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Archive for December, 2011

Not Like the Pawn Shops on TV

Go ahead and close your eyes for a minute. Think of the words “pawn shop”. What sorts of ideas and images come to mind? Perhaps a seedy neighborhood, a tiny store with windows filled with junk, bars on said windows, bulletproof glass – the list goes on. There are a ton of stereotypes out there Read more »

This is What Selling Silver Looks Like

Have you ever thought it would be tough to gather up all of your silver and sell it? There’s a certain sentimental attachment to our special belongings, especially jewelry. In today’s tough economy though, many of us cannot afford to be overly sentimental or we risk losing just about everything. These days, finding places to Read more »

The Best Ways to Buy Gold for Investing

While The Gold Standard specializes in buying old gold jewelry, we’re always happy to pass along some good advice! If you’re interested in investing in gold, here’s some useful information below You may have heard the phrase, “all that glitters is gold.”  While this sentiment may not necessarily be true, it is accurate that the Read more »

Buy Gold…Digital Gold

It is getting near the holiday season and it can be seen that the option to buy gold is being praised by jewelers and stock brokers. It is the time of the year where stores are offering discounts and incentives to buy gold.  This will appeal to many people but some people still may not Read more »

Cash for Gold and The Wonderful World of Gold

Gold is a wonderful and magnificent metal.  Gold has been around for thousands of years and has had practical applications other than people being able to get cash for gold.  Although the ability to get cash for gold is nice, there are some other things that gold can do that are innovative and exciting. Medicine Read more »

Selling Diamonds? Know Their Value

Selling diamonds that you own can sometimes be a hard decision. They may have been a family heirloom passed down from generation to generation, a gift from a person you cared about, or you may have just found it. Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to get some extra money.  When selling diamonds it is Read more »

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

You might have heard the phrase, “all that glitters is not gold”. It isn’t clear where exactly that phrase originated, but what is clear is that a truer phrase was never spoken. Many items that you think would be extremely valuable, appearing to be real and solid gold, turn out to be anything but. Gold Read more »

All I Want For Christmas…is Cash!

Maybe you’re really looking forward to Christmas: time with friends and family, great food, gifts, and just the general holiday good cheer. But maybe this year you’re a little stressed about money as you approach the Christmas season, wondering where you’re going to come up with the extra cash you need for presents and travel. Read more »

Sell Diamonds For Cash: Extra Money for the Holidays

Perhaps you’re recently divorced or ended an engagement; the ring that used to symbolize eternity and everlasting love has now become a bitter reminder.  Perhaps your marriage is going wonderfully and you believe your loved one deserves a much better ring than the one you gave her 5, 10, 20 years ago.  No matter where Read more »

Selling Your Gold – Don’t Get Ripped Off!

Today’s gold market may be described as the next big gold rush, and for good reason! With the price of gold being at its highest in years, many people are cashing in at a desirable rate. However, with this anticipated traffic comes a higher risk of swindle. Just taking your gold coins or jewelry to Read more »

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