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Chagrin Falls Gold & Coins offers cash on the spot for gold and silver items.

By Mary Malik

Let’s face it, getting rid of old, unwanted items and making some extra cash is fun. But whether you’re selling things on the internet or are having a garage sale, turning unused items into cash can be hard work.

Cara Reider, owner of Chagrin Falls Gold & Coins, offers an easier way. She will turn that unworn gold and silver jewelry, flatware, coins and more into cash on the spot. All you have to do is bring it to her.

“Gold and silver have been around forever and although the value fluctuates, gold is at an all-time high right now and silver at its highest in over seven years,” says Cara. “Now really is a great time to cash in and it couldn’t be easier.”

Cara says people are always surprised by what she can offer them for a simple gold chain, pin, cuff links or other pieces.

“People often hesitate to come in because they aren’t sure what an item is worth, or even if it’s real gold or sterling silver,” says Cara. “It’s often difficult to determine carat weight or decipher the markings on silver and gold. I can do that and determine the value based on weight and make you an offer on the spot. Walk out with cash, or not. You’re under no obligation.”

Jewelry, coins, sterling silver flatware, tea sets, candlesticks—it’s all worth something, and Cara guarantees the highest prices in Ohio.

Chagrin Falls Gold and Coins is located at 8535 East Washington St. in Bainbridge, on the corner of East Washington and Rt. 306, just across from Dunkin’ Donuts. Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday, Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For information, call 440-468-0099.