Investments in Diamonds and Precious Metals

Knowing how to buy gold, silver & platinum coins and bullion and investment diamonds can provide you with diversification in your investment portfolio and build a nice collection to enjoy. There are many different ways to own gold, silver & platinum and investment diamonds and it can get quite confusing.

Gold, Silver & Platinum Coins and Bullion Bars

When most people think of gold, silver & platinum, they think of large bars stored in vaults deep below the surface of the earth. In fact, gold, silver & platinum bars come in many different shapes and sizes to meet the needs of different investors. Gold, silver and platinum bullion bars are sold by the troy ounce and sold for a percentage over the spot price.

Investors should distinguish between bullion coins whose values generally fluctuate according to the current price of gold, silver or platinum, and “rare coins” that can carry a significant collector premium based on historical supply and demand.

Some U.S. gold, silver and platinum coins may be readily available in circulated condition for a modest premium over their bullion content, but those same coins in superb condition may have significantly higher value.

Definition of Investment-Grade Diamonds

Large diamonds, clear diamonds, and flawless diamonds are rare, and diamonds that combine large size with clarity and lack of flaws are rarer yet. These diamonds fall within the classification of investment-grade gems for their rarity and beauty. When compared with standard diamonds, investment-grade diamonds have greater rarity and greater purchase prices but also see greater increases in value, also called appreciation, over time. The ideal quality of diamonds’ four C’s, cut, clarity, color, and carat, vary between white diamonds and color diamonds, but investment-grade gems will lean toward the higher, rarer end of each characteristic.

Rock N Gold Creations offers 30 years of experience buying and selling precious metals. If you would like Rock N Gold to assess your coins, bullion or investment diamond for their current value or you are interested in buying, we offer a complimentary consultation. Call Today! 858-571-4560 (text/call) or e: info@rockngold.com

Rock N Gold Creations buys gold jewelry and coins.Better Business Bureau tips for Selling Gold Jewelry & Coins

The BBB offers tips for consumers to understand the value of your Jewelry & Coins:

Keep up with the price of gold. Know how much gold is going for on the day you sell. Understand that you won’t get the full price for your gold, because you’re selling to a dealer who then will re-sell the items to be melted down.

Know the karat weight of your gold items. Jewelry and other items aren’t pure gold, but a mix of gold and other metals. The karat weight tells how much gold is in the item. Something marked 10K is about 42% gold; 14K is about 58% gold; and 18K is about 75% gold. The more gold in the item, the more you will be offered for it.  For items that may be especially valuable, consider getting a professional appraisal. You will have to pay for the appraisal, but you will gain important information. Rock N Gold Creations offers complimentary verbal estimates of the value of your items.