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Welcome to Idaho Pawn & Gold’s Educational Resources page. We are committed to providing our customers with comprehensive knowledge about the pawn industry, the intrinsic value of gold and silver, and the intricacies of estate buyouts. We believe that an informed customer is a confident customer. Let’s embark on this educational journey together.

Understanding the Pawn Industry

The pawn industry is a centuries-old trade, offering a unique way for individuals to secure short-term loans using their valuable items as collateral. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. Dive into the rich history of pawnbroking, understand the mechanics of pawn loans, and discover the benefits of choosing a pawn loan over other types of loans. We’ll also guide you through the process of pawning an item, from appraisal to repayment, and provide tips on how to get the best value for your items.

The Value of Gold and Silver

Gold and silver, precious metals that have been valued by civilizations for thousands of years, continue to hold significant worth in today’s market. But what factors contribute to the value of these metals? How can you determine the value of your gold and silver items? Our resources delve into the nuances of weight, purity, and market prices, and offer insights into the global factors that influence these prices. We’ll also provide tips on how to safely store and care for your gold and silver items to maintain their value.

Estate Buyouts Explained

Navigating estate buyouts can be a complex process, especially during a time of loss. We’re here to simplify it for you. Our resources explain what estate buyouts are, how they work, and how to ensure you get the best value for your items. Whether you’re dealing with an estate due to a loved one’s passing, or you’re simply looking to downsize, we’ll guide you through the process step-by-step, ensuring you understand your options and rights

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Diamond Valuation and Luxury Purse Trading

Diamonds and luxury purses are not just fashion statements, they can also be valuable assets. Learn how diamonds are evaluated based on the 4Cs – Carat, Cut, Clarity, and Color, and understand how brand, condition, and rarity affect the value of luxury purses. We’ll also provide tips on how to maintain the value of these items and what to look for when buying or selling them.

More Resources

Our commitment to education doesn’t stop here. We offer additional resources on a variety of topics, including musical instrument valuation, car audio trading, and more. We’re constantly updating this page with new content, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often for the latest information.

At Idaho Pawn & Gold, we’re more than just a pawn shop. We’re a partner you can trust, providing you with the resources you need to make informed decisions. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help.

Best Boise, Nampa Meridian Pawn Shop 2022 Idaho's Best Award


Our motto has always been "People taking care of people" and we will always stand by that motto. We provide the best experience pawn and gold shops offer. Idaho Pawn & Gold is honored to serve our local community that trusts us. We believe that building relationships with our community is what sets up apart from other Pawn Shops, Estate Buyers and Gold And Silver Bullion Dealers.


We buy gold in Boise, Meridian, Nampa and offer lab quality results with our XRF Analyzer. Precious metal scans are FREE. We offer the most % on spot price (market price) in the Treasure Valley.


We buy quality diamonds in Boise, Meridian, Nampa and offer free testing to authenticate your diamond. Need a certified report? We can help with that, it takes just 10 days.


A customer exchanges an item as collateral for a short-term cash loan. The item is returned to the customer after the loan amount and interest fees are paid. $20-$250k Available APR as low as 35%


An honest and trustworthy estate buyout service is essential. Don't give up money buy using other estate services. Need fast cash? We will do cash advances on the appraised value of our estate.

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