Some pretty amazing materials have been invented over the last 100 years, including Nylon, Teflon, long-chain polymers and advanced industrial ceramics. They are all remarkable, but they aren’t as amazing as gold. For many reasons, gold still reigns as the perhaps the astonishing material found on earth. Those are the same reasons that explain why gold will forever fascinate people and never decline in value - temporary price fluctuations aside, of course!Read More
Last year a man made an interesting discovery when he was poking around in a defunct old jewelry factory. He pulled open a few drawers and found that they contained about two pounds of old gold-toned chains. His discovery was a real “mixed bag.” Some of the chains were wound up on cardboard spools so they could be cut to length for bracelets and necklaces. Other chains had already been cut to length and had clasps installed, which sometimes displayed karat markings. Those marks made it easier to understand which chains contained real, recyclable gold. But what about the spaghetti-like tangle of short end pieces of chain, scraps of chain with clasps attached and a mixed bag of other stuff that included unused clasps and other findings in little plastic bags? How was he supposed to figure out what all that stuff was worth?Read More
Kowalski isn’t an anti-gold environmentalist who thinks that people shouldn’t buy and enjoy beautiful jewelry. He simply thinks that it is time to make sure that jewelry is made from metals that come from sources that do not cause excessive damage to the environment.Read More
That’s exciting, but have you stopped to think that gold can be found underwater in other locations too – in places you don’t need a boat or scuba gear to explore? That’s what we’re going to write about today. Here are three wet places where you stand a good chance of finding gold.Read More
Since the article’s advice comes from crooks, it’s pretty realistic. Here are some highlights: Don’t hide gold jewelry or other precious metals in underwear drawers. One of the criminals interviewed stated that for some reason, many homeowners think they are as secure as safety deposit boxes.Write here...Read More
If you have ever misplaced a gold ring, earring, or another piece of favorite gold jewelry, you know how frustrating the search can be. So today, we’d like to suggest some strategies that can help you find your lost treasures. As you will notice, many of the strategies we suggest for finding your lost jewelry are also good for finding jewelry that is hiding in old homes, furniture, clothing, and other places. Let’s take a closer look.
How much are those small pieces worth? In most cases, they don’t contain enough gold to bring you much of a return if you send them to our gold refinery. But some old buttons, buckles, studs and cufflinks do contain gold that could be worth more than what you pay for them. If you send them to us for refining, you could be rewarded with a payment for much more than you paid for the items you found.Read More
Will you liquidate some of your gold holdings in the coming year? If you do, today’s post will help you understand how much money you can receive for them. Karat ratings are a bit confusing, because they are based on the number 24, not the base number 100 that we use when working with dollars and percentages. Let’s make things simpler by offering these conversions from karat ratings into percentages...Read More