintage to contemporary – the styles and selection you’ll find in our showroom is incredible! Whether your love pearl jewelry, jade, designer diamond pieces, or just love searching for items that you haven’t seen anywhere else – pop on by and peruse our selection.
You just never know what amazing items or deals you’ll find at Upscale Consignment! We look forward to welcoming you in.