For so many jewelry collectors who are new to the scene, it can be difficult to determine how and where to get started. Between navigating the endless collections of used luxury jewelry to figuring out the best-used watches to seek out, it can be a challenge. This is especially true when you are a jewelry or fine watch collector on a budget who is interested in finding timeless styles that will retain their value and elegance over time.

If you’re new to the luxury jewelry and watch collector’s scene, we’re here to help. We’ve created a list of eight pieces under $10k that beginner jewelry collectors should consider adding to their personal collections, from used Rolex men’s watches to a beloved Cartier gold ring. Keep reading to learn more and be inspired to find the perfect pieces to kickstart your collection under $10k.

1.) The Rolex Datejust Watch

Rolex Datejust 116233 18k & steel 36mm auto watch

While the name ‘Rolex’ may induce worries of high price tags, there are plenty of more accessible and affordable used Rolex watches for sale. From the Rolex 116233 Datejust to the Rolex Daytona Panda, you can find a wide variety of Rolex models for sale if you know the right place to look.

One of our favorite options in the Gray & Sons archives is the Rolex Datejust 68240 Stainless Steel Dial Automatic Watch. This eye-catching timepiece features the classic luxurious aesthetic of the Rolex Watch Company paired with durable stainless steel with captivating silver stick dial.

A Special Note Regarding Rolex Watches
When searching for a used Rolex for sale, it’s important to keep a few key details in mind. Many Rolex models do retain their value over time but they can be overpriced at times. Keep an eye out for Rolex pre-owned models such as the Rolex Submariner Green or an eye-catching Rolex Datejust for the perfect addition to your collection.

If you prefer shopping for a piece in person, you can always head online and search for a ‘Rolex dealer near me.’ Make sure that the dealer is offering certified Rolex for sale to ensure that you are getting the real deal rather than a knock-off. And if you are feeling stuck, we are happy to help at Gray & Sons. Get in touch with our experienced team and we’ll do our best to assist.

2.) The Cartier Trinity Ring

Vintage, Cartier Trinity ring

A statement-making option that’s ideal for any woman, the Trinity Ring combines the endless appeal of eternal love with a sophisticated aesthetic that is truly stunning to behold. This gorgeous gold Cartier Ring combines three separate pieces adorned with sparkling diamonds into one interweaving design. This piece is perfect for slipping on to accent any outfit, adding an instant sense of elevation and class.

3.) The Tiffany & Co. Signature X Necklace

Tiffany & Co. Signature X necklace in 18k

For any new jewelry collector, there’s one brand that should be a must-have in their collection – Tiffany & Co. This renowned luxury jewelry house offers an expansive collection of classic and modern styles with pieces that retain and appreciate in value over time. This stunning necklace is a great example of this concept, with a striking design that remains true to the luxurious Tiffany & Co. aesthetic.

4.) The Patek Philippe Vintage 2488 Manual Watch

Patek Philippe Vintage 2488

Another must-have luxury watch brand for any collector is Patek Philippe. An international powerhouse in the world of luxury watches, finding a used Patek Philippe for sale at a reasonable price is quite an accomplishment. This amazing used Patek Philippe watch for sale offers a fantastic opportunity to add this much-coveted brand to your personal collection, offering a timeless vintage-inspired design with a luxurious crocodile strap, and shimmering 18k yellow gold.

5.) The Bvlgari Piramide Earrings

Bvlgari Piramide earrings

Simple yet sophisticated, these diamond studs by Bvlgari are the perfect affordable addition to any personal jewelry collection. A part of the coveted Bvlgari brand, these earrings offer an edgy yet elevated aesthetic with sparkling 1.52 carats in pave diamonds for an eye-catching finish. A fantastic modern brand that retains its value over time, any piece from Bvlgari is the perfect piece to round out your personal collection

6.) The Chimento Diamond Necklace Choker with Bracelet

Chimento diamond necklace/choker 

Known for their playful flair and exquisite designs, Chimento has been a favorite luxury jewelry house since its founding in 1964. This breathtaking diamond necklace and bracelet pairing is no exception, with a bold plated design crafted using shimmering 18k yellow gold and perfectly accented by over 4.5 carats of sparkling carre cut diamonds.

7.) The Vintage Omega Seamaster c6865 Automatic Watch

Omega Seamaster c6865

For the luxury watch connoisseur, there is no doubt that Omega is one brand that is top of mind. A beloved designer timepiece house, Omega has been innovating and changing the industry for over 170 years. This used Omega Seamaster watch perfectly captures this game-changing spirit, with a beautiful Tiffany & Co. stamped dial in 14k yellow gold with timeless vintage-inspired accents throughout.

8.) The David Yurman Cable Classic Bangle with Black Onyx and Diamond

David Yurman Cable Classic bangle

A favorite amongst women around the world, the David Yurman Cable Classic Bangle series is an amazing affordable option to add to any luxury jewelry collection. This timeless design features an open aesthetic with amazing attention to detail and unmatched craftsmanship. One of our favorite iterations is this Black Onyx and Diamond model that features striking onyx at the ends accented by subtle sparkling diamonds.


If you’re just starting to dip your toe in the world of collecting luxury watches and designer jewelry, it can be confusing to navigate the extensive collections and styles out there. This is especially true when you’re on a budget. With Gray & Sons, you can rest assured that you’ll be able to find the perfect pieces to add to your collection with unmatched support and amazing customer service from start to finish.

At Gray & Sons, we began as a brick and mortar shop in 1980 before rapidly expanding digitally through our website, internet platforms and world class print and digital catalog. We have worked to build our stellar reputation in both the international industry and the local industry in Miami, Fort Lauderdale & Palm Beaches, Florida areas as well as Miami Beach, West Palm Beach and Bal Harbour, Coral Gables, Aventura, Sunny Isles and more. Since our inception, Gray & Sons has been awarded an A+ with the Better Business Bureau, achieved good standing with the International Watch & Jewelry Guild, and has become a world leader in used certified pre-owned luxury watches and estate jewelry. If you’re looking for a trustworthy, reputable, and professional source for purchasing pre-owned jewelry, sourcing luxury watches, or servicing your treasured pieces, look no further than Gray & Sons.