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At Northeast Precious Metals we bring over 30 years experience of buying gold from both private and public
sources. Our customer satisfaction speaks for itself. All lot sizes are accepted, no minimum amounts necessary and no lot is too big. Immediate payment for your valuables has always been our mode of operation. We always consistently pay the highest for your valuables.
General Precious Metal Information
|Modern alloys are available in many colors and shades with a listing of popular ones below:|
|DESCRIPTION OF KARAT GOLD COLORS|
In general, copper is added for red shades and silver added for white. Although in the past a superior white gold contained 25% platinum or 10% palladium. In China a purple gold existed which contained a little iron which would become violet when heated. Craftsmen can create individual shades by mixing proportions of the alloys.
The amount of gold in an article of jewelry is defined by the ‘carat’ or ‘karat’ scale. The word is derived from the Greek keration and Italian carato meaning the fruit of the carob tree whose pods were once used for weights in early bazaars. Pure gold is 24 carat; other alloys being a percentage of 24. Divide marked karat by 24 to get the % of fineness.
(example: 10 karat gold 24 = 41.6% pure gold)
|FINENESS OF GOLD KARATS|