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5 Ways to Tell if your precious metals refiner is just a Middleman

If you are getting paid on scrap or reclaimed jewelry materials you know how important it is to get paid on the true value of your metals. If you are paying a middleman, that is one more person getting between you and your money. Here are 5 ways to show you are NOT dealing with […]

Where is my pot o’ gold?

With St Patrick’s Day almost upon us we felt it fitting to write about our favorite thing…gold. We all know around this time of year images of green clad leprechauns, shamrocks and pots of gold appear on social media and elsewhere. We researched to see what the story is behind this Pot O Gold legend. […]

The legend of the pot o’ gold

With St Patrick’s Day almost upon us we felt it fitting to write about our favorite thing…gold. We all know around this time of year images of green clad leprechauns, shamrocks and pots of gold appear on social media and elsewhere. We researched to see what the story is behind this Pot O Gold legend. […]

More…TIps on Buying Resale gold Jewelry – How to spot a fake

A couple of weeks ago we had discussed different ways in which gold content is assessed when purchasing pieces from the general public. We wrote of acid tests, electronic gold testers, magnificaton and the magnet test, all of which are somewhat effective but not entirely accurate. Today we will continue and discuss discoloraton and the […]

What is rose “gold”?

 What is Gold Alloy? Different colors of gold alloys are just as “real” as their yellow gold counterparts. Have you ever been confused by the terms: black hills gold, white gold, green gold, and rose gold? The Meaning of a Karat The “K” stands for karat, the system used to state how much pure gold is […]