Home CCB Story FAQ

Chicago Gold Jewelry Buyer

Selling Estate Gold Jewelry

  Estate jewelry that always has value is any gold jewelry or coins. Therefore, Cook County Buyers is always interested in purchasing estate gold jewelry, gold watches, and gold coins. We always pay at least 75% of full melt value for your gold and even higher percentage for larger quantities. We always pay at least 90% of market value for your gold coins and gold bullion.

  If you have a small sandwich bag that is halfway full of gold jewelry that can easily be worth thousands of dollars! We are confident that we can pay you the most for your gold items, give us a call or text today to get started with a free instant estimate.

  We are the only Chicago area estate Gold Jewelry buyer looking to procure genuine Gold Jewelry from brands including Breitling, Cartier, Chanel, David Webb, David Yurman, Fope, Fred Paris, Georg Jensen, Graff, Ilias Lalaounis, Ippolita, John Hardy, Lagos, Levian, Mikimoto, Piaget, Roberto Coin, Rolex, Scott Kay, Simon G., Tacori, Tiffany & Co., and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Sell Gold Jewelry

 We buy any and all gold jewelry

Including what we refer to in the industry as scrap gold. This is gold that no longer is useful or desirable as jewelry. This can include broken chains, dented and single gold earrings, gold rings with damage or missing stones etc.

Yellow gold chains, bracelets, earrings and pendants that are no longer popular to wear are also considered scrap gold. During the 1980’s and 1990’s it was popular to wear heavy gold chains, ID plate pendants with names or initials, gold bracelets, large gold hoop or large dangle gold earrings. The style of today no longer calls for these items, and so they are usually sold as scrap gold.

Nicer white gold and sometimes yellow gold jewelry set with diamonds and or gemstones will usually command a small premium above scrap value. If you have white gold necklaces, white gold bracelets, white gold pendants, and white gold earrings to sell you can expect at least scrap value, and perhaps a bit above scrap value.


Sell Scrap Gold

 Paying at least 75% of your gold’s value

Back around 2008 the price of gold was booming! Hundred of Cash for Gold stores popped up on corners in every neighborhood. These “fly by night” gold buyers would take advantage of naïve sellers and pay them very low amounts for their gold, around 10 to 20% of full melt value. Well, this didn’t work for long. Within a few years, the big gold rush was coming to an end and much of the gold for sale had already been sold. Only the strongest paying, most ethical buyers stayed in business.

Since our start in 2011, Cook County Buyers has been committed to always paying at least 75% of your gold’s value and even more for larger quantities. Because of this, we have stood the test of time by doing the right thing. If you have gold jewelry to sell, you can rest assured that you will get a fair price when you sell your gold to Cook County Buyers. We believe in total transparency so we are always willing to tell you our exact daily buy price via phone or text first, before setting an appointment to sell.

Below are the current prices we are paying per gram with the gold price set at $1300 (because gold price fluctuates daily, I have chosen the current gold price at the time of writing this info)

● 10k gold $13.10/ gram or higher for larger quantities.

● 14k gold $18.30/ gram or higher for larger quantities.

● 18k gold $23.50/ gram or higher for larger quantities.

● 22k gold $28.75/ gram or higher for larger quantities.


Sell Gold Coins

 90% market value common gold coins and bullion

Cook County Buyers will always pay you at least 90% of the current market value for your common gold coins and gold bullion. For larger quantities we can pay as high as 95% (10 ounces or more). For rare collectible gold coins, we can even pay up to 100% or more depending on the date, condition and mintage quantities. Please contact us to discuss your gold coins for sale.

We buy all American gold coins including Gold American Eagle coins, both modern and antique. Modern gold eagle coins that we buy include 1 oz, ½ oz, ¼ oz, and 1/10 oz gold eagle coins. The smaller weights below 1 ounce are called fractional, and we pay a small premium for these.

Antique gold American coins that we buy include the $20 double eagle, the $10 eagle or Liberty Head gold coin, the $5 ½ eagle or Liberty Gold coin, the $2.50 ¼ eagle gold Indian head coin, and the $1 gold coin. These are the most common ones but we are interested in any and all old American gold coins. Please inquire for more info on the value of your antique gold coin.

We also buy Canadian gold Maple coins, South African Gold Krugerrand coins, Austrian Philharmonic gold coins, Australian Kangaroo gold coins, Chinese Panda gold coins, Mexican gold Pesos and Libertads, and British gold sovereign coins just to name a few. We are interested in any authentic gold coin from around the world.


Sell Gold Bullion

 Gold bar authentication

We buy any authentic gold bullion, coins and bars. We always pay at least 90% of market value for your gold bars, and more for larger quantities. Gold bars can come in weights as small as 1 gram and as large as 1 kilo, however, we only buy up to 10 ounce size gold bars and bullion. Some common brands of gold bars gold coins and gold bullion that we typical see for sale are Pamp Suisse, Credit Suisse, Perth Mint, Apmex, and Valcambi Suisse. To receive the most for your gold bars, please have proof of purchase for authentication purposes.


Sell Gold Watches

 We Buy Rolex

The majority of the gold watches for sale are valued for their weight in gold only. If you have a heavy solid gold watch from the 70’s 80’s or 90’s it will most likely be worth the gold value alone, however there are a few nicer brands that will command a small or even large premium. Please send pictures of your gold watch for sale, and we will let you know if your watch is worth more than gold value.

A typical ladies 14k gold watch will have anywhere from 15 to 50 grams of gold depending on the style. This would translate into $270 to $900. A typical men’s gold watch will have on average around 40 to 100 grams of gold. This would translate to $720 to $1800 again depending on the style.

If you can weigh your gold watch, and tell us if it is 10k 14k, or 18k gold, we can give me a realistic estimated of value. (We must estimate the weight of the movement, crystal, and other non-gold parts and subtract this from the weight). But with a couple good pictures, we can easily give you a very accurate estimate of your gold watch’s value.