Sell Gold, Jewellery & Scrap. Buyers of Fine Jewellery, Bullion, Watches & Silver.


Gold & Silver Calculator

Select carat/purity and enter weight
in grams for the ACTUAL price we pay.

For fine gold jewellery tel. 0121 448 0488

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Never post gold for cash until you find out the actual price the Gold Buyer pays . 
 Postal Gold packs are a gimmick. They will deduct costs of postage from their offer. Read the small print. 
Our gold price calculator shows the price we pay NOT the Live Spot Price which is misleading. 
Selling Gold & Silver to us is simple 1/ Get a Price for your Gold & Silver etc  2/ Decide whether to sell in person or by post  3/ We calculate the value & pay out fast 

 

Expand Your Possibilities with Our Expert Metals Testing Service

"Image of a sophisticated XRF testing machine in a professional setting at Birmingham Gold Company. The machine is shown analyzing a metal sample, illustrating the company's expanded services in precise metal testing for both precious and non-precious metals, catering to industrial and professional use. The background features a clean, well-organized lab environment, symbolizing the company's commitment to accuracy, expertise, and years of experience in metal analysis."

At Birmingham Gold Company, we're proud to have been offering precise metal testing services to the public for years, utilizing our sophisticated XRF testing machine. Building on this expertise, we're now excited to extend these services to meet the specific needs of industrial and professional sectors.

Why Our XRF Testing Service Stands Out?

  • Proven Expertise: Our journey began with testing jewelry for the public, and we're now leveraging our years of experience for broader industrial applications.
  • Comprehensive Metal Analysis: We test both precious and non-precious metals, delivering essential insights for various industrial and professional requirements.
  • Accuracy and Reliability: Our XRF testing machine provides exact and trustworthy results, vital for industrial quality control and decision-making.

Tailored Testing for Industrial and Professional Use

  • Whether it's for manufacturing, research, or quality assurance, our testing services are adaptable to a wide range of industrial needs.
  • We understand the critical role of metal testing in professional environments and are dedicated to meeting these demands with precision and care.

Contact Us for Specialized Service

  • Discuss your specific testing needs with us, and we'll tailor our services to offer the best solutions.
  • We're here to provide detailed information and answer any queries regarding our testing capabilities and pricing.

Get in Touch for Specialized Metal Testing

  • Phone: 0121 448 0488
  • Contact Person: Lionel
  • Pricing: Available upon request

Your trust in Birmingham Gold Company allows us to expand our services and expertise. Contact us today to see how our industrial and professional metal testing services can contribute to the success of your projects.

Sell Your Fine Jewellery & Luxury Items - Diamond, Ruby, Emerald & Sapphire jewellery, Watches & Luxury Brands

 

Update 2023

Whilst we are still buying scrap gold and jewellery as usual, due to market conditions we are having to limit the amount of designer & high-end gold jewellery items we are currently purchasing, but please do give us a call on 0121 448 0488 if you have an item you wish to sell, that you think may be of interest to us or send us an enquiry below..

If it is not for us we will certainly try and help with alternative options. 

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Thank you for your submission! We will contact you as soon as possible with our quote, which will be a range of prices. The final amount offered will depend on actual condition of your item when physically inspected under a standard 10x jewellers loupe. Consider how you would wish to sell to us by visiting this page  .

 

 Sell your Fine Jewellery & Luxury items for the best pricesjewellery we buylast

Thinking how to sell your fine jewellery and/or luxury items, you gave come to the right place.  As one of the UK's most prolific buyers of and dealers in precious jewellery & luxury items from diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire rings and pendants  to watches such as Rolex and Omega , we can offer you the best possible prices for your fine jewellery and for other heirlooms including watches, bags and bespoke items. With over 50 years combined  experience  in the industry we have perfected an online and in=person - buying service for  your most precious heirlooms and luxury items. Unlike auction houses and ebay etc we charge no fees (They can charge around 35%, that is a colossal price) and you do not have to wait until your item has sold,if it does sell, to receive your money.

The images below give an indication of the types of items we would make an offer on ie Diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets etc; prestige watches, including Rolex and Omega and of course  bespoke heirlooms

To get our quote for  your item(s) just complete our online form below

 

Why You Should Sell Your Gold jewellery To us and avoid Auction Houses/ebay.sell gold jewellery rings pendants brooches, antique, vintage and modern

We have to ask why are people using auctions (and ebay)  to sell their gold jewellery. They charge 30% fees, don't pay for weeks and often the winning bidder does not even pay?. More than that we could well have paid them a lot more!
Auction Houses do have their uses, but remember they will over-value your item of gold jewellery  just to get it in and then often push you into accepting an offer. lower than you would wish.

We know of customers selling Sovereigns in auction and ending up with 20% less than we would have offered and they had to wait for weeks to get the money.  One customer recently waited 6 weeks for a non-paying bidder at auction. Fed up, she came to us and we bought her ring straight away and for more. We paid another customer 10% more than the auction house said they could get, or 40% more if you take off their 30% fees.  Auctions are best for very rare and expensive designer pieces. 

You do not get any of that nonsense with the Birmingham Gold Company. We will pay more for certain items, we pay straight away, we have no fees and we do not force you to accept anything lress than you wanted. 

