Gold Buying In Whitby
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If you have yellow gold, white gold or rose gold jewellery then we can turn that gold into instant cash for you with our sell old gold services in Oshawa! This can be 8 karat or above and it can be broken or damaged, or even have pieces missing, like an odd earring or piece of a chain.
So, if you have any necklaces or chains, charms or pendants, earrings, rings, gold nuggets, dental gold, bullion or coins that you no longer want, this can all be turned into instant cash at our best place to sell gold in Oshawa.
The numbers you can sometimes see stamped on your jewellery can be an indicator of the karat content of the gold, meaning the percentage purity of the gold. Use this simple table to sort your jewellery before you visit our location get cash for your gold in Oshawa.
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Having the opportunity to test the purity of gold is important for anyone who is thinking of selling their gold. A jewellery item that is stamped as 9kt, 14kt or 18kt etc. does not necessarily mean that it actually contains that level of gold content.
It is a reality that ‘non-genuine’ gold pieces exist in the marketplace and sometimes a lower quality of gold will be stamped with a higher grade marking, or other times it may not be gold at all, but rather layered with gold in such a way that it is not immediately obvious that it is a plated item.
To protect you and to ensure that what you are selling is authentic, it is important to test the purity of your gold and we can do this testing right in front of you!
There are primarily four steps to testing a piece of gold:
- The first test is called the ‘magnet’ test and this is done by placing a magnet over your piece of jewellery. If it sticks to the magnet, it could indicate that the piece is not genuine or solid gold (as pure gold is not magnetic).
- If your gold pieces pass the ‘magnet’ test, the next step is the ‘loupe’ test. This involves using a jewellers magnifying eye-piece to examine any markings on the pieces, such as hallmarks and stamps to indicate the karat content of the piece. Look on the inside of your pieces or an area that is not normally seen if you are wearing it. Please remember, that just because a piece may be stamped as a certain karat, this doesn’t guarantee it is.
- An ‘acid’ test is part of the final process. This test is done by using a drop of special gold testing acid on a small thin film of gold from your pieces. This process may leave an almost invisible mark on the gold, but in no way devalues your gold. However, this thin veneer of gold is usually enough for the acid to be able to ‘react’ and therefore give a conclusive result for you and our gold buyer.
- The fourth test involves filing into the piece to obtain a better sample and is only conducted after permission is granted.