POOR MOUCHETTE BUYS GOLD
We buy good gold in any condition and pay you on the spot. If you have an item that you would like to sell you are welcome to bring it in for a free evaluation. We are licensed by the City of Portland and by the Portland Police Department, so please be 18 years of age or older and bring along your government issued ID.
Metals are weighed in front of you on a highly-accurate, industry-standard scale and are tested for purity.
ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE JEWELRY IS OUR AREA OF EXPERTISE
We are also available to appraise, value, and/or liquidate jewelry estates, individual pieces, and personal collections. We offer consignment for significant or unusual pieces.
WHAT WE BUY . . .
all gold and platinum
vintage and antique fine jewelry
contemporary fine jewelry
loose diamonds and colored gemstones weighing .50 ct or more
old cut diamonds, regardless of weight
antique ring boxes
BEST RATES PAID
We are confident that you will not be offered a better price for your gold elsewhere. You are welcome to shop our offers, and you are always free to decline and walk away. We want you to feel good about your experience with us, and we will never pressure you.
If you have questions, please send us an email, or give us a call. We are happy to answer your questions and to discuss your individual needs.
Poor Mouchette is a woman-owned business.
TERMINOLOGY . . .
VALUATION: A "valuation" or evaluation is any statement of value or offer made by an industry professional, and all valuations will be considerate of the materials used to create a piece of jewelry. Valuations will vary from buyer to buyer. These offers are not appraisals, they are real world representations of what you can sell a piece of jewelry for at a given moment.
APPRAISAL : An "appraisal" is a legal document prepared by an industry professional. Appraisals are sometimes provided with the purchase of a piece of jewelry, but they are never free. An individual might require an appraisal if they want to insure a piece of jewelry against loss; an estate might require an appraisal of goods it needs to liquidate and distribute equitably among heirs. An appraisal will provide you with a "replacement cost," for a piece of jewelry in the event that you might lose it and need to replace it. You do not need an appraisal to sell a piece of jewelry, and "replacement value" is not the same as resale value or even retail value.
MELT: "Melt" is 100% of your gold's value. When professional gold buyers take jewelry to melt (verb) they do not recover the full melt value, only a large percentage of it.
SCRAP: "Scrap" is a percentage of melt, offered by professionals who buy gold. Scrap value varies from buyer to buyer, and is based on the current value of pure gold, which changes by the minute according to the world market.
VINTAGE: within the United States the description "vintage" can refer to anything made between the 1970s and the 1930s (sorry if that makes you vintage!).
ANTIQUE: within the United States the description "antique" is usually used to refer to something made in the 1920s or earlier, but, frequently, the 1930s get included in this group also. European countries tend to skew older, since the US is a relatively young country.