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John laughter jewelry is Western North Carolina’s largest estate buyers. We would love to help you find a true value for your jewelry, and we feel it’s a free service that we should provide to our community. Its out mission to be that person in Western North Carolina who not only buys "scrap gold" but also your jewelry, diamonds, coins, and all the fine things that your jeweler once sold you.

Sometime you might come across an inheritance of jewelry from a family member and you have no idea what it is and how much its worth. We can help. As a service to our community we provide, for free, our Everyday Estate Evaluation®. We will help you find out what pieces you have, and what your options are for these pieces, whether that is with us or not.

So many times there aren't receipts, paperwork or time to ask “What is this?”. Since we are WNC’s largest estate buyers, we have 40 years of buying and appraising history in Western North Carolina and for 20 years we held an auction house to help people just like you find out exactly what you have. Is it new or old, mass produced or one of a kind, and often times the most important question is it worth something?


What we will evaluate:


  • Jewelry of any kind
  • Jewelry in any condition
  • 1-15 Carat Diamonds
  • Fine watches
  • Gemstones
  • Sterling & Gold Flat ware, place settings, candlesticks and decorations
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Coins & Bullion
  • Gold Coins
  • Silver Coins
  • Other Coins and Bills
  • Cartier
  • Gemstones
  • Wrist Watches
  • Pocket Watches
  • John Laughter Jewelry will trade or buy.

    Please contact our Everyday Estate Evaluation® experts below. We can schedule an appointment for you to come to one of our locations, or if you are uncomfortable traveling with these piece we can meet at your trusted location like your home or bank. Walk-ins are always welcome.

    Asheville, NC Location:
    Grant Laughter

    P: 828-274-5770

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    Waynesville, NC Location:
    Tammy Mosely

    P: 828-456-4772

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    Customer Stories

    Nick P.:

    I visited John Laughter Jewelry after inheriting a large collection of costume jewelry from my mother. Most of it was costume jewelry so I just assumed it wasn’t worth anything. After John evaluated my inheritance he found 3 pieces of jewelry that were worth $10,000, $5,000 and $4,000! I am so pleased I took the estate to John Laughter Jewelry, because of their honesty I had an extra $19,000 to put my boys through school.


    Susan G.:

    I went and saw Grant to sell my mothers Rolex. I didnt take his offer at first and shopped around, even mailed it to some dealer in New York. He beat all the other offers by $2000, the first time. I wont visit any other shop. - Susan


    Cornelius W.:

    Tammy bought my engagement ring when my girl and me split up... got a new cbr1000rr. Best decision ever.


    Jill J.:

    My husband and I went to John Laughter Jewelry in Waynesville to have Tammy look at some jewelry that I had and could no longer use. She took the time go over each piece and give me her opinion of the value. Tammy made this a very pleasant experience. She takes her time and never makes you feel rushed. That is very important to me. When she was done, she explained the choices I had and I made the choice to sell most of the pieces. I will definitely be back to the store in the future. My husband and I were very impressed with everything about Tammy and all the people involved with John Laughter Jewelry.




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