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How Can I Sell My Gold Jewelry Without Getting Ripped Off? | Hilltop Pawn

You've probably heard of people falling for scams or having issues when selling their gold jewelry. How can I sell my gold jewelry without getting ripped off? Well, it's easier than you just have to look for a good place to sell. Whether you have gold chains, a gold engagement ring, or some other type of gold jewelry, you can get paid the highest prices and enjoy an easy experience by selling to Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry. We've been making deals with Virginia Beach residents for years now, and we'll pay you top dollar for your old gold jewelry. We are the best local jewelry and gold buyers in Hampton Roads.


Sell Your Gold to a Local Buyer vs. an Online Buyer to Avoid Scams

​Being able to buy and sell things online is certainly convenient. However, unfortunately, there are some shady online businesses, and there are a lot of scammers out there. Am I saying that all online jewelry buyers are scammers? Absolutely not. There are online buyers who will pay you a fair price for your unwanted jewelry. But is it really worth risking it? With so many scammers out there, you could end up accidentally sending your estate jeweler to someone who won't pay you fairly...or at all.


Plus, there are other reasons to sell to a local buyer, too. Even if you end up working with one of the reputable online buyers, the process isn't as convenient as it might seem. You'll have to go through their website to get everything set up. Then, you'll have to package up your yellow gold, white gold, or rose gold jewelry and send it in to the buyer. Ideally, you won't have to worry about your gold getting lost or the mail being delayed, but these are things that can happen. Once your gold is received, the buyer has to process it and appraise it, then they have to pay you. The whole thing can get dragged out for much longer than necessary...and for what? When you sell to a local buyer, you'll probably find it's better than dealing with an online gold buyer.


​If you've been thinking about selling your gold jewelry on eBay or another similar site instead of working with an online professional gold buyer? This comes with many of the same issues, like having to deal with the mail. Plus, you have to pay eBay to sell on their site, and you have to wait until someone is interested in buying your jewelry. With so many online listings and so many online jewelry stores, there's a chance that your listing simply won't be seen by a lot of people or won't generate a lot of interest. It could take weeks or longer for you to find a buyer this way. Why not sell locally? Then, you can sell your unwanted gold necklaces and other fine jewelry for the best possible price, all in one day!


Sell Gold to a Trusted Local Pawn Shop | Hilltop Pawn

You may agree that selling to a local buyer is a better way to sell, but what you might be conflicted about is who to sell to. If you're thinking about selling your jewelry to a jewelry store, be aware that many jewelry stores will not buy jewelry at all. After all, a lot of the stores have a business model that involves buying jewelry from their supplier and then reselling to the public...not buying from individuals. Even if you can find a jewelry store that will help you, they may offer you the option to sell your jewelry on consignment. Since they'll likely be more interested in showing and selling their own pieces than yours, it might take a while before you get a buyer. Plus, the jewelry store will likely take a pretty big percentage of the price your piece is sold for. All in all, you probably won't find it to be worth it to deal with the average jewelry store.


Another, often better, option is to sell to a pawn shop instead. There are quite a few pawn shops around Hampton Roads, but if you want to avoid getting ripped off, you should sell to the right pawn shop. Ideally, you should sell to a pawn shop that puts a heavy focus on jewelry. The stores that are focused more on electronics or tools or firearms probably aren't going to value your jewelry as high as they should. If you choose a pawn shop that is more of a jewelry store than anything -- like Hilltop Pawn -- you'll be offered higher prices for your jewelry.


Hilltop Pawn & Jewelry is the best pawn shop to sell your jewelry to for quick cash. Jewelry is our number one focus here. This means that, for one thing, we have a lot of experience with valuing pieces like yours. We know just how much fine jewelry is worth, and we make our offers accordingly. In fact, we have many years' experience with doing just that. Additionally, we are actually interested in buying your jewelry. Some pawn stores might not be as worried about buying as much jewelry as possible, since jewelry might not be their focus. It is our focus, though, and we buy jewelry every day. We have an incentive to offer you more for your jewelry so you'll sell to us instead of our competition. After all, this is why we are able to maintain a nice, ever-changing selection of jewelry for our customers. This is a must, since our customers count on us when they're shopping for jewelry, and we want to have what they want on hand!


We have a great reputation in Virginia Beach. Just ask our happy customers, or take a look at our many positive online reviews. We offer free appraisals on gold jewelry and gold watches, and we'll pay you what you deserve. Now's a great time to visit our local pawn shop & jewelry store, and we think you'll be happy with our offer and your experience!

What Kinds of Gold Jewelry Can You Sell at a Pawn Shop?

When you sell to Hilltop Pawn Shop & Jewelry, you can sell all different types of jewelry! You have chosen the right place, whether you're selling just one or two pieces of jewelry, or if you have a jewelry box full of items that you no longer want and would like to sell.


