What do the markings on my gold items mean? This is a question we hear often.  People just are not sure what the marking on their old jewelry means. So, let’s explore some of the most common ones. Gold Jewelry Markings 10k or 10kt both mean 10 karat and mean the item is 10/24 parts… Read more »

Sterling Silver Flatware

Many of us have heard of Sterling Silver and Sterling Silver Flatware. But what is it?  I bring this up because many people come into my store wanting to sell flatware only to leave disappointed to find out it has no value.  Flatware just means eating utensils.  They might consist of spoons, forks, knives, serving… Read more »

Estate Sales – Dealing with Precious Metals and Estate Jewelry

Today I thought I would take a few moments to talk about how to handle Precious Metals and Estate Jewelry when an Estate Sale is needed. First there are numerous reasons people have estate sales including things such as downsizing, moving away, combining homes and sometimes because of the loss of a loved one. Many… Read more »

First Blog

Well its time to get with the times so here I sit writing my first blog. Why has it taken me so long I wonder since I actually enjoy writing. I think the answer lies in the fact that I’m not sure what I have to say is something anyone would actually care about. So… Read more »