Why not get a quote from your local auction, deduct their fees and then use our calculator to check whether we can beat their price and quicker. Give us a call today

Birmingham Gold Company Sell Gold

Sell Gold & Silver Coins, Jewellery & Scrap & Watches.

Sell Gold, Jewellery & Coins,  Silver & watches In Person or via PostNB We pay MORE than scrap for certain gold jewellery items.Best prices paid for Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium,  Coins, Jewellery, & Scrap in Birmingham & throughout the UK. We also pay best top prices for Watches & Pocket-Watches eg Rolex, Omega & most other makes, gold or otherwise. We also buy Asian, foreign & unhallmarked Gold. As Gold & Silver recyclers we pay top prices to the UK Public, often over 50% more than jewellers pay. Situated in Birmingham's famous jewellery quarter, we have paid out over c.£35million for Gold, Silver, Platinum, antique, vintage & modern jewellery or scrap & of course for watches, gold or non-gold! NB Our gold price is often more than you'd get from antique dealers, ebay or auction houses, after deducting their hefty fees!!  Three points to note: We don't pay gold price for metal wires, springs, strengtheners  fillers, stones etc; the UK Hallmark is THE standard & UK Law and finally our trained staff are ethical, knowledgeable & here to help you. Get a Price For Your Gold and Silver Here

How To Sell Gold & Silver To Us 

Buyers of Gold & Silver Coins Jewellery & Scrap

 1/ Our Counter Service (cash/cheque/transfer). Sell Gold, Gold Jewellery, Silver, Platinum / Palladium & Watches in person. Open To The Public: Tues Wed, Thurs & Fridays, 8.30 AM-2.00 PM. (NB Open for  Industrial Processing Mondays by prior arrangement).You can call-in or book a private appointment

 2/ Our Postal Service (cheque/transfer) - Sell gold, platinum, palladium silver & watches via Royal Mail's secure & trackable Special Delivery Postal Service. Postage costs now refunded for gold Click here to sell your Gold / Silver etc by Post or tel 0121 448 0488...NB Cut out the middleman ie your local jeweller / gold buyer who pays less than scrap to sell  it on to gold dealers like us, for up to £4 a gram profit. If you have 100 grams of 9ct then you could lose up to £400 & double that for 18ct. Customers sell gold to us from afar as Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, & London. We have transparent gold prices & unvetted/unvettable google reviews.Get a Price For Your Gold and Silver Here

Sell Antique / Vintage Gold Jewellery

Best Place to Sell Gold Jewellery Birmingham We pay the highest prices for antique, vintage and modern gold and silver jewellery and scrap. How? We don't charge the heavy fees charged by ebay and auction houses and if your item is worth more than scrap ie undamaged and in demand then we will offer you more..For more information please read how to sell your gold jewellery for more than scrap price 

 

Sell Gold Via XRF Analysis We buy all Gold throughout the UK. Whether gold jewellery, scrap gold, (see below) Industrial scraps  or even unhallmarked gold, we'll buy it all. Selling or thinking of how to sell your gold?  Looking for the best place to sell Gold and Gold jewellery?  All Gold and Silver testing is done via two methods ie  the traditional "acid" test and via our Niton XRF analyser, the industry standard for the testing of gold, silver and platinum,  purity and carat. Get a Price For Your Gold and Silver Here

Sell a Rolex, Omega Cartier, or any Modern or Old  Vintage Watch. Birmingham Watch Company 

Sell Rolex Omega etc. Vintage or Modern Watch Buyers

We are Buyers of Vintage & Modern Wrist Watches & Pocket Watches, eg Rolex, IWC, Omega Cartier,  & Jaeger- le-Coultre, but not just these watch brands. We will consider ANY vintage wristwatch or pocket watch  Tel. 0121 448 0488 if you want to speak direct to our watch buyer)  to sell your watch, or find out if we can buy your watch.  If you are thinking of selling your old watch, you have come to the right place. We are passionate about watches and strive to offer you the best possible price for your old timepiece. NB We do NOT usually buy quartz watches. Please phone first.

There are  2 ways to sell a modern or vintage watch to us . 

1/ Over the Counter We will make offers on all watches that we are interested in buying and we sell watches . Please phone 0121 448 0488 or click here for more details  

 2/ Post your watch to us   Post your watch via Royal mail's excellent insured and trackable special delivery service..Please phone 0121 448 0488  or read how to sell a watch via post page     

Sell any Rolex, IWC, Omega, Longines, Jaeger, Cartier, and any vintage watch. Selling a pocket watch or wristwatch? We are Buyers of Wristwatches,  Pocket Watches and Pocket Watch Cases, not just by  makers such as Rolex, Omega, IWC, Longines, Cartier, Waltham, Elgin, Vertex,  but also many others.   We pay the best and highest top UK prices for all watches we require. NB we do NOT make high offers on the phone only to reduce them when you send in your watch. We do not operate this practice and all watch sellers  should be aware of this on the Internet   

  Looking to sell your watch? Watches we will buy.. 

#NB We are particularly interested in purchasing the following watches

1/ All Rolex, Cartier, Omega, IWC, Longines, Jaeger Le Coultre Breitling, Seiko, Citizen, 

2/ All  Omega watches inc Omega Constellation, Omega Speedmaster and Omega Seamaster. 

