What makes us unique?
Our reputation is so strong that jewelry stores, coin dealers, and even “We Buy Gold” stores sell to us! We also buy sterling silver & platinum.
The highest prices paid for:
GoldDo you have gold lying around in a jewelry box or safety deposit vault that you are not using? Instead of letting it collect dust, sell your gold to us! We’re here to help folks in the Clark County area: If you bring your gold in, we’ll determine whether it is legitimate, appraise it, and give you an immediate cash offer. Clients are amazed at how much we are paying them for unwanted gold. Make sure you sell your gold at the right time of the year, before market prices drop. At Las Vegas Jewelry & Coin Buyers, we are especially interested buying:
What Do Karats Mean in Gold Jewelry?It’s easy to confuse “carat” and “karat” when it comes to jewelry, but the two words have different meanings. Carats are used to describe the weight of diamonds whereas karats measure the purity in gold. In its purest form, gold is an extremely soft metal and is too pliable for everyday wear. As a result, gold jewelry is often mixed or alloyed with other metals such as copper, nickel, silver, and zinc. The following list can help you understand the different karats you’ll find in gold jewelry:
- 14K: This consists of 58% gold and 42% alloyed materials. It’s ideal for everyday use and a popular option for engagement rings and wedding bands.
- 18K: This consists of 75% gold and 25% alloyed materials. It usually has a deeper yellow tone compared to 14K gold pieces. It’s higher in price than 14K because it’s made of a higher quantity of gold.
- 22K: This consists of 92% gold and 8% alloyed materials. Care must be taken with any jewelry made with 22K because it’s the softest form of mixed metal jewelry.
- 24K: This is pure, 100% gold. Pure gold is easily scratched and bent, so even though it’s usually the most expensive option, it’s also impractical for daily wear.
Why Is Gold Valuable?More than 80% of annual gold demand is for jewelry and investment purposes. While this popular metal is immune from corrosion, decay, and rust, these physical aspects aren’t the only reasons why the metal is so valuable. Other factors account for gold’s value, some of which include the following:
- Longevity: Since gold doesn’t corrode, it can be melted over a flame and crafted into just about any type of design. Aluminum, copper, iron, and lead are all susceptible to corrosion, so don’t expect items of value made out of those metals to last as long as gold does. Also, silver tarnishes when it reacts with sulfur in the air.
- Scarcity: The earth only has so much gold, and most of it has already been mined. Producing gold is also an expensive endeavor that requires sifting through tons of rock to garner a few grams of this precious metal.