The price of gold is getting high day by day. If you are looking to sell your gold it is important to know the appropriate rate for it. It is always recommended that customers should do their homework before selling their jewelry at cash for gold parties or in a local gold store. Many experts say that cash for gold parties are may be fun for a consumer but it is also an easy way to make some cash. In cash for gold parties may be you will not get the best deal. Here I am giving you some tips to ensure you that you are getting a right cash for gold. The first tip for getting best cash for gold is to properly understand the scale. The weight of gold determines its value. Many jewelers in different countries use a different measurement standard which is known as Troy ounce. In United States gold is measured at 31.1 grams per ounce.

Some gold jewelers use a system of weights to measure a Troy once this system is know as pennyweight (dwt). Some of the gold dealers use grams for weight of the gold. Normally a pennyweight is equal to 1.5555 grams. Always check that gold dealers may not weight your gold by penny weight and pay you cash for gold by the grams. The second tip before taking cash for gold is to know about the Karats of your gold. Pure gold is very soft so it is combined with different metals to add durability and different colors. In many States it is important to tell the customer about the Karat of gold. One Karat of gold is equals to 1/24 of finest and pure gold by weight. 14 karats of gold means that your gold jewelry is consists of 14 parts gold and 10 parts of different metals.

If the gold jewelry is less than 10 karats then it is illegal for jewelers to be labeled it as gold jewelry. It is always important for you to know the karats of your gold to make wise decision on the value of your gold. If you have different karats of gold jewelry and you want to sale it than keep separate different Karat jewelry. Many jewelers will weigh your all jewelry together and than pay you cash for gold for the lowest Karat value. Be aware of them. So it is good for you to separate your jewelry by Karat value before going to cash for gold party. It is also important to know the current price of gold before selling your gold for cash. You can check the current price of your gold through internet, newspaper or by making a call to your local jewelry store. It is also best for you to ask the value of your gold from three to four gold dealers. In many States it is essential for a gold buyer to ask Government issued identification from sellers. Before selling your gold follow these tips they will help you.

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