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Who Buys Jewelry in Virginia Beach?

You might know that your fine jewelry is worth money, and you might have already made the decision to sell it. What you might not know is where you’ll sell it or what your selling experience will be like. If you’re looking for the best place and best way to sell gold jewelry, diamond rings, and other unwanted pieces from your jewelry box, visit Hilltop Pawn, your local jewelry store and pawn shop.

How Can I Sell My Jewelry?

Whether you want to sell one or two diamond pieces or your entire collection of fine jewelry, you have options. Some people look for a private buyer; you can do this by advertising your jewelry on an online marketplace, sharing pictures of your pieces on your social media pages, or advertising in your local classifieds. Sometimes, this can be a good way to get paid more for your used jewelry. However, it can be a time-consuming hassle to look for a potential buyer. You have to worry about people scheduling meetings to look at your jewelry, only to never show up. It could take days, weeks, or longer for you to find a buyer, which won’t be helpful if you have an immediate need to sell your jewelry. There are also safety issues that go along with meeting with strangers for these types of transactions. For all of these reasons, selling your jewelry privately may not be your best option.


Jewelry stores, pawn shops, and gold buyers will all usually buy jewelry. If you’re trying to decide which of these to visit, consider visiting Hilltop Pawn Shop, since we’re all three! We’re a traditional pawn shop that offers all of the pawn services that you’re looking for, but since we put a big focus on fine jewelry, we’re also your local jewelry store. We buy jewelry, gold, and loose diamonds in all conditions.


Selling to Hilltop Pawn is an easy, ideal way to sell your jewelry. We know and understand jewelry of all different types, so we’ll offer you a fair price based on your jewelry appraisal. We buy jewelry of all types and conditions, although cash offers do obviously vary. We pay in cash on the day you bring your jewelry, which can really help if you’re looking to put some cash in your pocket as soon as possible. Basically, we make the process of selling your jewelry as fast and convenient as it gets. Get high prices for unwanted jewelry by visiting Hilltop Pawn.

What Are a Few Alternatives to Selling My Jewelry?

Selling your jewelry is obviously a great option if you simply don’t want it anymore. If you own jewelry that you don’t necessarily want to sell, we do offer some great alternatives. If you aren’t sure about what you want to do with your pieces, bring them by our shop, and we’ll talk to you about all of your options.

Use Your Jewelry to Take Out a Loan

Selling your jewelry might seem like a good option to get quick cash, but you might not actually want to give up your pieces if you can help it. This is a good time to look into a pawn loan. At Hilltop Pawn, you can use the jewelry that you were thinking about selling as collateral for a loan instead. Then, you only have to give up your jewelry until you can repay your loan instead of selling it forever. There’s never a credit check or application process when you take out one of our loans.

Have Your Jewelry Repaired

You can sell jewelry for its melt value, even if it’s broken or in poor condition. However, this isn’t your only option! At Hilltop Pawn, we offer expert jewelry repair services. If you’d like to save your piece and make it look as good as new again, bring it in for us to take a look. We’ll repair damaged prongs and loose diamonds, resize your ring, replace a broken clasp, and more.

Have a New Piece of Jewelry Made

You might not particularly like the style of your diamond ring or diamond necklace, or it might be in very poor condition. However, it might have some sentimental value to you, or it may simply have one or more valuable gemstones in it. You do actually have the option to have new jewelry made from components of an old piece. We can take the diamond out of your mother’s favorite necklace and set it in an engagement ring, for example. Then, if you remove the diamond from a piece made from gold or another precious metal, you can sell what’s left of the piece for its melt value.

Why Sell My Jewelry?

People sell costume jewelry, diamond jewelry, estate jewelry, and more to pawn shops and jewelry stores for a number of reasons. It doesn’t really matter why you want to sell your wedding ring, engagement ring, diamond necklace, platinum jewelry, or other items. Regardless of your reason, Hilltop Pawn is here to help.

Get Rid of Unwanted Items

If you’re cleaning out your jewelry box and have found pieces that you seldom or never wear, selling them is a great way to get rid of them. Many people also sell unwanted jewelry that they might have inherited as a part of a loved one’s estate.

Get Rid of Broken Jewelry

If you have broken jewelry that you don’t care to have fixed, you can still sell it for cash. Bring it to our shop, and we’ll make you an offer, even if the pieces are not wearable in their current condition.


Get Some Much-Needed Cash

When you’re short on cash and don’t want to take out a loan, selling some of your more valuable possessions makes sense. Because we always aim to offer a fair price to our customers for their jewelry, you can get the cash that you need to cover a bill or expense.

Does Hilltop Pawn Shop in Virginia Beach Buy Jewelry?

If you’ve ever visited Hilltop Pawn Shop in Virginia Beach before, you might have used our pawn loan services or purchased a beautiful ring or necklace. You can count on us to buy your used jewelry, too! Next time that you’re here checking out the jewelry in our cases or dropping off jewelry to have it repaired or cleaned, bring your unwanted jewelry so we can take it off your hands.

How Much Will I Get When I Sell My Jewelry?

How much you’ll get paid will probably heavily impact your decision about whether or not to sell your jewelry. Plus, you’re probably just curious about how much your pieces are worth. We cannot give you an offer over the phone, even if you give us a description of your piece. We will need to see it in person so one of our jewelry experts can value it. These are a few things that we will look at when determining the resale value of your jewelry and the amount we can offer you on the spot.

What condition is the jewelry in?

