Buy. Sell. Trade.


At Uptown Pawn, we buy, sell and pawn gold, diamonds, jewelry and watches. Stop into our location on Lake street in Uptown Minneapolis, MN or check us out online for the latest jewelry we have for sale.

Looking to sell your jewelry? We buy many items from estate to modern and antique jewelry, platinum, silver and gold 10k and higher. We offer the highest gold and silver prices in the area.

With 60 years of accumulated experience,  Uptown Pawn specializes in gold, diamond, jewelry, and watch valuations.  We give you a higher value because we sell your jewelry based on our vast contacts throughout the world.  Our in house diamond broker and owner Michael Strauss is an expert and will guarantee to give you the best value for your jewelry. At Uptown Pawn, we will give you the most accurate value and make sure you understand the appraised amount.

Looking to Pawn? Jewelry is the top item offered to us as collateral for an pawn loan.  At Uptown Pawn, we want to make sure that we give you the best and fairest value possible to ensure a satisfying outcome for our clients. Uptown Pawn offers more loans on jewelry, diamonds and gold than any of our competitors.


Recognized as a 5-Star rated pawn shop, Uptown Pawn offers cash loans and other creative financial solutions to residents from Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding Twin Cities area for the last 20 years. We are a family owned and operated business which keeps us close and personal with our customers.

As professional pawnbrokers, we provide first class customer service. We treat you with the courtesy and respect that you deserve. At Uptown Pawn, you will enjoy a friendly, knowledgeable staff that will provide you with as much assistance as you need to make sure you have an understanding of each transaction. Our staff is here to help you, not pressure you.

We buy, sell and pawn Gold, Jewelry, Diamonds, Watches, Electronics, Laptops, Computers, Video Games, Televisions, Musical Instruments, Bikes, Tools, or Gift Cards.


Click icons below to see what we offer for sale online.  Uptown Pawn sells quality preowned and new merchandise on various stores online like eBay, Amazon, Craigslist and Kixify.


Questions about Buying? Selling? or Pawning? 

Stop in to our location on Lake Street, send us an email or give us a call at 612-823-3001


I wanted to sell some gold jewelry but wasn’t sure about the carat weight. I took it to one dealer who said it was 18K and they gave me a price that I thought was too low. I called Uptown Pawn and they quoted me a much better price based on what I thought I had. When I took the gold to their store they checked the weight and told me it was actually 22K! They immediately increased their offer based on the higher quality of gold. I was very impressed by their honesty and integrity. KARE11 was right, Uptown Pawn gives the best price and has great service.

I recently went to Uptown Pawn because I needed new brakes on my car and didn’t have the money to repair them so I pawned my diamond ring. The customer service is great and they give you a fair deal.I have only had to pawn my ring one other time and it was with Uptown Pawn I wouldn’t trust any other shop. Kudos to Uptown Pawn!

Uptown pawn offered me a very fair price on some silver I was selling. I’ve never sold anything to a pawn shop before and expected to be taken through the ringer. This wasn’t the case. Everything was above board. We looked up the spot price of silver and they made a reasonable discount off of that. I would definitely use them again.