Our in-house valuer, Sammantha Maclachlan IRV96816 MIRV FGA PJDip CPAA, buys in special pieces for our Pre-Owned Collection. Sammantha unravels the history of magical pieces as they come in, checking any gemstones and marvelling at the designs. Her knowledge has built an enchanting collection, ready for you to fall in love with.

Here Sammantha shares her Top Three Picks and explains why pre-owned jewellery holds such allure…


“My first pick is a beautiful 18CT WHITE GOLD PEAR CUT DIAMOND NECKLACE. It’s a necklace that exudes elegance. The diamond-set, scrolling links lead to a stunning pear cut centrepiece, which is accented by sparkling round and baguette cut diamonds. This may not be a necklace that you would wear every day, but you really will be the belle of the ball at any special occasion.”

A piece of pre-owned jewellery always has a story to tell. It may have been given to mark a romance, a friendship or a motherly love, there’s always a reason for jewellery.  A pre-owned piece allows you to become part of that story carry on the magical journey of the diamonds.


“My second choice, the PLATINUM 3.93CT OLD MINE CUT DIAMOND TRILOGY RING, is perfect if you’re looking for ‘WOW’ factor. The lively Old Mine Cut diamonds, which are set in platinum and 18ct white gold, date the ring to around 1910 and have incredible clarity. This special piece could be worn as an engagement ring, for a bride-to-be who has a vintage style, or as an elegant right-hand ring for anyone who likes to sparkle. At a total carat weight of 3.93ct all eyes will be on you.”

Pre-Owned jewellery is often a great investment and you get a lot more for your money. For starters the price is lower due to these pieces having no VAT added, there’s also no manufacturing costs included. As these kind of pieces are also becoming more unique and rare as time goes on chances are their value may increase over the years.


“The third item of jewellery, an 18CT WHITE GOLD RUBY AND DIAMOND BROOCH, has a stunning simplicity to it. The circle of sparkling diamonds and enchanting rubies has a vintage appeal and it’s unlikely that you’ll come across anything quite like it. It’s also a really wearable piece and adds a subtle touch of colour to any outfit.”

Pre-Owned pieces of jewellery will all be truly individual. Old cut diamonds are no longer produced and the majority of designs have been bespoke made – meaning you’ll never find the same design! They are a beautiful way to create your own personal style.

We are always interested in buying antique and vintage jewellery in. If you have any treasure hidden away Sammantha is available to help you out. You can visit her in our Glasgow Flagship Store or email her valuations@laingsuk.com


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