Selling Your Gold: Three Benefits of a Community-Based Graduate Gemologist

Selling Your Gold: Three Benefits of a Community-Based Graduate GemologistSelling your gold and silver jewelry for cash can be an intimidating process. This is why it is especially important to use the services of a locally-owned, community-based gold sales outlet with a graduate gemologist on staff. This is preferable to an anonymous mail order or online business for a host of reasons, including:


The character of the buyer is known to you because the business is a part in your local community. The people that buy from you are members of your hometown and available to answer questions and support you in the process IN PERSON. A local outlet such as Doylestown Gold Exchange and Jewelers is kept accountable by the need for repeat business. Mail-in companies and Internet outlets on the other hand are in remote, often unknown, locations and have no incentive to maintain a positive standing.

The bottom line ―dealing with an unfamiliar business is risky, to say the least.


Using an online/mail order company requires that you relinquish control of your piece by mailing to the potential buyer. Pricing items in this manner puts the seller in a compromising position because once the items have been mailed it can be difficult to regain possession of it. Even if you do get the item back, you’ve lost several weeks to the process, leaving you unable to sell during that time. If the item does arrive back, you’re back to square one in the selling process. It should come as no surprise that mailing old jewelry and gold rarely earns someone the amount it is worth.

As long as you are in possession of the item locally, you’re in control. Speaking with a person face to face helps make the process friendlier and increases the level of communication. You’re free to walk away from an offer if you choose. There’s no expensive mailing process and it’s hassle-free.

A Graduate Gemologist

Earning a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) requires a serious investment of both time and money for the Gemologist, thus only those who are truly serious about their jewelry careers pursue a Graduate Gemologist degree. To earn a Graduate Gemologist degree from the GIA, one must complete and pass five course studies and three lab classes, and then pass a comprehensive final exam. One must complete and pass all eight (earning eight separate certificates) to earn the degree of Graduate Gemologist.

Doylestown Gold Exchange & Jewelers’ Graduate Gemologist Greg Glemser is one of three family members who are partners in the business. By using the services of a local licensed buyer/seller of gold, precious metals, and diamonds, you are assured that you are dealing with a highly educated and qualified buyer/seller who is motivated to protect the integrity of his/her business as well as advanced degree.

Using a local, family-owned business with a graduate gemologist on staff is the best way for selling your gold.

Selling old or unwanted gold and jewelry can be an easy way to get cash fast, but the process can be risky if you put your trust in the wrong people. Scam artists use phone solicitations, websites, TV ads, mail advertisements, and home parties to trick consumers into selling their gold for less than its true value.

Selling locally eliminates the danger that comes with using anonymous and online buyers. Payment is quick because there’s no need for shipment and the completion of a complicated transaction; local buyers are kept accountable by the need for repeat business; and certified Gemologists assure that the deal is a fair one.

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