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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Let the Gold Rush Begin– $45 per gram for 14k gold

Last week, a young man, just graduated from dental school, came to the shop to sell us a small batch of casting gold leftover from his casting classes. We tested his gold as 14K, then weighed and valued it for him. He left the store to get his identification so we could make the transaction, […]

Who can call himself a jewelry appraiser?

This headline caught my eye in a recent email– the answer to this trick question is anyone! A newsletter by an insurance industry organization highlighted the fact that there are no federal or other governmental bodies setting qualifications for who may be a jeweler or a jewelry appraiser. A study by a related group also […]