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Yates Jewelers
If You Want Something Great ... You've GOTTA See Yates!
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Sell us your old gold and more!

FREE EvaluationsImmediate Payment
Top Prices Paid Since 1988

What do we buy?

  • Gold Jewelry
  • Diamonds
  • Rolex Watches
  • Silver Dollars
  • Antique Jewelry
  • Platinum
  • Sterling Flatware
  • Rare Coins
Over 32 Years of Buying Experience

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(209) 523-1442

Business Hours

TUESDAY - FRIDAY: 10:00am - 5:00pm PST



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What do we buy?

Gold Jewelry

Any color. Any condition. Broken, bent, it doesn't matter.


Diamond rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and loose diamonds. No diamond too large.

Rolex Watches

We also buy other brands, like Cartier, Breitling, Patek Philippe and more.

Silver Dollars

Some silver dollars (1893-S) can be worth over $10,000!

Antique Jewelry

We love antique jewelry! Especially those old platinum designs.


Platinum rings, jewelry and coins. Any condition. Premium paid for antique platinum pieces.

Sterling Flatware

The kids don't want it, and no one wants to clean it anymore.

Rare Coins

We paid over $5,000 for a 1856 one cent coin.

Over 32 Years of Buying Experience

Why sell to us?

  • We've been helping folks get the highest dollar for their treasures since 1988
  • GIA Graduate Gemologist & GIA Diamond Expert on staff
  • Member of National Society of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Member of California Jewelers Association
  • FREE Evaluations
  • Get paid on the spot
  • Professional atmostphere

Seller Reviews

Cindy MartinezModesto, CA5 Stars

Yates & Co. get an A+ ... It was a great experience. I was very comfortable during the sorting of the jewelry where I was not pressured or discouraged on what items I would sell. It was my choice on accepting the offer I was given when she was done sorting the jewelry. I was satisfied with the check I received and will pick Yates for other items I could sell or items to purchase in the future. I felt they were honest and very fair from start to finish on my first visit as a new customer. Did I mention fresh cookies! Quality Customer Service - A+

Sarah BorbaOakdale, CA5 Stars

Great experience! Initially, I came in because of an ad in the newspaper that Yates was buying gold. I had been looking for a jeweler I felt comfortable with for different repairs of both silver and gold jewelry. I found that with Marissa and the rest of the employees. Thank you for your help in not only quality work but explaining the process. I have recommended you to friends.

Jeff JardineModesto Bee article5 Stars

In my Thursday column, I wrote about the traveling gold buyers who recently invaded Modesto and how Yates took out an ad to defend the local turf. One reader called Thursday morning to say she'd visited both of the traveling buying outfits and couldn't believe how little they offered for her gold. She took it to Yates and got twice as a much.

Pamela S.C.Modesto, CA5 Stars

Having never sold gold jewelry pieces before, I was nervous about the process. A friend recommended Yates Jewelry so I took them the few pieces Id been given along with some scrap I had. What a relief to find a caring, listening staff who were happy to help me! They listened, answered questions, and even took the time to explain how metals are rated and valued. Thank you Ron and staff for your time, expertise and making me comfortable with the transaction. I look forward to bringing in a few more items.

Juan NolazcoModesto, CA5 Stars

Just sold my Breitling watch and he gave me a good price compared to other places. Definitely, recommend this place - very friendly and professional!!

Georiga Chapman, RealtorModesto, CA5 Stars

I had an awesome experience at Yates & Co. Jewelers. My husband and I took them a handful of broken jewelry to sell and hoped to get at least $500. What a surprise we got! I was so thrilled when we walked out with a check for $2120. It far exceeded anything I had dreamed.

David Estrada, former jewelerModesto, CA5 Stars

Several times during the past couple months my wife and I sold some of our gold jewelry. Every time we shopped around to see who would pay us the most, Yates & Co Jewelers offer us the best price.

John FreitasTurlock, CA5 Stars

After getting an offer of $420 from the Roadshow Buyers that were set up at the Holiday Inn, I went to get a quote from Yates. Yates paid me $580! I got $160 more. Thanks for paying me $160 extra!

Andrea KakudaModesto, CA5 Stars

This is a very professional jeweler. They assessed my gold for melt value and the payment was honest and correct. I highly recommend them for gold melt sales and I would not hesitate to purchase precious jewelry from them in the future.

Come see what your items are worth!



To give you an accurate price we must see the items in person. For gold items, we have to test the metal for the karat content and obviously need the piece in front of us to do that. Also, we need to see the item to determine if we can pay over the gold value.

Yes, we pay immediately with a check from Bank of The West. You can drive across the street to the bank and cash it on the spot.

There is no cost for us to look at your items and give you our purchase offer. A jewelry appraisal is not needed for us to evaluate your items for purchase. However, if you would like a jewelry appraisal for your insurance we do offer that for a fee.

Yes! We've bought entire coin collections over $100,000, many high-end wristwatches, a pure gold frog statue, antique pocket watches, old U.S. paper money, saloon tokens from the 1800s, gold nuggets and placer gold from the river, antique advertising posters, Louis Icart lithographs, Western Americana items and more. Just bring it in and show us.

Yes, we've been doing this a long time with many delighted customers who have sold to us. Ron Yates has been an expert witness in court cases, has appraised large collections for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and has been appraising and buying jewelry and coins since 1988. Mechelle Yates is a Graduate Gemologist, (GIA) and an accredited jewelry appraiser with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA). We have been serving the selling public in Central California since 1989 when our business began.