3/ All non-battery Rolex, Longines,  IWC (International watch Company) and Jaeger- le- Coultre Watches

4/ All Pocket watches , and cases, gold, rolled gold, gold-plated or silver  

5/ All Vintage Wristwatches, regardless of condition, working or not

NB Many watch buyers and especially jewellers and pawnbrokers only give you a small fraction of your watches true value! We pay a great price as we only work on a small percentage, ultimately we buy and sell more watches due to The highest prices paid for second-hand & used watches. If you can't travel to us then post your watch special delivery for an immediate sales appraisal and offer to : 

NB Tempted to sell your watch to  that online fancy watch-buying website? These days many online watch buyers make very high offers to encourage you to post your watch to them. Once it is in their hands they will lowball its quality, condition etc so that you end up with a much lower offer. We DO NOT undertake this dubious practice. 

For more information please visit our dedicated watch website 

Sell Gold & Silver Bullion Coins & Bars  - Birmingham's Bullion Buyers

sell gold and silver bullion, bars and coins to Birmingham Gold Company

  

So why sell your Gold & Silver Bullion to the Birmingham Gold Company?

- Best prices paid. We often pay more than advertised Bullion Dealers

- Our prices are regardless of the condition of your gold and silver bullion and bars. 

- Faster Payouts  - Within 48 Hours

- No Fees, No Charges, Just Competitive prices

Currently paying more than many Bullion Dealers! When you want to sell gold and silver coins, whether Sovereigns Guineas Krugerrands, Ducats Crowns Florins etc, we at Birmingham Gold Company  are your  first choice for all gold bullion, as coin buyers of all denominations and all periods. We won't reduce our price if your coin has scratches and we do not pay less than scrap price like so many coin-dealers do  who tend to offer below scrap so if they cannot sell them as collectables they sell them on to companies like ours. . 

We also do not have any charges / fees.Compare our prices to what you can get in auction /ebay. Don't forget to deduct auction house/ ebay fees and costs and you will quickly  realize that you will get more simply by selling to us. The fees these types of buyers charge often  makes it unfeasible for you to sell most gold coins through these sources. We also buy gold and silver bars  see below 

 

Gold & Silver Coins We Buy

Sell Gold & Silver Coins - Birmingham's Coin Buyers NB Whilst we do pay more for rare older coins we do NOT pay more for proof coins ! Of course while most gold coins are just in fact bullion,  your coin might just be rare enough for us to offer more than our calculator price for certain rare coins so do please contact us . Remember  if we are going to offer you more then condition becomes vital. A coin that has been mounted or is damaged is scrap, not least because  there will be so many of the same coin out there in better condition for collectors to choose from . We buy all UK & Foreign Gold and Silver Coins Popular gold coins we buy include Sovereigns, Double, Quarter & Half-Sovereigns, Guineas, Half-Guineas, Britannias, Maples, Krugerrands, Ducats, American Eagles, Dollars and Half Dollars.  Silver coins we buy include Crowns, Half Crowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences and Threepences and of course Dollars, Marks, Guilders, Roubles, Pesetas, Lire etc

We Pay More For Certain Coins

 To sell to us , first get an idea of the value of your items by weighing your items then using our gold and precious metals  price calculator for gold and silver bullion Then either

Make an Appointment To sell Gold In Person 

Post Your Items To us Via Special Delivery Post

Call us on 0121 448 9488 OR use our General Enquiry Form

There are Two Ways to Sell Unwanted Gold, Silver, Platinum etc To Us  

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As one of the Uk's busiest precious metals dealers we buy all types of gold, silver platinum and palladium at best prices. Cut out  the middleman ie your local jeweller / gold buyer who pays less than scrap to sell  it on to gold dealers like us, for up to £4 a gram profit. If you have 100 grams of 9ct then you could lose up to £400 & double that for 18ct. The best way to sell to us is to weigh your items, use our calculator at the top of this page to get the prices we will pay and then select the way that you want to sell to us ie:- 

1/ In Person. (cash/cheque/transfer) Sell Gold, Gold coins,  Jewellery, Silver, Platinum / Palladium & Watches in person Open To The Public: Mondays to Fridays 8.00AM-1.45PM. (NB Other usual opening times  are trade processing only,  by prior arrangement.) You can call-in or book a private  appointment.   Please visit our counter service page here.

Alternatively you can sell gold and other precious metals incl. silver plainum and palladium jewellery and scrap, as well as gold coins and watches  by post (see below)

2/ Postal Service. (cheque/transfer) - Sell Gold, Gold coins,  Jewellery, Silver, Platinum / Palladium & Watches by post. Use the popular safe secure trackable Special Delivery postal service Click here to sell your Gold / Silver etc by post  or Tel 0121 448 0488. Now re-imbursing all gold postage costs.

If you are still unsure how to proceed then please read our "sell gold guide" here. If you think your gold jewellery, or an item  is worth more than scrap then read our page "Sell My Gold Jewellery For More Than Scrap" or for more information call us on 0121 448 0488 . You can also send us an email with images at birminghamgoldcompany@gmail.com 

Buy, Sell, Test, Melt and Assay your Industrial & Trade Precious Metals incl. Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium
We use XRF analysis to determine the quality and Purity of your Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium

Looking to sell buy or test a range of trade / industrial precious metals, including Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium, from scrap through to individual items ?  We can help . The  Birmingham Gold Company has for many years provided industry generally and the jewellery  trade specifically with a range of services including

1/ Purchase of precious metals

2/ Sale of precious metals in many forms from scrap metal through to grain

3/ XRF Analysis and specialist testing procedures and reports.

