Karat Chat




What’s behind the fluctuating palladium price and why you should take advantage of it.

Posted by Jill Bibby on May 09, 2018 00:00:32 AM

If you have been following the palladium price over the past six months you know how crazy it has been. Fluctuating up and down and now seeming to rest at a point where it is worth more than Platinum.  In order to understand the price of Palladium, it is important to know what it is […]

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So your small diamonds aren’t worth anything?

Posted by Jill Bibby on May 02, 2018 08:00:28 AM

It always blows our mind when a company sends in a shipment of overstock jewelry with the largest diamonds taken out but the majority of the other, smaller diamonds are left in.  We make a phone call, to ask if the customer would like us to process their stones. Many times they say “no thanks, […]

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Unloading your wedding ring

Posted by Jill Bibby on Apr 25, 2018 13:00:13 PM

My divorce took place years ago. For a while I was wearing my wedding ring on my right hand but now I am downright sick of looking at it.  I tried to sell it in the local pawn shops and retail jewelry stores but because was not a traditional wedding ring with a solitaire, I was advised to sell it on […]

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Precious Metals Terms Defined-National Coin Week

Posted by Jill Bibby on Apr 16, 2018 08:00:32 AM

In honor of the 95th Annual #NationalCoinWeek this week we are going to dedicate this week’s blog to posting information about #coin buying and selling.  We came across this great Precious Metals Glossary the other day and figured our readers would be interested.

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How to make money shopping silver at yardsales

Posted by Jill Bibby on Mar 19, 2018 15:02:29 PM

Spring is coming and many of us are excited to see yard sales popping up in and around our neighborhoods.  Some of us go out searching for a deal, or a treasure of some sort. We see scrap jewelry, old flatware pieces and hear the occasional story on the news of someone finding a $20,000 diamond ring in a […]

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Livestream West Point Ring Melt 2018

Posted by Jill Bibby on Feb 27, 2018 18:11:38 PM

February 26, 2018 West Point Class of 2019 Ring Melt Taping of the Live Event

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Why Gold Is Used In Dentistry

Posted by Paul Luce on Feb 13, 2018 07:00:44 AM

  Everyone knows that one of the major uses of gold is in dentistry. The idea of someone showing off a gold tooth or “grillz” as a fashion statement may seem like a product of modern culture, but it may interest you to know that people have been putting gold in their mouths for cosmetic […]

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Gold Accelerates as the Dollar Weakens

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jan 29, 2018 20:11:59 PM

We are all watching the gold market after seeing Gold increase substantially last Friday.

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Why we are buying Platinum…

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jan 16, 2018 18:42:06 PM

The past few years have been tough for Platinum. Not too long ago, Platinum engagement rings were the most requested by future brides, in fact, the 2008 Platinum price rose to over $2,000 and ounce. These days the Platinum price is hovering around $980. To many, it seems to have lost its shine.

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Were you too quick to cash out your precious metals last year?

Posted by Jill Bibby on Jan 10, 2018 07:30:24 AM

In today’s world convenience is all important. Convenience means quick and easy. The question is how quick is too quick? Are you sacrificing money because you are being too quick with your finances and selling off gold and precious metals at a loss? For example: in precious metals refining, waiting just a couple of days […]

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