Where is the best place to sell Gold, Gold and Silver Jewellery and scrap? The Birmingham Gold CompanyTM !
NB Is My Gold & Silver Jewellery Worth More Than Scrap?
Now we do pay more than scrap for certain items but please read on so you understand how it works. You may well value some of your jewellery items as being worth more than scrap. Deciding what gold items to sell for scrap is a difficult decision but this article has been written to guide you. After all nothing is more soul-destroying than spending huge amounts of valuable time and effort trying to sell your Gold and Silver jewellery items and meeting with negativity.
There are three main factors to take into account when deciding whether a Gold or Silver ring, necklace, bracelet etc is worth more than scrap. The first is condition, the second is the type of hallmark and the third is market demand.
Let's look at each of these factors in turn
Condition is everything with regard to Gold jewellery. remember that any jeweller will examine a piece of jewellery under a high-powered magnifying glass or loupe. . Gold and Silver jewellery may be scratched, chipped, misshapen, with a worn shank in the case of a ring or worn links in the case of a necklace or bracelet. The hallmarks can also wear down and be illegible in some cases.
If the ring has stones then the condition of these stones must also be taken into account. Even diamonds can be scratched or chipped and many softer stones wear badly . Diamonds Rubies and Emeralds are the top-value stones but if they are damaged their value plummets . Diamond retailers make a colossal profit when they sell diamonds, sometimes in excess of 1000% and tiny diamond chips or very small stones have little value in today's marketplace, especially when you consider any jeweller can buy diamonds from a diamond wholesaler at a fraction of the price a similar diamond might have cost you.
Returning to the matter at hand, the problem is that it costs a lot of money to refurbish a piece of Gold or Silver jewellery and you must take this into account if trying to sell privately. private Buyers will examine every facet of the item and a small scratch can make a sale difficult. At the same time you also face the ususal hassle of finding a private buyer and online selling fees (eg ebay) can be very high. Refurbishing a stone or a shank can both be costly.
2/ The Type of Hallmark
Many gold and silver jewellery items that you own, such as rings, chains, bracelets, necklaces etc may not be fully hallmarked. They may also have a foreign hallmark. Be aware that any type of hallmark other than a full UK hallmark makes it difficult to sell your item on to a private buyer, because only a full hallmark is proof that the purity of the gold content has been tested by an Assay office. For more information about the importance of hallmarking please refer to our gold and silver hallmarking article Be especially careful when trying to sell Gold that has a foreign hallmark eg 14k 18k 22k or 14ct 18ct 22ct etc because in many countries around the world the hallmarking laws are far less strict than in the Uk. We have had for example Gold rings being brought in to us with a 22k mark stamped on them and they have been xrf-analysed at less than 17 carat. Please refer to this article on Gold Hallmarking. If in doubt phone us on 0121 448 0488 for advice.
3/ Market Demand.
The third factor is of course market demand. fashions and tastes change and many Gold and Silver jewellery items simply fall out of fashion. At the same time many people shun pre-owned jewellery items as they prefer to buy new. Consider what age group would be interested in purchasing your Gold and Silver jewellery item and remember that certain older age-groups are no longer in the market for jewellery. The key purchase group by age and disposable income is currently the 35-50 age group. Remember also that most stones in 9 carat gold are not valuable. More valuable stones are normally set in 18 carat or Platinum.
Of course there is always a market for certain antique and vintage items of jewellery, especially vintage named items eg by Asprey, Tiffany, Cartier etc and these items are certainly not scrap UNLESS they are in rough or damaged condition.
It is a given fact that you must maximise your return when you want to sell your antique, vintage and modern gold and silver jewellery. However look at all those jewellery items that you value more than scrap and check the condition of the metal and the stones first after which you should be realistic as to the chances of the demand for the item in question being strong enough for you to sell it on.
Remember as we say on our website ..."...Scrap Gold or Silver price is NOT bottom price!. Cash for Vintage companies not only do not publish their prices they also offer considerably less than scrap. So if they can't re-sell your item as vintage or antique they still earn by selling the item to companies like us . We pay the highest prices for antique, vintage and modern gold and silver jewellery and scrap. How? We will pay even more than scrap for the right antique, vintage or modern gold or silver item and without the heavy fees charged by ebay and auction houses..."
For more information visit our Sell Gold & Silver Antique, Vintage & Moden Jewellery Page
Selling Your Scrap Gold to us in Birmingham
You can either post your gold to us (sell gold by post click here ) OR make an appointment to sell in person (Tues-Thurs 9.30-3.30) We have customers all over the Uk coming to us in Birmingham to sell their gold, scrap gold and silver,Trade & Public. We are right in the middle of Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter, right where your local jeweller, gold buyer goes to to sell their gold to companies like us!! * . Its a straightforward process, the price on the calculator is the price we pay and we can pay cash or bank transfer, you choose!. We do not charge any fees whatsoever and your item are weighed and evaluated right in front of you. We buy all gold & silver items, from jewellery to cutlery, from antiques to industrial items, all carats and purity. We even buy gold-plate and rolled gold items so please bring them together with the gold and silver items you want to sell
*Its a fact that travelling to us in Birmingham to sell gold will reward you with a much better price for your gold as you will be cutting out the middleman ie your local gold buyer or jeweller. Its quite simple. They buy gold and silver from you, and drive it down to gold buyers in Birmingham, earning their "cut" in the process. Their "cut" can be as much as £4 a gram, not bad for a few gallons of petrol so if you have 100 grams of gold you will be losing up to £400, something no-one can afford to do in this day and age"
Where We Buy Gold Scrap Gold - Birmingham & the UK
Get your gold and silver together, bring it direct to us in the heart of Birmingham and get the right sell gold price for your gold items...Customers have travelled to us as gold buyers, from all over the UK, to sell gold from places such as .... Aberdeen Aberystwyth Basildon Basingstoke Bath Belfast Birkenhead Blackburn Blackpool Bolton Bournemouth Bradford Bristol Cambridge Cardiff Carlisle Chelmsford Cheltenham Chester Chichester Colchester Coldfield Coventry Crawley Derby Derry Doncaster Dover Dudley Dundee Durham East Kilbride Eastbourne Edinburgh Ely Exeter Gateshead Gillingham Glasgow Gloucester Guildford Halifax Harrogate Hereford Huddersfield Hull Inverness Ipswich Lancaster Leeds Leicester Lichfield Lincoln Lincoln & Newark Lisburn Liverpool London Luton Maidstone Middlesbrough Milton Keynes Newcastle Newport Newry Northampton Norwich Nottingham Oldham Oxford Paisley Peterborough Plymouth Poole Portsmouth Preston Reading Ripon Rochdale Rochester Rotherham Salford Salisbury Scotland Sheffield Shrewsbury Slough Solihull South Shields Southampton Southend Southport Stafford St. Albans St. Davids St. Helens Stirling Stockport Stoke Sunderland Swansea Swindon Telford Truro Wakefield Wales Walsall Warwick Warrington Watford Wells West Bromwich Westminster Wetherby Wigan Winchester Wolverhampton Worcester Worthing Wrexham York...
