Gold Appraisal and Buying at best prices
Precious metal buying
When selling your gold or jewelry, you need a partner you can trust. If you are looking to have old jewelry, watches, dental fillings, broken precious metals, trophies, medals, or gold coins appraised for a great price, you have come to the right place. We appraise your pieces quickly, discretely, and always at no obligation to you. After the appraisal, you can take time to decide if now is the right time to sell, or if you would rather wait. It is always good to know how much your valuables are worth.
Other Precious Metals
In addition to gold, we also buy other precious metals. If you would like to sell your silver jewelry, coins, silverware, medals, or candleholders, we are happy to provide you with an individualized appraisal. We also welcome other precious metals including platinum jewelry.
Quick appraisal and direct sale for cash payment. If you would like to sell your precious metal items but are unsure about their value, just stop by our store. Old or damaged jewelry is not a problem at all. Even small quantities (from 1 gram) can be sold at a price that will make it worth your while. At SELMA, we make an assessment of your item’s purity (carat) on the spot – allowing you to immediately exchange your old jewelry for cash!
Important Information about Gold
Pure gold is actually used infrequently in jewelry because in its pure form, gold is very soft and of course, also very expensive. For these reasons, certain amounts of silver, copper, or other metals are added to pure gold, resulting in a so-called gold alloy. The process of alloying makes the material harder and more affordable. It also results in different shades of colored gold that can be tailored to the customer’s specifications. Red, pink, white, and yellow are typical colors that result from alloying. If you see a stamp on your piece of jewelry (also called a hallmark), this marking will quickly tell you the purity of your piece. Purity is indicated with a three-digit number, as a percentage of the total weight. You probably know the common hallmarking number 333: jewelry with this gold purity is very popular in Germany. The number indicates that the piece contains 333 thousandths pure gold, or 33.3%. You may have also heard of gold purity referred to in carats, but this is not approved for marking on jewelry. Below is a short overview of the most well-known hallmarks with the corresponding values in carats:
|Hallmark||Carat||Gold Purity [%]|
|8 carat||14 carat||18 carat|
A short example: Your favorite necklace weighs 100 grams and is marked with 333. This is therefore an 8-carat gold piece. With a gold purity of 333 thousandths (that is, 33.3% of its total weight), your necklace contains a total of 33.3 grams of pure gold.
For an appraisal, your item need not carry a stamp or hallmark. At SELMA, we are there to answer all of your questions—your pieces small and large are always in good hands. We look forward to your visit at our showroom in the heart of Kaiserslautern. Come experience our expert service and personalized consultation in all things jewelry.