4/ Melt and Assay facilities, 

For over 13 years we have been delighted to serve a whole range of industries and businesses, in a variety of sectors and not just the jewellery manufacturing and retailing industry . We also deal with heavy and light industrial manufacturers and wholesalers, from shipbuilders (silver brazing rods) to science labs (platinum crucibles etc) , medical and dental manufacturers and wholesalers and of course, last but not least  the antique trade. We have now decided to expand our industrial and trade business further and would br delighted to help you with your needs whatever they might be. Our services are;- 

1/ Purchase of Precious Metals eg, Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium in industrial and commercial form, from jewellery, flatware, objets, right through to brazing rods/crucibles etc.  

2/ Sale of Precious Metals  eg, Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium . We sell gold, silver, platinum and palladium in ALL forms from scrap to jewellery and objets  right through to industrial material including grain and sheet at wholesale, not retail prices.  We sell everything from scrap jewellery needing repairing/polishing through to refurbished jewellery items, bullion ie coins and bars and in fact all precious metal materials in any format., . Every customer has a unique requirement so do please contact us nd tell us yours.

3/ XRF Analysis and specialist testing procedures and reports. With years of expertise in the industry coupled with full XRF analysis facilities as well as more traditional methods including acid testing , we can identify the carat/purity and type  metal of anything that you send to us  

4/ Melt and Assay facilities. We offer a melt and assay service to our trade and industrial customers tailor-made to specific requirements. You may have findings sweeps or lemel that require melting. We provide a straightforward reliable melting facility for all customers. 

NB Trade/Industrial processing days are Mondays & Fridays Strictly by appointment only. Please use the contact form below in the first instance and we will contact you as soon as possible. Alternatively please use the chat facility on this page. or our precious metals postal service. 

 

Sell Rhodium to the Rhodium Buyers  (NB Service temporarily suspended for Rhodium 13/04/21)

We Buy Rhodium Sell Rhodium

 

 

 

 

Do you have Rhodium that you wish to sell? As precious metals recyclers we are always looking to buy Rhodium as well as Platinum and Palladium. If you are looking to sell Rhodium in any for then please get in touch on 0121 448 0488 and we can discuss your needs.

Please note we will consider buying rhodium plated items but please do check first 

 

According to Wiki, "Rhodium is a chemical element with the symbol Rh and atomic number 45. It is an ultra-rare, silvery-white, hard, corrosion-resistant, and chemically inert transition metal. It is a noble metal and a member of the platinum group. It has only one naturally occurring isotope103Rh. Naturally occurring rhodium is usually found as the free metal, as an alloy with similar metals, and rarely as a chemical compound in minerals such as bowieite and rhodplumsite. It is one of the rarest and most valuable precious metals.

Rhodium is found in platinum or nickel ores together with the other members of the platinum group metals. It was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston in one such ore, and named for the rose color of one of its chlorine compounds.

The element's major use (approximately 80% of world rhodium production) is as one of the catalysts in the three-way catalytic converters in automobiles. Because rhodium metal is inert against corrosion and most aggressive chemicals, and because of its rarity, rhodium is usually alloyed with platinum or palladium and applied in high-temperature and corrosion-resistive coatings. White gold is often plated with a thin rhodium layer to improve its appearance while sterling silver is often rhodium-plated for tarnish resistance. Rhodium is sometimes used to cure silicones; a two-part silicone in which one part containing a silicon hydride and the other containing a vinyl-terminated silicone are mixed. One of these liquids contains a rhodium complex.[6]

Rhodium detectors are used in nuclear reactors to measure the neutron flux level. Other uses of rhodium include asymmetric hydrogenation used to form drug precursors and the processes for the production of acetic acid."

 

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Sell Your Gold Silver & Watches - Covid-19 Changes Updated 07/05/2020

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As of the 07/05 2020 we have now re-opened . There are two ways to sell Gold Silver watches & Diamonds  to us:-

1/ Sell Gold, Silver, Watches - In Person 

As of the 07/05 2020 we are now open. In line with Covid-19 Government regulations we have opened our Gold selling Counter which is now by appointment only for your safety and security; we have now installed safety screens and handgel pumps and only people from one household/family group allowed in at any one time . To sell Gold, Silver Watches etc  in person please make an appointment by visiting our Sell Gold Counter Page. 

2/ Sell Gold, Silver Watches -  By Post 

Our Postal Service has now re-opened and we are now re-imbursing your postage. To sell your Gold etc by post please visit our Sell Gold Postal Service

Transparent Gold & Silver Prices

transparentLooking to sell Gold? Unlike many gold buyers, we do not post on our precious metals calculator "up to" prices, the price you see is the price we pay. Some companies even show the spot price for Gold, but when you actually speak to them, the price they actually pay is far below spot price. Avoid any company that hides their gold price or misrepresents it in any way. Clearly you will not be getting a good deal.

Using an online  gold price calculator? When you want to sell your gold or silver, you want the best price for your jewellery and items, beware of these tricks from gold buyers.

