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We Buy Jewelry

Sell jewelry to the jewelry buyers at Precious Metals Refinery. We pay the most for your jewelry. We know that parting with sentimental jewelry can be difficult, so strive to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. We have years of experience doing so. Any transactions made in PMR’s private appraisal and buying rooms are confidential, and you can receive the money from any transactions on the same day.

Our jewelry buyers will accurately and precisely assess the value of your jewelry to ensure that you receive the highest payout possible. All of our jewelry buyers are certified by Gemological Institute of America. They will treat you with the utmost respect as they assess your items in your presence and walk you through the process of what they are evaluating. Read on to discover what types of jewelry PMR purchases, as well as more info about jewelry and gems.

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Looking to Sell Jewelry Nearby? Precious Metals Refinery is Your Ideal Destination

If you’re in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, or Indio and considering selling your jewelry, Precious Metals Refinery stands as the best place to sell jewelry locally. Our team of skilled jewelry buyers in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Indio is committed to offering you a fair and competitive price for your precious pieces. We understand the sentimental and monetary value of jewelry, and we assure you that our process is designed to maximize your return.

Who Buys Jewelry? We Do!

At Precious Metals Refinery, we’re not just buyers; we’re enthusiasts who appreciate the beauty and value of fine jewelry. Whether it’s an heirloom necklace or a contemporary diamond ring, we are interested in a wide array of pieces. Our experts are always ready to give you a no-obligation quote, making us one of the most accessible places that buy jewelry in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Indio.

Best Place to Sell Jewelry Locally – What Sets Us Apart

Our reputation as the best place to sell jewelry in Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Indio comes from our commitment to transparency and customer satisfaction. Our clients consistently choose us for our professional appraisals, immediate payments, and confidential service. We pride ourselves on being the go-to jewelry buyer in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Indio, where clients can confidently sell their jewelry, knowing they’re getting the best possible deal.

Selling Your Jewelry Made Easy and Rewarding

Do you often wonder, ‘Where to sell jewelry near me?’ or ‘Who buys jewelry near me?’ Precious Metals Refinery is the answer. We simplify the selling process, making it convenient and rewarding for you to sell your jewelry in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, and Indio. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through every step, ensuring you understand the value and the process involved.

Brand names we purchase:

  • Buccellati,
  • Bvlgari
  • Cartier
  • Chopard
  • David Webb
  • David Yurman, DeBeers, Graff
  • Harry Winston
  • Hermès
  • John Hardy
  • Kwiat
  • Mikimoto
  • Pandora
  • Piaget
  • Roberto Coin
  • Tiffany & Co.
  • Van Cleef
  • Arpels

Jewelry purchased by PMR

  • Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, fashion pieces, pins, brooches, cufflinks, tie pins, tiaras, pendants, hoops, checkers, cuffs, and anklets
  • Items made from gold, sterling, silver and platinum
  • Custom pieces
  • Diamond Jewelry (all cuts and sizes)
  • Jewelry with all types of gemstones
  • Jewelry only consisting of precious metals
  • Estate jewelry

Styles we purchase:

  • Ancient, Georgian (circa 1714 – 1835)
  • Victorian (circa 1840 – 1890)
  • Antique/Estate (circa 1800 – 1950)
  • Art Nouveau (circa 1895 – 1910)
  • Edwardian (circa 1900 – 1915)
  • Art Deco (circa 1920 – 1935)
  • Retro (circa 1935 – 1950)
  • Modern
  • Contemporary

Jewelry throughout the ages

People have been making jewelry for at least a 100,000 years, and have been busy improving the craft ever since! Since we’ve had such a long time to create jewelry, the process of making it can take many forms. From carving and casting to enameling and engraving. People have just about done it all to create beautiful objects made from precious metals and set with the finest gemstones. Certain types of jewelry continue to hold a special importance, like engagement rings and weddings bands. Other types, such as earrings, have lasted throughout the millennia as popular styles of adornment.

Whatever way you look at it, the jewelry-making tradition lives on. In fact, some of the oldest forms of jewelry making are still present today. Such as Kazaziye, an ancient technique when silver and gold are created into thin wires and woven together, or Cameos, or the art of carving images into gemstones.

Gemstones in Jewelry

In addition to being crafted from precious metals, jewelry is often set with different types of gemstones. Gems range in color, shape, and size, and are often the center of attention in jewelry! They also hold many different meanings – every month of the year has an associated birthstone. Many gems are also associated with different wedding anniversaries (check out our blog for a complete guide to gemstones associated with wedding anniversaries).

There are two types of these precious gems: those that are minerals or rocks, and those that are organic, or derived from once living resources. Favorite gems such as diamonds, rubies, opals, and turquoise all have mineral bases; while pearls, corals, ivory, and amber are organic.

Common gemstones found in jewelry:

  • Mineral Gemstones:

Aventurine, Agate, Amazonite, Amethyst, Beryl,

Carnelian, Chrysoberyl, Chrysocolla, Diamond,

Diopside, Emerland, Flourite, Garnet, Howlite, Jade,

Jasper, Kyanite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Marimar,

Malachite, Marcasite, Moonstone, Obsidian, Onyx,

Opal, Peridot, Prasiolite, Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire,

Sodalite, Spinel, Sunstone, Tanzanite, Tiger’s eye,

Topaz, Tourmaline, Turquoise, Variscite, Zicron

  • Organic Gemstones:

Abalone, amber, ammolite, copal, coral, precious

coral, black coral, ivory, jet, nacre (mother-of-pearl),

operculum, pearl, tortoiseshell

Discover more about the jewelry making process:

People involved in making Jewelry:

  • Jewelry Designer, Bench Jeweler, Clockmaker, Goldsmith, Silver Smith,
    Lapidary, Watchmaker

Process in making Jewelry:

  • Carving, Casting, Enameling, Engraving, Filigree, Kazaziye, Metal clay, Plating, Polishing, Repoussé and chasing, Soldering, Stone setting, Wire sculpture, Wire wrapped jewelry
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