Pawnshops are a great place to buy gold and silver jewelry, for several reasons. First, you will pay less than you will at a traditional jewelry retailer. Secondly, you’ll find unique items you will not find anywhere else. (Fun fact, savvy shoppers claim to have found their best jewelry at a pawn shop!) Thirdly, you’ll find a wide variety of gold and silver jewelry, ranging from earrings and chains, to watches and rings. Finally, the inventory at pawnshops changes on a daily basis. This guarantees that there will always be new items in stock. So, now that you know why you should buy jewelry at a top-rated pawn shop such as Azusa Pawn, here’s how to do it. Read on for a guide to buying gold or silver jewelry from a pawn shop.
Shop at Top-Rated Pawnshops for Gold and Silver Jewelry
When you’re shopping for gold, silver, platinum or gemstone jewelry, you should only shop from reputable pawnshops. To find the best pawn shop, ask friends, families, or neighbors which pawn shop they use. Likewise, conduct online research about pawnshops in your local area. Read the reviews of pawnshops on sites such as Facebook. This will ensure you’re dealing with a pawnbroker who has a good reputation with other customers.
You may also want to look for a San Gabriel Valley pawn shop that has an online shop. Azusa Pawn, the fastest growing pawn shop in the area boasts an impressive online store. Even better? You can find our online rating, number of items sold online and more reviews in our online store! However, because it takes time to post new items online, an in-person visit to the shop is always a good idea, too. Incidentally, Azusa Pawn is conveniently located to serve the communities of Glendora, Baldwin Park, Azusa, San Dimas, West Covina, and Monrovia.
You can also verify a pawn shop’s credibility, commitment to excellence, and dedication to ethical, honest service by confirming membership in associations such as the California Pawnbrokers Association (CAPA). Membership in CAPA is an indication that a pawnshop is devoted to upholding the best ethical conduct, by following the established best practices. Furthermore, membership in CAPA signifies that Azusa Pawn follows all local, state, and federal regulations.
Likewise, when looking to buy gold or silver from a pawn shop, be sure the shop is established. You’ll want to buy from a pawnbroker who has a proven track record of success in your area. Azusa Pawn was established in 2011, so we’ve served the communities of Azusa, Glendora, Baldwin Park and other communities in the San Gabriel Valley for 10 years. Our long-standing success is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality items, and excellent customer service.
Buying Silver or Gold Jewelry at a Pawn Shop: Tips for Success
Follow these tips to have a terrific experience buying gold or silver jewelry in Azusa.
1. Learn About Jewelry Purity
Before you go into the pawnshop to shop for gold or silver jewelry, it is smart to make sure you understand purity ratings for gold and silver. Remember that when it comes to gold jewelry the higher the karat, the more pure the gold. In other words, a 14k gold chain will be purer than a 10k gold chain. It only follows then, that a 14k gold ring will cost more than a 10k gold ring, all other things (size, presences of gemstones) being equal.
Silver jewelry will also be priced in keeping with the purity of the item.There are multiple types of silver. Consider that .999 silver is almost 100% pure, but it is a very soft silver, so it’s very rare to find jewelry that is .999. However, silver-filled jewelry is very trendy and less expensive. The most common type of silver jewelry is made of sterling silver, so it’s often the most popular choice.
2. Bring Cash If You Can
Bring cash to the pawnshop. Credit card companies charge pawnshops a fee every time a credit card is swiped for a purchase. That’s why cash is preferred. If you bring cash, instead of a card, you’ll be in a stronger position for negotiation.
3. Be Willing to Negotiate
Speaking of negotiation, be prepared to discuss pricing with the pawnshop staff. Unlike a retail jewelry store in the mall for example, the prices at pawn shops aren’t always absolute. You may be able to negotiate a lower price for a specific item. There’s no guarantee, but negotiating at a pawnshop is a common practice.
4. Know Your Budget
Finally, it can be helpful to set your maximum budget before you go to the pawnshop to buy gold or silver jewelry. However, setting a budget is smart before you shop for anything anywhere! It will prevent you from overpaying, so it just makes good financial sense to know what you can afford to spend.
Shop for Men and Women’s Gold and Silver Jewelry at Azusa Pawn
When you’re ready to begin shopping for gold or silver jewelry, make sure you shop at Azusa Pawn first. Our inventory of men’s and women’s jewelry changes everyday. We work hard to make sure we are buying the products that our customers want, so we always have a large variety of jewelry, in various cuts, styles, designs, and karats.
Types of gold and silver jewelry we sell at Azusa Pawn, and in our online store includes:
- Designer watches
- Diamond earrings
- Diamond necklaces
- Gemstone necklaces
- Gold and silver pendants
- Gold anklets
- Gold bracelets
- Gold earrings
- Gold necklaces
- Platinum rings
- Rose gold earrings
- Rose gold wedding rings
- Silver anklets
- Silver bracelets
- Silver earrings
- Silver necklaces
- Wedding rings
- White gold earrings
- White gold necklaces
At Azusa Pawn, we offer an incredible selection of gold and silver jewelry to buyers throughout Baldwin Park, Glendora, San Dimas, Azusa, West Covina, and Monrovia. We can’t wait to sell you the perfect treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for a sneak peek at new items when they come in. We look forward to meeting you!