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How to Shop for Sustainable Jewelry

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Today more than ever, we have a growing social responsibility to live as sustainably as possible. While you may have ditched plastic, recycle religiously and are never seen without a reusable water bottle, have you extended sustainable practices into your wardrobe? We’ll show you how to shop for sustainable jewelry so that you can enjoy the best jewelry finds without straining the environment.

How to shop for sustainable jewelry

The best way to shop for sustainable jewelry is to opt for pre-owned jewelry. Every 1 carat of mined diamonds causes 9 liters of fuel consumption, 2,500 liters of water usage and half a ton of Greenhouse Gas emissions. One single gold ring creates 20 tons of waste, containing toxic Cyanide. And pollution in land and waterways caused by mining has increased by 50% since 1950.

With this in mind, it is far more eco-friendly to shop for pre-owned jewelry than new jewelry. We all know the importance of recycling in our day to day lives, but may not have considered the importance of this when it comes to jewelry. Selling pieces that you no longer wear and choosing to buy pre-owned pieces are environmentally responsible decisions. It reduces the demand for new jewelry and mining, which in turn reduces the damage that this causes to our planet.

And the benefits to buying second-hand jewelry don’t end there. Pre-owned jewelry is also:

  • Affordable: Second-hand jewelry comes at a fraction of its original cost, which means that your money will go further. Allowing you to guiltlessly splurge on your favorite brands such as Tiffany & Co., Bulgari and Chopard without draining your wallet. At Gemma By WP Diamonds, we sell pre-owned designer jewelry at up to 80% off retail.
  • High Quality: The good news is that buying pre-owned does not mean compromising on quality. Luxury jewelry brands craft their pieces with high quality and durable materials designed to last. Once cleaned and refurbished, pre-owned jewelry can look just as great as the day it was first purchased.

What to look for in pre-owned jewelry

The most important part of shopping for pre-owned luxury jewelry is to make sure that you buy from a reputable company. With so many counterfeit jewelry pieces in circulation, where you source the jewelry from will determine whether or not you buy real designer jewelry in good condition.

At Gemma By WP Diamonds, our luxury jewelry experts are industry veterans who meticulously examine and authenticate every piece. With prices up to 80% off retail, you can shop for all of your favorite luxury jewelry brands while knowing that you are making a sustainable and eco friendly purchase. With our discounted prices, affordable monthly payments with our partner Affirm, free US shipping and 14-day return policy, shopping sustainably is now easier than ever.  

How to sell your jewelry

Do you have pieces sitting in the back of your jewelry box collecting dust? Whether it is an engagement ring, a Breitling watch or a David Yurman bracelet, we can help you guiltlessly sell the jewelry you no longer love while getting cash back. Simply fill out our online form to receive a competitive price quote on your luxury jewelry. Selling with us is always free, fast and secure. You can even get paid in as little as 24 hours after completing our form, or opt for store credit for 10% more.

Our favorite jewelry

Now that you know how to shop for sustainable jewelry, browse some of our favorite pieces.

Engagement Rings

         
             

Tiffany & Co. Diamond Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum GIA E VVS2 0.8 CTW

OUR PRICE: $3,450

56% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $7,900

Starting at $304/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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James Allen Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum GIA H VVS2 1.18 CTW

OUR PRICE: $4,800

50% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $9,600

Starting at $423/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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James Allen Halo Princess Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K Gold K VS1 3.03 CTW

OUR PRICE: $7,500

40% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $12,500

Starting at $660/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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Fashion Rings

         
             

David Yurman Stax Ring in 18KT Yellow Gold 0.15 CTW

OUR PRICE: $1,750

30% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $2,500

Starting at $154/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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Tiffany & Co. Diamond Bow Ring in 18K Rose Gold 0.32 CTW

OUR PRICE: $2,750

29% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $3,850

Starting at $242/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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Chopard Happy Curves Diamond Ring in 18K Rose Gold 0.29 CTW

OUR PRICE: $3,000

42% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $5,170

Starting at $264/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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Earrings

         
             

David Yurman Blue Topaz Albion Earrings in Sterling Silver

OUR PRICE: $1,250

36% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $1,950

Starting at $154/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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Chopard Happy Hearts Diamond Stud Earring in 18K White Gold 0.52 CTW

OUR PRICE: $3,200

35% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $4,900

Starting at $282/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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Chanel Camelia White Agate Flower Earrings in 18K Yellow Gold

OUR PRICE: $4,800

29% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $6,800

Starting at $423/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now  

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Bracelets 

         
             

Tiffany & Co. T Wire Bracelet in 18K Yellow Gold

OUR PRICE: $1,300

28% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $1,800

Starting at $115/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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David Yurman Diamond X Cable Bangle in 14K Yellow Gold (0.45 CTW)

OUR PRICE: $2,450

39% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $4,000

Starting at $216/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now

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Bulgari Twist Bangle in 18K 2 Tone White & Yellow Gold

OUR PRICE: $3,000

45% OFF

Estimated Retail Price: $5,500

Starting at $246/month with Affirm.  Prequalify now  

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