EzyCash Gold Buyers

Spring Engagement Rings – Love is in the air!

In 1835, Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote his “Locksley Hall” poem and the much quoted line “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.”  Spring is still the traditional time when most people become engaged.

Along with the romance and excitement of “popping the question” comes the responsibility of choosing the right engagement ring.  Here are some tips!

Once you’ve decided on your budget, think about your partner’s style – is it traditional, classic, contemporary or avant garde?

Think about the band.  White gold and platinum are very popular engagement ring metals. White gold is usually plated with rhodium for a bright silvery appearance, and platinum is hard, strong and naturally silvery colour that dulls over time.  Or does your partner like natural yellow-orange gold, or a lighter yellow colour?

Choose your partner’s correct ring band size by (secretly!) borrowing, drawing or measuring another of your partner’s rings.  Rings can be resized, but it’s easier and cheaper to resize a ring that’s too large, rather than too small.

Most engagement ring gemstones are diamonds – and it’s a brave partner who chooses anything else!  Diamonds are very durable and work well with other jewellery.

At EzyCash, you can choose from a range of very desirable diamond solitaire engagement rings in 18ct white gold from 0.50ct (half carat) to 1.00ct. These new, stunning rings are absolutely beautiful.  They are also excellent value and very affordable.

The team at EzyCash Gold Buyers are diamond engagement ring and wedding jewellery experts, as well as high-end vintage and second-hand jewellery appraisers. They sell new and vintage diamond engagement rings, gemstones, white gold, platinum and goldrings and jewellery, and they also buy new and vintage diamond engagement rings, gemstones white gold, platinum and gold rings and jewellery, broken jewellery and quality watches (including broken watches) for cash, giving the best price, in cash, instantly.

Distinctive Art Deco

English: Gold Jewelry / Gold Jewellery

English: Gold Jewelry / Gold Jewellery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chain store fashion doesn’t tend to be high quality or unique.  People today have larger wardrobes, but many pieces are mass produced and made from inferior fabrics.

As a result, there’s a growing demand for quality and individuality, leading to a higher demand for quality vintage fashion – and jewellery.  Carla Caruso of Jeweller Magazine says “There is something magical about a jewellery piece with a past; wearing one is almost like being able to travel back in time to a bygone era.”

Art Deco jewellery is thought to have originated in Paris in 1925, after an art exhibition featuring futurism and cubism.  Egypt was also an influence – the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1923 captured people’s imaginations.

Art Deco style is comprised of curved pieces, angular lines, bold colours and geometric shapes.  Long earrings and necklaces, cocktail rings, intricate filigree and tassels are also typical.

Jewellery pieces were often made from diamonds, white gold and new metals like platinum, by major fashion houses including Tiffany & Co, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier.

Though Art Deco style is celebrated in modern movies like The Great Gatsby (directed by Baz Luhrmann, 2013) and Grace of Monaco (directed by Olivier Dahan, 2014), distinctive Art Deco jewellery does not necessarily appeal to everybody.

Perhaps you have been given or inherited Art Deco jewellery that is not your style?  Then right now is a good time to have it valued by EzyCash Gold Buyers.

The team at EzyCash Gold Buyers are knowledgeable high-end vintage and second-hand jewellery appraisers, so you can be sure that you’ll receive a fair appraisal and the best price for your unwanted diamond, white gold and platinum Art Deco jewellery.

Broken jewellery can also be valuable.  You might not want to repair Art Deco jewellery pieces you don’t love or want to wear  – instead, see EzyCash Gold Buyers.

EzyCash buys your broken and dated diamond, white gold, platinum and Art Deco jewellery for cash, giving you the best price, in cash, instantly.

Bored of your old gold rings?

Old Gold Ring

Old Gold Ring

Hugely successful NZ fantasy films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, and television series like Game of Thrones, have entertained millions.

The fantasy genre is very popular right now – and having a huge effect on fashion.  Jewellery is no exception.

India Nicholson of Jeweller Magazine writes that “a recent collaboration between London-based Crow’s Nest Jewels and Walt Disney is one of the many jewellery collections that have emerged from a fantasy juggernaut.”

NZ suppliers Worth & Douglas hold the licensing rights for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings jewellery, including the famed gold “One Ring”.

