Originally posted October 18, 2020.Updated July 10, 2024. Gold has been used as currency for pretty much as long as civilizations have existed (more or less). Though the gold standard — where the standard economic unit (dollar for us here in the US) of account is based on a fixed quantity of gold — has...
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When it comes to precious metals, understanding the value of your jewelry is essential when determining if the pieces that have adorned your collection for years should be held or sold. At Express Gold Cash, we recognize that our audience is keen on doing their due diligence in identifying the worth of their treasures. Our...
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What is scrap gold? Scrap gold is defined as gold that is no longer in use or has been damaged and is considered to have no value in its current form. It typically includes gold items such as broken jewelry, dental gold, gold coins, or gold-plated materials. These items can be melted down and refined...
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Gold is a highly valued precious metal that has been treasured for centuries. Most people associate gold with being very valuable. This is largely due to traditions and its historical influence as a store of value, but also because of the huge run in gold prices in the early 2000s. Gold has both practical uses...
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All around the world, gold is the go-to metal for wedding bands and for good reason. They are a valuable metal, they can be easily crafted into stunning designs, and come in a number of shades that offer options for both the bride and the groom to pick a style they like. When buying retail,...
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If you are currently looking to make some money off of some old jewelry sitting in your jewelry box, you may be concerned about its condition. Maybe some of your pieces are broken and you are worried that you may not fare as well with them. Fear not, the answer to these worries may come...
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The California Gold Rush is both an interesting and well known time period in American History. It started in January of 1848 when James Marshall discovered gold in the American River. By the end of that year, people were dropping everything to head west to seek their fortune. Here are some interesting facts about that...
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If happens all the time: you have some gold jewelry around the house – at least it looks like gold – but you’re not sure if it’s real to begin with, and if it is you don’t know if it has a high gold purity or if it’s mostly metal alloys. Knowledge is power here,...
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Note: This article was written when the price of silver was $26.85/ounce. You can view the current price of silver at silverprice.org. The price we pay fluctuates based on the price of silver and market conditions, so the amounts stated in this article are unlikely to be current. 2024 Update: The current price of silver...
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The Difference Between Estate, Antique, & Vintage Jewelry The world of fine jewelry can get quite complicated.  With terms like estate, vintage, antique being thrown around haphazardly, you may feel like you don’t quite have a grasp on all that you need to know. So, before we delve into selling your jewelry, let’s make sure...
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Gold has served as money throughout human history, across the world, for many reasons, such as ease of transportation, high value-to-weight ratio, ability to be easily melted and repurposed without losing it’s value and more. While people have used pure gold or gold bars in their transactions, the most common form of gold currency has...
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Gold is a very valuable metal and no one will argue otherwise, and if you happen to be the owner of gold jewelry, you no doubt have something of value. However, as great as gold jewelry might be, like everything else you own, even gold jewelry gets old. Sure, it doesn’t typically degrade or tarnish...
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Different shades of gold come into and out of fashion. Blending of gold with other alloys allows for a spectrum of options when it comes to colors, durability, and costs, all of which can get a bit confusing when buying or selling gold. It’s not uncommon for a piece to go out of style or...
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You may not be familiar with the term “placer gold”, but if you’ve watched movies/television shows or read books about the Wild West, then you know exactly what we’re talking about. Pioneers wading in a river, sifting through mud, sediment, and rocks in the hopes of striking it rich. Gold! Placer Gold vs. Lode Gold...
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A sad fact of life is that many of our relationships don’t turn out like we had hoped. In 2022 in the United States alone, there were over 673,989 divorces.1 Wedding rings, a symbol of those marriages, become sources of resentment rather than the happiness they are supposed to represent. Many people look to sell...
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We’re Open and Committed to Your Safety. By now, we’re all aware how serious the COVID-19 situation is and the importance of limiting our social contact and time outside the house to prevent the spread of the disease. As the number of cases increase across the United States, it’s becoming increasingly clear that disruptions to...
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