We’ll Buy Your Old Jewelry

Want to sell your gold? We offer fair prices for all your scrap, broken, or unwanted jewelry. We buy almost anything in Gold, Sterling Silver, and Platinum.

What We Buy

  • Old, unwanted, or broken fine jewelry
  • Gold, Silver, and Platinum Jewelry
  • Rings
  • Bracelets
  • Chains
  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Brooches/Pins
  • Money Clips
  • Cuff Links
  •  Sterling Flatware
  • Gold Dental Work

What We Don’t Buy

  • Non-Precious Metals
  • Silver or Gold plated items
  • Used Stones or gemstones
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Watches (Unless they’re precious metal)
  • Coins

Sell your Scrap Gold and Jewelry at Jewelsmith in Tempe, AZ

Knowing Your Jewelry

“So, how do I know what kind of jewelry I have?”

Sometimes it’s hard to tell what you’ve really got.  If you’re unsure, bring it in and we’ll help you determine the goods from the not-so-goods. We’ll always look over your items right in front of you.

If you’d like to check your jewelry yourself, you can easily determine most items by their hallmarks.

What is a Jewelry Hallmark?

A jewelry hallmark is an official mark or series of marks struck on items made of precious metals—platinum, gold, silver and in some nations, palladium.

Often times, the mark will be hidden in a place that wouldn’t been seen when wearing the item. Such as the inside of a ring, the back or bail of a pendant, somewhere on the clasp, or post of an earring. These can be more easily seen by using a Jewelers Loop of at least 10x magnification. You can find these at most jewelry supply stores, or online.

When it comes to hallmarks, you may see many different kinds. This chart should help, but we’ll always check it for you when you bring it in. In rare occasions, counterfeit jewelry will have the markings, but may not be real.

Metal In USA, marked as: In other countries, marked as:
10 karat 10k or 10kt
14 karat 14k or 14kt 585
18 karat 18k or 18kt 750
22 karat  22k or 22kt  917
 Gold Filled  GF or 14k GF or 1/20 14k
 Gold Plated  GP or 14k GE
 Vermeil  Usually none
 Sterling Silver  Sterling, STER, STR, 925  Sterling, STER, 925
 Platinum  platinum, plat, or pt
900Plat or 900Pt (contains 90% pure platinum)
850Plat or 850pt (contains 85% pure platinum)
 platinum, plat, or pt
900Plat or 900Pt (contains 90% pure platinum)
850Plat or 850pt (contains 85% pure platinum)
 Palladium  pall or Pd, 950 Pall, 950Pd  pall or Pd, 950 Pall, 950Pd

Every piece is truly different, so in order to give you a fair price, we must evaluate each item.

If it’s an item we can resell or if you’re using it for trade credit, you’ll get more versus an item bought for scrap.

Should you have any other questions, please stop by.