Welcome to today’s featured blog post! So many thanks go out to our guest blogger Roger Weinreich, owner, and founder of Good Fortune. Good Fortune is the nation’s largest pre-owned jewelry consignment store. They are a 25-year-old family business located in downtown Keene, New Hampshire, and they have been so generous to offer some helpful insight about buying pre-owned jewelry.
If I’m being honest, not many of my brides actually purchase pre-owned jewelry. If anything, they have heirloom pieces that were passed down through the generations. (which is super amazing!!) However, after talking to Roger, I don’t think I’ll ever purchase brand new again, without first checking out his store! Seriously, though- He really made some pretty amazing points and gave me some interesting facts about the jewelry industry. Additionally, I got a tour of his amazing store, and even got to try on some pretty incredible pieces of jewelry! (Which I may or may not have told my husband about. haha)
There are two things that you will have forever, your wedding photos (haha- I had to put that in there! ha) and your wedding rings. So both are definitely an investment worth making. But- did you know that you could possibly save some money on your wedding/engagement rings? I’ll let Roger do the explaining below. (It’s definitely worth the read!!)
So why don’t I hand things over to Roger….. (Original post written here)
A NEW TREND…
In the recent past, most people who bought pre-owned jewelry were collectors and individuals who appreciated estate, antique or vintage jewelry. They had the market to themselves and their purchases were usually made at small shops specializing in estate jewelry.
Today we are seeing the emergence of shoppers who are focused on buying pre-owned contemporary designer jewelry brands such as David Yurman and Roberto Coin. Other known brands, such as Tiffany and Cartier are increasingly popular and younger shoppers are searching for pre-owned jewelry by such companies as Pandora or Alex and Ani.