We carefully run a magnet over each piece to ensure that the item doesn’t contain any base metal, which is not gold.
We look at each item with a loupe to see the markings of the content of gold. In many cases, your item will have a stamp or 10K, 14K, 18K, etc.
We typically use an electronic tester, which quickly determines the karat content of your item, based on its conductivity. In some cases, we must acid test it to determine the content, because we can't get an accurate reading with the electronic tester.
We use an electronic scale to get an accurate weight of each item to give you the most for your item.
We make a calculation based on the market price of gold on that day, the weight and the gold content.
Gold Jewelry( 8K, 10K, 12K, 14K, 16K, 18K, 22K and 24K), Gold, sterling (platinum and palladium), Class Rings, Bent or broken jewelry, Cluster rings, Dental gold, Earrings, Bracelets, Pendants (drops or charms), Pins and brooches, Chains and necklaces, Rings, Old scrap gold, Tangled chains, Unmatched earrings, Unwanted jewelry, Watches, Engagement rings and bands, Coins, .999 silver, .925 silver, Sterling flatware, Other Sterling silver items.
We will not buy non-precious metals, plastic, pearls, gold plated items, gold filled items, heavy gold electroplated (HGE) items, costume jewelry, vermeil, colored gemstones or CZ's.
Wedding Day Diamonds is a family owned business in the Twin Cities metro area with eight retail locations. We’ve been in the jewelry business for over 30 years, unlike some other gold buyers. We’re a no pressure, no hassle company and we pay top dollar for your gold and silver.
We calculate the cash value of your items based on a couple of factors: the market price of gold, the karat content of your gold and the actual weight of your items.
No, you are not obligated to sell your items to us if we give you a quote. Just know that if you decide to shop around and then come back to us, your payout may be different due to the fluctuating gold market.
On gold pieces, look for Karat markings. Any of these marks will indicate that your jewelry is gold: For 10 karat you may see: 10k, 10kt or 416. For 14 karat you may see: 14k, 14kt or 585. For 18 karat you may see: 18k, 18kt or 750. For Platinum you may see: 950PT, 900PT, 850PT, Plat or Platinum. For Silver you may see: Sterling, 925 or Ster.
The price of gold is at an all time high. Gold prices fluctuate daily and prices can drop again. If you need cash now and have unwanted items this may be the best time to sell.
Once you have accepted the offer and we cut you a check for your items, the transaction is final. There will be no refunds of property. We are not a pawn shop and do not give you a designated amount of time to came back in and retrieve your items.
You will get paid on the spot. Once we evaluate your items and make an offer, if you accept the offer we will cut you a check on the spot.
No. We will weigh your items out on a calibrated electronic scale that is in compliance with the Minnesota Department of Weights and Measures. The scale will be in full view so that you can see what your items weigh.
No. We do not pay retail prices for the gold that we buy. Wedding Day Diamonds will pay for the ‘melt value’ of your jewelry. Craftsmanship and designer brands are not a consideration when assessing the value of your gold.
Unfortunately, not always. Although most countries require manufacturers to stamp the gold content of their jewelry, very few countries (including the US) enforce these laws or require an independent third party to evaluate the item. The stamp on your jewelry may be correct, but it is quite common to receive jewelry that is stamped incorrectly. We test the items with an electronic tester that can determine what the real karat content is.
Yes, we buy diamonds! Each one of our eight locations has at least one person on staff that is able to evaluate the cut, clarity and color of your diamond. We have purchased diamonds anywhere from 1/2 carat to 10 carats.
No. The best and most accurate way to determine what your gold and silver is worth is for you to stop by any one of our eight locations for a free evaluation. We need to determine what the karat content is and how much the item weighs in grams before we can give you a price quote.