Pawn Shops Near Me: Chicago’s Best

February 10, 2020 - Pawn Resources

Chicago, also known as “The Windy City”, began as a tiny trading post at the mouth of the Chicago River.

Chicago is currently the home to sixty pawn shops; just six of those pawnshops are ranked as top shops by our PawnGuru customers.

If you are looking for an alternative to trawling garage sales, eBay and Craigslist, we’d humbly suggest you try PawnGuru. Using our site, you can sell to or buy an item from any of these shops. Pawn shops are local, which means we can get you offers, cash or merchandise the same day – often in just an hour.

Skokie Cash Jewelry & Loan

Skokie Cash

is a family owned and operated pawn shop located on Dempster, Skokie, IL. Skokie buys and offers pawn loans on an array of items that include antiques, electronics, collectibles, and cameras but they mostly specialize in jewelry and precious metals. Skokie Cash Jewelry & Loan prides themselves in taking the time to get to know all of their customers and build lasting relationships with them. Their commitment to providing excellent customer service is one of the reasons customers come back time after time which explains why customers have voted them as one of Chicago’s top shops. Skokie Cash Jewelry & Loan are always offering special deals and discounts, so make sure you pay them a visit when you’re in the area.

Family Jewelry & Loan – Irving

Family Jewelry

With three locations conveniently located throughout the city, Family Jewelry & Loan has cemented themselves as one of Chicago’s premier pawnshops. Family Jewelry & Loan buy jewelry, precious metals, and anything else of great value. They also buy, sell, and offer loans on vehicles and recreational vehicles which is pretty rare for a pawn shop to do. You can bring in your valuables to them today for free, no-hassle appraisals, and leave with cash.

What A Gem Inc

What A Gem

What A Gem Pawn Shop has been serving Berwyn residents and the Greater area of Chicago with fast cash for years.  Like many pawn shops, What A Gem Inc buys, sells, and offers pawn loans on jewelry, electronics, precious metals, and anything else of value. What sets them apart as one of the best shops in Chicago is their ability to provide top notch customer service. Have broken jewelry? Have What A Gem take a look at it because they offer jewelry repair service.

Devon Pawn Shop Inc

Devon Pawn Shop

Devon Pawn Shop has been family owned and serving the Chicago area with fast cash for valuable items for 24 years. They pay top cash for jewelry, watches, coins, gold, silver, diamonds, platinum, antiques, art, collectibles, vintage items, designer bags & accessories. They also hold an impressive number of valuable merchandise for sell making them a worthy pawn shop to visit.

So if you have valuable items you wish to pawn or sell, submit your item to, and get offers from our top Chicago shops. Have any questions, comments, or concerns? please contact my team at We’re eager to help!
David Stiebel
David Stiebel

David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.

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December 15, 2015, 3:22 PM

Great idea. E commerce is changing the rules of commerce.

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