Your neighborhood

Gold and Jewelry Store

for over 25 years

1314 Williamson Street

Madison, WI


OPEN Tue - Sat

10:00AM to 5:00PM

Check out our diamonds!



Chopard Casmir Collection Diamond Bracelet

Shay Pave Set Diamond Earrings


Vintage Ring With 1.85 Ct. Center Stone


Tiffany & Co. Diamond Crown Pin

Sell Smart



                                                         Why don't other Buyers tell you what percentage of the Value of Your Metal they will pay you?

Because they don't want you to know how much you're adding to their Bottom Line.

In any other marketplace, whether shopping for cars or food, prices are clearly labeled and easily accessible.  At Rick's Olde Gold, we believe that the experience of selling your gold and silver should feature the same tranparency and availability of information.

That's why we fully explain every offer, providing you with complete information about your items, their value, and how that number is calculated.  We do the conversions in front of you.  And if we make a deal, we provide a detailed receipt that walks you through every step.

We buy the following

  • Diamond engagement and wedding rings.  We pay a premium for GIA and EGL certified diamonds!
  • Loose diamonds and other precious stones
  • Scrap gold jewelry
  • Gold and silver coins.  We offer close to spot on gold coins!
  • Sterling silver of all types (excluding silver plated)
  • Designer and vintage watches (Rolex, Movado, Ciziten, Tag Heuer, Gucci, Invicta, and others)
  • Vintage Stereo
  • Musical Intruments


Rick's Logical Tips

  1. Know your numbers.
  2. Get 3 quotes.
  3. Go to established jewelry buyers.
  4. Stay local.
  5. Get advice from friends in the know.
  6. Weekend Gold Buyers pay low.
  7. Chain Gold Buyers pay low.
  8. Stick with Independents and Family Stores.
  9. Stones in your jewelry, no matter how small have value, make sure they are included in the price.

Rick's Personal Tips

  1. Value your gold before you need the cash.
  2. Try to retain family heirlooms.
  3. Don't be impulsive or short-sighted.
  4. Think about a rookie gold seller, and don't do that.
  5. Don't send or sell jewelry or silver flatware to an estate salesman or estate auctioneer.   

Want more of Rick's Tips?  Check out The Blog, man!



Have a metals question?  Ask Ricardo!  Call at 608-257-7280 or email at