A new diamond manufacturing process promises to make synthetic diamonds that are of gemstone quality at prices that are competitive with natural diamonds on the market. In fact, the new manufacturing process could eventually have a significant impact on the market for higher quality gemstones as the technology is refined and the process improved so that it becomes even more economical. Diamond buyers should be aware of this development as it could have the effect of making diamonds more affordable for consumers.
The new process is known as Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). CVD is a slower, but more easily controlled… Continue reading
It looks like there is more news related to the uncertainty around gold prices. Gold exploration activity has declined by about half compared to the amount of prospecting under way around this time last year. That’s thanks to the uncertainty around where the price of gold will be in the next year or so. There are many gold buyers who are still buying gold, however and if you want to make sure that you get the best price and the most cash for gold jewelry it is a good idea to cash out now in order to make sure that… Continue reading
It looks like the uncertainty that gold has been dealing with for the past couple months has finally come to affect silver buyers as well. Investors dumped the precious metal en masse as it recently lost almost 10% of its value before rebounding to regain much of that in the next couple days. It looks like investing in precious metals like gold and silver is now something that many people feel carries a significant degree of uncertainty.
Investment in precious metals, especially gold, has been at near all-time highs for the past several years as worries about the health of… Continue reading
Buying jewelry is not something that most people do everyday. There’s a good reason for that. Quality jewelry is expensive. It uses precious stones and rare metals and includes amazing craftsmanship and production costs. That is why it is so prized. But, this also means that because the cost is so high to the jewelry makers and the jewelers and because of the fact that most people only buy nice jewelry a couple times in their lives, there are usually huge markups on each piece. Sometimes jewelry can be marked up over 100% more than the cost.
That’s why it… Continue reading
There are few things better than a party. Why? Because parties are parties and parties are awesome so therefore there are few things better than them (and no that is not circular logic, Mr. Smartypants). The best parties have a few things: good music, good food, good drinks, interesting people and… gold?
That’s right, what if I were to tell you that you could take your standard party’s awesomeness and kick it up at least 3 or 4 notches by inviting some gold buyers to the game and hosting your own gold party where everyone brings their unwanted gold and… Continue reading
The gold prices of the last several years have been some of the highest in history. Gold has always been valued for its relative rarity, its beauty and its use as a basis for some of the most beautiful jewelry on the planet, but the prices of the last decade or so have been high even by the standards of one of the most precious metals in the world. However, those prices are slowly starting to come back down from the stratosphere. What does this mean for those of you looking to sell gold? Does it mean that you missed… Continue reading
Here we go again. It looks like a Virginia woman has been caught selling stolen jewelry to a number of pawn shops and jewelry stores. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard this story. In fact we can’t even count on one hand how many times we have heard a similar story anymore. Let’s just get this out of the way right now. If you are looking to sell your gold jewelry or sell your silver, make sure you bring it to us at NoCo Gold & Diamond, but if you are even considering selling some jewelry that isn’t… Continue reading
There are many different kinds of precious metals. The ones that we typically think of the most are gold and silver, but there is another kind of metal which is highly desired for a number of reasons. That is platinum.
What exactly is platinum and why is it desirable? Well, platinum is used in a variety of industrial applications, unlike gold which is mostly desirable as an investment of last resort and for its use in jewelry and other aesthetic applications. Platinum, on the other hand, is used in the catalytic converters that are inside every automobile. These devices scrub… Continue reading
Have you ever heard the expression ‘cash poor’? It is used to describe someone who has a lot of material assets and investments, but not enough spending cash to actually meet their needs. For example, if you have a million dollar house and a Ferrari but can’t pay for your kid’s college, then you would be considered cash poor. Why do we bring this up? Well, for starters it is an interesting situation that some people get themselves into while collecting some of their favorite items.
We’ve all seen these people on television: the guy who has $30,000 worth of… Continue reading
When it comes to gold buyers, there are several different types of people who typically want to get their hands on gold. Some people purchase gold jewelry because they actually like the look of it as well as the rarity and value of the actual metal that it is made out of. On the other hand, there are a number of people who invest in gold because they see it as a safe haven for when the entire economy collapses, red clouds cover the earth and the apocalypse finally arrives. Apparently, in this type of situation having a lot of… Continue reading