What We Buy
We don’t care if your jewelry is broken, ugly, or missing pieces. We buy it all! Regardless of the age or condition of your jewelry, we buy all items made from gold, platinum or silver (we do not buy fake gold or costume jewelry). Below is a small sampling of the types of items we buy:
What Happens To My Jewelry?
Before we can make you an offer on your jewelry items, we cut and file into each piece to precisely determine its gold content. We therefore ask that you please
not send us anything of sentimental value.
Your jewelry is being purchased strictly for its gold content. After we purchase your jewelry it is melted, refined and turned into gold bars to be sold on the international gold market.
ABOUT YOUR JEWELRY
Yellow and white are the most common gold colors. Gold can also be found in rose gold (pinkish color) or green. Most gold jewelry is stamped with a karat level such as: 10k, 14k, 18k, 22k or 24k. If an item is not stamped, don’t worry! We test each individual item and will contact you with the gold content and payout.
Platinum is a white color similar to that of white gold. Platinum jewelry will be stamped Plat950, 950, PT950, Platinum, PLAT, 5%Irid.-Plat, 10%Irid.-Plat, or Iridium Platinum.
If you are not sure whether your jewelry is platinum or white gold, don’t worry. As we said, EVERY item gets tested (assayed) to determine the correct metal content and we will pay you accordingly!
Authentic Silver pieces will be stamped Sterling, Sterl., 925, 950, 965, 999, 999 Fine, or Fine Silver. Items such as knives, serving pieces and candelabras are often weighted, meaning the insides are hollow and filled with base metal. We will call or e-mail you regarding the value of these items.
Items such as costume jewelry or fake gold hold no value and will be returned to you upon request. Cost of shipping for these items will be shipped back to you COD.
What Do The Stampings on My Jewelry Mean?
It became standard practice in the 1900’s for manufacturers to stamp their jewelry, indicating the quality of the metal. An item stamped ‘14K’ usually means that it contains very close to that amount of gold. The same rule applies for 18K, 22K, all Platinum markings, etc. If an item is marked ‘sterling’ or ‘sterling silver’ it is usually pure silver.
Stampings you may notice:
- .917 means 22K
- .585 means 14K
- .417 means 10K
- .375 means 9K
- .333 means 8K
- PT950 means Platinum
- 925 means Sterling Silver
The following markings usually indicate items with no gold value:
- (GF) Gold Filled
- (GP) Gold Plated
- (RGP) Rolled Gold Plated
- (RP) Rolled Plated
- Gold Counterfeits: 999, 999 Gold, or 999 Solid Gold
- (HE) Heavy Gold Plated
- (1/10) or (1/10 GF) 10k Gold Filled
- (1/20) Gold Filled
- (EP) Electroplated
The following markings indicate silver-imitation items and hold no value:
- International Silver
- Rogers Silver
- Coin Silver
Our Promise To You
As a family-owned business that has been in the jewelry industry for over 75 years, we are committed to providing you with an enjoyable, worry-free, hassle-free experience. We are members of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee and are licensed and insured to trade gold. We offer free FedEx shipping, insure every package, and never charge any minimum weight or "refining fees." We open and weigh your jewelry under 24 hour video surveillance, and maintain state-of-the-art scales that are calibrated and certified by the state of New York to ensure you fair and accurate payments. Best of all, we guarantee the absolute highest payout for your gold with the only 110% Highest Prices Paid Guarantee in the industry!
- 100% Satisfaction
- 110% Price Guarantee
- No Minimum Weights
- No Hidden Fees
- Cash Paid on the Spot
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