As any Lord of the Rings fan knows, a gold ring is always valuable.

Since ancient times, gold rings have symbolised engagement or marriage, status or been used as a seal for personal or business use.

But sometimes, a gold ring is not something you want to keep.

EzyCash Gold Buyers, Auckland’s favourite gold and diamond jewellery and luxury watch buyers, give instant cash for your unwanted gold wedding and gold engagement rings and gold jewellery.

If you have inherited or been given a gold ring you don’t want to wear, you can easily get your gold ring and jewellery instantly valued by EzyCash Gold Buyers.

Broken gold rings are also valuable.  EzyCash Gold Buyers buy your broken and dated gold rings and gold jewellery for cash, giving you the best price, in cash, instantly.

Auckland’s EzyCash Gold Buyers are knowledgeable high-end vintage and second-hand gold and diamond jewellery, and luxury watch, appraisers.  They use only the latest technology to value your gold. You can be certain you’ll receive a fair appraisal and the very best price for when they buy your unwanted gold jewellery.

How Diamonds are Valued

Sell Diamonds for Cash

Sell Diamonds for Cash

“The 4 c’s” are the criteria jewellers use to grade diamonds.  They are:

  • Cut
  • Clarity
  • Colour
  • Carat Weight

Cut

A good cut gives a diamond its brilliance.

When a diamond is well-cut, light enters the stone and reflects from one side to the other before reflecting back out of the diamond to the observer’s eye. This light, and its flashing, fiery effect is what makes diamonds so mesmerizing.

In a poorly cut diamond, the light ‘leaks’ out from the sides or bottom of the diamond rather than reflecting back to the eye. Less reflected light means less brilliance.

Clarity

Natural diamonds are created under an incredible amount of pressure and most diamonds have flaws.

A diamond’s “clarity” is all about the flaws. There are two types:

  • Blemishes: found on the surface of the diamond
  • Inclusions: found within the diamond

“Inclusions” are flaws such as air bubbles, cracks, and non-diamond minerals found within the diamond.

“Blemishes” are scratches, pits, and chips (some blemishes occur during the cutting process, most often at the girdle).

Because they are less common, diamonds with no or few inclusions and blemishes are more highly valued and priced.

Colour

When jewellers speak of a diamond’s colour, they are usually referring to the presence or absence of colour in white diamonds. Colour is a result of the composition of the diamond, and it never changes over time.

Colourless diamonds allow more light to pass through so have more sparkle. Very few diamonds are truly colourless and they are more valuable.

Coloured diamonds do not follow this rule. These diamonds are very rare and expensive. They can be any colour, from blue to green to bright yellow. They are actually more valuable for their colour.

Fluorescence is a glowing effect seen in some gem-quality diamonds when they are exposed to long-wave ultraviolet light (such as nightclub black lights). Most gemmologists prefer diamonds without this effect, but it’s a matter of personal taste.

Carat

A carat is a unit of measurement used to weigh a diamond. One carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams.

The word “carat” is taken from the carob seeds that people once used to balance scales. The seeds are so uniform in shape and weight that even today’s sophisticated instruments cannot detect more than three one-thousandths of a difference between them.

Large diamonds have a greater cost per carat and the price of a diamond rises exponentially to its size (e.g., a 2-carat diamond will cost more per carat than a 1-carat diamond of equal grade).

Perhaps you have been given or inherited a diamond ring that is just not your style?  Right now is a good time to have your diamond rings valued by EzyCash Gold Buyers.

The team at EzyCash Gold Buyers are knowledgeable high-end vintage and second-hand diamond ring appraisers, so you can be sure that you’ll receive a fair appraisal and the best price in Auckland for your unwanted diamond rings.

EzyCash buys your dated diamond rings, luxury watches, gold and precious metal jewellery. You’ll get cash, instantly.

EzyCash’s diamond ring buying service is straightforward, discreet, fair and fast.  To sell your unwanted diamond rings in any condition – from antique to broken to brand new – call EzyCash gold buyers today, and get Auckland’s best price!

I have a real Rolex watch, so why would I use this Apple thing?

Sell or Buy Rolex WatchesNew Apple Watches send messages, play music, have health monitoring functions and can make payments. Swatch Group’s new line of watches, to be released next year, will include fitness-related features, as well as additional functionality that would use Bluetooth technology.

