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Sell your unwanted gold, silver, diamonds, coins, and other jewelry for cash at The Quarter Smith.

Items we buy for cash:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Diamonds
  • Rings
  • Braclets
  • Cufflinks
  • Necklaces
  • Class Rings
  • Money Clips
  • Chains
  • Fine watches either working or not
  • Earrings
  • Coins
  • Dental Gold
  • and any other precious metals or jewelry...
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Tucked away in the centuries old Vieux Carre´ is a quaint building that houses The Quarter Smith. Knowledgeable New Orleanians and world wise shoppers have sought out and found the many treasures that The Quarter Smith has in store.

The Quarter Smith is a buyer of gold, diamonds, watches and precious metals. In business since 1978, we have an established and trusted reputation as one of the south's premiere jewelers and buyers of precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium).

Ken Bowers, The Quarter Smith, has risen to the pinnacle of his craft as goldsmith and silversmith only after decades of study and apprenticeship in this very esoteric art. Ken is also a gemologist, having graduated form the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.). We offer appraisal services. We also have a very good relationship with GIA and can have your stone or stones certified quickly and accurately.

Discover his collection of custom designed gold and platinum jewelry. Delight in the variety of rings, earrings, pins, chains and antique jewelry. You may also select loose diamonds and gemstones that are available in both antique and contemporary cuts, all at very competitive prices. Restoration of your fine heirlooms, jewelry and silver is a family tradition in our store.

Most jewelry stores offer repair services but do not offer onsite service. You can leave your fine jewelry and antiques with confidence knowing that the job will be done correctly.

When it comes to working in platinum and higher karat golds, it takes a special knowledge to end up with a quality result. Here at The Quarter Smith, we posses that knowledge, and can help you create that special engagement ring, wedding band, or that just that special gift for yourself or someone. We also have a master hand engraver which can duplicate or help design something for you. Whether it is custom designed jewelry or a rare antique piece from an historic estate, The Quarter Smith will make your wish come true. Call or come by soon to let The Quarter Smith revisit the handcrafted artistry of the past on a special treasure for you today.

We go on buying trips for antiques, antique jewelry, and watches many times throughout the year, so if you are looking for something in particular, please let us know. We can usually find it cheaper and faster than you think. Email Ken ( for your specific requests.

When you are ready to sell your gold, silver, diamonds, rolex watches and other jewelry for cash, come by The Quarter Smith or give us a call at 504-524-9731.


The Quarter Smith
519 Saint Louis St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-9731


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