We are pleased to announce that select Maison Birks boutiques are now open for in-store events and on a by-appointment basis.
Our online service remains open. Insured, free shipping on all gold exchange kits is available across Canada.

FAQ About Selling Gold Jewellery

FAQ About Selling Gold Jewellery

Maison Birks Gold Exchange is a part of Maison Birks. Maison Birks is a leader in luxury jewellery and watches, serving Canada with unique distinction. Maison Birks is renowned for its commitment to luxury, quality, design and excellence in service. These qualities are an essential part of the Maison Birks philosophy and have secured the company's reputation as Canada’s preeminent luxury jeweler.

Recognizing the need for a safe way to sell your gold and platinum items, Maison Birks decided to launch Maison Birks Gold Exchange. Maison Birks Gold Exchange combines a free, easy and secure way for you to sell your unwanted gold and platinum with a name that has been trusted in Canada for over 140 years. We purchase your gold and platinum for refining and make you an offer based on a combination of weight, purity and market value. We provide a simple, safe and convenient way for you to convert your unwanted gold and platinum items into cash.

Maison Birks Gold Exchange will offer to purchase your gold and platinum items based on their precious metal content. We can’t accept items that are not gold or platinum and stones like diamonds, gems or pearls will not be considered when calculating your payout amount. Sending in plated jewellery, watches, timepieces or coins that are legal tender in Canada or elsewhere should also be avoided.

Maison Birks Gold Exchange is proud to offer a contactless online service as well as cash or contactless Interac in-store events hosted by Gold Exchange experts. Please visit https://www.birksgoldexchange.com/en/events/ to consult the event calendar and to book an appointment. During in-store events, customers can receive an on-the-spot appraisal of their precious metals and immediate payouts. Our mail-in online service is designed to keep your gold and other precious metals secure, with insured postage covering up to $1000. We also offer an initial appraisal of your items within 2 business days.

Maison Birks has been the name you trust for over 140 years for all your jewellery services. With Maison Birks, you will have peace of mind knowing that we value the safety of your goods and your satisfaction as a customer.

We allow customers 30 days to cancel their transaction if they change their mind. Simply return the cheque or decline the electronic transfer to receive a return of your items within 30 days of accepting the offer.

Online transactions are paid out within 48 hours with electronic payment or with a cheque within 3 working days of confirming the offer is acceptable. In-store transactions may additionally be paid out in cash or with contactless Interac payment.

The Maison Birks testing procedure is electronic and there is no damage to the tested jewelry. In rare cases, we may ask clients for permission to use acids to evaluate the precious metal content of your items and we will only proceed with your consent.

It’s best to have any precious stones removed prior to sending your items to us since they will not increase the value of your offer. This includes materials like diamonds, gemstones and pearls. Our appraisal will be based solely on the value of gold and platinum.

Simply fill out the form and our Customer Care department will notify you as soon as your prepaid shipping kit has been sent to you.

You can also call Customer Care directly at 1-855-873-7373 in order to request your shipping kit by phone.

The shipping kit that we send to you will include a bag for your items, instructions on what to pack and how to ship, as well as a pre-paid envelope, with a tracking number, for you to ship your precious metals to our facility.

You may send as much as you can fit in the bag.

Please note that we are compliant with Canada’s Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. This means that we keep records in accordance with legal requirements and certain transactions may be subject to government reporting.

Maison Birks Gold Exchange prides itself on having an easy, free, and secure shipping process. Once you have registered with us and requested a gold kit, we will send you a shipping kit with a pre-paid shipping envelope. The envelope also comes with a tracking number. Just bring it to a Canada Post mailing center.

Please use Canada Post and ship to the following address:

Maison Birks Gold Exchange
c/o Customer Care
2020 Robert Bourassa, Suite MA 02,
Montréal, QC, H3A2A5,

We recommend the use of the pre-paid envelope provided by Maison Birks for this purpose. Returning the kit is free of charge and it allows you to track your package and be automatically notified when we receive it.

Yes! Maison Birks Gold Exchange will insure any items you ship to us for up to $100. If you decide to cancel your transaction after you have shipped your precious metals, we will insure your return mail package for up to a maximum of $500 based on our appraisal of the value of your precious metals, only.

We will send you an e-mail notifying you that the package has arrived at our facility.

You can also track the package on our website by logging in to your customer account.

Each item you send to us is appraised based on a combination of weight, purity, and the market value of your precious metals on the day the package is received in our facility. Our payout to you is not based on the material's potential value if resold intact and we do not recognize nor pay for any sentimental value, real or perceived. Maison Birks Gold Exchange provides one of the best and most competitive offers in the industry for your gold and other precious metals.

As soon as our appraisal is complete and a value has been determined, we will send you a check and notify you via e-mail. You can check the value of your precious metals by logging into your account on the website.

If you change your mind about selling your material, or are dissatisfied with the amount of the payment you received, you may cancel the transaction or decline the payment amount offered. Simply call us at 1-855-873-7373 or e-mail for further assistance. You may also e-mail us at info@birksgoldexchange.com.

You must also return your un-cashed/un-deposited check to us within 30 days of the issuance date. You must send your check to the following address:

Maison Birks Gold Exchange
c/o Customer Care
2020 Robert Bourassa, Suite MA 02,
Montréal, QC, H3A2A5,

If you don't contact us within 30 days of the check's issuance date we will consider this transaction to be final and will send in your precious metals to be processed for refinement.

Keeping with the traditions of Maison Birks, Maison Birks Gold Exchange values all of its customers and makes the security of your precious metals a top priority. Here is how our process works:

Once the package is received in our facility and logged, it is unpacked, weighed, and tested to determine the value of your goods. For your protection we videotape this process, keeping your package secure.

When the package is opened we verify that everything listed is included. After taking inventory of your package, we proceed to weigh and analyze each item in order to determine a value.

We also keep you informed during the process, making sure you never have to wonder what is happening with your precious metals. We notify you when the shipping kit is sent to you, provide you with tracking information for when you ship the kit back to us, let you know when we’ve received it in our facility, and then finally when the process is complete. Our Customer Care Department (1-855-873-7373) is also available to help you and answer your questions.

Nothing! It is completely free.

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