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Why Yates?

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What do we buy?

Pile Of Jewelry

Gold, Silver & Platinum Jewelry

We buy Gold, Silver & Platinum Jewelry in any color and any condition. Broken, bent, it doesn't matter. Premium paid for antique platinum pieces.

  • Rings
  • Necklaces
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets


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

Antique & Vintage Jewelry

Antique & Vintage Jewelry

We love antique jewelry! Especially those old platinum designs.

Rolex Watche

Rolex Watches

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

Sterling Flatware

Sterling Flatware

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

Coins & Currency

  • Gold, Silver, Platinum coins
  • Old U.S. Silver Dollars & rare coins
  • U.S. Paper Money - 1923 & earlier

Some silver dollars (1893-S) can be worth over $10,000! We paid over $5,000 for a 1856 one cent coin.

Coins & Currency
Diamond Ring Gold Coins Rolex Watches Silver Coins Pile of Gold Rings Silver Silverware Gold Chunks Gold Nuggets Silver Bars Gold

Why Sell To Us

Selling to Yates is better for you than the Cash For Gold places you ship your valuables off to.

You see us in person. No mailing off your valuables, hoping the package arrives, then having your items held hostage until you accept an unsatisfactory offer. It is better for you to deal face to face with a long-time jeweler. We are the gold jewelry buyer that is your best choice.

We didn’t know what to do with coins our mother left us in her safe deposit box. Ron came highly recommended and he delivered. Ron was efficient and educational. He gave us a fair price for the coins he bought. We couldn’t be more pleased at the result. Thanks Ron and team.

Dana Essex
5 stars
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Member of California Jewelers Association

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GIA Graduate Gemologist & GIA Diamond Expert on staff

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Member of National Society of Jewelry Appraisers

Yates Jewelers Staff

Since 1988, we've helped thousands of your neighbors when it was time to sell. We are here for you.

Yates Jewelers is Modesto's best resource to sell your collection! If you're not wearing it, turn it into money. We are buying now! If it's time to cash out, make sure you come see the friendly and helpful staff at Yates Jewelers to get the best value.

Yates Jewelers Staff


  • To give you an accurate pricewe 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.


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Over 32 Years Of Buying Experience

How to Sell Gold Jewelry in Modesto, CA

Were you searching for 'where to sell gold or diamond jewelry near me'? If you are located in the Modesto area, you've found the right place. Since 1988, many of your friends and neighbors have sold us their unwanted gold jewelry, diamonds, Rolex watches, rare coins. With a stellar repuation as honest and fair buyers, folks find it worth their time to drive from other areas to see us. We have clients who have sold to us from Sacramento, Manteca, Tracy, Sonora, Turlock, Merced and other areas.

If it is gold, silver, platinum, or palladium - we buy it. It's an easy process. Just bring the items in, one of our buyers will happily examine the pieces with you. We measure and weigh everything to determine its wholesale value, then make you an offer. You can accept the offer, or not, totally up to you. We pay by check from Oak Valley Community Bank, and you are welcome to cash it immediately.

Come see what your items are worth!


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We've been helping folks get the highest dollar for their treasures since 1988. Get FREE Evaluations in a Professional atmosphere and get paid on the spot.

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday & Monday Closed
1st Sat. Of the Month 11:00 AM - 5:00PM