What We Buy
When customers first enter Napier Gold, they often say, “I’m not sure if this is something you’d be interested in buying, but…” or “I have never done this before and I’m not sure if this is something you buy...”. They seem unsure of what items we buy and what items we don’t, or if the items they own are worth anything. We strongly encourage customers to bring in anything they may have questions about because you never know – they could be worth quite a bit of money! Below are some of the most common items we buy, but if you have anything that’s not on this list that you think may be comprised of gold, silver, or platinum, we’d be happy to give you a free assessment and let you know what the items are and how much they’re worth...all within minutes!
Wristwatches and Pocketwatches
Have an old wristwatch or pocket watch you no longer wear? It is definitely worth your time to have it assessed – especially if you have an older vintage watch dating back to the 70’s or before, you might be surprised how much your watch is worth. Some older watches are comprised of gold, which are frequently more valuable due to heavier weight in comparison to necklaces, rings, and bracelets. Watches don’t have to be gold, either, to have value. Some of the most valuable brands currently are Rolex, Omega, Bulova, Cartier, Waltham, Illinois, and Hamilton. If a watch you’re considered selling is broken, don’t worry – it can still have value! There’s no reason it has to sit in a drawer collecting dust.
In the 70’s and 80’s, turquoise jewelry was at the height of its popularity in the fashion world. You may have even paired turquoise necklaces and rings with your bellbottom jeans or tops with shoulder pads back in the day. While turquoise jewelry isn’t quite as fashionable anymore, it still can have value. Most older turquoise jewelry is comprised of sterling silver, but many owners don’t realize because as many items were handmade, they’re often not marked as sterling silver.At Napier Gold, we pay more for turquoise jewelry than your average sterling silver item because these items are unique pieces of art with distinctive one-of-a-kind details. We’ve been buying turquoise jewelry for decades, and have seen thousands of turquoise valuables over years that we’re honored to assess and purchase from our customers.
Gold and Silver Coins / Gold and Silver Buillion
If you could use some extra cash and have a coin collection or have inherited one, coins can really add up! At Napier Gold, we buy everything from pennies to silver dollars. We also buy gold and silver bullion that may have been purchased as an investment. Dimes, quarters, and half dollars from 1964 and before are especially valuable right now since they have silver content. Many times, we’ll hear a customer was thinking of taking their coin collection to the bank, which could be a big mistake because your coins could be worth several times their face value! You never know what treasure is sitting in your collection.
Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands
Unfortunately, some of the most popular items we purchase are wedding and engagement rings. In the process of moving on, you can get significant money back for gold or platinum rings with diamonds. When assessing the value of your ring, we consider several attributes. As many people know, the value of a ring increases exponentially in proportion with the size of the diamond. Clarity of the stone and shape also matter. Currently, the most desirable diamonds are round cuts, which fetch more than other styles. Last but not least, when valuing wedding bands, some of them can be quite heavy and really add up.
Typically, if an item in your home is broken beyond repair, it’s an easy decision to just throw it away – but broken necklaces, rings, bracelets, items with missing stones, and even single earrings can all be quite valuable, even when dirty and lacking the beautiful luster it once had. Have broken jewelry you still cherish? We also do jewelry repairs and are happy to restore your items back to when you first bought them.
Estate or Inherited Jewelry and Coins
Sadly, we often have customers come into Napier Gold to assess jewelry they’ve inherited from a loved one who has passed away. Even if you have a whole box of items, we are happy to help assess every piece of jewelry that was left to you and give you some perspective about the lineage of the items and their current value. We recently had a customer come in whose mom passed away, leaving her with a box of jewelry. Some of it wasn’t her style, and without an emotional connection to those pieces she decided to sell them. To her surprise, the few pieces of jewelry she brought in were worth $1,800! It’s always possible that your loved one left their jewelry as a gift so your family could benefit financially and you never know if there may be significant value in the items you’ve inherited that would otherwise sit in a box untouched.
Sterling Silverware and Housewares
Countless customers have come to Napier Gold with sterling silverware sets or sterling housewares that they no longer use and would like to sell. If you have old sterling silverware, tea sets, platters, candlestick holders, serving bowls, salt and pepper shakers, brushes, combs, pitchers, or even ashtrays made of sterling silver, you could be sitting on quite a bit of money. Sterling silverware and houseware often hold more value than lighter sterling jewelry items because of the simple fact that they weigh more. Even if the item is tarnished, it can be worth just as much as if it was pristine condition.