The Gold Fix Trick

Be aware that many gold companies today are using a little trick to catch you out. Whilst we publish the actual price we pay on our gold price calculator many companies simply display the global market (ie spot or the fix ) for gold, (which even whole countries cannot get when they sell their gold!). They do not pay that amount as the small print reveals later, and if they did they would make no profit and therefore not be in business,but the fact is that you can be enticed by this trick and get far less than you bargained for. Always check that the price advertised is the price that you will receive for gold and silver.  

The "Up To" Trick

When you want to sell your gold other companies quote an "up to" price, which is just as deceptive as the first "sell your gold to us " trick. You need accurate prices not vague guidelines promises, nor innacurate promises. These companies quote an "up to" price only because they are too embarrased to quote the true price they are offering for your gold. Avoid at all costs  

The "No calculator / No published gold prices" Trick

Even worse some gold  and silver buyers show no prices on their website making claims such as we will buy your gold and silver as items and so on. These companies are amongst the biggest rip offs in the UK and we have heard many horror stories as to how they offer less than 20% of the scrap value, only increasing their offer when pushed. if you are looking to sell gold or silver and are enticed by such a company, at least get a price from us first so you know the true value of your items. then if you really want to send off your items to these types of companies make sure you can demand your items back when the scandalous offer is received. these gold buyers and vintage buyers don't publish their prices for a very good reason

We Buy Your Gold as Jewellery Items Not Scrap Trick

Many jewellers cash-for vintage jewellery companies and gold buyers promise that they will buy your gold and silver jewellery as "items" rather than for scrap then pay well below scrap for the item in question in the process "ripping you off". It is an old trick and one that can cost you. Remember these companies do not publish their gold prices and also that we will pay more than scrap for certain items if they are undamaged, the hallmarks are not worn, the stones are not chipped and there is a demand for your item. 

NB 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.Many local jewellers/ gold buyers pay up to £4 a gram lower than our gold buyer prices and some are less than fair See some of our  Google reviews below.

 

Small Overheads, No Fancy Frills

Avoid Selling Gold To Fancy Offices with lots of staffWalk in to sell your gold and silver into a fancy building with lots of staff and the first thing that should cross your mind is "How are they paying for all this! Clearly YOU the customer will be paying for it, so beware.  Lots of staff cost lots of wages and these have to be funded somehow. Currently in the UK all the best gold buying businesses keep their overheads low. At the Birmingham Gold Company, we keep our overheads to the bare minimum, allowing us to be able to offer more for your gold and silver . remember also that fancy websites cost a huge amount of money in terms of design and maintenance. Ask yourself who exactly is paying for that!  Biggest and fanciest is not the best, someone has to pay for all that .. 

 

 

Google Reviews

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 There are a lot of review websites out there and you will have come across them, no doubt with some cynicism. Some of these review sites have been guilty in the past of allowing businesses to remove negative reviews, and businesses have also been able to buy huge numbers of fake reviews Read more about fake gold and silver reviews here We, at The Birmingham Gold Company only use Google Reviews, which cannot be bought nor faked and most importantly we do NOT have any ability to remove negative reviews, which is Google's policy. The result is that our reviews are fair and honest, which is important to you when making the decision where to sell your gold and silver. Read our reviews here

 

An Honest and Transparent Service

transparencyWe WILL sort out the various carats of gold you have. We WILL weigh your items in front of you and not in a back room and we WILL give you an honest and transparent gold buying service. We have served over 25,000 customers and paid out more than £30million to the General Public, over 13 years, so we must be doing something right!.

Word Of Mouth Recommendations.

Besides our excellent Google reviews our customers also spread the word about the service and prices they have received from us. You can trust these recommendations and we estimate that 70% of our business comes from word-of-mouth recommendations. If these customers are happy with our service, you will be too.

 

 

So Why Sell Your Gold To The Birmingham Gold Company
You want to sell your gold or scrap gold for the best cash price. We buy all types of gold and we pay the highest cash price per gram. At the Birmingham Gold Company our simple philosophy is "Pay our customers more than anyone else and ultimately have more customers". The Birmingham Gold Company has a fantastic reputation and have served over 5000 happy customers all wanting to sell gold for the best price in the UK. Our customers have come from all over the country, most from word-of-mouth recommendation.

There are 12 key reasons for using us
1/ The Price - We pay amongst the highest prices for all types of gold & scrap gold.  
2/ The lack of Any Fees - We don't charge anything No refining fees no commissions nothing. we don't even charge for returning non-gold items to you. A first perhaps?
3/ We weigh everything in front of you. If you use our postal service you'll get a photo of course showing your items weights on our Trading Standards Approved Scales. 
4/ We use Trading Standards Scales  
5/ We pay cash
6/ We pay cash quickly via special delivery
7/We work quickly  & professionally to ensure you get a fast service.
8/ We care about our customers. 
9/ 25000+ happy customers 
10/ Our Trained Staff.
11/ Our Transparency.
The whole transaction, all the checking for carat, weighing of your items and the maths relating to the cash payment is done in front of you. Use our eye-glasses if you want,  and borrow our calculator. Its all there for you to see.
12. We believe we pay the best true gold prices in the UK..to the Public.

We believe The Public should receive a straight honest service & be paid top prices for their gold. Our growth has in the main been due to personal word-of mouth recommendation.So thank you all of you!!

