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    The Benefits of Buying Pre-Owned Diamonds

    Pre-owned diamonds, also known as secondhand or previously owned diamonds, are diamonds that have been sold and resold in the market. Over the years, the concept of buying pre-owned diamonds has gained popularity for various reasons, including sustainability, value, and authenticity. In this article, we’ll explore why buying pre-owned diamonds is a better option than buying newly mined diamonds or choosing lab-grown diamonds.


    The diamond industry is one of the most energy-intensive industries in the world, with the mining and processing of diamonds having a significant impact on the environment. The production of newly mined diamonds requires the removal of large amounts of earth and rock, leading to deforestation, soil erosion, and the release of greenhouse gases. Moreover, diamond mines are often located in remote and environmentally sensitive areas, further exacerbating the environmental impact.

    On the other hand, buying pre-owned diamonds eliminates the need for new mining, reducing the environmental impact of the diamond industry. By buying secondhand diamonds, you can ensure that you are not contributing to the depletion of the earth's natural resources or contributing to environmental degradation. In this way, buying pre-owned diamonds is a more sustainable and eco-friendly option compared to buying newly mined diamonds.


    One of the main benefits of buying pre-owned diamonds is the better value you can get. Pre-owned diamonds are often sold at a lower price than newly mined diamonds, making them a more affordable option for those who want to purchase a diamond. This is because pre-owned diamonds have already been used and therefore do not hold the same value as a brand-new diamond.

    In addition, pre-owned diamonds often have a unique history and character that can add to their overall value. For example, some pre-owned diamonds may have been passed down from previous generations and hold sentimental value. These factors can make pre-owned diamonds a more valuable option than newly mined diamonds, as the history and character of the diamond add to its worth.

    Comparing to Lab-Grown Diamonds

    Lab-grown diamonds are a newer option in the market and are often marketed as a more sustainable and ethical alternative to traditional diamonds. While it is true that lab-grown diamonds do have a smaller environmental impact compared to newly mined diamonds, they are not as valuable or authentic as pre-owned diamonds.

    One of the main drawbacks of lab-grown diamonds is that they are not as rare or valuable as natural diamonds. This is because lab-grown diamonds can be produced in large quantities, making them more readily available and therefore less valuable. In contrast, pre-owned diamonds are unique and rare, making them a more valuable option.

    Furthermore, lab-grown diamonds often lack the character and history of natural diamonds. Pre-owned diamonds have been used and enjoyed over the years, and they hold a unique story and character that cannot be replicated. In contrast, lab-grown diamonds are relatively new and lack the history and character that makes natural diamonds so special.

    In conclusion, buying pre-owned diamonds offers numerous benefits, including sustainability, better value, and authenticity. By choosing pre-owned diamonds, you can reduce your environmental impact, get better value for your money, and own a unique and authentic diamond. In comparison, buying newly mined diamonds or lab-grown diamonds often comes with trade-offs, such as higher prices or a lack of character and history. 

    Hatton Jewels offer a wide variety of Pre-owned diamonds for sale for every taste and budget. Whether you're looking for a classic piece or something a bit more unique, you're sure to find the perfect pre-owned diamond at Hatton Jewels.

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    All Hatton Jewels handmade pieces come complete with a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty that covers any manufacturing defects and any necessary repair will be conducted free of charge under the following terms and conditions:

  • The item is identified by our production department as being defective as a result of a manufacturing default.
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  • This does not apply on antique pieces or signed jewellery.
  • In order to ensure all stones are secure within your piece we advise having your piece checked by a jeweller at regular intervals.

    If purchased from ourselves even if not covered by guarantee we endeavour to resolve at the lowest price possible

    Repairs and Alterations

    All repairs on jewellery that has not been purchased through Hatton Jewels are completed at the customer’s risk. We will guarantee the specific work we complete for 1 year.


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