Although most people immediately think of jewelry when they think of selling gold and silver items, historically many items have been made with precious metals and have value. Items such as dinnerware, candelabras, serving plates, and other household items may have gold or silver content that can be sold.
While gathering items to bring in for appraisal and sale, don’t discard any items that may have gold or silver content. Usually items are stamped with markings indicating gold (10K, 14K, etc) or silver (Sterling, Sterling Silver, etc.), but some items with gold or silver content may not be marked. That doesn’t mean that they don’t hold value though and it is easy to test these items for metal content. Also, just because something may be broken or in pieces doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hold value; as long as it has metal content it has a value!
Simply bring the items you have questions about with you to your local New York Gold Standard when you bring your other items to sell. We will perform a simple test to determine if your piece in question does, in fact, have metal content and what that content is. All that needs to be done is to take a little shaving from your piece and see if it reacts with a liquid specified to act with that specific metal content; one liquid reacts to 10K gold, a different reacts to 14K gold, etc. Within minutes we will know exactly what metal content is in your item and we can then give you a price. The process is simple and we are more than happy to help you! Items that you have had for years may be worth much more than you think!
At The Gold Standard of New York we specialize in dealing with and buying gold and silver. With 75 years in the industry we are experts in the field and we use this knowledge to help our customers with their questions and needs. Customer service is our number one priority and we take pride in our service and product. We do this while offering the highest payout rates in the industry that are updated daily with market rates. Our store locations are conveniently located in New York and Long Island so that we can better serve our community, or now you can visit our new website to sell gold online. Please stop in to one today with any questions and bring in any items you may want to sell. We look forward to working with you!