Jewelry >LaRog Brothers Jewelers
13033 SE 84th Ave, Clackamas, OR | Directions 9701545.428579 -122.576966
LaRog & Selling MY Gold – Heres the bottome line...I didnt want to sell MY gold. I didnt want to do it, but it had to be done. I wasnt making room, or cleaning house...I needed to sell it.
So, I did some research.
I found that the large gold buyers are a scam - 5% of the value, or they "lose" the package and send you the $250 insurance...whichever makes them more money. Its been well documented by numerous investigative journalists.
Pawn shops will pay you about 15% of the value. Its not a terrible deal, just the nature of their business.
Roadshows are good, but they are infrequent and the lines are long. A good one will pay about 20% of the value.
Local jewelers came as recommendations to me from friends. I walked out of 3 places before going to LaRogs.
At LaRogs, I got 2x as much as anyone else had offered. The real difference was that this was an emotional process for me. I felt like they aligned with me and were understanding of the situation. I got money immediately, and at no time did i feel like I was being taken advantage of.
I'm suprised to have read the negative review below. If you HAVE to make the uncomfortable decision to sell YOUR gold, go to LaRog.
Larog's is the BEST place to buy jewelry or sell your gold – I have shopped at Larog,s for all my jewelry for the last 15 years at least and wonder why anyone would go anywhere else to buy jewelry or sell gold.
The level of personal service given by the Larog Brothers...Rick and Dave and their well trained sales team....is given in the way great service was rendered back in the day....when a merchant actually went out of their way to get to you know and talk about your world.
Just racking up sales is not what is important to them...They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and keep the promises they make to you are just the way they have always done business with me.
I have referred many people to Dave and Rick over the years and every one of them was treated the same way they have always treated me.
The Brothers are continuing the tradition of great service started by their grandfather. Their family business dates back over 90 years and it shows.
Rick and Dave know everything about the jewelry and gold business and their customers are always shown modern,beautiful jewelry at pricing only experienced merchants like them can negotiate for their clientele.
Dave helped design and sold me a ring for my 25th wedding anniversary that was the most beautiful ring I have seen...and my wife Ann treasures it so much.
So thanks and kudos to Larogs for for being a wonderful place to do business.
Our Response as a local family business – We try our best to give fair pricing for scrap gold. Gold trade is not an exact science and prices that gold buyers offer vary. We feel that our prices are fair and competitive with those in the market. After all the costs add up, profits on gold buying are very thin and we are in no way trying to take advantage of our customers.
In regards to using grams vs. pennyweight It is solely based upon preference. Half of the gold buyers in the country use the pennyweight system, half by gram. Our scales are set to pennyweights and if the customer wishes we can weigh their jewelry by the gram. Our advantage to the customer is we pay right away with no hold time or mailing away jewelry for estimates. We always give a FREE evaluation whether the customer decides to sell or think about it.
We are not a refinery, we are a family owned jeweler who strives to give each & every customer total respect and great service whether they are buying a $10.00 pandora charm or selling a small collection of unused jewelry. We enjoy meeting new clients with our gold buying program and welcome every customer with red carpet treatment.
Hope to see you soon in our east or west location.
Rick & Dave
The LaRog Brothers
Do Your Homework if Selling Your Gold – I phoned around this morning looking for the best price to sell my 18K gold jewelry. La Rog was one of the jewelers I wanted to patronize because a friend of my sister sold her gold there, and also because their website emphasized their fairness in gold trade (they even have a video depicting the various ways one can be scammed, and how jewelers are a much more profitable and reliable way to go for selling gold).
So, when I asked how much they were paying per gram for gold, the person said $17 "pennyweight". Being a consumer and not a jeweler, I had no idea what that was, and so I asked. "Pennyweight is 1/20 of an ounce" she said. Every other dealer I have spoken with gives you a price per gram, or at the very least, per ounce, but she would not give me this information, which I have NO doubt she had( they're jewelers for crying out loud). I imagine this is the tactic they use when someone comes in with gold and has no idea how to calculate this on the spot. After doing the math MYSELF with the help of a conversion table and calculator, I realized that they are actually paying around $11 per gram for 18K, well below the current market price of $28.81 per gram. Other jewelers in town are paying $16-18. Even considering a reasonable mark up, they are making a hefty profit on people's hardship and ignorance, which is really sad. I would never set foot in this place.
Finest Quality, Best Service, Every Time. – I have dealt with LaRog Jewelers for more than 30 years. I have never had a negative experience. Rick and Dave are almost always there and they have some very excellent long term employees as well. You could not be treated better by anyone, anywhere and if someone says otherwise they most likely work for a struggling competitor and are trying to steal business. If you have any doubts, just stop into one of their stores and see for yourself. The quality of the merchandise will be the same as the first class service you experience
Great Service and Prices – I am shocked after reading the two reviews before me. That is not the LaRog's I have experienced and know. Why would they be? Possibly a competitor who can't accept the success they enjoy?
I have dealt with many jewelers over the years. Most are like a bank. Same face for a short period of time, then a new face. You never have a chance to be "known." You're just another number with most.
At LaRog's I've seen the same faces for many years and decades. I've always been acknowledged on entering, even when the staff is busy. They know I'm there and appreciated. Elsewhere it's often been impossible to even be acknowledged for a prolonged period.
I've never felt pressure. I've had custom jewelry made to complete satisfaction. I've had repairs performed perfectly.
If the one commenter truly had the earrings made there all that would have been necessary is a time era and the records could have been easily been located. That comment reminds me of the person at Costco recently who was demanding her tires be rotated for free and that she'd bought them there. She didn't own a brand that they sold. But, it didn't stop her from saying she was going to complain while yelling up a storm to try to embarrass them to do it anyway.
Cheaper elsewhere? Of course, on some things you can always do better. But, the prices are usually near the lowest and with the service and the value of your time why would you want to go anywhere else?
Some jewelers have gone bankrupt and destroyed others financially with that. Other's are having very difficult times - and you can expect they may possibly take advantage of you if they can.
I'll go where I know the value is, the trust is, and the service is...LaRog.
Very nice people, poor product – Because Rick is a very nice guy and considered the "family jeweler", my husband purchased the diamond for my wedding right there after finding the band I liked at Shane. LaRog set the diamond onto the band. After the excitement of the proposal, I scrutinized the ring and the LaRog jeweler had left sauder burns (yellowing on the white gold) and very noticable sauder ridges where the diamond was mounted. I quickly took it in to be fixed before the whole family saw the ring and it came back to be in the same condition. I took it to Shane then and they fixed it in less than an hour while I waited! We also shopped anniversary bands there but found the same ring at Shane for LESS THAN HALF the cost.
Terrible Customer Service – My husband had 6 custom earrings made at LaRog's for my birthday. After limited wear, one earring broke in two and another was about to break. He took them in to be repaired. They called and told him that the jeweler did not recognize the earrings as being made there and would charge $30. My husband has the same earrings, made at a different jeweler, that are put in and taken out on a weekly basis and he has had them for 10 years with no problem. My earring were less than 2 years old, had not been worn very often and broke. After telling them that they were indeed the earrings they made and telling them how offended he was, they stated that they would repair them for free. Not once did they apologize for the inconvenience or the insinuation that my husband lied. Their records would have clearly showed, that he had 6 earrings made.
We will never make another purchase there. You are better off paying more money at a quality jeweler because they will last a lot longer.
You're not just a customer...You're family – Totally love LaRog Jewelers. They make you feel like family...our sales person was very friendly and patient. Our rings are the finest of quality and we have been back several time for other purchases. You can't go wrong.
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