Our Customers Say It All
"I want to say that I was very pleased with the service and friendly people at Gold Star Jewelry & Coin Co. They gave me the most for my old gold jewelry and also offered to clean my rings for free!! Thanks so much Gold Star."
Maria Alverez, Chicago
"I visited several jewelers that advertised "Cash for Gold" and was greatly disappointed in their offers. They made me uncomfortable, as if they were trying to take advantage of me. The people at Gold Star Jewelry & Coin Co were friendly and helpful, and their offer was substantially more then those others. They were truly a pleasure to do business with."
Jenny Jones, Rogers Park
An Interview with The Owners
Are you looking to sell your old jewelry, or are you in the market for some really super bargains? Well now is the time to take advantage of the best prices for gold, silver and diamonds. And Gold Star Jewelry & Coin Co in Rogers Park, is the place to go.
“A lot of people have never been to a secondhand reseller before. They have the images in mind from old movies that show pawnbrokers as less than scrupulous merchants waiting to take your valuables and give you little in return,” points out Joyce Lowis of the Lowis family, owners of Gold Star Jewelry & Coin Co. A second reseller runs a legitimate, regulated business where people from all income levels go to sell or buy items of value such as gold chains, rings, watches, coins, collectibles, etc.
“There has always been a place for the secondhand reseller in the community,” explained the Lowis's, whose family has been in the business for over three generations and for more than 100 years. We are a unique business because we buy and sell valuables and collectables, with many of the items having meaning and representing family history. We serve people form all walks of life and in every income bracket, buying and selling items from as little as $50 to well over $150,000.”
These businesses are an important part of the community they serve, and in the case of Gold Star Jewelry & Coin Co, are active in local charities and dedicated to providing the most ethical and personalized service to their customers, most of which become like family. “We take time with each customer, get to know them as individuals and we try to educate them about the service(s) that best suits their need. This is a service business that relies on repeat customers that demand confidentiality and fairness,” Joyce says.
Gold Star Jewelry & Coin Co is a great place to bring your unwanted gold jewelry, diamonds, silver, and coins, and an ideal place to shop for bargains. If you’re in the market to buy, their knowledgeable staff will help you find gold and estate jewelry, watches, cameras, electronics, collectables, and musical instruments at 30% to 60% off retail. “And, if you’re in the market to sell, we’ll give you a free appraisal and hassle-free INSTANT CASH for your valuables,” Joyce says.
“Our company stands behind every sale. Any customer not satisfied with their purchase, may return it within 48 hours for a full refund; no questions asked,” maintains the Lowis’.
In a continuing effort to overcome the stereotypes of the trade, the Lowis' works closely with the Chicago Police to recover stolen property. Every item taken in is reported and reviewed by the police to ensure that it is not stolen. If the police identify a stolen item, they retrieve it and Lowis takes the loss.
“We’ve gotten really good at spotting suspicious goods,” explains the Lowis', “we can tell by the way a person handles merchandise if it is theirs or not.”
The down-turned economy has hit many people hard. With lost jobs, reduced hours, and mounting unpaid bills, people are looking for relief. Many are forced to change their lifestyle habits by giving up what they don’t need, managing their budgets more tightly, and by shopping for bargains. Whatever your income bracket, situation, or need, it’s time to put aside the stereotypes and misgivings. It’s time to think outside the box and to visit this reputable and knowledgeable merchant around the corner. You’ll be glad you did!
Gold Star Jewelry & Coin Co is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM. We're located at 7048 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL 60626; Phone: 773.942.6556.
Come in and see us . . . You'll be glad you did!