Don’t assume you can’t tell your jewelry if it’s not in great condition. If it’s made from precious metals, it’s still at least worth its melt value. The value of the stones in the piece impacts the value, too. Additionally, in some cases, damaged jewelry can be repaired after we buy it, and we can then put it on our shelves for our customers. However, in general, you will get paid more for jewelry that is in good condition.

Are your pieces rare?

Rare or collectible pieces are worth more. For example, authentic antique and vintage can sometimes be hard to find, so they often offer higher payouts. Jewelry that was once owned by a famous person or that features extremely rare stones are also more valuable.

What kind of precious metal is your piece made from?

Jewelry cannot be made from pure gold. It’s simply too soft for this to work well. However, a piece of jewelry’s gold content will impact its melt value and overall value. Basically, a 24k gold necklace is going to be worth more than a comparable 10k gold necklace. Gold isn’t the only valuable metal that fine jewelry is made from, though. We also purchase silver jewelry, sterling silver jewelry, platinum jewelry, and more.

Does your jewelry feature precious gemstones?

The diamonds or other gemstones in a piece of jewelry often heavily impact the piece’s value. Two nearly identical rings can vary significantly in value if they have two different stones in them. If one ring has a low-quality diamond or manufactured diamond, for example, it won’t be nearly as valuable as the ring that has a real, high-quality diamond with some size to it. We will look at the type, size, and quality of your gemstones.

What Should I Bring When I Sell My Jewelry in Virginia Beach?

Obviously, you’ll need to bring your jewelry with you when you visit our shop so we can take a look at it. We are also required by law to ask for your driver’s license or government-issued ID. That’s it! Of course, if you have any jewelry appraisal paperwork, the receipt from the jewelry store that shows the original purchase price, authentication paperwork that proves your piece was once owned by a well-known person, or any other documentation, it’s not a bad idea to bring these items with you. If you don’t have any of these things, don’t worry; our jewelry experts will still help you make an immediate sale.

What Jewelry Sells Best?

At Hilltop Pawn, we buy many different types of jewelry! However, we do have to base our offer at least partly on the resale price that we’ll be able to get when reselling your piece in our shop. Additionally, we’re able to make higher offers on popular pieces that we feel will sell more quickly. You can bring all of your unwanted jewelry for us to look at, but these are some of the types of jewelry that sell best.

Trendy Pieces

Although some classic jewelry never goes out of style -- such as solitaire engagement rings -- it’s no secret that trends change. Since trendy pieces are often in high demand in our shop, we may be able to pay more for them.

Designer Pieces

You can get paid top dollar for jewelry from top designers at Hilltop Pawn. Over the years, our customers have learned they can come to us to find designer jewelry for a fraction of what it costs at mall jewelry stores. We’re always looking to buy designer pieces so we can offer what our customers are looking for!

Antique and Vintage Jewelry

In a new jewelry store, you might find vintage-inspired jewelry, but you probably won’t find authentic pieces. This is just one thing that sets us apart at Hilltop Pawn. We’re always looking to buy vintage pieces from different time periods, including Art Deco and Victorian pieces. Our customers know they can count on us to have the authentic antique and vintage pieces that they want, and we pay top dollar to people like you who want to sell them to us.

Pieces With Nice Diamonds or Stones

Even jewelry that isn’t in great condition or that isn’t in a trendy style can be quite valuable because of its diamonds or gemstones. Hilltop Pawn always pays top dollar for jewelry that features valuable stones like rubies, emeralds, diamonds, and more.

Hilltop Pawn Shop Reviews

If you want to pawn gold or sell gold, you're probably looking for the best pawn shop for gold. If you're wondering whether or not Hilltop Pawn Shop is the best choice, just check out the online Hilltop Pawn Shop reviews, or ask around. So many people know us as the best gold and jewelry pawn shop in Virginia Beach. Whether you're looking for a pawn shop that buys old coins or a goldbuyer that will buy your gold jewelry, visit us, the best pawn gold buyers.

Best Gold and Jewelry Pawn Shop | Hilltop Pawn

We offer a couple of great options to get cash today. It's one of the top reasons why we are the best pawn shop for gold. We are pawn shop gold buyers who will buy your unwanted gold on the spot. You can also pawn gold...if you want to take out a no credit check loan, bring your gold and ask for a pawn loan. As a gold buyer, we buy gold of all types. Maybe you're looking for pawn shops that buy old coins, or maybe you're looking for a goldbuyer that will buy your gold bullion or jewelry. We are here to serve you!

Stop By Hilltop Pawn Shop Today

If you’re hoping to get an immediate cash offer for your jewelry, visit one of our pawn shops to get the highest price. At Hilltop Pawn Shop in Virginia Beach, we are the best place to sell your pieces. You can also visit Greenbrier Pawn, our sister store, if our Chesapeake location is more convenient for you. Both stores are open six days a week, and we offer the best customer service around.

We take anything made of gold, silver, platinum

  • Gold Jewelry

  • Silver jewelry

  • Gold or Silver Coins

  • Loose Diamonds

  • Broken necklaces or Chains

  • Dental Gold

  • Yellow Gold, White Gold

  • Engagement Rings

  • Antique Jewelry

  • Estate Jewelry

  • Vintage Jewelry

  • Rings Chains Bracelets Necklaces

  • Rolex Watches 

  • High Quality Watches

Hilltop Pawn Shop will also purchase your gold and diamond jewelry, firearms, precious metals, electronics, instruments, and computers as well as any other items of value and interest.  So, why hang onto that ring, watch, or bracelet you haven’t worn in years? Hilltop Pawn Shop will pay top dollar for your jewelry or will give you credit against any items you wish to purchase.


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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