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7 Tips for Selling Your Coins

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Sometimes a quarter is worth more than 25 cents.

Every so often, a rare coin might find its way into the change you get at the gas station or grocery store. And with the right strategy, you might be able to sell those coins for a fairly hefty sum.

In this blog post, we’ll share tips you can use to preserve and sell your coin collection.

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Case Study: The Importance of Insuring Your Jewelry

A cracked gold ring

When you lead a busy life, time tends to pass quickly without you realizing. We see it all the time at Doylestown Gold Exchange, repairing rings that people have worn for more than 20 years.

It’s easy to forget to have these rings and other jewelry checked a few times a year to make sure it’s in good shape.

And while many jewelry issues can be repaired, what about the things that can’t be fixed? Let us tell you a story that illustrates the importance of having your jewelry insured.

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How to Take Care of Diamond Jewelry

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If you were asked to describe a diamond, you might use terms like “elegant” or “beautiful.”

But you could also go with “indestructible.” It seems like nothing can harm diamonds, which are hard enough to cut through rock or metal.

Diamond jewelry, however, is a different story. The oils from your finger can cause your pieces to lose their luster. In this blog post, our expert and graduate gemologist offer some tips on keeping your diamond jewelry looking its best.

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A Ring & A Prayer & She said “Yes!”

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© Tobias Hibbs 2019

This is a case study, a way for us to demonstrate our expertise at finding the perfect engagement ring for our customers.

But it’s also a love story.

It’s the story of Tom, a young man from the Doylestown area who was ready to pop the question.

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The History of Gold

Freshly mined piece of gold

“Good as gold.” “Worth their weight in gold.”

Gold has always been valuable, long before our Bucks County cash for gold service was even an idea. It’s mentioned in the Bible, began and ended wars and inspired everything from Charlie Chaplin to the creators of HBO’s Deadwood.

But how did it get that way? In this blog post, we’ll look at the history of this precious metal.

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Selling Your Gold? Here’s What You Need to Know

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As we write this – toward the end of the second week in May – gold prices were on the rise, thanks to overall uncertainty in the stock market.

In fact, the price of gold was expected to continue to rise throughout the year, according to Neil Pereira of the International Finance Corporation.

“In the last year, we saw gold prices fall,” he said in an interview with Kitco News. “But in the last quarter of this year, we’ve seen a big increase and I think that’s partly driven by expectations of reduced long-term interest rates.”

His comments followed a statement from the president of the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis that a rate cut was looking more enticing to potentially give markets more credibility and reduce inflation.

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Nominate Doylestown Gold Exchange for the Best of Bucks Mont Award – 2019!

It is hard to believe that a year has passed, and it is once again time for the Best of Bucks and Montgomery contest that is run through our great local paper, The Intelligencer.  As a small family owned and operated business, we rely on the support of our local community and once again we are reaching out to our loyal customers for their support.  The best of Bucks/Mont is a well-known contest in our area that gives the people of Bucks and Montgomery Counties the chance to vote for the businesses they trust and support in our area.  We are very fortunate that our loyal customers continue to support our store, but also take the time each year to nominate and vote for us in this contest.

The Doylestown Gold Exchange is unlike any other store in Bucks and Montgomery Counties as we buy gold, silver, jewelry, diamonds an coins, but we are also a full-service jewelry store with a graduate gemologist on staff, we do expert jewelry and watch repair, and sell beautiful new and estate jewelry.  Since we are so diversified and stand alone, we have been very fortunate to be voted the best or One of the Best for 6 straight years in multiple categories.  We have been voted The Best Gold & Precious Metals Buyers since the category started in 2014 and have been voted One of the Best, or The Best Jewelry Stores since 2013.  We are honored that our customers believe in what we are doing and have the confidence in our services to refer us and vote for us each year.

This year the contest has two stages and it starts on Monday, May 5th.  The first stage is the nomination process and this runs from May 5th to May 19th.  During this stage, people will nominate stores in each category and the top 3 from each category will go to the final vote in July.  You may vote every day with an email address for this two-week period, so we are asking for your support to vote for us every day!

Please visit the categories below to vote. We are asking for your support in the 3 categories.  Thank you again for your continued support, it means the world to all of us at DGE.

Services Section – Best Gold & Precious Metals Buyer
Shopping Section – Best Jeweler
Shopping Section – Best Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands

Thank you,
Greg, Kyle, Sabrina, and Kristy

We Can Turn Your Old Pieces into Unique Custom Jewelry

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This is a story about a customer named Alex.

Alex had an idea for a unique piece of custom jewelry. She brought us something special: a pair of wedding bands from her parents.

At first, she thought we might be able to melt the two rings down to create one piece of jewelry, but the more we talked with Alex, the more we realized how special the rings were.

We suggested we work with the rings as they were to preserve as much of the original look as possible. The rings were two different sizes and both had an engraving on the inside, which added to their sentimental value.

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How to Pull Off a Great Proposal

Bucks county custom diamond engagement ring

In 2009, Maryland state delegate Jon S. Cardin decided to propose to his girlfriend.

But rather than get down on one knee at a restaurant, Cardin, who represents Baltimore County, decided for something a little more…elaborate.

As the couple took a boat ride through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, a police helicopter conducted a “raid,” going as far as to pretend to arrest Cardin’s intended, just before he popped the question.

Megan Homer, Cardin’s girlfriend, was apparently charmed enough to say yes. City officials took a much less romantic view, the Baltimore Sun reported.

“Definitely there was some poor judgment exercised by some officers,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the paper the week after the proposal. “The Police Department is not in the business of renting out the helicopter and the boats for bachelor parties and birthdays. We’re in the business of upholding public safety in Baltimore.”

There are plenty of good ways to ask someone to marry you without inviting police scrutiny. As a provider of fine Bucks County custom diamond engagement rings, it’s in our best interest to steer you toward an ideal marriage proposal. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

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How to Pick the Right Ring Size

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When we think of a marriage proposal, we think of romance, one partner getting down on one knee in a crowded restaurant or a busy city street, holding an engagement ring and ready to pop the question.

At the same time, there’s a lot of logistics involved. You might find yourself ticking off items on a mental checklist before you ask the person you love to marry you:

  • Found the right time to propose? Check.
  • Picked the perfect engagement spot? Check.
  • Determine ring size? That one’s a little trickier.

It’s especially tricky when you’re hoping to surprise your significant other. After all, it’s tough to date someone for a few months, ask them “By the way, what size ring do you wear?” and have them wonder what might be going on.

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