OUR APPRAISAL PROCESS

If you are looking to sell your gold or precious metal jewelry or items, a professional appraisal is necessary in order to get the highest price fo it. If you own precious metals, such as yellow, white, and rose gold, as well as platinum, silver and palladium, a thorough evaluation will be the key to find out their true market value.

OUR APPRAISAL PROCESS

If you are looking to sell your gold or precious metal jewelry or items, a professional appraisal is necessary in order to get the highest price fo it. If you own precious metals, such as yellow, white, and rose gold, as well as platinum, silver and palladium, a thorough evaluation will be the key to find out their true market value.

GOLD AND OTHER PRECIOUS METALS

Appraisals of precious metals such as gold are very different from an appraisal of gemstones or watches. The value attached to gold, silver, or platinum relies on just two factors; weight and purity. The weight is directly related to the value in that the higher the weight, the higher the value. The purity is also of great importance and measured by the same standard, worldwide. Since Gold is a soft metal, it is often combined with other metals when it is used to make rings, necklaces and other types of jewelry. The purity of the gold is the ratio of gold in the item compared to the amount of other metals. The purity of gold is indicated by its karat amount usually shown as 12kt, 18kt, or 20 kt. Pure gold is measured at 24 karats. The gold appraisal process will be expedited if your item has a manufacturer stamp such as PAMP Suisse or Perth MINT.

DETAILED ANALYSIS

Compared to Gold jewelry. Gold bars are measured by millesimal fineness. The rating scale is entirely different from the widely known Karat rating scale.  This rating ranges between 0 and 1 with a higher number indicating a greater level of purity. Similarly to gold, platinum and palladium are appraised, the purity and weight will determine the appraisal price. Items that are more pure and have a greater weight will have a higher appraisal price. For silver items it is important that the item has a .925 or Sterling marking as this indicates the purity of the item (i.e. 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals, usually copper). The weight of your silver item will also affect the appraisal price.

ADDITIONAL FACTORS

Now that we understand how precious metals are measured, it is important to know that the value is not decided by the appraiser. The value is completely dependent on the market. Precious metals are highly liquid and the value can fluctuate daily, if not multiple times in one day! It is a highly valued commodity that can be traded similar to stocks and currencies. Many view gold and other precious metals as an investment, to be cashed in on at the right time. 
 

At the Pacific Gold Exchange, our expert evaluations, descriptions, and photography set the standard for reselling your gold and other precious metals. We use our network of thousands of professional buyers around the world compete to buy your precious metals at the highest price. Because we receive a small percentage of the sales price, we are on your side: we profit only when you do too. Although the Pacific Gold Exchange is not currently selling raw gold, we do have our own online store that showcases some of the items we are selling. We also work with strategic partners in the field of precious stones, who buy and sell and would be happy to recommend them to you.

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