One thing that we pay top dollar for is diamond jewelry. A diamond ring is worth a lot here! Of course, engagement rings aren't the only gold and diamond jewelry that we buy. We'll also buy diamond stud earrings set in gold, gold tennis bracelets with diamonds, and so much more.


Of course, your gold jewelry doesn't have to have diamonds to be valuable! Even solid gold bands are quite valuable in many cases. We also buy gold chains, gold bracelets and anklets, and so on. Does your gold jewelry feature other valuable gemstones, like rubies, sapphires, or emeralds? Not only will we look at the value of the gold itself, but we'll also assess the value of the gemstones. You can get paid top prices for fine jewelry of all different types here!


​Are you wondering if you can sell jewelry that is in less than great condition? The answer to that question is yes. Basically, precious metal items are still valuable, even if they aren't wearable or repairable. This is because even broken jewelry can be melted down, and the gold can be used for other things, such as making new jewelry. Additionally, since we perform in-house jewelry repair, sometimes we will buy jewelry that is in need of cleaning and repair, all with the intention of repairing that jewelry and selling it once we get it in great shape. Even when you're selling broken jewelry, you can get paid the best prices by visiting our pawn and jewelry store.


How Much Will You Get Paid for Gold Jewelry in Virginia Beach?

So, the biggest question you are likely asking yourself is about how much you can expect to get paid when selling your jewelry. Of course, this really depends on what you bring in. The first step of the gold buying process is bringing your jewelry to us. The next step is telling one of our knowledgeable staff members that you're interested in selling your gold jewelry.


When you do this, one of our staff members will look over your pieces of gold jewelry carefully. Of course, there are some items we can pay much more for, on top of the value of the gold itself. Popular designer pieces or rare antique pieces are often quite valuable, for example. Gold Rolex watches, of course, are worth much more than just the gold that makes them. We look at brand, condition, gemstones, and various other things when valuing gold jewelry.


​Then, when it comes to the gold, we look at how much the gold itself is worth. Gold content is one thing we look your piece made of 24K or 18K gold, which are more valuable, or is it made from 10K gold. When we buy gold for the weight, we also weigh your gold...we have scales that are very precise.


​It might seem complicated to get an offer on your gold, but it really isn't when you visit our local business. Our helpful and cheerful staff all buy gold on a daily basis. We can find out the value of your gold jewelry in minutes. Plus, the appraisal is free. Once you accept our offer, you'll get paid right then. It's all a very quick process, and we are more than happy to help!


Sell All Your Gold & Precious Metals at Our Pawn & Jewelry Store

You may have ended up here because you're hoping to sell jewelry. Luckily, it's not just gold jewelry that we buy. In addition to buying gold jewelry, we'll buy estate jewelry made from other precious metals, too. We do purchase sterling silver and platinum jewelry as well. Bring us your modern jewelry, designer jewelry, and antique jewelry. Because we are a local jewelry store more so than a pawn shop, buying jewelry is one of the main things we do. Additionally, we will buy your luxury watches...we've been dealing with Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, and other luxury brand watches for years. We pay top dollar for Rolex and more.


Also, be aware that we buy all types of gold. Yes, we definitely appreciate when our customers bring us jewelry, since buying and reselling pre-owned jewelry is a big part of what we do here. However, we know that other gold items are valuable, too! Pure gold bullion, scrap gold, gold coins, and even gold dental scrap are all things we buy. If you have an item with gold content, bring it here and get paid today. As far as other precious metals, we pay instant cash for silver dollars, silver coins and more.


Lastly, you should know that we value diamonds and gemstones...even if they aren't set in jewelry. Do you have loose diamonds that you have been looking to sell? We are your buyer here in the Hampton Roads area. Get the highest price for diamonds and more by selling to us.


You deserve to have a good experience when selling your gold jewelry for easy money. Of course, these days, you have to worry about whether or not you are working with a reputable gold buyer. The good news is that you can avoid getting ripped off and have a great experience with our pawn and jewelry store. Hilltop Pawn has been in the jewelry and gold business, and we have years of experience. There's no reason to risk selling something as valuable as a diamond engagement ring or gold wedding bands to a potential scammer when you have trusted local gold and diamond buyers right here in Virginia Beach. Our friendly staff are here to help you, or you can visit our sister store in Chesapeake, Greenbrier Pawn.


Ask Us About a Pawn Loan Instead


If you would prefer not to lose your items, you can always ask us about a Pawn Loan. The process is similar to selling an item, but instead of keeping it, we’ll just hold it as collateral. Then, you’ll be able to retrieve your item when you come in and pay off your loan. This is a good option for those who need money now but who don’t want to sell their items permanently. If you later decide that you do not want your item back, however, you can simply leave it with us and forget about paying back the loan. There are no negative repercussions for doing so, and you can always come back in later to make another sale or take out another loan with no problems.

Contact Us with Questions

Please don't hesitate to hit the call now button to ask any questions you might have. Our son Dane runs this store and our daughter Nina runs Greenbrier and oversees all three and will gladly spend some time explaining how everything works. Call and ask for her right now.

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