Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I sell my gold jewellery?

    If you want to sell gold jewellery, especially for cash, you’ll want to know where you can get the absolute best price for your valuables. You should also make sure you’re getting high quality service from experienced professionals.
    So you have some jewellery you want to sell, and you’re thinking, “How do I find the best jewellery buyers near me?” You want to make sure you’re getting competitive prices for your precious gems and designer jewellery.
    Whether you have gold, diamonds, watches, or other types of fine jewellery, Dukes can help.
    Our esteemed jewellery appraisers are trained to give you a fair price that is higher than our competitors. Want to know the best way to sell jewellery? Try Dukes.

  • Do you buy old jewellery?

    Do you have vintage jewellery just lying around in a drawer? You can sell your old jewellery for cash and it may be worth more than you realize.
    Perhaps you have Art Deco jewellery from the 1920s or ‘30s passed down from a grandparent. Or, maybe you were a swinging young socialite in the Disco Era and have some amazing vintage ‘70s gold necklaces that would have some value.
    Your old jewellery may not be of interest to you, but it may well be worth a fortune.

  • Should I clean or reset my jewellery before getting it appraised?

    Sometimes having a precious gem put in a better setting (especially if the original is broken) can help with the resale value. The main reason for this would be for insurance purposes, otherwise, it is not necessary.
    However, with vintage jewellery pieces, especially those that are quite old and fragile, you may hurt the value by cleaning, resetting, or removing tarnish. It can be tempting to take a scrub brush to some older, tarnished items, but please do not do so until you talk to an expert.
    Once again, you can contact us if you have questions about whether you should clean up your fine jewellery before getting an appraisal.

  • How much can I sell my items for?

    Selling your gold, diamonds and jewellery can be an intimidating, daunting and time-consuming process.
    You want to get the most money for your gold and jewellery, but you’re busy: no one wants to travel back and forth meeting with buyers to sell gold. Unlike other places to sell gold, we will never quote you a high price over the phone only to make a lower offer in -person.
    Keep these factors in mind before you sell gold.

  • When is a good time to sell my gold items for cash?

    Prices for gold change on a daily basis. As you read this, it’s likely true that the price of gold is at an all-time high (or very close). For most gold sellers, the fluctuations in gold price will not make a significant difference in the value of your gold jewellery. If you have gold jewellery that you know you will never wear, its essentially dead money sitting in your jewellery box and that can be converted into cash for gold!
    Wouldn’t you rather have some extra money to spend on a vacation or gift for that special someone?
    Gold buyers look at many factors when determining the value – and ultimate price – for your gold.
    So, how much can you sell your gold for? It depends on these four factors which can fluctuate:
    ● Weight in grams, or troy ounces.● Karats: the concentration of gold versus other metals in the item (9k, 18k etc.).● Value of the intact item as a piece vs. its scrap or gold melt value.● Market value on the current day you wish to sell.

  • Should I go to the nearest place to sell gold?

    Not all places to sell gold are the same.
    Many pawn shops provide you a price based on weight alone without considering the quality, maker, period and gems in the jewellery itself. This is because these shops often sell the jewellery to refiners who pick apart the gems, melt down the gold, and sell it back to manufacturers.
    As a result, going to the nearest place to sell gold might not be the best idea. That is why we Started Dukes – our gold buyers will appraise your specific item and offer a fair price for the entire piece when applicable. If its no longer in style it may simply be worth is weight in gold, most gold buyers will look to buy at a heavy discount but Dukes offers the best rate. Why sell gold anywhere else?

  • How can I get the most money for my gold?

    It’s important to do your research before selling your gold, diamonds, or jewellery – just as you would before making a major purchase. The easiest research is reading online reviews to determine how the customer service is, are they friendly, honest, transparent, do they provide good value? We are certainly proud of the 5 star reputation that we have earned for consistently paying the highest cash for gold prices while always looking for added value in your collections.
    We suggest you call a few gold buyers and try to ask “how much do you pay for gold”, most buyers will decline and ask you to come in, some will offer a high price that is to good to be true. Combining the reviews with the service you receive over the phone is the best way to make an informed decision about selling gold.
    Our gold buyers will always provide a quote as long as you have the needed information about the purity and the weight. We have no minimums and we will never make you false promises over the phone!
    This is how to get the most money for gold without wasting too much time driving to different appraisers.

  • Must I make an appointment?

    With Dukes, our appointments allow you to have your gold, jewellery, watches, and other items appraised quickly.
    If you have a large collection, we strongly recommend making an appointment to ensure a timely appraisal.

