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If you have old jewelry lying around, you might be interested in selling it. Sometimes jewelry that was once attractive to you no longer fits your style, or you don’t mind getting rid of it if you can make a little extra cash. Of course, if you’re not using it, there’s really no reason not to sell silver or gold jewelry, but you might not be familiar with what’s required to do so. The nice thing about fine jewelry is precious metals like silver and gold always have value, so whether that necklace or ring you no longer like is attractive or not, the gold or silver that’s in it can always be melted down. The first thing you’ll need to know is where is the best place for you to sell gold in Atlanta. Here are some things to consider.

Gold Buyers

If you’ve listened to the radio at all over the past few years – or watched late-night television infomercials advertising cash for gold in Atlanta – you’re probably familiar with companies that buy and sell gold. A benefit of dealing with a company like this is the process can be made extremely quick and easy. Some of these companies, however, prey on people’s fears that the world economy is about to collapse. If you encounter a company that plays into these kinds of fears and makes promises it can’t keep, then it’s probably a scam and should be avoided.


Most pawnshops are highly reputable. Of course, they work with clientele who’s desperate for cash, so you can expect them to make an offer for your silver or gold jewelry that’s at a deeply discounted rate. An advantage, however, is if you need money right away – but would prefer to keep your jewelry as well – you might be able to buy your jewelry back if it hasn’t been sold.

Online Auctions

If you’re not in a hurry, you can try to sell your jewelry via an online auction such as eBay. If this is the case, you’ll need to very carefully consider your jewelry’s worth. Your first step is to have it appraised by a certified appraiser complete with documentation. This will make it far more likely you’ll get the value you think it’s worth. You’ll want to make an effort to take the best pictures possible, and to set a price that makes the whole endeavor worthwhile.

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Professional Jewelers

The safest and most reliable means of selling your jewelry is to find a trustworthy jewelry store. Don’t expect to sell your gold for what you might expect in retail, however. Unless your jewelry is a rare antique, jewelry stores value your jewelry for the metal, so you can expect that it’ll be melted down. The process, however, is simple and reliable. You merely bring your jewelry in to get it appraised, at which point they’ll make you an offer. If you like the offer, you can walk out with cash in hand.

If you’re ready to make easy money with the jewelry you’re no longer using, contact Élan Diamond Group at (404) 620-2066. We’re trustworthy Atlanta gold buyers, and we can promise that we’ll always make you a fair offer. Give us a call today!