Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Unscrupulous Way

We see many people who have bought a piece of jewelry from a jewelry store or a flea market or from a party - and paid for it handsomely. But when we test it, we find out it is marked 'gold' but usually a low karat or not even gold! Now this piece must have been sold to the jewelry store or the flea market or the other sellers as gold - they must have paid the wholesale price for that piece based on what it is stamped.

So who is the unscrupulous one here?

The manufacturer! He should make sure he is making the piece with the gold content that he is stamping. If this is a 14K gold piece, make it with 14K! If it's 10K, make sure the gold is 41.7% in the piece. It's pretty simple!! But due to his shortcuts, he dupes the wholesaler who unknowingly dupes the retailer who in turn unknowingly dupes the consumer. This is wrong and unethical on so many levels.
And I am not just calling out manufactures, but even designers and custom jewelers who make pieces - just make sure the gold content is what you are charging and stamping.

It's a shame to see how far people will go to earn a buck the unscrupulous way.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gold Buyer

Who buys broken gold jewelry?
Who will buy just 1 earring? Or a kinked chain? Or a ring with a missing stone?

A second hand gold buyer will - as they buy it for the value of the gold or silver in that broken piece, and then get it refined.

Gold buyers are busy buying up broken, scrap or unwanted gold and selling it to refineries who are busy churning out gold bars that investors are buying up. Recycling at its finest:)
And not just gold, silver and platinum too is being bought.

Turn It To Cash is a licensed second hand gold buyer and broker, silver buyer, and platinum buyer serving the East Valley in Phoenix from their store in Chandler, and serving the rest of the country through their website, http:\\ So if you live in Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Queen Creek, Phoenix, Casa Grande, Scottsdale, Surprise or Apache Junction, please come to the store. Honest, fair and a pleasure to deal with, they know how to treat their customers! No wonder they have a 70%+ referral rate!!
Come and visit the gold buyers Chandler loves!

Turquoise in Native Indian Jewelry

Turquoise is a major component in Native Indian Jewelry. And they have perfected the blend of silver with this gemstone. Now other gemstones are also used, like Coral, Charoite and Gaspeite.
But oh how they work wonders with Turquoise.

Turquoise is mined in the regions of South Western United States, close to many large reservations. The Navajo tribe, who learnt the trade centuries ago then taught the Zuni and Hopi tribes. Thus many of the pieces from the 19th century were of Navajo styles...but that does not mean they are of Navajo origin!

Turquoise also holds great meaning to most of the Native Indian tribes. The Zuni considered it powerful; the Apache considered it to bring rain; the Pima considered it a talisman of good fortune; the Navajo consider it important in their healing ceremonies.

The turquoise found in jewelry ranges from the most exclusive and precious gem grade to stabilized and synthetic. So be aware of the kind of turquoise you are buying, and pay for it accordingly. You may want to pay for the design, or the workmanship, or the complete piece and be fine with a piece of stabilized turquoise or you may want to buy a piece for the gem grade turquoise and wear that with pride.

Turn It To Cash is buying silver and turquoise jewelry...with cash payouts on the spot!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

How can I sell my broken jewelry and get cash?

How can I sell my broken jewelry and get cash? People ask that alot, and for some it's flat out confusing. Quite frankly, it's very easy to do. With the metal markets riding an all time high rally, the gold chain you have in your box and have not worn in years is worth more than just 4 years ago!

Other questions that may come to mind are...
  • Who do I sell my broken gold jewelry to?
  • How can jewelry be tested?
  • How much should I get?
  • Can I go in a place and sell my jewelry without being judged?
  • What kind of people are these that buy the gold?
  • What do they do with the gold they buy?
You can sell your gold, silver and diamond jewelry to second hand buyers like Turn It To Cash in Chandler, serving the East Valley. Here you will not pawn the jewelry but sell it and walk out with cash.

Your jewelry is tested right in front of your eyes. By testing, they will check it with a loop to see what it is marked. According to the marking, it is then tested, again in front of you.
Then it is weighed and based on the current metal market, priced.

People who walk through the doors are not judged. People are tired of their old jewelry, or have no emotional attachment to their ring, or need to get cash fast ... whatever the reason you want to sell, it is yours. Second hand buyers help you get the most for the precious metal in your jewelry.

This gold buyer has over 35 years experience in the jewelry business. Over the years, the eyes have become trained to correctly judge what something is worth, what the likelihood is of getting a good value for something. Integrity is very much part of this business as all businesses. Treating the customer well is what all businesses should strive for. Turn It To Cash strongly believes in treating the customers so well that they come back and bring their friends too. What better compliment is there than getting your referrals?

The gold and silver bought can be resold or melted.
If melted, it goes to the refineries where it is recycled to produce gold bars. Gold is a hot commodity and people do buy gold bars. They buy silver bars too. Now only so much can be mined, and with mining comes the hazards to the health and environment. Refining cuts those hazards down and reduces the global ecological footprint.
If resold, it is sold in batches to resellers who then refinish, clean and prime it to sell to interested customers.