 

 

SELL GOLD & SILVER - 8 TOP TIPS

CashforgoldWhere is the best place to sell Gold and Silver. Who pays the best prices for Gold and Silver? These 8 top tips will guide you in making the right decision to get you the best price for your gold and silver jewellery and scrap 

1/ Sell Gold Prices Should be Transparent. Never sell your Gold and Silver to any gold buyer either online or in person, that does not publish transparent gold and silver prices ie via a calculator or in written form. "Vintage Cash for..." companies are renowned for this, saying they will buy your gold and silvcer as items but in reality they offer far less than scrap

2/  Sell Gold & Silver Calculators. Check Gold calculators carefully. Read the small print. Avoid trying to sell your gold and silver to companies that publish "up to" prices or who ask you to phone for an accurate price. Ask yourself what are they hiding?. Also check that the price isn't just the market spot price ie it is a price that will actually pay.  No company in the world pays spot price for gold, they pay a percentage of it , so  if they show spot price ask yourself why they are not showing the actual price they are paying  Our calculator shows the price we pay (less if applicable non-gold metal weight and stones weight of course see below). Avoid companies that hide their gold and silver prices.

3/ Avoid Gold  Comparison Websites. Never use gold comparison websites, they are rigged as a search on google will reveal. we know of a few gold comparison websites that list some very poor paying companies and even the winner pays 40% less for gold and silver than we do. often these companies have made up names like postyourgold4cash, that sort of thing.

4/ Avoid Gold Packs. Avoid companies that send out gold packs. Its a gimmick. You can pick up Special Delivery envolopes from the Post Office free of charge to post your gold and silver items and who do you think bears the cost of these gimmicks? You do, nothing is really free. the cost of these gold packs are  taken off the price you receive for your gold and silver. 

5/ Check Carat and Purity. Always check the carat and purity of your gold and silver and weigh them separately. . Group your items into the correct carat/purities before weighing each group That way you can use an "actual price" online gold calculator to get an accurate value of your gold and silver items, For more information on selling in this way  see our sell gold guide or our  silver guide 

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6/  Cut Out the Gold & Silver Buying Middleman . Avoid selling your gold and silver to local jewellers, antique dealers and gold buyers. Think about it. Local jewellers, antique dealers and local gold buyers simply sell on their gold and silver to companies like the Birmingham Gold Company who buy from the Trade all over the UK. They have to make a profit. Cutting out the middleman can earn you up to £5 per gram for 9 carat gold. That could mean an extra £500 on a 100 gram gold chain. Also do not fall for the "I'll buy your gold and silver as an item instead of scrap" line. Most local jewellers antique dealers and gold buyers will want to pay less than scrap price for your gold and silver. That way if they can't make a profit selling them on they at least they can make a profit by selling to companies like the Birmingham Gold Company

7/ When You Sell Gold and Silver  By Post  Always know your weights and carat and use a safe courier. Special delivery is best, But most importantly make sure that if you do not accept their offer ie because it is too low that they will return your items to you free of charge. That way they do not have you over a barrel. before sending off your items make sure you have split them into the right carats/purities and keep a not detailing these and of course the weights for each group. Do expect deductions for non precious metals in your gold and silver jewellery and scrap ie clasps, stones etc but this loss should be small

8/ When You Sell Gold and Silver In Person. If they take your items and weigh them in a back room instead of in front of you, alarm bells shoiuld be ringing. Make sure you are organised ie that your gold and silver items are split into carats/purities and that you know the weights. Do expect deductions for non precious metals in your gold and silver jewellery and scrap ie clasps, stones etc but this loss should be small.  Always ask for any gold or silver test to be explained to you.

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The importance of the Uk Hallmark

UK hallmarked gold is not an issue as the Assay office test every part of every gold jewellery item and when satisfied that the gold, whether it is 9 carat,18 carat, 22 carat Gold, meets the rigorous requirement on all parts of the tested gold item, they give a full hallmark. 

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It is an offence for a retailer to sell any product made of gold, silver or platinum in the UK unless it has been hallmarked, read more below.

But we do buy unhallmarked items and we do often get strange results. Items that are not hallmarked yet bought in the UK do not meet  the legal requirement for a gold hallmark often because they fail to reach the required purity of gold,in every partof the item, ie the Assay office, an independent Government body, refuses to give a hallmark.  The mark 22ct or 18k etc is not a full hallmark.

The same problem is true for gold and silver jewellery items bought outside the Uk in countries where the assay test is not as strict as the Uk assay, ege Turkey, Italy, UAE and so on. 

We have included some photographs of our XRF spectrometer analysis of gold that was meant to be 22 carat. It is not our fault if some Asian shops in the Uk and overseas gold sellers cheat on the gold purity in their items. 

NB All the below photos are meant to be  22 carat ie 22 Kt

 Sell Gold Carat

 

Sell Gold carat purity  

 

below 22 carat purity

CURRENT LEGISLATION

THE LAW – CURRENT HALLMARKING LEGISLATION

hallmarking act1973 The Hallmarking Act
The 1973 Hallmarking Act was the culmination of a very lengthy and complex process involving over 30 statutes relating to hallmarking, some of which had been adjusted or partly repealed. Many included requirements inappropriate to the new economic and social situation. An overhaul of legislation was well overdue.  Eventually the Hallmarking Act 1973 was passed, championed by Jerry Wiggin MP, a descendant of a Birmingham family associated with the Assay Office for generations.

