FAQ

What will you buy?
We love buying anything of gold, silver, gemstones and diamonds. You can sell coin collections, watches, engagement rings, estate jewelry, silverware & much more.

How do you value my items?
With any piece, we start by doing research and a free proper appraisal or evaluation. If we determine that its value exceeds that of its precious metals/diamonds—such as for a designer watch, a valuable coin collection, or a vintage pin—we’ll pay you the best price the market will bear. If the piece is no more valuable than its raw materials, we price it accordingly.

How do you determine the scrap value of gold and silver?
If the value of your gold or silver piece is with the metal itself, we use these three steps to determine pricing:

We perform a gentle (non-destructive) hand test to determine the Karat (a measure of precious metal purity).
We weigh your precious metal using scales.
We price your precious metal according to its market value that day.

If you’d like, we can also purchase any companion diamonds and gemstones, too.

Can I get close to what I paid for my jewelry?
Generally, no. When you purchase jewelry in a store, it goes through two rounds of markups: the designer’s markup and the retail markup. Since we usually value jewelry by the weight and quality of its precious components, this markup is rarely recovered. We never recommend selling pieces that you still wear or feel attached to.