We buy your precious items


You wish to sell gold (24k, 18k, 14k…), a precious stone (diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald…), a designer watch (Patek, Jaeger, Rolex, Cartier…)? Feel free to contact us and come and see us at 41 rue des Martyrs, Paris 9. Indeed, for more than thirty years, we have been specialized in the purchase of gold, antique jewellery, precious stones and branded watches. It is a complementary activity to the sale of antique jewellery and luxury watches. These two facets of the profession have been the DNA of Bottazzi Blondeel jewellery since its origins. They allow us to have a 360° vision of the market and to offer you fair and credible prices. To get the best price for your old ring (art nouveau, art deco, tank…), your gold (24k, 18k, 14k…), your precious stones (diamond, emerald, ruby, sapphire…), your luxury watch (Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Vacheron Constantin, Bréguet…), just contact us or come and visit us.

Buying gold

We buy back the gold (24k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold…) at the best price. Gold has always been a safe haven, especially in the turbulent times of history. When uncertainties hang over the global economy, gold represents an oasis that seems spared by the noise and fury of the world. In addition, low interest rates favour this type of investment, which explains the rise in prices. If you own gold and need liquidity, you should take advantage of favourable market conditions.
We buy back gold in all its forms. It can be gold debris but also jewellery that you no longer wear from which you want to draw a sum of money. In any case, we will carry out an expertise to define the titration (24k gold, 22k gold, 22k gold, 18k gold, 14k gold…) then we will submit you our best offer according to the gold weight and the market prices. Please note that in the case of jewellery, it may happen that the jewellery has a higher value than its gold weight, especially if it is an interesting piece from a historical point of view or a desired style (art deco, tank…). In this case, we will make you a proposal more attractive than the weight of gold. This is the advantage of coming to see a specialist in antique jewellery since we are able to make you a more interesting offer than that of a counter exclusively specialized in the purchase and sale of gold, which is based above all on the weight of gold. In any case, we invite you to consult several professionals before deciding who you will sell to.

Purchase of precious stones

Diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires… precious stones are one of our passions. A passion that leads us to follow an advanced training and become gemologist experts, many years ago! This is an extremely vast field where there are a multitude of criteria to be taken into account to establish the value of the appraised stone. For diamond, for example, it is necessary to analyse the four Cs (Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat) to determine the price. And that will only be part of the expertise work because we can also refer to the Rapaport index which gives the world prices of diamonds on a daily basis. For coloured stones, provenance plays an important role. Burmese or Kashmir sapphire, Colombian emerald, natural Burmese ruby also named “pigeon blood”… these are some of the most sought-after and highly prized gems. But once again, an expertise can only be done “in person”, under controlled light and under the microscope. Our long experience in the market and our theoretical knowledge will enable us to offer you a serious and well-founded takeover bid.

Purchase of luxury watches

Rolex, Patek Philippe, Bréguet, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Cartier…. these are names that make the eyes of all lovers of beautiful mechanics shine and they are many! Indeed, these major brands have distinguished themselves by the quality of their movements (mechanical, automatic, complication…) and the precision of their timepieces. They are also elements of style. Some even consider them as the only male jewellery, which explains why this passion is often the privilege of men. In this field, there are many collectors, always looking for the rare or stylish piece. Indeed, depending on the time of day or week, you should not hesitate to change your timepiece. A chronograph for the day or weekend and a chic and discreet watch for a formal evening, for example. We buy all types of luxury watches. We can also make a trade-in if you want to sell one of your watch. In this case, we deduct from the price of the watch that we are selling the value of the watch we are taking back. Beautiful watches fascinate us so don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to share with you this common passion.

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Buying back in practice

As you have understood, a serious buyback offer must be made after inspection of the jewel, watch, gold, precious stone… Indeed, an expertise is not made lightly. Nevertheless, it is a fairly short process, totally free of charge and without commitment. At the end of the expertise, we will submit you a takeover offer that you will be free to accept or not. If you accept it, payment will be made by cheque or bank transfer and after presentation of an identity document, in accordance with the legislation in force. We are at your disposal, by phone or email, and we welcome you with pleasure 7/7 days in our shop at 41 rue des Martyrs, Paris 9.