The new Act created the British Hallmarking Council, harmonised date letters, simplified gold standards and reinforced compulsory hallmarking for gold, silver and, for the first time, platinum.

Nowhere else in the world are consumers more highly protected than in the UK. The UK is one of only a few countries in the world that have compulsory statutory hallmarking. This means that every item sold as precious metal, ie gold, silver, platinum or palladium must have been tested and hallmarked by an independent third-party Assay Office to guarantee that the precious metal is of the fineness stated.

The law applies to everything SOLD in the UK , regardless of where it may have been manufactured.  The only exemptions are items which fall beneath the specified weight thresholds which are 1 gram for gold, 7.78 grams for silver, 0.5 grams for platinum and 1 gram for palladium. 

Sell Gold & Silver Via Our Gold and Silver Price Calculator - Price per Gram

Sell your gold and silver. use our calculator to get your "sell" price

Our calculator (see above) is honest, transparent and easy to use

Our sell gold and silver calculator shows the actual price we pay for scrap gold and silver items that we buy. In contrast many companies show the spot price known as the fix on their calculators and this can be very misleading as  this is NOT the price they pay. All gold and silver buyers pay a percentage of the fix and we pay one of the best prices for gold and silver in the UK and EU. Using the calculator correctly to sell your gold and silver to us as the gold buyer of your choice is very simple

1/  Sort your items into their different carats. if you can't then tell us either in person or when you send them in.

2/ For each type of carat/purity weigh your items  We deduct from the gold weight the weight of  CZ stones, artificial and synthetic stones. We will pay gold weight or even  more for semi-precious and precious stones, each on their merits ie undamaged, no chips, good cut, colour, clarity etc.  . If in doubt tel 0121 448 0488

3/ NB If you believe your item is worth more than scrap then please call us on 0121 448 0488 and / or read below  If you want a quote for your special designer or fine jewellery item incl. diamond, ruby, sapphire or emerald jewellery or Cartier, Aspreys, Tiffany etc piece,  then visit our quotation page here

4/ using the drop-down box on the gold and silver calculator  select the correct carat/purity and enter the weight . The price we pay for your gold and silver will appear in the box on the right  of our calculator....If in doubt  read the instructions below the calculator on this page and then use the links  to sell to us. 

Detailed Gold  & Silver Calculator Instructions - Unlike some companies gold calculators this sell gold calculator shows the price we actually pay  

i/ Determine the carat (gold) or purity(silver) of your item by reading our website eg

9 carat =375   

the lion mark ie  lion passant   =925 Sterling Silver iii/ 50% coins are 500 silver

ii/ Enter the weight unless you have half-sovereigns,  sovereigns krugerrands in which case you should enter the number of coins NOT weight into the correct area.

The value of your items will appear below We do not charge any fees .

NB to calculate your price in ounces enter 31.1 grams into the calculator to get the price for one ounce . 31.1 grams is a TROY ounce, 28 grams is a cooking ounce. 

NB For 999 Gold Select the 22 carat price, enter your weight, get the result and then divide the result by 22 and then multiply by 24 to get our 24 carat price

Once you have your price then either...

Make an Appointment to sell Gold in Person  OR  Post Your Items To us Via Special Delivery Post Call us on 0121 448 0488 OR use our General Enquiry Form

Birmingham Gold Company

94 Vyse St, Birmingham B18 6JZ

0121 448 0488

Rated 4.9/5 based on 309 reviews 

Using an online  gold price calculator? Beware of these tricks

When you want to sell your gold or silver, you want the best price for your jewellery and items, beware of these tricks from gold buyers.

The Gold Fix Trick

Be aware that many gold companies today are using a little trick to catch you out. Whilst we publish the actual price we pay on our gold price calculator many companies simply display the global market (ie spot or the fix ) for gold. They do not pay that amount as the small print reveals later, and if they did they would make no profit and therefore not be in business,but the fact is that you can be enticed by this trick and get far less than you bargained for. Always check that the price advertised is the price that you will receive for gold and silver.  

The "Up To" Trick

When you want to sell your gold other companies quote an "up to" price, which is just as deceptive as the first "sell your gold to us " trick. You need accurate prices not vague guidelines promises, nor inaccurate promises. These companies quote an "up to" price only because they are too embarrassed to quote the true price they are offering for your gold. Avoid at all costs  

The "No calculator / No published gold prices" Trick

Even worse some gold  and silver buyers show no prices on their website making claims such as we will buy your gold and silver as items and so on. These companies are amongst the biggest rip offs in the UK and we have heard many horror stories as to how they offer less than 20% of the scrap value, only increasing their offer when pushed. if you are looking to sell gold or silver and are enticed by such a company, at least get a price from us first so you know the true value of your items. Then if you really want to send off your items to these types of companies make sure you can demand your items back when the scandalous offer is received. these gold buyers and vintage buyers don't publish their prices for a very good reason

General Enquiry Form  

 

So Can I Sell My Gold Items To You For More Than Scrap?

NB The best thing to do before you read on is to give us a call on 0121 448 0488 if you believe that your item is worth more than scrap . We can advise you over the telephone 

 

Gold Ring -Damaged ie Scrap

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  

 

   

1/ Condition. 

damaged gold sapphire ring

 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.  

