At least once a week at the refinery we come across someone who is unfamiliar with weighing gold or silver. We explain weights to them, and they understand, but there are unscrupulous people out there who do not explain and take full advantage of the confusion.
Gold is our favorite metal but platinum comes in as a close second. What is going on with platinum these days? Usually trading at roughly the same as gold, platinum has taken a nose dive. But still some major players are betting on platinum…
Around this time of year many of our customers shutdown for one or two weeks in July. We ship out quite a few containers to use for cleaning up jewelry benches and manufacturing facilities; the items sent in to be refined are varied. Filters Polishing buffs Shop floor sweeps Protective equipment Vacuum bags Sink sludge… Read More »
Last week I hear Duchess Meghan Markle is wearing gold, and I find myself clinging to the hope that gold is making a resurgence. I am hanging onto this, and it’s sad. Frankly our favorite precious metal has been going through some turmoil these days making me a nervous wreck. Fluctuating gold price and the… Read More »
Here are some historic images from all of the West Point Ring Melts we have had at the refinery.
If you have been following the palladium price over the past six months you know how crazy it has been. Fluctuating up and down and now seeming to rest at a point where it is worth more than Platinum. In order to understand the price of Palladium, it is important to know what it is… Read More »
It always blows our mind when a company sends in a shipment of overstock jewelry with the largest diamonds taken out but the majority of the other, smaller diamonds are left in. We make a phone call, to ask if the customer would like us to process their stones. Many times they say “no thanks,… Read More »
My divorce took place years ago. For a while I was wearing my wedding ring on my right hand but now I am downright sick of looking at it. I tried to sell it in the local pawn shops and retail jewelry stores but because was not a traditional wedding ring with a solitaire, I was advised to sell it on… Read More »
In honor of the 95th Annual #NationalCoinWeek this week we are going to dedicate this week’s blog to posting information about #coin buying and selling. We came across this great Precious Metals Glossary the other day and figured our readers would be interested.
Spring is coming and many of us are excited to see yard sales popping up in and around our neighborhoods. Some of us go out searching for a deal, or a treasure of some sort. We see scrap jewelry, old flatware pieces and hear the occasional story on the news of someone finding a $20,000 diamond ring in a… Read More »