We are at 94 Vyse, St Hockley Birmingham B18 6JZ. right in the heart of Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter, and opposite the Jewellery Quarter Railway Station . We are on the corner of Vyse St and Hockley St. Give us a ring on 0121 448 0488 if you require further directions.
If you're not sure where Hockley is in Birmingham, then the map below should be of help.
Need more info on the types of gold we buy?
Whether scrap gold (see below) or even unhallmarked gold, or rolled gold or gold-filled we'll buy it. We buy all types of gold, including Gold Jewellery, Asian Gold Jewellery, Gold Bars, Dental Gold, Sovereign coins, Krugerrands, American Gold Coins, Australian Gold Coins, Chinese Gold, Indian Gold, Italian Gold, Turkish Gold, Gold Watches, Industrial Gold scrap rolled gold and gold filled of course, In fact the lot! Again we buy all carats of gold ie 9, 10, 14, 15, 15, 18, 21, 22 and 24 carat. There are companies that will only pay you the value of 9 carat gold for your 14, 18, 22, 24 carat foreign gold. This is incorrect. At the Birmingham Gold Company we will simply test your foreign gold and pay you according to the carat of gold. Example £100 worth of 9 carat gold would be worth £200 if it was 18 carat. & WE ALSO BUY UNHALLMARKED GOLD We specialise in Asian gold. we are fully aware that many items are not UK hallmarked and sometimes even have no hallmark at all.
A WORD ABOUT SCRAP GOLD
Scrap gold is an unfortunate term. Some think it refers to broken and damaged gold , perhaps also industrial gold but in fact "scrap gold" is a term which is used in the trade to apply to all gold items that are worth more for their metal than they are as items. Given that the price of gold is so high and also that gold jewellery demand is in decline, many so-called antique & jewellery items and old items are actually worth more for their gold weight BUT your local antique dealer or jeweller is not under any obligation to take the metal price into consideration and they often make an offer for an antique or jewellery item BELOW the metal weight, so if they can't sell it as an item, they can make money by scrapping it in. Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised how much more than antique or jewellery value, they actually get for their items.
So we Buy Gold Jewellery
Gold Jewellery and Watches, Gold Rings, Gold Earrings, Gold Chains, Gold Bracelets, Gold Pendants, Gold Anklets, Gold Necklaces, Gold Bangles, Gold Watches, If you want to sell any Gold items you no longer require give us a call today on 0121 448 0488 or just call in to see us for The Best Price For Gold in the Birmingham area. We also buy the following items
We urgently require Broken Gold, remember when Selling Gold, broken or not it has the same value regardless of its condition as it should be bought in weight rather than quality. Birmingham Gold Company always pay the same top rate for broken or non broken gold.
Gold Coins & Medals
We buy all gold coins & medals and unlike many of our competitors we are not bothered about condition. We buy Sovereigns, Krugerrands, eagles, maples, pandas Britannias and indeed all gold coins. Telephone us on 0121 448 0488 for more information.
Asian & Foreign Gold
We buy all types of Asian and Foreign Gold, We pay the best prices for it in Birmingham and we DO NOT charge refining fees or any other kind of fee, The price we quote is the price you receive, Give us a call to sell gold for cash in Birmingham.0121 448 0488. We buy Indian Gold, Middle eastern Gold, European Gold, Turkish Gold and Chinese Gold Please phone for details
Gold Bars, Ingots & Nuggets We buy all gold bars, nuggets and ingots from 1 gram up to 5 kilo bars. Please Phone for details
Gold & Non-Gold Watches
We urgently require working or broken watches, gold or not including Rolex, Omega, IWC, Cartier, Breitling watches . We pay top prices in cash with no postal risks, so please give us a call for a quote on 0121 448 0488. All phone cash offers are, of course, subject to viewing the watch.
Antique & Misc Gold Items We also buy all gold antique items including cigarette cases, cutlery, plates, flatware etc
Including sweeps, scrap, dust etc Please phone for details
Gold Plated/Rolled Gold Items
This includes items marked 1/5th or 1/10th metal core OR rolled gold OR gold filled OR gold plated. Please phone if you are unsure! WE ALSO BUY ALL GOLD FILLED/ ROLLED GOLD POCKET WATCHES...
For more information visit our Sell Gold & Silver Antique, Vintage & Moden Jewellery Page