Diamonds • Silver • Gold
Chicago Estate Jewelry Buyer
Sell your estate jewelry for the best price with Mike Jacobson, owner of Cook County Buyers. CCB provides a convienient way to sell estate jewelry that is easy, safe and not time-consuming.
Because I specialize in estate jewelry and one carat and larger diamonds as well as antique pieces, I can pay a more competitive price for your items then the average estate buyer in Illinois.
Sell your diamonds, gold, silver, and designer jewelry in Chicago! We buy loose diamonds, diamond engagement rings, and other diamond jewelry. Sell single diamond stud earrings and pendants, and better quality diamond bracelets for top dollar.
GIA Certified diamonds will be worth more! Designer signed jewelry from Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Cartier, Van Cleef and others are highly desirable so we will pay the most for these pieces!
We also specialize in purchasing estate and antique diamond jewelry from the late 1800's and early 1900's.
We also buy scrap gold jewelry including old fashioned yellow gold and even broken chains, mismatched earrings, Sterling flatware, bullion bars, and coins. Larger quantities will bring higher rates!
If you prefer to mail your items to CCB learn more here
What is Estate Jewelry?
Any Previously Owned Jewelry
Estate Jewelry is a fancy term to describe any used jewelry.
Sometimes this is jewelry that comes from an Estate after someone passes away.
But usually, this is just used jewelry that you no longer wear or jewelry and engagement ring from previous relationships.
Who is Estate Jewelry Buyer?
Mike Jacobson, owner of Cook County Buyers Inc.
Cook County Buyers is a well-established buyer of diamonds, gold, silver and designer jeweler based in Chicago, operating for nearly a decade with stellar reviews on Google and other sites.
We are focused on purchasing entire collections of estate jewelry, as well as more excellent single pieces. We have acquired this new website Estatejewelrybuyer.com specifically to help sellers get the most for thier estate jewelry.
What Do We Purchase?
All Gold, Platinum, Silver, & Diamond Jewelry
We purchase all estate jewelry which is any previously owned jewelry.
This also includes vintage and antique jewelry.
Vintage jewelry is loosely described as jewelry that is 25 years old or older and not more than 100 years old.
Antique jewelry is defined as being 100 plus years old.
But all of these categories fall under the umbrella term “Estate Jewelry,” and we want to buy it all
Who Needs Our Services?
Anyone Wanting to Sell Jewelry
There are many reasons someone looks for an estate jewelry buyer.
- Private collectors with too many items and want to consolidate thier collections
- Downsizing means finding buyers for precious metals and gemstones
- An inheritance from the passing of a loved one
- A collection of diamonds, gold, silver jewelry
Cook County Buyers is the right choice to get the most money for your estate jewelry.
How Does the Process Work?
Contact Mike for a Free Quote & Appointment
First, you should contact Mike with a few pictures of your estate jewelry for sale, along with any paperwork you may have or any other useful information.
With this information, Mike will respond (usually within the hour or even faster) with a rough estimate of value. If you are comfortable with the valuation, you will go on to set up a meeting.
You will meet with owner Mike Jacobson for a one on one private scheduled appointment at a time and date of your choosing. A private office is available in Skokie IL, or if preferred, Mike can come to your home, bank vault, or office.
The process is easy; Mike will sit with you and sort through the entire collection. Prices can be given for each item if desired, or a simple total can be calculated for your whole estate jewelry collection.
Why Will Mike Pay More?
I Can Secure the Best Buyer
With over 20 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Mike has established relationships with different buyers for all different types of estate jewelry. Because of this, he is able to provide the highest price for each type of item.
Most jewelry buyers will treat all gold items the same, and just throw them on the scale to determine the “scrap value.” While this is often the only value of some gaudy old gold jewelry from the ’70s to ’90s, it’s not always the case.
What Estate Jewelry is the Most Valuable?
Unique Sellable Vintage & Antique Jewelry
Unusual estate gold, platinum, diamond and gemstones pieces are often worth much more than just scrap value.
If Mike determines that your items are better than scrap, he will tell you and pay you a higher rate.
Antique and vintage estate jewelry can command HUGE premiums.
Mike is always on the lookout for unique vintage and antique diamond rings, pendants, bracelets and earrings.
Through his jewelers network of antique specialist buyers across the country, Mike can locate the strongest buyer and pay you much more for these rare Estate finds.
How will I be paid?
