Robert Chorost

With over 50 years of experience, Precious Metals Refinery (PMR) has been buying diamonds, jewelry, gold, silver, platinum, watches, and coins. Our mission is to give you the most for your valuables. Bring in a competitor’s written offer and we guarantee we’ll pay you more. Our buyers are highly skilled, professionally trained, and qualified to accurately assess your items’ true value.

At PMR, we ensure that our customers will receive a private and comfortable experience. We guarantee confidentiality for every transaction. Our friendly staff is ready to respectfully assist you in every step of the selling process and is mindful of any sensitivity you may feel towards parting with special items.

Sell Directly and Get More Money

When you sell directly to a precious metals buyer, there are no middlemen, which means more money for you. We offer no gimmicks or coupons, just the guarantee that you’ll walk out of our store with the most money. At PMR, our expert staff will price your items accurately and offer you more than any other vendor. Your satisfaction and experience is of the utmost importance to us.

Expertise to Expect at PMR

  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Gemologists
  • Watch Experts
  • Coin and Numismatic Experts
  • Experienced Buyers
  • GIA Diamond Specialists
  • Metal Experts
  • Colored Stone Experts
  • Rolex Trained

Our History

Robert Chorost & David Schiesel founded Precious Metals Refinery L.L.C. in Tucson Arizona in 2011. Our goal was to offer clients a direct place to sell without a middleman in order for our clients to receive the most money possible for their items. The inspiration of the company was family member Richard Baron, former Executive Director of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and Director of the National Association of Watch Dealers. Baron used this knowledge, as well as the experience acquired while owning and managing multiple retail jewelry stores, to help him create a separate division of PMR in Newport Beach, CA. He succeeded in his vision of making PMR a premier diamond, jewelry, gold, silver, platinum, watch, and coin-buying company. Although he never possessed any equity interest in the company, he was still a consulting resource for many years. After many years of being Managing Director Robert Chorost and Julia Chorost acquired David Schiesel’s half of the business with the desire to open more locations and to continue offering more services to the public. Richard E. Baron sadly passed away on December 25th 2018 after battling cancer and dialysis treatment. Richard’s legacy will be remembered for standardizing the jewelry appraisal industry.

Stop In Today – We Offer Free Evaluations

All of our stores are open Monday – Saturday regular business hours. Please check the contact page for exact store hours. We always welcome walk-in customers and window shoppers. If you have an item to sell feel free to stop in. If you have a large estate, more than 100 items or high value items and would like to schedule an appointment feel free to do so.

Make Your Appointment Today

Call us today to arrange your free consultation and quote. We will pay you the most for your diamonds, jewelry, gold, silver, platinum, watches, and coins.

Precious Metals Refinery is built on integrity, accuracy, and consistency. We are committed to maintaining state-of-the-art practices and our employees are experienced and trained professionals. Our reputation speaks for itself.

Precious Metals Refinery provides a private and comfortable atmosphere for our clients. What makes us different from our competition is our focus on providing the best customer service when we buy your gold and jewelry. We are very respectful and sensitive to our clients’ needs. We understand that sometimes parting with an old piece of jewelry can be hard, especially if it has sentimental value.

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