Descriptions

Descriptions

SELLING YOUR GOLD JEWELLERY IS EASY AT GOLD BUYERS PRETORIA

All you have to do is give us a call, make your appointment and come visit us. We have created the safest possible environment for you to sell your valuables in a professional manor. Parking is Free and safe! Our receptionist will call us when you arrive. We look forward to see you at

Gold Buyers Pretoria.

KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN SELLING YOUR PRECIOUS METAL JEWELLERY

THESE ARE WAYS YOU CAN IDENTIFY WHETHER YOUR JEWELLERY IS MADE OF A PRECIOUS METAL AND WHETHER IT HAS VALUE.

 

Easy way to eliminate Jewellery that is NOT gold or silver is by using a magnet.

Any jewellery that sticks to a magnet WON’T be gold or silver but most likely just plated. The clips of chains will stick, thats normal for they have a small spring inside.

 

Then look closely for stamps. Stamps are usually found on the clips of the jewellery or on the inside of a ring. See images below to identify which stamp you found, and this will indicate the purity of the silver or gold.

 

Please note that home made jewellery sometimes won’t have a stamp.

We at Gold Buyers Pretoria have the necessary equipment to identify the exact purity of the gold . Our services are for free and we look forward to helping you.

 

WE BUY GOLD & SILVER WATCHES
At Gold Buyers Pretoria we buy Gold watches in good or bad condition, broken or working. Gold watches carry large value of gold due to the weight and the purity of gold used.

 

Pocket watches  are often seen made of Gold and also Silver.

 

If you are thinking of selling your watch or antique pocket watch please come visit us at Gold Buyers Pretoria and receive a Evaluation for free and if you choose to sell it, we offer instant cash.

WE BUY LUXURY WATCHES
Luxury Warches Like, TagHeuer, Breitling, Omega, Rolex, Cartier, Chopard, Hublot, Lwc, JeagerLacoultre, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Tudor, Zenith, Bell&Ross & Other Swiss Made watches, has significant resale value due to the fact that they are handcrafted to perfection. Every watch has its own character and serial no. If you have a luxury watch to sell, you can send us more details and pictures of the watch. We will do our best to offer you a fair price.

WE BUY RARE, COLLECTABLE & OLD COINS
If you’re new to coin collecting, either for investment purposes or as a hobby, you’ll know that there are many different types and series of coins that you could choose to start collecting. Sometimes, it’s confusing to know just where to begin. Added to this, without the right information available, you might not know which of these coins would best suit your investment needs. Even if you are only pursuing it as a hobby, you want coins that are going to add definite value to your collection over time.

Over the past decade, rare coins in particular have become increasingly popular with investors and collectors. Their mintage is lower than modern coins, and the ability to find them in a good or even reasonable condition has become much harder, which in turn adds to their rarity value. In fact, over the past nine years rare coin values have increased between 23-68% per annum, proving that they are gaining increasing credibility in the investment community.

With this in mind, we look at the differences between three South African coin types that are most popular amongst collectors and investors: ZAR coins, Protea coins and Krugerrands.

 

WE BUY Z.A.R & KRUGER GOLD COINS
Also known as Kruger coins, these are the first real coins of South African and were minted between 1892 and 1902. The 1892 series are considered to be one of the most popular series, due to the fact that the coins were printed with two glaring errors that effectively insulted the heritage and history of South Africa as well as the reputation of President Kruger. The first error was the incorrect depiction of a South African Voortrekker ox-wagon. Instead, a Continental wagon, which had a double shaft and front and rear wheels of similar size, was stamped on the coins. A South African ox-wagon traditionally had only a single shaft, and its rear wheels were larger than the front wheels. The second error came about when the designer Otto Shultz stamped his initials ‘OS’ on the obverse of the coin on President Kruger’s bust. Whilst this in itself is a customary procedure, the word OS is the Dutch word for ox and this was seen as a great insult to the government and president, who was preparing to campaign for a second election. The coins were immediately recalled and President Kruger went on to narrowly win his election, but the errors on the coins resulted in them gaining immediate value and not all of them were handed over. As many of these coins were hoarded soon after mintage, it’s possible to find them in very good condition, although it’s not often that these specimens come onto the market. Today, rare coins such as the ZAR coins are considered collectibles and are not eligible for capital gains tax when sold, making them a hugely attractive investment asset.

