3171 Mercer University Drive Macon, GA 31204
There are certain items Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry wants to buy, sell, and pawn. They are the best items to pawn or sell for quick cash. However, different items are worth different cash amounts. Generally, the more valuable the item, the higher the cash loan. Here are the items Macon pawnshops want customers to bring into the shop.
Jewelry items Macon pawnshops want are specific. We buy and sell gold and platinum estate jewelry of any kind. Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry is interested in buying and pawning fine estate jewelry for both men and women. Estate jewelry is usually vintage or antique jewelry. If the pieces are gold or platinum, they not only have a certain appeal but are often unbelievably valuable. Jewelry is one of the most popular items in pawn shops today. Because of their intrinsic value, pawning a gold and platinum estate jewelry can provide a decent payout.
In the USA, the requirement to imprint karat markings on precious metal jewelry has been in place for over one hundred years. Karat markings are helpful in establishing the value of estate jewelry. Platinum jewelry will be marked to show it is authentic. The words “Platinum,” “PLAT,“ or “PT” followed or preceded by the numbers “950” or “999” are common purity marks. As far as the numbers, they refer to the purity of the platinum. “999” is the purest.
Common imprints on gold jewelry include usually sold by the karat. Everyone knows that 24 karat or 24K gold is the highest form of gold you can get. It’s considered pure gold, though again, it’s not 100% pure. Instead, it’s .9999 fine.
On European estate jewelry, you may see gold karat markings to include 333 for 8 karat gold. 8k gold is 33% pure gold. Likewise, 9 karat gold is marked 9k or 375. 10 karat gold is marked 10k, 417, or 416. To be marked as gold, jewelry in the USA must be at least 10 karat gold. 12 karat gold marked with 12k or 500 is uncommon due to its dull color. 14 karat gold will show a 14k mark or 583 or 585. 18 karat gold is imprinted 750 or 18k. 22 karat gold will have a 22k, 916, or 917. Finally, 24 karat gold, the purest gold, will show 999 or 24k.
Howard’s in downtown Macon is one of the safest places to buy and sell guns in Middle Georgia. As federally registered firearms dealers, we are required to comply with all federal gun regulations. We also follow state and federal regulations for selling firearms and perform a full background check before any firearm purchase. We ensure that all firearms bought and sold within our store are licensed, registered, and legal to both sell and own. Please note that we do not accept firearms from minors. Firearms are valuable, and you can often get a high return from a pawnshop. On top of that, selling guns to a reputable pawnshop, like Howard’s, is not risky, like meeting strangers from Craigslist. All the necessary paperwork is completed in our shop to sell or pawn your guns. You can typically get a convenient cash offer quickly if that is what you need.
That old silverware set and serving tray gathering dust in your cabinet may be valuable. We deal with sterling silver flatware, tea sets, pitchers, and serving trays. Only sterling silver piques our interest, not silver plate. Anyone with sterling silver utensils sitting tarnished and unused should come by for an appraisal. The word “sterling” is present on post-1870 USA sterling silver pieces. Before 1870, the silver standard in the USA was coin silver (900/1000) and it contains less silver than sterling (925/1000). To distinguish sterling silver from silver plate, look for imprints such as of 925/1000 that mean the piece is 92.5 percent pure silver.
Howard evaluates fine watches daily. If you have a brand name watches such as Rolex or Omega, we will be happy to inspect your watch quickly and make an offer immediately. Typically, you can receive payment immediately. We can give you a quote for your watch, no matter what condition it is in. Even if your watch is damaged or not running, please stop by our shop. Of course, having the original box and paperwork is ideal, but it is not a requirement. We have acquired a reputation as a trustworthy watch dealer. And we offer the highest cash values possible.
When you deal with a respected local family business, like Howard’s, you can trust their longstanding reputation. If you want to buy, pawn, trade, or sell any of the items Macon pawnshops want, stop by Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry. Call Howard’s Pawn and Jewelry at 478–743‑5727.