What We Buy


Loose Diamonds

Diamonds starting at 0.50 carat, in most shapes, are purchased by Tapper’s Gold Exchange almost daily. The diamonds can be mounted or loose, certified or uncertified. We are especially interested in fancy color diamonds as well as larger diamonds in the 10 carat range and greater. There may be special value that can be unlocked in larger diamond studs or diamond eternity necklaces. Please contact us to set up an appointment to discuss what options may be available to you for your diamond merchandise.

Estate and Vintage Jewelry

Estate and vintage jewelry pieces are distinctive and valuable because of their history, design and craftsmanship.  Signed, original pieces of fine jewelry or jewelry that has other design, brand, or historical significance are items Tapper's Gold Exchange would be interested in reviewing and possibly purchasing.

Tapper’s Gold Exchange is also interested in purchasing items such as cosmetic cases, cuff links, money clips, pocket watches, small mirrors, tiny handbags and clutches, lorgnettes (opera glasses),lighters or pen and pencil sets. These personal items are usually made of sterling silver or gold and are as decorative as any piece of fine jewelry of that period.  Please contact us to set up an appointment to see if Tapper’s Gold Exchange can discover any special value hidden in your merchandise.

High End Watches

With over 35 years of experience, Tapper’s Gold Exchange is one of the largest buyers of pre-owned timepieces in the state of Michigan. We are always interested in purchasing brands such as pre-owned Rolex, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Piaget, and many more.

There are several factors that impact the value of a pre-owned timepiece. Certain brands hold their value better than others and certain collectible watches may be worth significantly more than the original retail value. Some factors that will affect the value of a pre-owned timepiece are:

  • Desirability and demand for certain brands and models
  • Materials of the watch (Platinum, Gold, Steel, Titanium, etc)
  • Condition of the interior movement and the exterior case, crystal, bracelet, strap, clasp, etc.
  • Movement type (Automatic, Manual, Quartz)
  • Complications (Power Reserve, Moon Phase, Perpetual Calendar, etc.)

Contact Tapper’s Gold Exchange if you are interested in selling your fine Swiss timepiece or if you are considering trading in your old timepiece towards the purchase of a new timepiece.

Gold, Silver and Platinum Jewelry

We purchase used and broken chains, necklaces, charms, rings, earrings, bands, bracelets, bangles as well as dental gold. The jewelry can have stones and the stones can be removed, at no charge to the customer or, in certain situations, Tapper’s Gold Exchange may be interested in buying them.

Gold Coins

Tapper’s Gold Exchange pays 90% of the gold spot market price for most gold coins including the South African Krugerand, Canadian Maple Leaf, U.S. American Eagle and Chinese Gold Panda. Please visit one of our many locations to get current pricing.


Gold and Silver Bullion

Whether it is PAMP (Produits Artistiques de Métaux Précieux), Credit Suisse or Johnson Matthey gold bars, Tapper’s Gold Exchange is an active buyer and seller of gold bullion. Please visit any one of our locations to sell your bullion or contact us to set up an appointment to handle your larger gold bullion transactions.

Gold Filled and Gold Plated

Jewelry stamped with markings such as GF, GEP, HE, RGP as well as fractions of 10K and 12K are all welcome at Tapper’s Gold Exchange. The types of merchandise most commonly manufactured are gold filled pocket watches stamped “Warranted” or “Guaranteed” for either 20 or 25 years, watch cases, mesh and expansion watch bands and vintage gold plate jewelry stamped Anson, Krementz, Trifari, Swank, Hickok and others.