West Valley Pawn & Gold, the leading pawn shop of Avondale, Litchfield Park, and Goodyear, is proud to be the premier place to sell jewelry. Just one look at our expansive inventory consisting of thousands of gold, silver, and diamond jewelry will tell you that we’re the most trusted pawn shop for jewelry. Our experts have been acquiring jewelry for the better part of a decade making them experts at every step of the selling process. Let’s take a look at the sale process.
The Jewelry Selling Process
It all starts when you bring your jewelry down to West Valley Pawn & Gold. It’s almost impossible for our associates to make accurate appraisals based on only pictures or descriptions of items, so just bringing them in person is the surefire way to get an accurate quote for your pieces. One last note: this process is the same for all precious metals (gold, silver, and platinum jewelry) but is a bit different if your piece contains diamonds. Check out our Diamond Loans page for information on how we appraise diamonds in depth.
- First and foremost, make sure the jewelry is clean. Presenting a dirty piece of jewelry has the potential to lower the amount of cash offered. There are several ways to go about this, ranging from ultrasonic machines to chemicals made specifically for cleaning gold, silver or platinum. There are even homemade DIY jewelry cleansing solutions you can find online.
- When you bring your jewelry into our shop, an associate will look for what’s known as a stamp. This will be on the clasps of necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, and on the inside of rings. This is often an accurate indicator of the purity of your gold or silver and gives us a place to start during our appraisal. For gold, this stamp will say anything from “10kt” to “24kt” with the higher karat having a higher purity, obviously. This stamp only gives us a starting place for testing. We wouldn’t be much of a jewelry leader if this was all we used for authenticity, right? We perform an acid test that poses no harm whatsoever to the jewelry and look for a nonreaction. There are different acids for different purities and if your gold jewelry fails to react to it, then we know it’s the real deal. In most cases, the stamp is an accurate indicator of purity.
- Our last step is to simply weigh it. Our gold prices are per gram, so the bulk indicator when selling jewelry will come from its weight. Multiplying our purity price by this weight gets you your cash offer, and after collecting a few signatures, you’re off on your way with hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in hand. The most important question that should be on your hand, though, is where do your prices come from? How can I know that when selling jewelry to you I’m getting the highest price per gram? At West Valley Pawn & Gold, we update our gold prices daily to reflect what the global trading price for gold is. This way you know you’re getting not only an accurate cash for jewelry offer, but a reasonable cash for jewelry offer.
What Kind of Jewelry Can I Sell?
All of it! There’s a reason precious metals are called precious metals – they’re all valuable. If you’re looking to sell jewelry, here’s a quick rundown in order of most valuable to least valuable jewelry that’s good for cash in Sun City, Goodyear, and Tolleson.
Technically, diamond jewelry will be a culmination of diamonds and one of the kinds of jewelry listed below here. Diamonds obviously have to be set in some kind of metal, and it’s bound to expensive as well like gold, silver, or platinum. In order to appraise your diamond, we do it completely separately from whatever metal it’s set in. We then combine the two prices to give you a cash offer so that you’re getting every cent of what you deserve.
Why’s platinum jewelry first? Isn’t gold jewelry the most valuable? No, only the most popular. Per gram, platinum Is by far the most expensive and typically only comes in one purity. This means you can get more cash in your pocket, and the appraisal process is that much easier for us as well. If you’re looking to sell platinum jewelry, West Valley Pawn and Gold is the place to go.
The most popular accessory in the world: gold jewelry. From gold necklaces to gold rings to gold earrings, its value is unparalleled and has been for hundreds of years. With three different types of gold and three different purities, gold jewelry is bar far one of our favorite products to buy and sell in Phoenix, Avondale, and Goodyear. If you’re looking to sell gold jewelry, we’re the only pawn shop you should turn to.
Silver doesn’t just come in jewelry form, and within the last decade we’ve seen silver coins becoming the most heavily bought and sold items made of silver across our stores. Silver, while still valuable, typically requires a greater quantity to even come close to the price of gold. Regardless, selling silver jewelry is still profitable and you’ll want to visit the pawn shop that pays the most regardless.
So what’re you waiting for? IF you’re looking to sell silver, gold, or platinum jewelry, West Valley Pawn and Gold is the place to go. We’ve been serving Phoenix, Goodyear, and Avondale for well over a decade and are the only place to go to if you want to turn your jewelry into cash.