WIth several fantastic pawn shops in the Vista area to choose from, jewelry shopping at any one of these places is becoming more popular in recent years. There are a few things that you should know before you buy jewelry from a Vista pawn shop, though, just so you understand how stores like Gems N’ Loans work before you begin your search for the perfect piece.
Store inventory varies … a lot.
Pawn shops don’t order inventory for their shops, they buy it from individuals just like you that are selling individual pieces to the store. For this reason when you find something you love in a Vista pawn shop, you should understand that the piece will be unique to that store and that store only, as well as the time that you’ve visited the store. Be aware of that if you’re just browsing and want to be able to go back later to look at a piece again.
Pawn shopkeepers are experienced jewelers.
Because pawn shops often have to evaluate and determine the value of a piece on the spot when someone wants to sell it, most pawn shop workers are also experienced jewelers. Obviously pawn shops appreciate when something comes with a certificate of authenticity, but in the event that someone wants to sell something like a diamond ring without a piece of authentication, the pawn shop will have to authenticate it on the spot.
This also makes it easier for customers because they can get expert advice from the pawn shop during their shopping process, making it much less stressful and more enjoyable to find the perfect piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime.
It’s a great place to find rare, vintage pieces.
Big box jewelry stores might be a great option for the newest and trendiest pieces, but they’re often harder to find vintage pieces that haven’t been marked up significantly. Pawn shops are a great place to find classic and vintage jewelry pieces because many of our clients are selling older jewelry that they’ve had for quite some time. Often, pieces that were passed down generations end up in our stores for vintage lovers to find and treasure.