Sell Gold Necklace to the Best Gold Buyer in Las Vegas & Henderson, NV

The term “necklace” refers to a piece of jewelry worn around the neck. Necklaces are considered one of the most ancient forms of human adornment. Since they are usually made of precious metals and stones, they are often used for ritual, religious, mystical, or funerary purposes. In some cases, they are used to signify symbols of wealth and prestige.

The band, chain, or string that wraps around the neck is the most important part of a necklace. These are typically made of precious metals like gold, silver, or platinum. Additional attachments are sometimes suspended or inset into the necklace chain itself. These attachments include pendants like lockets, amulets, crosses, and precious and semi-precious stones such as diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, garnets, and sapphires.

Today, necklaces come with different designs and details struck in a combination of precious elements. Most people consider it a good investment, especially for those fond of collecting jewelry items that are vouched for their metal content value and their historical significance. 

Brief History

How the necklace came about is depicted through a transition of time and civilization. First, natural materials such as feathers, bones, shells, and plant materials were commonly used to make necklaces in prehistoric times. However, during the Bronze Age, pre-metallic adornments had been replaced by metallic jewelry. This transitioned to creating necklaces made of precious metals with inset stones in Europe.

Ancient Mesopotamia was attributed to the use of cylinder seals that were often strung and worn as jewelry. Carnelian, lapis lazuli, agate, and gold necklaces were rendered into gold chains in Ancient Babylon at that time. Likewise, the Sumerians also used gold, carnelian, and lapiz lauzili with silver to make beads for their necklaces.

In Ancient Crete, necklaces were worn by all groups. Peasants wore stones strung on flax thread, while the rich wore agate, pearl, carnelian, amethyst, and rock crystal beads. In addition to beads, pendants shaped like birds, animals, and humans were worn. Meanwhile, in Ancient Greece, delicately crafted gold necklaces made with repoussé and plaited gold wires were worn. 

Colored stones allowed for polychromatic objects, and animal-head finials and spear-like or bud-shaped pendants were hanged from chains during the Hellenistic period. It was believed that the ancient Etruscans used granulation to make granulated gold beads that were strung with glass and faience beads to make colorful necklaces.  

In ancient Rome, necklaces were one of the many styles of jewelry worn by the Roman elite. Foreign and semi-precious items such as amber, pearl, amethyst, sapphire, and diamond were often used to embellish gold and silver necklaces. Later in the empire of Rome, following barbarian invasions, bright jewelry became fashionable. Pearl ropes and embossed gold chains became common in the Byzantine period, but modern techniques, including niello, allowed for necklaces with lighter, more prominent gemstones.

Types of Gold Necklaces

Necklaces are classified according to length. These include the following:

  • Choker. It is a small, close-fitting necklace that ranges from 35 centimeters (14 inches) to 41 centimeters (16 inches). 
  • Collar. These necklaces range from 30 centimeters (12 inches) to 33 centimeters (13 inches) and are worn high on the neck.
  • Lariat Necklace. A lariat is a very long rope without a clasp wrapped around the neck several times.
  • Matinée Necklace. A matinee length necklace is between 56 and 58 centimeters (22 and 23 inches) long.
  • Opera Necklace. The length of an opera necklace ranges from 75 centimeters (30 inches) to 90 centimeters (35 inches) and is worn at the breastbone.
  • Princess Necklace. The length of a princess necklace ranges from 45 centimeters (18 inches) to 50 centimeters (20 inches).
  • Rope Necklace. A necklace that is longer than an opera necklace length is considered a rope necklace.

Value of Gold Necklaces

A gold necklace will sell for a good price based on several factors. First is purity. Gold necklaces are categorized based on their karat purity. The rule that many gold-buying establishments typically follow is that the purer the gold in the necklace is, the more value it gets. 

Second is hallmarks. This is another detail taken into consideration when determining the purity of gold. These markings denote the origin and fineness of the precious metal and the fact that it has been thoroughly and independently examined.

Third is weight. Its gram weight determines the gold content of a gold necklace. You can compare the amount of gold in the earrings by knowing their gram weight if you have one. Lastly, the spot price of gold is equally important. During the valuation of your gold necklace, ounces’ current gold market price is another major factor. The spot price of gold is used to determine how much your item is worth. However, gold’s spot price is likely to fluctuate every day due to current demand and supply. To learn more, click here:

Best Seller of Gold Necklaces

Nevada Coin Mart is proud to be the largest buyer of gold necklaces in Las Vegas, Henderson, and the surrounding area. We are definitely the place to go for a fast and fair market valuation and cash on the spot if you want to sell your used gold necklaces for cash.

If you have gold necklaces, please let us know, and we will gladly accept them and even compensate you! We provide a free in-store evaluation and calculation of precious metal content using a cutting-edge Thermo Scientific Niton X-Ray Spectrometer. This will ensure that the highest possible price is paid for your items.

Visit us at Nevada Coin Mart®, 4065 S. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, or call us at 702-998-4000 for more details. We are open from 9 AM to 6 PM every day of the year. You have definitely come to the right place to sell your gold chains. With the best customer service in Las Vegas and Henderson, the shopping experience is truly the first-class service you will ever get!