Gold is one of the most precious and rare metals and is a preferred choice for fine jewellery because of its blend of beauty and durability. Gold can range from 9 to 24 carat; 24 carat represents gold in its purest form. We can accurately identify and evaluate your gold jewellery.
Gold jewellery is often made using an alloy, meaning the gold is mixed with other naturally occurring metals. In its purest form, gold can be too malleable but, by alloying it with other metals, it gives jewellery the right mix of durability and malleability.
You may also come across the terms ‘gold plating’ and ‘gold filling’. Gold plating is a thin layer of gold applied over a base metal, which is usually sterling silver. Gold-filled or bonded jewellery is similar; however, it uses a thicker layer of gold to act as a shell, which is then filled with sterling silver or other base metal.
Bear in-mind that if you purchase jewellery that is labelled as gold plated, gold filled or bonded jewellery, you are essentially buying a piece of sterling silver, or base metal jewellery, that only contains a small amount of gold.
With a high market price and large demand for gold, we understand your jewellery piece is worth more than just its weight on the scales. Our valuers are highly trained and have a deep understanding of the manufacturing and labour-intensive work that goes into each piece. So you can be confident that we will accurately identify your gold jewellery and prepare a customised valuation tailored to your specific needs.