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Quick Tips: Getting Cash for Your Gold Bling

August 5, 2009 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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Cash for gold isn’t just a hot trend in San Diego. Shoppers around the country have been trading in their gold bling for quick cash. In an article recently published by The Denver Post, the newspaper lists the following tips for when selling your gold jewelry:

—Unless the piece is of a high-quality maker, such as Cartier or Tiffany’s, you’re looking at scrap gold pricing. Forget what you paid for it.

—Remove gemstones from your gold jewelry unless they’re too small to sell separately.

—Know the price of gold the day you’re going out to sell. The New York gold markets close at 1 p.m. Pacific time, so sell your gold in the afternoon.

—Weigh your gold jewelry in bulk. Keep similar karat gold together. You might get a better price.

—Do the gold math. Know the 100 percent value to see if offers are fair to you.

—Get gold buying offers from several stores, whether jewelry or pawn shops.

—Avoid online gold buyers. Unless you’re selling in high volumes, you’ll not likely get a better price.

—Never let strangers view gold jewelry at your home. Consider a bank and safety deposit box for security.

—Walk away if you don’t like the gold buyer’s offer. Gold is constantly on the move.

Advice For Dental Gold Sellers from San Diego Buyers

September 26, 2008 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

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This Week’s Gold Seller Question:

What is a good price for dental gold scraps by the gram?

Answer From: San Diego Jewelry Buyers

Depending on the gold purity of your dental scraps, we would be paying you roughly between $10.00 and $20.00 per gram. Let me explain how that works: Dental gold scraps can vary in actual karat rating (gold purity) from between 40% gold content all the way up to as high as 80%. So, for example, if gold is trading on the market at $900 per troy ounce, and your scraps tested at 40% gold purity, then we would be paying you $9.83 per gram. If your scraps tested at 80% gold purity, then we would be paying you $19.67. These figures are calculated at 85% of gold’s current trading price, to leave room for operating and refining costs, and to cover risk of gold prices taking a sudden drop. These figures are based on the assumption that you have only a small quantity of gold (less than one ounce), but in case you have a lot of dental gold we sometimes pay higher for larger quantities.

We tell customers that the best thing to do is come into our office so that we can test the karat rating of their dental gold scraps, and let us make them an offer. There is no obligation to sell to us, and we offer this service free of charge. We’re available any time from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, no appointment necessary. Our office is located at 861 Sixth Avenue (between E Street and F Street), in the Jewelers Exchange Building, downtown San Diego (in the Gaslamp District). We’re at the far right corner of the ground floor, suite number 125. Please ask for Carl Blackburn. You may call ahead if you’d like, to let us know what time you’ll be coming in, our telephone number is (619) 236-9603.

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Here at the San Diego Luxury Pawn Shop Report we are always looking for unusal news stories that jewelry lovers might be intrigued or surprised by. Here’s a good item: Lesotho Unearths 478 Carat Diamond!

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