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.
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.
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
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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