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Some things you should understand about GOLD


When you see a market value for gold they are talking about 24K gold. The value of jewelry gold depends on its K value and it's relation to 24K gold.

We normally pay 50% of the market value for random items by weight. For amounts over 1ozt we pay more. For specific information just call and we can fill you in.

Understanding Gold

In the United States the purity of gold is designated by karat. Pure gold is 24k, but, because of its softness, it is not suitable for making jewelry. Other metals such as copper, silver, nickel, and zinc are added to gold to strengthen it. What is added and how much is added determine the color and karat of the gold.

To make this easier to understand let's take an imaginary ring and examine it. The color of the metal is immediately apparent. Gold comes in several colors, but let's pretend that this ring is pink gold. Inside the ring is stamped 10k. What do these things tell us? First, that the gold was mixed with copper, silver and Zinc to make yellow gold. The pink look was achieved by using a larger quantity of copper. The
10k mark assures that 41.6% of the metal is pure gold, and the other 58.33% is copper, silver and zinc. It also indicates that the piece was made in the United States. (Other countries do not use 10k). A 14k stamping would mean that the ring contained 58.33% gold and 41.67% of other metals. If the ring was marked 18k, it would contain 75% pure gold and 25% other metals

In Europe gold is stamped according to its fineness. Pure gold is 1000 fine: 18k gold is 75% or 750 fine. Consequently, an 18k ring made in Europe would be stamped 750. Below is a chart of the most common karat markings

US/Karats % of Gold Fineness
      24             100%         1000
      22             90%           900
     18              75%           750
     15              62.5%        625
     14              58.33%     583
     10              41.67%     417
     9                37.5%       375

Dental Gold

Gold, in color inlay, bridge, crown or other dental appliance contains gold. Only a small portion of the cost of this technical work is due to the cost of the precious metals used. The knowledge and skill of your dentist and the laboratory work comprise the majority of the cost. However, there is value associated with the precious metal scrap in your old dental work and it is worth your time to exchange it for cash. The alloys used in dental material can contain gold, silver, platinum and palladium and they all have a cash value.

When you send your gold, scrap jewelry, we very carefully inventory it and check each item and weigh by legal measure. We set the price by the market value at the time and make you a purchase price. We will return any part of your shipment that is not gold or that we do not want to purchase.

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