Instantly By Cash, or Check for Large Dollar Amounts
Mike will pay you cash or check right on the spot for your estate jewelry and collection. For more substantial amounts over a couple thousand, a check is written for safety reasons. Or for a considerable number of pieces, Mike can meet you at his bank to have a cashier’s check prepared for you.
What if I decide not to sell?
Free Instant Quotes Before Meeting
The reason Mike always gives free rough estimates first is so you are ready to sell when you meet. If you are not yet ready to sell after hearing the rough estimate, it is advised that you get a couple other estimates first to get a feel for the market value of your items. After you have done that, contact Mike again and let him know what cash offers you have received. Mike is almost always able to beat other buyers’ offers!
However, if you merely want to learn the value of your items and are not yet ready to sell, consider using Cook County Buyers Verbal Appraisal Service.
Verbal Jewelry Appraisals
The True Wholesale Value of Jewelry
Jewelry appraisers charge an average of $75 to $150 to prepare one written appraisal. They usually put a ridiculously high retail insurance replacement value on these appraisals. The problem is that no buyer will pay you anywhere close to the amount written on the appraisal. Therefore, written appraisals are not actually useful for selling your items. What if you have ten pieces that need a valuation? You could end up spending $1000 or more to get a bunch of useless appraisals that no buyer will take seriously.
That’s where the verbal appraisal service comes in. During this meeting, Mike will examine each item and tell you a realistic market price for your piece, as well as diamond weight and quality estimates, and other useful information. You should take notes during the meeting, so you know all the details that you need about your pieces. Save yourself a lot of money and be well prepared knowing what to expect for your estate jewelry.
The verbal appraisal appointment costs $150 for up to one hour plus $100/hour after 1 hour. But don’t worry; Mike can usually evaluate all of your items in one hour or less. This will cost you much less than written appraisals and be far more useful too. After this appointment, you will know what your items are really worth in the cash wholesale market and be well prepared if you decide to sell them in the future.
If you are pleased with the values of your items and you decide to sell your pieces on the spot, then the fee is completely waived! It’s a win-win situation.
Selling Estate Jewelry in Chicago
Michael is an Honest and Ethical Buyer
Jewelry Designers we buy include but are not limited to; Breitling, Bvlgari, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, David Webb, David Yurman, Fope, Fred Paris, Georg Jensen, Graff, Hermes, Ilias Lalaounis, Ippolita, John Hardy, Lagos, Levian, Marco Bicego, Mikimoto, Piaget, Roberto Coin, Rolex, Seaman Schepps, Scott Kay, Simon G., Tacori, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels.
Mike purchases estate jewelry and collections of Gold, Gemstones, and Diamond Jewelry, Designer Jewelry, Vintage Jewelry, Antique Jewelry, Loose Diamonds, and Sterling Silver. Mike frequently meets with his clients along Barrington, Chicago’s North Shore, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Forest, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka just to name a few.
Nancy, Chicago IL.
"Before going to Cook County Buyers, I had found two other places to bring my jewelry to compare offers after this one. After sitting with Mike, I felt no need to look further and I'll tell you why. He took a long time to evaluate each piece..."
CharlotteAnn, Chicago IL.
"Absolutely the best experience ever! Michael is an honest and professional person. He quoted me prices on the pieces I wanted to sell, was quick to respond to my questions, and sent me a check as promised. I would not hesitate to recommend him and I will definitely do business with him again."
Maria, Kenilworth IL.
"I was very pleased with Michael. He’s knowledgeable and very friendly. I got a great price for my ring. Thank you again Michael. I will definitely recommend you."
Fannietra, Northshore IL.
"Mike is the best business person I have ever delt with. He is professional kind and extremely knowledgeable. I found Mike through a friend and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend him. The absolute best."
Kimberly, Kenilworth IL.
"So refreshing to do business with CCB (Michael) -his honesty, knowledge and commitment are something you rarely see in this industry. Will definitely refer family & friends!"
Joy, Wilmette IL.
"I have done business with Michael on three separate occasions. He is so easy to work with including educating me on the process of selling silver, diamonds, and gold. He is extremely knowledgeable and fair. I go nowhere else to sell jewelry and watches."
Danial, Winnetka IL.
"We just sold a diamond ring to Mike at his Skokie office. We found him online the day before due to positive reviews and scheduled to see him the day after. Mike cleaned our current jewelry, gave a precise examination of the ring and diamond that were were looking to sell and gave us an offer that we were realistically looking to get..."