We aren’t a jewelry store per se, mainly because we sell much more than just jewelry. However, customers are often pleasantly surprised at the quality and variety of jewelry offered at Legacies Upscale Resale in the Hyde Park Plaza.
A Cincinnati Jewelry Store With More
In fact, fine jewelry is one of our specialties. As with furniture, rugs, lamps and the myriad other items we sell, owners of fine jewelry often turn to consignment when they want to update a look, leverage cash value, or settle an estate.
But just because the seller is tired of a piece (or has no need for it) doesn’t mean you might not love it. It may be JUST the thing you have searched high and low for!
Like other stores in Cincinnati that sell used jewelry, we sell rings, bracelets, necklaces, diamonds, pearls, gemstones, watches, gold, silver and platinum at prices far below retail. Unlike some competitors, we do not sell tarnished, unclean, broken or poorly-maintained jewelry. Everything in our store is ready to wear out on the town.
The advantages of buying pre-owned jewelry at The Legacies Store
Many people like pre-owned jewelry for the prices: while well-crafted vintage or antique pieces made from quality materials are nearly indistinguishable from new, you may only pay 30-50% of the original price.
But there are many other reasons to choose used jewelry. Older items can be priceless–not just in terms of materials and craftsmanship, but also in terms of style. Before machine- and laser cutting, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and amethysts were cut by hand, and each stone was unique.
Many classic designs never went out of style, but are hard to find (or very expensive) today, while others have outlasted decades of trends and are hip again. Gold, silver and diamonds age well if properly maintained. The patina of platinum actually becomes more developed the older the piece.
When buying from pre-owned or consignment jewelry stores, you are purchasing something that isn’t available in a “new jewelry” retail store. Older pieces have their own history, along with gravitas, beauty and individuality rarely found in today’s market, even at the highest price points. You simply can’t replicate the cache of a piece of jewelry worn and loved by generations.
Jewelry consignment is like recycling in terms of environmental consciousness. With consignment, you can acquire exquisite, one-of-a-kind treasures without the destructive production of gem mining.
What jewelry you can find at Legacies?
Our stock constantly changes, but on any one day, you may find a wide range of vintage (over 50 years old), antique (over 100 years old) and estate (owned by a person now deceased) jewelry here. We may have luxury watches, necklaces and bracelets with precious or semi-precious gemstones, or stunning engagement rings.
You may score an art deco find, a Cartier or Tiffany, or a timelessly-elegant pair of diamond stud earrings. We even have contemporary fashion pieces and higher-quality costume jewelry from time to time. Best of all, Legacies’ jewelry prices are as wide-ranging as the selection—and we often run jewelry special events.
The something extra of Legacies
When deciding where to go look for new-to-you bling, there’s another great reason to consider Legacies. Where else does your purchase help people affected by cancer? Our profits are split between consignors and The Cancer Support Community of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky (CSC). This nonprofit supplements traditional cancer treatment with support groups, educational classes and healthy lifestyle workshops all over town.
We aren’t really a “jewelry store,” but for affordable jewelry in Cincinnati with a story to tell that gives back to the community, come on a treasure hunt at Legacies. Explore all the options, and you might find that perfect piece to wear now– and eventually pass down to the next generation. When looking for a jewelry store in Cincinnati, don’t forget to visit us.
Legacies Upscale Resale
Hyde Park Plaza
3854 Paxton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45209