The Diamond District, despite being relatively tiny, is chockablock with jewelry buyers and sellers, which can make unloading unwanted items a confusing and risky endeavor. But whether you’re looking to sell a watch, ring or necklace, appraiser Ed at this shop will give you a fair price, and with your newly pocketed cash, check out the family-owned shop’s selection of diamond tennis bracelets, gold necklaces and Rolexes (perfect for when you’re feeling fancy).
Not too long ago, visiting a pawn shop was a pretty clear indicator of hard times, when shady personnel at a grimy “We Buy Gold”–bannered storefront swindled you out of Great-Grandma Faye’s engagement ring. While such places still exist, many pawn shops are legit businesses more like boutique consignment stores, where you can score a fabulous pre-owned diamond necklace at a deep discount (and we’ll take all the style hacks we can get). Visit the city’s seven best shops the next time you’re on the market for a sweet accessory or are looking to unload possessions that no longer bring you joy, KonMari style. Soon they’ll be among your favorite quirky stores in NYC for snagging style on the cheap.
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