I felt fairly ignorant about pawn shops when I first walked in here!
The first thing I noticed was that it was exceptionally neat and clean, and also well-lit.....which seems odd to mention, but I always envisioned pawn shops as being sketchy places with dark lighting and all sorts of trinkets accumulating dust on different shelves.
I was helped by a really nice male employee who seemed very interested in being fair to me (or any other customer) and took ethical procedures seriously, which protects both the seller and the shop!
All the male employees I saw were so friendly they actually *smiled*, which doesn't seem too common in Miami, nor would I have expected it at a pawn shop. When I was curious about some of the gold testing, the employee who helped me explained it and demonstrated another test just to satisfy my own inquiring mind!
I highly recommend this pawn shop in terms of your own profitable benefit (I was really pleased with the outcome of my transaction), as well as the awesome customer service and nice location!
Some possibly helpful info:
--It is located in one of the many tiny shopping plazas that line Red Road and there's a sign with the name and the image of a gem/diamond on it (I think) that's standing closer to the street so you can look for it to direct you. There's parking in the front if you catch the first turn into the lot, otherwise I parked in the back--BUT I can't say I know that it's "ok" to park in the back for sure.....oops!
--They do pawning, selling, and buying, and I saw TONS of nice watches for those who are big collectors!
Thank you, Gables Pawn & Jewelry Inc.!Cassidy C., Yelp user