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Why do U.S. coins have more collectible value than foreign coins?

Many customers wonder why their foreign coins are almost worthless. Obviously, foreign coins with gold or silver content will at LEAST be worth the precious metal content. The issue is with clad (or non precious metal) coins. Even old foreign coins don’t have much value, and the reason in that collectors are not really interested […]

What are Black Diamonds

The good news, black diamonds are real! The bad news, they don’t sparkle, because they’re black. They absorb light rather than refract it. They are real diamonds, but they have a different structure. A white diamond sparkles because light comes in, bounces around in a predictable way, and is reflected out. The cut of the […]

Why does Gold and Silver move Up and Down?

Many customers ask us what causes Gold and Silver to go down and up. The answer is not very simple. Gold and Silver are traded on the futures exchanges just like copper, rice and pork bellies. On any given day, gold will trade within a 2% or more range. The prices are correlated to a […]

Institutional Gold and Silver BETS are hugely short

It is not a secret in the industry that the big boys are betting that gold and silver go lower. They are mostly to the short side. For those who may not understand, when a financial firm makes a “SHORT” bet, they are of the belief that the price will go lower, and thus they […]

How Diamonds are priced in a Jewelry Store.

The big day has come, you finally decide he or she is the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. You go down to the local jewelry store and pick out a diamond you like, and BANG! you get hit with the price. It is important to understand that jewelers mark […]