An Ethical Experience
Eric Schwarz, owner of Southwest Jewelry Buyers, has a simple but effective philosophy when it comes to his business: Do one thing, and do it well. He has been doing this for 18 years since he started his company in 2000.
Originally, the company set out selling jewelry. However, when the market changed in 2007, more and more people were coming to him to sell their jewelry. He recognized the need in the market at that time for customers to sell versus buy jewelry, and Southwest Jewelry Buyers was reborn with the sole focus of purchasing jewelry.
“We buy old engagement rings, jewelry that is out of date or pieces that people simply no longer wear. We evaluate the pieces on-site and can make the purchase right then and there,” says Eric, who received his training at the Gemological Institute of America. “One of the things that sets us apart from other companies like us is customers can rest assured they are dealing with the owner, and I am qualified to grade diamonds and jewelry to get them the maximum value of their pieces.” Southwest Jewelry Buyers is also a Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited Business and is licensed by the City of Scottsdale, which further ensures clients an honest, professional and ethical transaction.
The company’s buying office is located at 14300 N. Northsight Boulevard in the Scottsdale Airpark, and Eric sees sellers by appointment so each transaction is completely confidential and handled on the customer’s time. Eric also prides himself on the fact that his company is typically able to give their customers the maximum return for their jewelry. “We have low overhead and we don’t have sales people (buyers) on commission. We don’t have millions of dollars of inventory sitting in showcases, and we don’t pay ultra-high mall type rent. It’s not rocket science. Simply put, we can afford to pay more for our customers’ jewelry,” Eric says.
In addition to purchasing jewelry including rings, necklaces, watches and more, Southwest Jewelry Buyers purchases loose diamonds, gold, silver, platinum, fine colored stones, and even coins. The company even buys broken jewelry.
Selling your jewelry, precious metals or even heirloom coins can sometimes be a very personal, emotional and stressful situation. However, Eric and his staff work hard to make sure that each customer is treated kindly and fairly in a stress-free, no-pressure environment. After the complimentary evaluation by an appraisal specialist at Southwest Jewelry Buyers, it is truly up to the customer whether or not she would like to complete the transaction. If she decides to go ahead with the sale, she receives instant payment.
When asked whether he has plans to expand his business, Eric says he would rather just continue to “do what we do.” Doing one thing well is what has catapulted Southwest Jewelry Buyers from being just another jewelry buyer in the Valley to of the top buying firms in the Southwest. It comes down to focusing on providing each customer with an honest, ethical experience, with the maximum payout for their diamonds, jewelry, and fine estate pieces.
SOUTHWEST JEWELRY BUYERS
14300 N Northsight Blvd #127
Scottsdale, AZ 85260