At Cherokee Coins and Jewelry we buy and sell more than just coins.  We also buy and sell:

  • Men’s Watches
  • Lady’s Watches
  • Gold Jewelry
  • Silver Jewelry
  • Diamonds
  • Broken Jewelry (sometimes referred to as scrap jewelry)

•Old and unwanted jewelry - As you discover discarded bits of jewelry you either no longer want or wear, consider letting us take a look at the value and offering you a price.  Who knows? Maybe a broken chain in your jewelry box can be sold for cash!

Here are some valuable details about gold and silver

In the US, the purity of gold is designated by Karat or K markings. Did you know pure gold is 24K and is too soft for making jewelry?

Alloying or combining elements like copper, silver, nickel and zinc are added to gold in order to strengthen it. These percentages of these combinations determine the karat.  

The color of gold is also determined by the blended elements.  For instance, copper, silver and zinc make yellow gold, copper makes pink gold and nickel produces white gold.

Silver plated items look pretty, but don’t hold much value.  For something to be solid silver or sterling silver, it must contain at least 92.5% of its weight in fine silver.  Look for markings such as “sterling” or “925”. By the way, coin silver is 90% pure silver.

Have more questions?  We are here to answer them for you.  Please send us an email at  We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I know I’m getting a fair offer?

At Cherokee Coins and Jewelry, we have been in business for 40 years.  We have established our reputation over the decades by treating our customers fairly and honestly. 

Our goal is to make you happy and wanting to come back again and again.

Is all jewelry valuable?

We don’t buy every piece of jewelry that is offered for sale.  We only buy:


  • 22 karat or 22/24ths by weight of gold (91.67% pure gold) marked as 22K or 22kt
  • 18 karat or 18/24ths by weight of gold (75.00% pure gold) marked as 18K or 18kt
  • 14 karat or 14/24ths by weight of gold (58.53% pure gold) marked as 14K or 14kt
  • 10 karat or 10/24ths by weight of gold (41.67% pure gold) marked as 10K or 10kt


Solid Sterling Silver marked Sterling, 925 or other to indicate it is solid


Custom Engagement Rings

We custom design and create the engagement ring of your dreams!  Click here for details.