 

 

jeweller examing a piece of jewellery through a loupeReturning 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 usual 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

  hallmarks1 1 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 17carat. Please refer to this article on Gold Hallmarking. If in doubt phone us on 0121 448 0488 for advice. 

 

 

3/ Market Demand.  

  The Demand For Gold Jewellery 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. 

 

Conclusions.  

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 & Modern Jewellery Page 

 

 Looking to sell your Vintage Costume Jewellery?

Sell Your Vintage Costume Jewellery - Vintage Costume Jewellery Buyers

At The Birmingham Gold Company we pride ourselves on paying the very best prices for Gold and Silver. Now we are looking to buy any type of vintage costume jewellery item ie brooches, pendants necklaces, bracelets, bangles rings etc. ie any vintage costume jewellery item made before 1980.

Please note:  We do NOT buy modern, shop labelled costume jewellery items eg Next, M&S and so on. We do not buy broken items.

if you have a job lot of unwanted vintage costume jewellery we would be happy to buy it . Unlike many vintage costume jewellery buyers we actually show the price we will actually pay for your vintage costume jewellery ie (non gold-silver-rolled gold)  items on our calculator (see left) 

 

Sell Vintage Costume Jewellery- Vintage Costume Jewellery Buyers

To get a price for your vintage costume jewellery

1/ Weigh your items in grams

2/ Select the correct box on our gold and precious metals  price calculator for vintage costume jewellery 

3/ Enter the weight of your items and the price will show in red underneath. That is the price we will pay.

Sell Vintage Costume Jewellery

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO SELL TO US 

1/ Counter Service by appointment only  

2/  Postal Service. (cheque/transfer/Paypal) -   Sell gold, platinum, palladium silver and even watches by post. Use the popular safe secure trackable Special Delivery postal service Click here to sell your Gold / Silver etc by Post  or Tel 0121 448 0488 NB people post to us via Special Delivery but if you are just posting costume jewellery ONLY then save money by posting SIGNED-FOR

Sell Gold Jewellery & Bullion. 

Sell Gold, Jewellery Diamonds & Coins,  Silver & watches In Person or via Post Sell Gold & Silver jewellery, Bullion & Watches. Gold & Silver Buyers.  We pay MORE than scrap for certain gold jewellery & pay top prices for Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium, Diamonds.Coins & Bullion, Jewellery& Scrap in the UK. We also pay top prices for Watches & Pocket-Watches eg Rolex, Omega & most others, gold or not. We buy foreign & unhallmarked Gold & probate. As Gold & Silver recyclers our  prices can be 50% more than jewellers & antique dealers & more than you'd get from ebay or auction houses after hefty fees!!   

sell gold and silver bullion, bars and coins to Birmingham Gold Company

Sell Gold & Silver Bullion. We are also very keen to buy all types of Gold & Silver bullion from bars to coins including Sovereigns, Krugerrands Britannias etc. Situated in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, we've paid out over c.£35million to thousands of satisfied customers. We are ethical, knowledgeable & here to help you. We provide a safe & secure selling environment for you & we work right in front of you, no distractions. ie your items are visible to you at all times.  Pho 0121 448 0488 for info. . Get a Price For Your Gold and Silver

How To Sell Gold & Silver To Us 

Buyers of Gold & Silver Coins Jewellery & Scrap

 1/ Our Counter Service - Safe, secure and discreet. (cash/transfer). Sell Gold, Gold Jewellery, Diamonds, Silver, Platinum / Palladium & Watches in person. Open To The Public: Mondays to Fridays, 8.00 AM-1.45 PM. (NB Open for  Industrial Processing Mondays and all afternoons by prior arrangement).You can call-in or book a private appointment. No fees or charges.

 

Sell Gold & Silver by post to Birmningham Gold Co2/ Our Postal Service - Safe, secure & reliable. (cheque/transfer) - Sell Gold, Diamonds, Platinum, Palladium Silver & watches via Royal Mail's secure & trackable Special Delivery Postal Service.   Click here to sell your Gold / Silver etc by Post or tel 0121 448 0488...Customers sell gold to us from afar as Edinburgh, Cardiff, Leeds, & London & like our transparent gold prices & unvetted/unvettable google reviews.Get a Price For Your Gold and Silver Here No fees or charges NB We do not send out fancy packs. Do you know that companies charge you for this hidden in their T&Cs?

Sell Antique / Vintage Gold Jewellery

Sell a Diamond. Buyers Of & Paying The Best Prices For Large Diamonds & Antique Jewellery When you want to sell, we pay the best prices for antique, vintage & modern gold and silver jewellery & diamonds, in particular large diamonds, emeralds, rubies & of course designer & Antique Jewellery names eg Cartier . We have NO  fees like ebay & auction houses  (c30%) & if your item is worth more than scrap ie undamaged & in demand then we'll offer more.For more info please read how to sell your gold jewellery for more than scrap price  We only offer on certain items.

Sell Gold Via XRF Analysis We buy all Gold throughout the UK incl. gold jewellery, scrap gold, (see below) Industrial scraps  or even unhallmarked gold, . All Gold and Silver testing is done via two methods ie the traditional "acid" test & via our Niton XRF analyser, the industry standard for the testing of gold, silver & platinum,  purity & carat. Get a Price For Your Gold & Silver Here.

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(NB WE DO NOT HAVE AGENTS/REPS/REGIONAL OFFICES)

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