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Should I Invest in Gold or Silver?

Gold and silver have been relatively solid investments for centuries. But like any investment, it pays to go in with a clear picture of what you’re getting into before you buy and sell gold or silver.

We’ve been buying and selling gold for more than two decades now and get all sorts of questions about precious metal investment. Among the most common: Is gold a better investment than silver?

Finding an answer to that question depends on weighing a few different factors:

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Is My Silverware Really Made from Silver?

You’re hosting a dinner party, so you decide to break out “the good” silver flatware.

But how good is it really?

We often get queries about silver plated flatware value and how much silverware is worth. It can be tough to tell whether your silverware is the genuine article. You might be dealing with:

  • Genuine sterling silver
  • Silver-plated flatware (metal coated with a thin layer of silver)
  • Stainless steel made to look like silver.

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How Can I Tell If My Jewelry is Valuable?

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The aphorism “All that glitters is not gold” has been with us for centuries.

The exact phrase comes from Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, but people have been using some form of the saying since at least the 12th century.

However you say it, it basically means “Some things in life are too good to be true.”

While we are not the Merchant of Venice but as Bucks County jewelers – we take the saying literally. A lot of what seems like valuable gold jewelry is really an imitation, just as seemingly simple pieces are sometimes quite valuable.

Maybe you’ve come across a piece of jewelry that you’re not sure about, something you inherited from a distant relative or picked up at a garage sale. There are a few things you can do to determine whether what you’ve found has any value.

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Lab Grown Diamonds are now here in Doylestown

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The Doylestown Gold Exchange is excited to introduce the world of Lab Grown Diamonds to Doylestown and the surrounding areas.  It is a very exciting time in the jewelry industry as Lab Grown diamonds are now having a major impact across the jewelry industry. It is truly hard to imagine or wrap your head around the idea of Lab Grown diamonds entering the market.   it is mind-boggling to think a diamond can be created above ground in 10-12 weeks instead of the millions of years it takes to a diamond to form beneath the earths surface.

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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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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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