But smart watches are not expected to overtake the luxury watch market any time soon. Swatch CEO Nick Hayek acknowledges that “technology alone doesn’t sell, not in watches.” Luxury watches are widely respected and easily recognized by people who appreciate details and luxuryLuxury watches also hold their value over time, because they are composed of valuable substances like gold, precious metals and jewels. Another factor in a luxury watch’s long-term investment value is its prestigious brand name.  Luxury watches like those by Rolex, Tag Heuer and Omega – new and antique – are always in demand. Perhaps you have been given or inherited a luxury watch that is just not your style?  Right now is a good time to have your luxury watch valued by EzyCash Gold Buyers.

Sell or Buy Rolex WatchesThe team at EzyCash Gold Buyers are knowledgeable high-end vintage and second-hand luxury watch appraisers, so you can be sure that you’ll receive a fair appraisal and the best price for your unwanted luxury watches.

Broken luxury watches can also be valuable.  You might not want to repair a luxury watch you don’t love or want to wear  – instead, see EzyCash Gold Buyers.  EzyCash buys your broken and dated luxury watches, gold and precious metal jewellery for cash, giving you the best price, in cash, instantly.

EzyCash’s luxury watch buying service is straightforward, discreet and fast.  To sell your luxury watches in any condition – from antique to broken to brand new – call EzyCash gold buyers today!

Sell Old / Broken Jewellery for New Spring Jewellery

Sell Old or Broken Jewellery for New Spring Jewellery

Sell Old or Broken Jewellery for New Spring Jewellery

Spring brings that longed for sun and warmer weather.  In the Domain, colourful, fragrant daffodils are starting to pop up …and in shops, you’ll see the latest new Spring inspired gold jewellery.

This year, gold jewellery is combined with serene colours ranging from neutrals and soft pastels, especially blues and pinks, as well as orange and red brights.

Spring 2014 gold jewellery is inspired by nature.  You’ll see delicate gold blossoms, gold birds and even gold butterflies. Real diamonds are placed in the centre and petals of flowers, and on the wings of the birds and butterflies, to highlight  their delicate beauty.

These motifs feature in ranges by Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co and in local gold jewellery ranges by designers Karen Walker and Boh Runga.

Of course, gold and diamond jewellery is always highly prized because of its value and rarity.  But sometimes your gold jewellery can look dated and unfashionable.  If you don’t love your gold jewellery – perhaps you have been given or inherited a piece that is just not your style, or is very unfashionable – right now is a good time to have your gold and diamond jewellery valued by EzyCash Gold Buyers .

The team at EzyCash Gold Buyers are knowledgeable high-end vintage and second-hand gold and diamond jewellery appraisers, so you can be sure that you’ll receive a fair appraisal and the best price for your unwanted jewellery.

Broken gold jewellery can also be valuable.  You might not want to repair gold jewellery pieces you don’t love or want to wear  – instead, see EzyCash Gold Buyers.

EzyCash buys your broken and dated gold jewellery for cash, giving you the best price, in cash, instantly.

EzyCash’s gold jewellery buying service is straightforward, discreet and fast.  EzyCash considers gold jewellery in any condition – so call now to arrange for a no obligation valuation.

Get Gold Tested Without Damage To Jewellery

EzyCash Gold Buyers now offers extremely accurate gold quality testing with the use of our new X-ray gold testing machine. This gold testing machine allows us to provide accurate readings on the quality of gold jewellery, gold pieces, coins and other gold plated items through non-destructive X-ray technology. This eliminates the need for messy, dangerous acid testing and ensures that your pieces of gold jewellery do not need to be damaged in order to determine their quality.

Read more on Accurate Gold Purity Analysis and Testing at EzyCash Gold Buyers.

Sell Broken Gold Jewellery with EzyCash Gold Buyers

Do you have broken jewellery that you can no longer wear? No problem. Customers often don’t realise that we are interested in any type of gold, including pieces that are broken, worn, or unwearable, such as broken gold chains, pieces of gold chain, misshapen gold ring and broken watches.

Ezycash Gold Buyers purchase a wide range of quality watch brands, gold jewellery and silver jewellery for an excellent cash price. We offer fair appraisals in line with market rates for gold, silver, platinum or palladium and will always present very competitive gold buying prices.

