What We Buy

buying estates for cash

Here at Southern Pride Antiques we purchase a wide variety of items on a daily basis, and also are constantly helping people liquidate their estates! We appraise antiques, jewelry, coins, and collectibles daily! We have over 30 years experience in the business, and will appraise anything for you free of charge. Below is a list of items we frequently buy, but it is not necessarily everything we buy so be sure to call us to see if you have something of interest! You can reach us Monday-Saturday from 9am-6pm at (828) 855-1850 . You can also use the contact form on our site if you would like to email us instead.

Buying Diamonds:

Selling diamond rings and other diamond jewelry is easy because Southern Pride Antiques buys all shapes and sizes. You can sell your diamond rings, sell wedding rings, sell engagement rings, or just sell loose diamonds safely and easily. We can convert your loose diamond, diamond ring or other diamond jewelry to cash—fast. Selling your diamond to Southern Pride Antiques is easy, and we assure you by bringing in your diamonds to us, you will receive top quality service, and get the highest price for your diamonds.

Buying These Diamonds:

  • Round Diamonds
  • Pear Diamonds
  • Marquis Diamonds
  • Emerald Cut Diamonds
  • Princess Cut Diamonds
  • Asher Cut Diamonds
  • Heart Shape Diamonds
  • Canary Diamonds
  • Mine Cut Diamonds
  • European Cut Diamonds
  • GIA Diamonds
  • EGL Diamonds
  • Fancies
  • Damaged Diamonds
  • Oval Diamonds
  • Ultra Diamonds
  • Rare Blood Diamonds



sell gold and silver jewelry hickory nc

There’s a reason we have customers flooding  in the area on a daily basis to visit our store. Why? Because unlike all the others who claim on their commercials they pay the most…we actually do. 

The proof is in the returning customer base to whom we pay out top dollar for all gold and silver jewelry. It doesn’t matter if it is broken or mismatched, we pay the same! We encourage customers to shop around because we guarantee we’re the highest paying gold buyer in North Carolina.


sell gold and silver coins hickory

We pay top dollar for all your gold and silver, platinum, and collectible coins,  whether they are from the United States or another country. We may be interested in other coins that do not consist of any precious metals such as Roman or Spanish shipwreck coins/reales, colonial, tokens and more! Selling gold in NC has never been easier! 

Come in today for a free appraisal on your coin collection! Receive cash for gold that is closer to the gold spot price and silver spot price compared to our competitors! We have the current price of gold per ounce and the live price of silver per ounce posted at all times! We have a very knowledgeable staff on all items we purchase, especially coins. Call us today for a free appraisal, (828) 855-1850. 


sell watches hickory nc

We are always buying vintage and antique pocket and wrist watches. We pay top value even if your watch is not gold or silver. We are one of the few shops in North Carolina to buy not only gold and silver, but antiques and watches also. Our expert staff is very knowledgeable in appraising any type of watch. Bring them in today for a free appraisal.

We always pay fair prices, and even buy some newer watches such as Rolex, Nixon, and Fossil. Feel free to give us a call (828) 855-1850 for a free quote on your watches.


sell civil war memorabilia hickory ncWe buy a wide range of military items from all time periods. We have over 50 years experience in dealing with militaria and can offer you a fair, honest cash offer for your items. Call us or fill out our contact form if you have any military items you’re  interested in selling.

If you have any items such as uniforms, swords, letters, or more from the civil war be sure to bring them in. We are also buying world war memorabilia. Any items from these periods are right up our alley, and we can make you an outstanding price on them!


sell sterling flatware hickory nc

Silver is always being sought after means we can pay extremely high prices for your old sterling silver flatware. Sterling flatware is forks, spoons, knives, and more which is generally marked “.925” or “sterling”. We also buy silver flatware containing less amount of silver. 

Some older pieces are not marked though so bring them in for a free testing. . We pay higher than anyone in western North Carolina for sterling silver!  Bring your silver flatware in today for a free appraisal. We have professional scales and will even walk you through the process of evaluating your silver items.


sell costume jewelry hickory nc

We are always in the market to purchase costume jewelry. Whether its old or new, bring it in and we can make you an offer. As with most items, the older and better condition pieces will be more valuable. We are mainly interested in quality vintage and antique pieces of jewelry.

We also have a large selection of costume for sale at very affordable prices. Why pay hundreds at the mall when you can get something unique here for a cheap price. 

sell antiques hickory nc


We purchase antiques on a daily basis and have been in the business for over 30 years. If there’s anyone in western North Carolina you should bring your antiques into it is us. Ranging from furniture to even the smallest of items, we are always honest on our prices, and can work with you to reach an agreement.

We also have a wide variety of antiques and vintage collectibles on showcase for sale at our main Hickory, North Carolina location. Feel free to come visit today and we’d love to show you what we have! Artwork, vintage bicycles, world war military items, americana, catawba valley pottery, rugs, antique furniture, and much more!


sell pottery hickory nc we buy pottery gold king

Pottery is one of our specialties here at Southern Pride Antiques. We are often coming across very valuable pieces of pottery from our customers bringing them in. We are proud to be one of the top buyers of catawba valley pottery in the state. We love to discover new pieces our customers bring in and talk about the history of these unique pieces of pottery that are slowly fading away.

We are able to appraise your piece for you, and as always pay you top dollar just as we do on gold and silver. If you have pottery pictured like the pieces on the left then please bring them in today for a free appraisal!