  • Where can I sell my diamonds?

    Deciding on where to sell diamonds requires important considerations: you need a buyer who provides competitive value for your diamonds, convenience, transparency, and immediate payment.
    If you’re looking to sell a diamond ring, where to sell a diamond necklace, how to sell your engagement ring or any other type of diamond you believe is of value, Dukes has you covered.
    We provide free appraisals and immediate payment for diamonds, along with discretion, transparency, and value. Furthermore, we offer the utmost professional service and expertise to help you sell diamonds.
    The majority of diamond dealers focus heavily on overhead and therefore aren’t concerned with maintaining lifelong customers.
    At Dukes, our goal is to educate you in the most reliable and beneficial way on how to sell diamonds, while providing you with instant payment. Our customers come first, which means we go further than the average dealer to ensure the process is not only a profitable experience, but comfortable as well.
    Our free appraisals, confident and approachable staff of experts, and immediate cash for diamonds give you — our valued client — an easy choice on where to sell diamonds.
    For these reasons, our customers return to Dukes as their trusted diamond buyer.
    ● We look forward to also serving you on your journey to gaining cash for diamonds!● At Dukes, we focus on professionalism, value and customer satisfaction.● The 4 Cs is a standard evaluation for grading the cut and quality of your diamond.● At Dukes, we make this our foundation to ensure you receive the most accurate quote.
    As one of our missions is to offer education on the business, as well as excellent service and prices, we’ve broken down the 4 Cs for your personal gain:
    1. ColorThe colors of diamonds range from yellow to colorless. To the unskilled eye, most diamonds seem to be colorless. However, the majority of diamonds include traces of brown or yellow. The most valuable diamonds are closer to colorless.
    2. ClarityThe most brilliant diamonds are the clearest. Most diamonds hold inclusions which are small “birthmarks.” The fewer and smaller inclusions there are in a diamond, the more light is able to pass through, making the stone more valuable.
    3. Carat WeightThe weight of a diamond measured in carats is beneficial in determining the value of the stone.When the diamond is weighed, its mass in carats is converted into points.
    For instance:1 carat = 100 points50 carats = 50 pointsThe more points your diamond accrues, the more likely your diamond will be sold at a higher price.
    4. CutThe beauty of a diamond heavily depends on the quality of cut. This is because the craftsman’s diamond-cutting form and precision directly impacts how light reflects through the diamond. The skill of a diamond cutter determines the ultimate brilliance of a diamond and its qualities.
    Start now and get a quote today!

  • Where can I sell my luxury watch for cash?

    Let Dukes help. Our team of trusted appraisers will meet with you to evaluate your fine watches with no obligation.
    Our expert watch buyers have an intimate understanding of the secondary luxury watch market. Through our knowledge of current trends, we are able to obtain the best prices for you.
    If you have a fine luxury watch to sell, then you want to be assured that you are working with knowledgeable experts that can properly identify, authenticate, and value your watch, which is what you can expect at Dukes.
    We are experts in all kinds of luxury watches, such as Blancpain, Hublot, and Breguet, and more – including the following top watch brands:1. RolexRolex watches are famous around the world and keep their value quite well. If you want to sell your Rolex watch, you are in luck, because these timepieces are always in demand.Whether you have a new or vintage Rolex watch, our luxury watch appraisers can determine the best price.
    2. CartierNothing says luxury like Cartier. The French designer’s watches are in high demand, especially the most recent watch lines.If you have a Cartier watch to sell, you can often get a great return on these “timely” fashion pieces.
    3. Patek PhilippePatek Philippe is absolutely top of the line when it comes to Swiss watches. With the rarest Patek Philippe watches retaining value of up to a million dollars, you do not want to be short-changed when selling this fine watch.Selling a Patek Philippe watch might be difficult for you because the craftsmanship is so exquisite, and you won’t want to part with it. But with Dukes, you will know you are getting the right price.
    4. Audemars PiguetAudemars Piguet are Swiss watches that also hold value quite well. These fine timepieces can range in price from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands.One certified pre-owned Audemars Piguet watch commemorating the Las Vegas strip from 2000 sold on for more than $200,000!
    5. Vacheron ConstantinVacheron Constantin is another Swiss watchmaker that is prized by collectors. These hold their value quite well despite being a lesser known luxury brand.
    Rare Vacheron Constantin watches can be valued in the tens of thousands of dollars.

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