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What Your Pawn Shop Does and Doesn't Buy

Last updated 2 years ago

If you want to get cash for gold, you have to make sure the pawn shop is in the market to buy what you have to sell. Pad your pocket with a little bit of extra cash by bringing in items that the pawnbroker is happy to buy:

Do Bring Gold, Silver, and Platinum Jewelry

  • If you have gold pieces that range from 10 karats up to 24 karats, the pawn shop will definitely have a place for them. You can also sell real silver and platinum pieces. Even if your jewelry is old, broken, or tangled, the broker will still be interested in purchasing them. If you want to get rid of that old charm bracelet, class ring, or unmatched earrings, head to the gold buyer and stock up on some extra cash. Tiffany silver is also always a popular item.

Do Bring Gold and Silver Coins

  • Pawn shops are always in the market for gold and silver coins and ingots. If you have a collection that you want to get rid of, bring them to the pawnbroker. You will most likely leave with some cash and coins that you can use to pay your bills.

Don’t Bring Imitation Precious Metals or Gems

  • The only way to make a profit by selling gold is to bring in jewelry and coins with true worth. The gold buyer will not be interested in material that is merely gold-plated or gold-filled. You also want to avoid bringing in Cubic Zirconia and gold scraps from your electronics. Hold onto your stainless-steel jewelry as well.

Gem Pawnbrokers has more than 20 locations throughout New York City to give you easy access to our gold, silver, and watch buying services. We do our best to give you the top prices for your merchandise. When you are ready to sell watches, jewelry, and other items, call (718) 225-5436 to find a location near you.



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