About Second Hand Gold
Gold is arguably the most revered precious metal in the world, and has been used in the manufacture of jewellery since ancient times. Second hand gold items are typically less expensive than brand new pieces, and the durable properties of gold mean that there is rarely a noticeable decline in quality, even after numerous years.
In the jewellery industry, gold is used in the manufacture of a wide variety of pieces, including wedding rings, earrings, brooches, pendants, charms, chains, ingots, photo lockets, necklaces, watches and bracelets. Some products combine gold with other precious and semi-precious metals and stones. Gold is also widely used in the production of medals and awards, most notably for sporting events and military service.
Vintage fashion trends often mean that there is a demand for second hand gold jewellery, in particular pieces manufactured between the 1920s and 1940s.
Because it is resistant to rust and oxidation, second hand gold is considered a worthy investment by both jewellery lovers and those who collect gold for its monetary value. Second hand gold products can either be enjoyed in their current form or melted down to form gold bullion, particularly if they have been damaged beyond repair.
The quality of gold is measured in carats, and it is typically sold by weight. Second hand gold values tend to fluctuate dependent on the value of gold on the commodities market, and many people are known to purchase second hand gold items as an investment as opposed to purchasing based on the aesthetics of an item.