 

WE BUY KRUGERRANDS FOR THE GOLD VALUE OF THE DAY
The first South African Krugerrand gold coin was manufactured in 1967 and was the first gold bullion of its kind in the world. Today, there are more Krugerrands in circulation worldwide than all other gold coins combined, with some estimates putting this number at over 54 million coins. Other well-known gold coins include the Canadian Maple Leaf and the American Eagle. In South Africa the Krugerrand is considered legal tender and although the coins don’t bear any currency denomination, they are stamped with the amount of gold that it contains. For this reason, the Krugerrand can be found in four sizes, 1oz, 1/10oz, 1/4 oz and 1/2oz. The coin’s value is based purely on the intrinsic value of the metal that it’s manufactured from, therefore if the price of gold increases or decreases so does the value of the coin. Interestingly, although Krugerrands have been minted since 1967, the importation of the coin into the US was banned in 1984 by Congress, due to South Africa’s infamous Apartheid status. This boycott was subsequently lifted in 1994; the same year that South Africa held its first Democratic elections. While Krugerrands are undoubtedly valuable and hold strong historical significance, they are unfortunately eligible for capital gains tax when sold, which can be as much as 20% in some cases

NELSON MANDELA COINS
Proof Mandela coins have been known to fetch hundreds of thousands and even millions of rands when sold privately and through auction. These versions are of course incredibly hard to source and their low mintage figures and the fact that they are struck using precious metal add to their exceptional value. Undoubtedly, if are in a position to purchase one of these coins, it would be a sound investment as their value is set to increase even more in time.

Circulated versions however are plentiful, as millions of them have been minted and for this reason they are not considered to be rare. Their value lies in people’s understandable appreciation and respect for Nelson Mandela and in time his legacy will help these coins gain.

 

PLEASE NOTE : WE DO NOT BUY MANDELA R5 COINS

WE BUY SILVER / BULLION / BARS / COINS

As investment
The specifications of bullion are often regulated by market bodies or legislation. In the European Union, the minimum purity for gold bullion, which is treated as investment gold with regards to taxation, is 99.5% for gold bullion bars and 90% for bullion coins.[1]

 

There may be several reasons that investors choose to purchase physical gold bullion; to attempt to hedge against currency risks, inflation risks, geopolitical risks, or to add diversification to an investment portfolio.

Bullion Coins
Bullion coins describe contemporary precious metal coins minted by official agencies for investment purposes. Historically, most currency were in the form of bullion coins, silver and gold being the most common metals. Some bullion coins have been used as currency throughout the 20th century, like the Maria Theresa thaler and the Krugerrand. However, modern bullion coins generally do not enter common circulation despite having legal tender status and a nominal face value. Some modern bullion coins, such as the gold and silver American eagle, are produced as both business strike and collectible proof and uncirculated versions. Business strikes typically are sold at prices commensurate with their precious metal content, whereas collectible versions are sold at a significant premium over their actual bullion value. In some cases the grade and mintages of business strike coins can affect their value, so that they are considered numismatic rather than bullion items.

 

WE BUY DIAMOND JEWELLERY & LOOSE DIAMONDS


THE 4 “C’s”
COLOUR
The diamond colour evaluation of most gem-quality diamonds is based on the absence of colour. A chemically pure and structurally perfect diamond has no hue, like a drop of pure water, and consequently, a higher value. GIA’s D-to-Z diamond colour-grading system measures the degree of colourlessness by comparing a stone under controlled lighting and precise viewing conditions to master stones of established colour value.

CLARITY
Natural diamonds are the result of carbon exposed to tremendous heat and pressure deep in the earth. This process can result in a variety of internal characteristics called inclusions and external characteristics called blemishes

Evaluating diamond clarity involves determining the number, size, relief, nature, and position of these characteristics, as well as how these affect the overall appearance of the stone.

While no diamond is perfectly pure, the closer it comes, the higher its value.

CUT
Diamonds are renowned for their ability to transmit light and sparkle so intensely. We often think of a diamond’s cut as shape (round, emerald, pear), but a diamond’s cut grade is really about how well a diamond’s facets interact with light.

Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry, and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.

CARAT
Diamond carat weight is the measurement of how much a diamond weighs. A metric “carat” is defined as 200 milligrams.

Each carat can be subdivided into 100 ‘points.’ This allows very precise measurements to the hundredth decimal place. A jeweller may describe the weight of a diamond below one carat by its ‘points’ alone. For instance, the jeweller may refer to a diamond that weighs 0.25 carats as a ‘twenty-five pointer.’ Diamond weights greater than one carat are expressed in carats and decimals. A 1.08 carat stone would be described as ‘one point oh eight carats.’