My name is Mike J., owner of Cook County Gold Buyers Inc

Local Gold Buyers

 Hello, I am Mike J., owner of Cook County Buyers. I have been buying gold, silver, and diamonds since 2011, when I formed my business. I pay the most for quality estate jewelry and diamonds and will always pay at least 75% of the market value for scrap gold jewelry. With over 100 5-star google reviews, it's clear I have become the go-to buyer in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Please keep reading to learn how I got to where I am today.

Gold Buyers

I grew up working at my uncle's pawn shop in Chicago from the early age of just 12 years old. Aside from testing electronic equipment that came into the shop and writing loans, my other main job was cleaning and polishing used gold jewelry on a polishing wheel. I'm sure that this part of my job was what stemmed my passion for this business. I loved seeing the before and after of a piece of jewelry that I had cleaned and polished!

Later, when I started college at UIC, I took on a part-time sales job at Roger's & Hollands Jewelers. I remained with this company all through college, graduated with a bachelor's degree in business, and managed several different store locations.

In 2008 the price of gold began to skyrocket, and I started buying scrap gold from people by creating posts on Craigslist. I was even buying gold from customers that came to the counter at the jewelry store. This little side business grew and grew, and after ten years at Roger's & Hollands, I decided it was time to leave my job selling jewelry and focus entirely on buying jewelry.

At first, I was only buying scrap gold jewelry. But as time passed, I expanded into sterling silver and shifted my focus to designer signed pieces from Tiffany & Co, David Yurman, Cartier, and others. I also realized there was a demand for selling used diamonds such as engagement rings, diamond earrings, pendants, and bracelets.

Now well over a decade later, I buy all gold, silver, and platinum jewelry, coins, flatware,and fine watches too! I never planned to grow Cook County Buyers into what it is today;it just happened over time. By treating my customers with respect and paying well, the business has grown and prospered. I keep my overhead expenses to a minimum with no employees and just a modest private buying office so I can pay more than other buyers. I enjoy meeting with each client by appointment and look forward to many more years of buying estate jewelry.

You get to work one on one directly with me, and I will explain exactly what your item is worth and guide you through the process without any rush or pressure. Rarely is a seller given an opportunity to sit with a knowledgeable buyer and have all of her questions answered and her items evaluated right in front of her, ending with a cash in hand payment.

My policy has always been upfront honesty and transparency

I work on an average profit margin of 15% to 20%

Meet up with Mike the Gold Buyer

Mike J. Local Gold Buyer

Mike can meet Monday through Saturday mornings until early afternoon. Please call (773) 490-9828 to schedule a meeting.

Cook County Gold Buyer has a private office in Northbrook IL available by appointment only. If you wish to sell your gold, please call or text at (773) 490-9828, or email and describe your items, and he will arrange a time to meet at the office. Or if you prefer, Mike can come to a coffee shop, or restaurant near you anywhere in Northern Illinois.

If you are located out of state, you can sell your jewelry by shipping it to us.

I buy all gold jewelry including gold rings, gold chains, gold bracelets, gold earrings, gold coins, gold nuggets, gold watches, and dental gold.


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