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Why Our Business is a Better Place to Bring Gold, Silver, and Diamonds to Than a Pawn Shop

Do you have gold, silver, or diamonds you want to sell? Trading in your unwanted jewelry is a great way to make some extra cash. But before you take your precious metals and gemstones to a local pawn shop for a quick payout, you might want to reconsider.
If you don’t want to gamble on the value of your jewelry, bring your gold, silver, and diamonds to Vancouver Gold.

Highest melt value payouts

When it comes to parting with your gold, you will want to make sure you get top dollar for your items. Many pawn shops will try to lowball you with a valuation and quote significantly lower than the real market melt value of your gold.

Vancouver Gold pays as much as 99% of the current market melt value of your gold. This is much higher than most jewelry stores, pawn shops, infomercial gold buyers, and online mail-in services, which typically offer 20-60% of melt value. Remember, a troy ounce of gold weighs 31.1 grams.

Specializing in precious metals

Pawn shops have plenty of inventory to keep them busy. What they don’t have is access to a large network of precious metal refineries, coin buyers, antique dealers, and diamond wholesalers. So, when you bring your items in to sell at a pawnshop, you could be missing out on the maximum payout.

By specializing in precious metals, Vancouver Gold offers much higher payouts than pawn shops. We deal in larger amounts of gold, which affords us the ability to offer the best available rates.

Expert appraisers

If you walk into a pawn shop and try to sell your precious metals and gemstones without knowing their true value, then you’re asking to be ripped off. Their “appraiser” is going to offer as little as they can to get the best deal for your items.
Whether you are selling your gold, silver, or diamonds, you will want to get your items properly appraised to yield the highest return.

At Vancouver Gold, our expert appraisers can tell you how much your gold is worth with more than 99.5% accuracy. And unlike pawn shops, we also have a gemologist on staff, allowing us to pay accurately for diamonds.

If you are looking to get top dollar for your gold, silver, and diamonds, skip the pawnshop and bring your items into Vancouver Gold.


My experience was awesome! The staff were welcoming, professional and quick. I didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised at how easy the whole process was. Thank you guys and I will definitely come back with more pieces!! – Google Review

Reasons why our valued clients sell gold to Canada Gold instead of Pawn Shops:

Best Price Guarantee
You’ll always get the best price for your gold, silver, platinum and diamonds at Canada Gold. If you happen to receive a higher written offer from one of our competitors, we’ll beat it by 20% of the difference.
Cash on Spot
If you accept our offer, you will be paid cash on the spot. For your safety, payments over $30 are paid by cheque, which can be cashed right away.
Accurate Testing
We use state of the art testing equipment to ensure 99.9% accuracy. This advanced machinery is often not available to smaller gold buyers.
Choose from 12 locations across Canada with access to parking and transit. We also offer a free secure mail-in option if you live far from a store.
Free Estimates
Whether you’re ready to sell, or just want to know how much your gold or silver items are worth; estimates are completely free and there’s no pressure to sell.
Discreet, professional and secure office environment. Unlike pawn shops, we pride ourselves on our strict privacy policies and honest work ethics.
No Fees
What we quote is what we pay. You will never be surprised by extra deductions, fees or refining charges.
Gold Prices Updated Daily
Our Canada gold prices are listed on the website and updated daily. You’ll have a good idea of how much your items are worth before setting foot in the store.
No Haggle Policy
Our friendly staff will never pressure you to buy or sell. You’re in a safe, professional office, and all estimates are obligation-free.
Trust and Transparency
Testing is done right before your eyes and you are involved in every step of the process. Canada Gold stores are BBB listed and accredited businesses.
Sincerity and Service
We’re a Canadian-owned and operated family-run business. So, come in. Have a seat. Grab a coffee. We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

What to do with the (many) gold earrings where I only have one of a pair or broken pieces? With Christmas coming up, I thought I’d see if I could sell them for extra cash. After talking to friends of friends, Vancouver Gold seemed to be one of the more reputable places to take my small collection of odds and ends. The offices are clean, the staff are friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. They test and weigh the gold then calculate the cost. There is no obligation to accept their offer. – Yelp Review

Canada Gold sells diamonds graded by the Gemology Institute of America: the leading experts of diamond analysis and grading. Find out how much your diamond is worth here.
Canada Gold is proudly accredited through the Better Business Bureau. This shows our commitment to providing superior customer service every time you visit.

Canada Gold is proud to be an authorized DNA dealer for the Royal Canadian Mint. We are able to instantly authenticate any registered mint coins. 

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