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

Overview

Gold is the most well-known and historically important symbol of wealth in the world. For many civilizations, it was used and decorated into armor, jewelry, objects, coins, and crowns to represent power and place. Gold’s malleability and ductility made it simpler for ancient civilizations to deal with than other precious metals and gemstones. 

Gold is the traditional setting for most jewelry because of its simplicity and flexibility. It is also the softest of all metals, rendering it unsuitable for jewelry in its purest form, it is commonly used in most jewelry because of its simplicity and flexibility.

Brief History

Gold jewelry was believed to have dated back about 4,400 BC, but many historians say it may have been made and worn earlier. This timeline is due to archaeological burial sites linked to ancient Thracian culture in modern-day Bulgaria. Archaeologists found hundreds of gold jewelry pieces and decorative adornments while excavating bodies, suggesting prestige, income, and deep working knowledge of goldsmithing. Evidence indicates that molten gold was poured into molds to produce artifacts by the ancient Egyptians’ time. 

On November 4, 1922, English archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb. He found some of the most popular and ancient gold jewelry. Tutankhamun reigned from 1334 to 1325 BC and was buried in a gold coffin encased in gold jewelry. In adjacent spaces, more diadems, necklaces, amulets, and bracelets were discovered.

Gold jewelry has undoubtedly helped tell the stories of many ancient civilizations, from the Etruscans’ incredible designs in Italy to Elizabethan England and Late Bronze Age Ireland. The Shannongrove Gorget, for example, is a gold ceremonial collar discovered before 1783 in Limerick, Ireland. The existence suggests that it once had a chain, allowing it to be worn as a necklace, and its burial ritual suggests that jewelry played a much greater role in life and death.

Gold jewelry’s appeal as a gateway into the past has only become more significant as new discoveries have been made. One of these is the Staffordshire Hoard. This dates from the 7th century AD. It is described as the world’s most extensive collection of Anglo-Saxon gold, with several items mixing gold and garnet gemstones to stunning effect. 

On the other hand, the Cheapside Hoard from 1642 to 1646, discovered in east London by workers in 1912, is the world’s largest single collection of Elizabethan and Stuart jewels. A gold watch set with a Colombian emerald is included in this collection, with gem-set jewelry pieces telling a tale about trade routes from Asia, India, and South America to Tudor England’s wealthiest families. 

In the mid-19th century, the legendary jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé invented ‘Russian Gold,’ a gold and copper alloy widely known as rose gold. When white gold, a gold alloy containing white metals such as silver, nickel, and palladium, was first patented in the early twentieth century, it changed the history of gold jewelry once more. White gold was developed to get around the restrictions on platinum imposed during World War I.

For thousands of years, gold jewelry, whether yellow, white, or rose, ancient or contemporary, has played a role in forming cultures and defining traditions. Techniques used by the ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, Mesopotamians, Etruscans, Celts, and others are still used today, making each piece of gold jewelry a piece of history in motion.

Value of Gold Jewelry

Several factors are considered in determining the value of your gold jewelry. Knowing about this will give you an advantage in understanding the valuation process. These factors include the following:

Purity. The purity of gold is primarily measured in karats, ranging from 1 to 24, and usually stamped directly on the jewelry piece with a stamp representing, for example, 10k, 14k, or 22k. An amount, such as “375,” means 37.5 percent gold content, or 9k may also be stamped on the item.

Gold prices are customarily quoted per troy ounce, equivalent to 31.1 grams, so you can easily calculate the price per gram by dividing the current gold price by 31.1. The absolute rule is that the gold’s worth is proportional to its purity; the purer the gold, the more valuable it is.

Melt Value. To get the melt value of your gold jewelry piece, calculate and use the weight of your gold piece in grams, the purity of your piece in percentages, and the current price of gold per gram to calculate the melt value of your gold piece.

Market Value. Since the market rate represents what customers are willing to pay, you cannot reasonably hope to get the market rate for your gold items. You also need to be aware of the market rate dropping when you want to sell your gold jewelry item. Remember that the price of gold fluctuates daily. That is why you should keep abreast of the current trends and market of gold. Click here to learn more on gold’s spot price. 

Best Buyer of Gold Jewelry

Nevada Coin Mart is the best place to sell your gold jewelry. We are equipped with the necessary facilities and experts to make sure that you get a fair valuation of your precious items. We pride ourselves to be the largest gold buyer in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.

Nevada Coin Mart buys all sorts of gold jewelry like necklaces, earrings, rings, engagement rings, wedding rings or wedding bands, bracelets, pendants, and chains. 

So, if you have any gold jewelry items, we will be happy to take them from you and even pay you for them! Sell your gold jewelry at Nevada Coin Mart. We offer a free in-store evaluation for your piece using a state-of-the-art Thermo Scientific Niton X-Ray Spectrometer in order to accurately analyze and measure precious metal contents in your piece. This will ensure that you get top-dollar for your items.

Come visit us at Nevada Coin Mart® 4065 S. Jones Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89103 or call us up at 702-998-4000. We are open 365 times a year from 9 am to 6 pm. You are definitely in the right place to sell your gold jewelry. With the best customer service in Las Vegas and Henderson, the selling experience is absolutely the first-class service you’ll ever get!

References:

https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/a-short-history-of-gold-through-the-ages

https://www.halsteadbead.com/articles/9-golden-metals-jewelry

https://www.gemsociety.org/article/jewelry-metals-overview/

https://geology.com/minerals/gold/uses-of-gold.shtml 

https://www.sbcgold.com/blog/top-6-common-uses-for-gold/