If you’re in need of some quick cash, or just keen to get rid of the old jewellery you have in your drawers, come in to see us at Ezycash Gold Buyers to trade in your old gold watch, investment piece or unwanted jewellery – it could be worth more than you realise. Our customers are frequently surprised at the high cash price they receive for their jewellery – especially broken gold jewellery that they didn’t realise could still be worth a good price.

So, whether it’s unworn, unwanted, antique or broken, bring in your luxury watches and gold jewellery – including white gold, yellow gold and rose gold – for a expert valuation – and walk out the door with an excellent cash payment. Pull out those broken bits and pieces and come in and see us in-store, or arrange for an Ezycash Mobile Gold Buyer to come visit you in the privacy of your own home.

Understanding Markings on your Gold and Silver Jewellery

If you own a piece of gold or silver jewellery, you have probably noticed that there are several markings stamped or etched on your piece. These marks are generally located on the inside of a ring or the underside or back of a pendant or bracelet. Gold chains may have a flattened piece of metal attached to the chain near the clasp which features the stamp, and some pendants may have a marking on the bail or loop supporting the pendant.

Because of their inconspicuous placement, these stamps will generally go unnoticed, however they do provide some information in regards to the value of your gold or silver jewellery. It is important to note though, that if you did not purchase your gold or silver jewellery from a reputable jeweller or dealer, the stamps on your jewellery may not be legitimate, so it’s best to get a valuation from a professional gold and jewellery valuer such as EzyCash Gold Buyers for more accurate information.

There are two main stamps or markings that you are likely to find on your gold or silver jewellery:

  • Metal quality: For gold, this mark indicates the carats, or gold quality, of the piece of jewellery. It may be shown using abbreviations such as 24ct or 18ct or expressed using a decimal figure which denotes the percentage of gold, for example .416 (10ct).
    For silver, quality marks may be used on silver jewellery that contains a minimum of 92.5% pure silver, and this may feature a stamp showing, 925, 92.5 or .925
  • Trademark or maker’s stamp: The other mark is likely to be the trademark stamp, initials or logo of the manufacturer or jeweller who crafted the piece. This helps identify the origin, and often the age, of a piece of jewellery and therefore can assist with accurately appraising an item, particularly antique pieces.

EzyCash Gold Buyers offers a gold and silver jewellery valuation service, either in-store or from your own home using our mobile gold-buying service. We can value your gold, silver, diamonds and luxury watches and provide instant cash for your jewellery. So, if you have gold or silver jewellery you would like to exchange for cash, get in touch!

Understanding Gold Carats

Understanding Gold Carats

Understanding Gold Carats

If you’ve ever bought a piece of gold jewellery, you’ve likely heard the piece described in terms of ‘carats’. The term carat is used as a unit of purity for gold, however carats can also be used to describe mass, or weight of stones such as diamonds or other gemstones. Understanding these terms and measurements can help you determine the value of your gold jewellery.

Due to the soft and pliable nature of gold, it is often mixed, or ‘alloyed’, with other metals such as copper or silver to make jewellery to add strength or hardness. The amount of metal added to the gold is measured to determine the final carat rating of the gold jewellery. Therefore, the carats are used to describe the level of pure gold in a piece of jewellery.

Each carat represents 1/24th of the whole, so 24-carat gold is pure gold, or 18-carat gold is made up of 18 parts gold and 6 parts of another type of metal, or alloys, such as copper (that is, 75% gold and 25% other metals) etc. The higher the number of carats, then the higher the gold content is in the piece of gold jewellery. This is used for both gold in the form of jewellery and also gold in bullion bars or coins.

It is standard practice for gold jewellery to be stamped with a marking that indicates this metal content. It will usually be placed somewhere inconspicuous on the piece where it will not be affected by size changes or near stones or designs.

Professional gold valuers will use certain measures to ascertain the purity of your gold pieces and determine its true value. At EzyCash Gold Buyers we provide fair and accurate valuations for gold jewellery, watches, diamonds and gold pieces and will offer a fair cash price in exchange for your jewellery.

EzyCash Gold Buyers
Phone: (09) 570 1511
Fax: (09) 570 1527
ezycash@xtra.co.nz

30B Jellicoe Road
Panmure, Auckland East