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FAQs

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Do you do more than buy gold and silver in Bucks County?

Yes! We offer expert jewelry repair, we replace watch batteries, we repair watches, and we create custom engagement rings and remounts. We also have a nice selection of fine jewelry for sale at prices that cannot be beat. We truly are a one-stop shop, so visit our Doylestown store at 812 N. Easton Road or call 215-345-6630 to speak with one of our owners. See what we can do for you today!

How do I go about investing in physical gold and silver?

This is a question we hear more and more as the dollar loses its value. The best way to learn about gold and silver is to set up a private in-store appointment, during which we can explain why investing in gold and silver might be a good idea for you. During your appointment, we'll also guide you through the investment process itself. Just give us a call or come to the store if you'd like to speak with one of our owners about investing. And do bear in mind that we are especially mindful regarding the privacy of our buyers — that's a matter we take very seriously.

How do I know if I'm getting top dollar for my jewelry?

When you come to Doylestown Gold Exchange, we'll give you a comprehensive appraisal of your items. Pricing is based on current spot price for the day. And we know full well that we're offering fair prices, simply due to the fact that so many customers who have visited our store and then shopped around have come back to us. Many have become repeat customers. Over and over we've heard that our pricing, our service, and the positive feelings customers have in our store are second to none.

What happens to my items once you purchase them?

Once your items are checked and purchased, they are held for five days for legal purposes. They are then taken to a refiner, where the items are melted down and recycled into the industry.

How do you determine price?

Precious metals have been going up and down in price for several years, and the market remains volatile. There's no such thing as a set price in this market, so each day we set rates according to the current spot price of each respective metal. What's more, we take great care to set those rates at very competitive market percentages. Judging by the scale of our repeat customers and the number of referrals they send our way, we feel we're doing right by our clientele.

How do you know if a coin contains silver?

American coins made before 1964 are 90% silver. This includes dimes, quarters, half-dollars and silver-dollar coins. Depending on the current price of silver, these coins can be worth up to a minimum of $15 for every one dollar of the coins' face value. 

Do you buy loose diamonds?

Yes, Graduate Gemologist Greg Glemser has over 15 years experience buying and selling diamonds. We are absolutely able to get you the highest price for your unwanted diamond. Click here to learn more.

How do you test the gold and silver to find the purity?

We do a couple different tests in front of the customer to verify the purity of the metal. We can first use a loop to look for stampings or markings that will help.  We can also do a scratch test of the metal on a testing stone and use our acids to find the purity.  Another way with the permission from the customer is to cut into the metal to make sure it is not plated.  One last resort if we can’t identify the purity, is to take it in to our smelting company to x-ray and analyze the metal purity.

Do all gold buyers and jewelers have a Graduate Gemologist on staff?

No, many gold and silver dealers do not have a Graduate Gemologist on staff and some jewelry stores do not.  A Graduate Gemologist is the highest degree to obtain in the Jewelry industry.  This education helps in many areas of the jewelry business and is an important factor to look for when deciding where to sell your precious metals, or if you are looking to get an engagement ring or get jewelry repair work done.

Do you charge to let me know what you would pay for my precious metals, coins, or diamonds?

No, we do not charge for making an offer on your items no matter what you bring us.  We will work with you and go through all of your items right in front of you and talk with you throughout the process and answer any questions you may have.  Once we make an offer there is no pressure to sell and then you can decide what to do.  Offers may change with market conditions, but generally we will also be right in the range of our initial offer.

What are your store hours? Are you open late nights and weekends?

We are open 6 days a week.  Monday, Tuesday and Friday we are open from 9 -5.  Our late nights are Wed and Thursday we are open 9-7.  We are open on Saturday from 10-3 and we will always set up appointments to meet the needs of our customers.

Can I sell my silver jewelry and silverware?

Absolutely! Silver is not as valuable as gold, but we can offer you competitive market pricing for your silver jewelry and silverware. If the word "sterling" is printed on it, then you will likely be able to get a good amount of cash for silver flatware. We will test the purity of your silver items, and offer you a no-obligations price. We always aim to make the experiencing of selling silver comfortable and easy for you.

What does it mean if HGE, GEP or RGP are stamped into my gold?

If you have a piece of jewelry that bears one of these stamps, then it means that the jewelry is not solid gold, and is actually gold-plated. HGE refers to Heavy Gold Electroplated. GEP refers to Gold Electroplated. RGP refers to Rolled Gold Plated. These items have only a small amount of gold in them, and are rarely valuable.

Why should I sell gold in Pennsylvania?

Whether you inherited some gold jewelry that you no longer want, or you are looking to cash in on a gold investment, there are a number of reasons why you may want to sell your gold. We have built our reputation as trusted gold buyers in Doylestown PA, and we will test your jewelry to ensure that you receive the best price for your valuables. If you are selling gold rings, necklaces, etc. we have a graduate gemologist on staff to analyze the value of your gemstone as well.