What kind of gold do you buy?
We buy a variety of precious metals including gold (yellow, white, rose) and platinum. We buy solid gold and gold-filled items.
We do NOT purchase gold plated items.
We Buy All Purities - Gold jewellery is usually solid in alloy form equalling 24 parts. We help you to identify how much precious metal your item contains OR how pure it is.
One way you can find out the purity of your item is to examine your piece for symbols such as hallmarks, which will use both the Karat and Numeric system to indicate the gold content within.
24 karat will be your purest form of gold. When you have a 14-karat piece of gold that means that its 14 part gold and 10 parts other metal (totaling 24 parts - your purest form).
Some other common percentages are:
- 18K = 75% Pure Gold
- 12K = 50% Pure Gold
- 9K = 33% Pure Gold (common in British and Antique Pieces).
If your item is from Europe you may see markings identifying 20k, 21k, and 22k.
We Buy Gold, Rose and White Gold - The three most common colours of gold are yellow, rose, and white.
- Yellow gold gets its colour by mixing 24k with alloy metals such as copper or zinc. These alloy metals will also add additional strength to the item.
- Copper mixed with pure gold makes Rose gold. The copper provides the rose-reddish/pink colour.
- White gold is made by mixing white metals such as silver and palladium. White gold is often plated in rhodium, which is part of the platinum group, and gives it more of a silvery-white colour.
We Buy All Types of Gold - The Types of gold items we buy:
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We Buy Gold Filled Items - Although these items do not contain as much gold, we will appraise and make an offer on all gold-filled items.
Gold Filled - Gold filled is much more valuable than gold plated.
We do NOT purchase gold plated items
Gold filled items are more valuable than gold plated items due to the fact that there is more gold found within the piece and it's usually higher in purity, frequently just a step down from pure gold.
Just like gold plated, gold filled is plated with gold as well - with a much thicker coating. Gold-filled items also use a gold alloy which will make the item stronger depending on the karat of gold used (the higher the karat the softer the gold). Gold filled items also resist tarnish better than gold plated jewellery.