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Old 05-20-2012, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Attention gold jewelry experts! Need your help!

I have these 2 pieces of gold jewelry I plan to put on eBay and sell. I've had them for almost 20 years now. They were gifts from my grandmother, to wear. However, I don't wear gold jewelry anymore!

The necklace appears to be 'rope' style, and is marked 14k on the clasp. It is 17" long and 3mm wide. Each end near the clasp had broken during wearing and has been soldered (I know, why solder with that silver-alloy stuff! ) It weighs in at 8.17g.

The bracelet apperas to be 'figaro' style. I believe it is hollow. It is 8.5" long and 5mm wide. It has the following abbreviation engraved on the clasp: "14K ITALY" on one side, and "EG" on the other. It weighs in at 5.90g.

I wish I could come up with some weights, but my junk scale can only measure grams in increments of 5g ?!



I was hoping for some rough estimates at value, so that I don't list too low or too high on eBay!


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Old 05-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmmm.. It looks like gold! Hmm, you're lucky i thought of thata
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hard to say a value without knowing weight, check and see if any other similar jewelry like yours has been sold and for what price.
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I have a strange question, but it pertains to gold...my dad recently had 2 root canals and they had to cut his filling out. Well my dads 65 and everyone old as me knows fillings were done with gold back in the day. My question is: he gave the fillings to me...I know, gross!! But has anyone tried selling/pawning these?? How much would a filling bring?? I can use an extra $50+ nowadays!!!
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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the 1st piece is a nice piece of eterna gold it is a company that is based out of Florida and claims to have stronger longer lasting gold then others. the second piece the necklace i am kinda concerned about. the diamond shape around the 14k logo it one of the most commonly used hallmarks in fake gold. did you have these both tested already professionally? when it comes to price right now its all about scrap/melt value. with the price of gold being so high 99% of the time when people are buying they are buying at melt value the actual design of the jewelery doesnt come in to play no longer when these types of prices are realized. so it pretty much will all come down to what they weigh. i have been dealing in gold bullion for over 15 years now.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Just estimate the weight to the closet 5 grams to give you an idea, and go here for the troy ounce conversion:

Grams to Troy Ounces (g to troy ounces) converter

Then go here and put in 14k with the troy ounce weight to get it's spot value:

Scrap Gold Weight Conversion and Melt Value Calculator

BTW, I buy junk gold and silver, so if you're interested in a quick sale, we might able to work something out.
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Old 05-21-2012, 12:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Guys, thanks for all the info! Very informative! Especially both chips! & thanks for the links!

I purchased a small, cheapy scale online to get a quick weight on these.

I'm fairly certain that both pieces were purchased on QVC, which is where my grandmother frequently purchased jewelry. This would make sense for the Eternal piece. I believe the other piece was also purchased on QVC.

I haven't brought them to be tested, where would I do that? And would there be a charge?

Thanks again!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I finally got my scale in today!

I added 2 pictures with the weights!


Hopefully this will now help you guys determine approximate values for me!

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I looked up the gold price and I believe it was around $52/g currently?

Does that mean I should expect appx $400 for the above items based on the gold value?


I apologize for my ignorance, I have never dealt with precious metals before!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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last outreach for help TTT!

sorry to be annoying, I just don't have any idea and want to make sure I'm at least on the right path before trying to sell this stuff!
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Dude like chipz said anyone buying it is gonna want scrap gold price not what the market value price is. Which means if the bought your stuff and melted all the "cut" out of it there would be less then what there is now.glws nice braclet try this hope it helps http://www.goldcalc.com/
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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as of today your bracelet is worth about $175 and the necklace about $240. those prices will go up or down depending on the value of gold by end of day trade. but did you get that necklace tested correctly cause it really doesnt look right to me
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