Running out of fingers on your lady’s hand to bedazzle with golden rings? Skip the jewelry this year, but don’t skip the gold. Edible gold can add the perfect amount of luxury to your Valentine’s Day dinner or dessert.
From champagne to candy to cakes, gold leafing and powdered gold are growing in popularity among people who prefer something a little fancier than the norm. Also known as vark, gold leafing is a popular garnish in countries such as India. Powdered gold can even be added via a salt shaker type of dispenser, making it an unexpected “seasoning” to have on the table.
Because the amount of gold used is minuscule, no need to worry about it presenting a threat when ingested. It might not be enough gold to be toxic, but it is plenty enough to add a dazzling sheen to your Valentine’s Day dining.
With this much thoughtfulness and attention to detail, your valentine may even allow you to pay yourself back by selling some of her old gold jewelry to Valley Goldmine Dallas… hey, it’s worth a shot!
Is the price tag on a Super Bowl ring as flashy as the glory of the victory? If you can put a monetary value on the experience, the answer is likely yes. With dollar signs upwards of $50,000 these little gems pack more than just the pride of an NFL championship.
The first rings debuted with the first Super Bowl in 1967. Going home on the fingers of the Green Bay Packers, this first set of rings contained one diamond and approximately 0.46 oz of gold. Total worth at the time? $20,419. As of 2005, the rings contained 5 times more gold and more than 100 diamonds, earning a price tag of $33,379.
The rings are highly personalized to the year and team, typically including a player’s name and number as well as the Super Bowl number and team name. Because all the rings are different, the value of the rings can vary widely depending on the player, team and year. Those original 1967 rings that rang in at just over $20,000? Today, they consistently fetch more than $50,000 at auctions.
It looks like even if you can put a price tag on the raw materials, you can’t predict nostalgia as easily.
Did you get a few trinkets for Christmas that don’t exactly fit your style? If you’re positive you’re never going to wear that large gold broach or outdated pair of earrings, why not sell them and use the money to purchase what you really want?
If you’re confident that your Great Aunt Mertyl won’t find out, then selling the unwanted jewelry might be the best use for her well-intentioned but misguided Christmas gift. Even if it wasn’t this Christmas, maybe you’ve been holding on to some unwanted jewelry for a decade or two and you’re finally ready to part ways.
Whatever the case, if you want to get the best prices when you clean out your jewelry box, Valley Goldmine offers the best professional gold buyers in Dallas. Our licensed precious metal experts will give you an accurate and honest assessment of the worth of your jewelry.
And who knows, you might get enough cash to purchase that new iPod you really wanted all along.
It’s one of those things you always mean to get around to, but somehow it perpetually drops to the bottom of your priority list. Much like cleaning out the garage, cleaning out your jewelry box can be one of those tedious tasks that you continually avoid.
If you’re like most women, you have a pile of jewelry you’ve accumulated over the years — but you probably just wear a handful of favorite items over and over again. That pile of other jewelry could be doing more than cluttering your jewelry box — it might be preventing you from having a little extra cash on hand.
Whether it’s some tacky 80s jewelry or a gift from an ex-boyfriend, if you’re done wearing it you should be done owning it. Rather than selling it on ebay, taking your gold jewelry to a professional gold buyer in Dallas is the surest way to get the best prices for your goods.
So when you’re making your list of New Year’s resolutions, add “clean out the jewelry box” to your list. The extra cash might come in handy to pay for that gym membership and tropical cruise you put at the top of your list.
Whether it’s an engagement ring or an anniversary present, when it’s time to put a ring on it you want to make sure you get it right. Although various precious metals such as titanium and platinum have gained popularity in recent years, a traditional gold ring is still a classic choice. If you know you want a gold ring, the only decision left is whether or not you want white or yellow gold.
Yellow gold is traditional, and is the golden hue that people generally associate with a gold ring. These rings are typically an alloy of gold and either copper or zinc, which let the gold component retain its natural yellowy color. If you’re interested in antiques or family heirlooms, yellow gold is more widely available. An advantage of yellow gold over white gold is that there is no need for regular replating or dipping for the gold to maintain its color. However, yellow gold is less durable and more prone to scratches and dents. Another downside of yellow gold is that it can give a diamond a yellowish hue.
It looks more like silver than gold, but white gold is indeed a gold-based alloy. Mixing the gold with a white metal such as a manganese or palladium causes the white appearance. Traditionally, the alloy included nickel, but high rates of allergic reactions caused a sharp decline in the use of nickel. White gold is usually more expensive than yellow gold, but it is also more durable and resistant to scratches. The silvery color also complements diamonds better than yellow gold does. The primary downside to a white gold ring is that it needs to be re-plated about once a year to retain its color and shine.
If you have white or gold jewelry that you are not wearing / using anymore, why not sell it while the price of gold is high. Valley Goldmine is a Dallas gold buyer paying top dollar for gold and other jewelry.