What kind of gold do you buy?
We buy a variety of precious metals including gold (yellow, white, rose) and platinum and we also 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 equaling 24 parts. Here are some useful tips to help you identify how much precious metal your item contains OR how pure it is.
First, examine your item carefully and search for symbols such as hallmarks which will use both the Karat and Numeric system to indicate the gold content within.
24 karat is the purest form of gold and when you have a 14-karat piece of gold, it means that its 14 part gold and 10 parts other metal (total 24 parts - the 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.
- While we often think that yellow gold is pure gold, it actually gets its colour by combining 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 because the copper provides the rose-reddish/pink colour.
- White gold is made by mixing white metals such as silver, palladium, manganese, or nickel with gold. As it 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 simply because there is more gold found within the piece and it is usually higher in purity, frequently just a step down from pure gold.
Just like gold plated, gold filled is plated with gold as well – just the gold layer is nice and thick and does not easily rub off. Gold-filled items also use a gold alloy which makes the item stronger depending on the karat of gold used -the higher the karat the softer the gold. Gold filled items come out very nice, they are durable and high quality and also resist tarnish better than gold plated jewellery.