Gold Buying

The price of gold is changing every minute, which constantly affects the retail cost of fine jewelry. Bring your unworn jewelry into S.E. Needham Jewelers, and we can give you a detailed quote based on today’s gold market.

About Gold

Being number 79 on the periodic table with Au being it’s chemical compound, gold is the one precious metal that is the most widely used across the world for thousands of years. It has been used as currency, making decorations like statues, and has even been the basis of many legends. Something about the soft, shiny yellow metal almost seems to cast a spell over people, making them go to the ends of the earth to find it.

Yellow & White Gold

All gold naturally comes in the yellow form everybody is familiar with. Yellow gold is used for various things, including jewelry, art, and even electronics. Gold is actually one of the best conductors of electricity, which is why it is used on circuit boards, and adapters. Gold in its purest form (24 karats) is soft and easily malleable, which is why alloys are generally added to it to make it harder. This is what is done to create White Gold.

White Gold is mainly used for jewelry, and is something some people prefer over silver or platinum. The reason for this may be because silver requires special care to keep it in good condition, and platinum can be expensive. White gold is created by by adding one or more different metals to it which include nickel, manganese, and even platinum. All white gold jewelry contains rhodium plating, which is what gives the white gold its silver appearance. Without it, the metal would be dull and off in color, looking almost tarnished.