Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to purchase a new car or to go on a vacation or pay off an old debt but you didn’t have the money and didn’t want to borrow any? What about that old jewelry that’s sitting in the drawer at home that you never use? Is that of any value? And what are you going to do with the silver urn you found at the side of the road? That’s probably worth some money! Is there anyone that can quickly help you turn your valuables into cash that you can use to get what you want? In El Sobrante, there now is Cash 4 Gold & Diamonds. And owner, Atoumane Agne, told us that he can help with this process.
Atoumane has been doing business as Cash 4 Gold & Diamonds in their new location at 452 Appian Way, Suite B, in El Sobrante since moving there from Hilltop Mall where he originally bought the business from his partner over 10 years ago.
Originally from the Republic of Senegal, Atoumane came to the United States at the age of 11 with the desire to become a nurse and help people. After learning to speak four languages, including English and French, he is now learning to speak Arabic and has achieved the title of Certified Nurse Assistant.
Atoumane told me that the Cash 4 Gold business was intended to be a way of making an income while pursuing his healthcare career. He didn’t realize how closely related to healthcare his business is. Often in dealing with customers Atoumane feels like a psychologist as he guides them through what can be a difficult time in their lives.
He has found on more than one occasion, a client will present him with an inherited piece of jewelry the family doesn’t want to part with but can think of no other way to divide the asset between two or more heirs than to sell it. In such a case, one solution has been to make a copy of the item so each of the heirs can have one. This one example has grown the business to include jewelry fabrication and repair, and watch repair.
Atoumane is continuing to take his business in new directions. But his aim has always been customer satisfaction. The Chamber of Commerce congratulates Atoumane for his success and welcomes him to El Sobrante with recognition as Business of the Month for January, 2019.