Are you holding onto items that you do not use or wear?
Gold prices are on the rise and now is the best time to turn your old, broken and unwanted items into cash.
We buy gold, silver and platinum jewelry. We also purchase a wide variety of other items such as gold and silver coins, watches, flatware and more!
Our GIA certified Graduate Gemologists and team of experts will carefully inspect and evaluate your items and contact you with an offer.
As your trusted estate buyers, National Rarities has an unmatched reputation for honesty and integrity, and we look forward to working with you.
Disclaimer - It is impossible to include information on all the items we purchase, below is a general outline of the items we purchase most frequently. The prices we offer vary based on condition, market value, and demand. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-787-1112 to talk to one of our estate specialists about your specific items. We are here to answer any questions and help you make the right choice for you!
Salable Fine Jewelry - We pride ourselves with buying fine jewelry with the intent to resell the piece intact as it is. Collectors will pay much for collectable items. Many companies melt down everything and move onto the next deal. National Rarities will evaluate each piece individually to determine if it’s saleable or not. This is based off market demand and auction values.
What this means is that we provide more value than the competition. We can sell your item in many of our markets for premiums over the gold and silver prices. This will net you more money in the end.
Gold Scrap- There are many types of gold in the world of jewelry. The most common gold you’ll see is 10k, 14k, 18k in the United States. However, we see many other karats of gold that come from different parts of the world. For instance 8k, 9k, 16k dental gold, 21k, 22k, and 24k are all gold content that we buy. Each karat number represents the amount of gold that particular item contains. The higher the number, the more gold content in the item. Many people ask us about stone value, and if we buy the stones. We can purchase stones, but generally its limited to precious stones.
The two other types of gold we see but are typically not as valuable are gold filled and gold plated. When it comes to these two types of gold, we do buy them on occasion depending on the quality, condition, and saleability of that item. However, these types of jewelry pieces are harder to sell as they have been mass produced and not sought after as much as solid gold items.
Salable Silver - Salable silver, like anything else, depends on manufacturer, quality and demand. There is a multitude of different types of silver around the world. Sterling silver for instance is 92.5 percent, Coin silver (90% pure), Japanese Silver 950 (95% pure), German Silver 835 (83.5% pure), and finally the British hallmark of a lion will typically mean sterling silver 925 (92.5 pure). Unfortunately 95% of silver gets melted, there are very few designers/patterns that are still collected today. The era of solid flatware and hollowware commonly being given as wedding gifts is sadly over. These are basic guidelines that can help you. As always, these items are not purchased to melt down, they are purchased to resell intact to someone looking to use or collect that particular item.
Silver Scrap - We buy any type of scrap silver. It doesn't matter what the purity is. As long as it’s silver, we will determine the value on the current market price that day and get you paid. It is important to mention that 95 percent of silver is melted for its silver value today.
**Please note we do not buy silver plated items...Most of these items look, feel, and tarnish like sterling silver but only have a thin outer coating of silver on a base metal. These items are usually mass produced and have very little value. Our recommendation for these items are garage sale, church rummage sale, or donation.
Diamonds - We buy any and all types of diamonds. Loose or mounted. Certified or uncertified. With so many questions and lots of confusion around the resale of diamonds we make it easy. We’ll inspect your diamond and give you the best option for the highest return. We offer 24 hour payment or consignment options. We’ll use multiple avenues to get the most for that diamond. Whether it takes one day or one month, we’ll work for you to get the most value for you.
Watches - We buy many types of watches. There are so many brands, models, and styles that it’s hard to define exactly what we buy. A general rule of thumb is the higher values are in the mechanical hand winding and automatic winding watches. Brand, condition, running/non-running, and original paperwork all have effects on the value of the watch. Please don’t hesitate to call us and ask more questions. We are here to help.
Coins - We primarily purchase United States coins from 1964 and older. Graded or ungraded. Dollars, half dollars, quarters, and dimes minted before 1964 are made with 90%. Because of silver prices, you’ll receive more than the face value of that coin. As the silver market fluctuates, so will the coins value. There is also a major coin collecting community that will pay extremely high prices for certain coins. These coins we will endlessly look for incase you end up having the rare coin that brings high dollars. The number #1 factor for coins is condition. Condition alone can make a coin worth $25 or $2,500.
We also buy foreign coins as they are sometimes silver or gold. Most of the time they are old obsolete coins that bring very little value. We purchase these by the pound.
Firearms - National Rarities has a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and can purchase firearms in accordance with local and State laws. We can help evaluate your items, but can only purchase at a local event where our estate specialists can help with the process. Not all local events are able to purchase firearms due to local / state laws. Please contact us with any questions.
War Memorabilia - Whether its daggers, badges, uniforms or anything related to war memorabilia we would be interested in making an offer. Send us a photo and description of what you have for an estimate of value.
Colored stones - Values in color can vary greatly from retail to wholesale. We generally only offer on colored stones that have lab certifications. If you are unsure just send us a photo and description and we can give you an estimate of value.