Silver Spring Jewelry
11205 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: No
Pets Allowed: No
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Absolute, total, 100% thieves.
I went to this "business" with a Peruvian Sterling and 18k Gold Bracelet
to see what they would offer for it.
After entering the store, a Hispanic man, who may or may not have been the owner "Ramon G" (who doesn't post his last name for reasons you will soon find out) asked me what he could do for me.
I displayed the bracelet (which was a family heirloom, and in perfect condition)
and set it on the counter. He immediately asked me if the clasp, which work flawlessly, needed repair. I responded that no I wanted to sell the item.
He took the bracelet and went to a backroom for about 5 minutes.
He returned and stated very quickly that the bracelet was gold plate and offered me
$20 for it. In disgust I took the bracelet and walked out the door. I knew that even if the bracelet was only solid sterling it would be worth at least $50.
I noticed that he seemed to flinch and seem rather disappointed that I didn't sell it to him.
A few days later, I took the bracelet to another, reputable, establishment, who offered me $350 for the bracelet based on the fact that the Peruvian markings (which were made by men of honor) were in fact correct as they had determined after testing the piece.
In case you are wondering I myself am a Hispanic male.
There you have it folks...and people wonder why we are being scapegoated in this country.