Credibility: AJPM or Affordable Jewelry & Precious Metals, to give them their full title, have been in operation since 1991 (see History section). AJPM unfortunately do not have any reviews on Trustlink. More than 50% of the reviews AJPM have received on sitejabber.com are only two stars or below.
AJPM do have a number of very good reviews on their local profile on citysearch.com. Therefore, it is clear to me that the business focuses mainly on local business, but they do sell across the whole United States.
There is one thing that makes AJPM different from a lot of other precious metal companies I have reviewed, and that is they also sell diamonds. The only other company I have reviewed that sells jewelry is goldsilver.com
APJM’s website does have a how to order section, which gives you the information you need to order, but you can’t order via the website. They do have a slogan at the bottom of the website that says, ‘one easy website’ which, unfortunately, I didn’t find about their website.
Phone Number: 1-800-690-4995
Minimum Investment amount: None
Buy Back: They do offer a selling service, but you have a maximum of 24 hours to get your order sent to them.
- BBB A+ rating
- Sell diamonds as well.
- Family owned.
AJPM was founded by Rodney and Vicki Scott in 1991, however prior to that, they owned 4 precious metal businesses in the Portland metro area as well as Vancouver, Wa. They also owned the Portland Minting Company and Medallion Specialties Inc. They were the first in the US licensed by the NBA to make “star” player medallions. In 1991, they had consolidated all of their precious metals and jewelry operations into one entity, AJPM. The Scott’s operate their business through a number of stores throughout Portland Oregon, they also have an AJPM in Hawaii.
Gold IRA Rollover
AJPM do not directly offer a gold IRA facility. That is not to say that the gold they sell is not eligible to go in a gold IRA, however, you will have to check that out yourself (you can do that here) and sort out your own custodian. With that in mind, if you are looking to invest gold in your IRA, there are better options.
Concerns /Things To Consider
From a local perspective (North West America – Oregon and Washington state etc), AJPM seems to be a very good company to deal with. I think that if you live outside of the northwest area, there are firms who maybe be in a better position to service you. Also as I mentioned above, if you are buying precious metals for your IRA, you will need to check which ones are eligible for an IRA, and also find your own custodian.
AJPM has a large selection of both gold and silver, bullion and coins, and they also deal in diamonds, which can also be a great investment. They have an impressive history, especially being a supplier to the NBA. If you live in the Oregon and Washington area then why not check them out if you are interested in purchasing some precious metal, but if you live outside this region, looking for a gold ira company, you may want to consider someone else other than AJPM.