At EzyCash Goldbuyers – we thought it was time for a bit of a back to basics look at what gold is and where gold comes from – and that part may very well surprise you!
First off, we’ll take a look at what gold is – and why it is so heavy.
Gold is a metal and a chemical element – so in times past the pursuit of creating gold from other materials – mainly lead, was the beginning of chemistry as a science and profession. Gold has the symbol Au and atomic number 79 which doesn’t sound half as interesting as gold is!
Its colour will not tarnish when exposed to air or water and gold is solid in normal conditions which is why we hear so much about it as a nugget or grain.
The weight of gold is due to the fact that each atom has within it a large nuclei when compared to other metals and these atoms are also more densely packed together. Gold is often thought of as heavy like lead, however it is actually nearly twice the weight of lead.
Despite this density and weight – gold is incredibly malleable; A gold nugget of 5 mm round can be expanded through hammering into a gold foil of about 0.5 square meters and gold can even be flattened thin enough to be transparent. Flattened gold is known as gold leaf and these sheets of gold are used for decorations on foods and in beverages.
So Gold, apart from its general allure is amazingly versatile. Fancy food aside, gold is used in everything from jewellery and investments, as a standard for trade and security, in electronics, space suit sun visors and even heat resistant suits.
But it’s where all this gold that is used in so many places comes from that may surprise you. Whilst there is certainly a lot of gold in the earth – practically all of our “domestic” gold is probably irretrievable being close to the earth’s core having sunk there due to its mass when the earth first formed.
Surprise surprise – about half of the gold that has been mined since man first picked up a nugget is an import from outer space!
Yes that gold in your earring’s, or in the ring on your finger or even in the gold flake that you just ate with a very special dessert is probably from a meteorite that crashed to earth millions of years ago.
So there you go, aside from its near mystical appeal and allure – gold really is a gift from the stars.
Do you have unwanted gold you want to sell but don’t want to take it to a busy mall? We know that many of our customers don’t feel comfortable having to discuss selling their personal gold pieces in such a public space! If you want to ensure a confidential service when selling your gold – or you are simply unable to get to our store – you can sell your old gold and old jewellery in the privacy of your own home with EzyCash Mobile Gold Buyers.
EzyCash Mobile Gold Buyers come to you in our discreet, unmarked van and our mobile gold buying service is offered to customers living in the wider Auckland area. Our friendly gold buyers Dave and Joe will provide a professional and confidential valuation of your unwanted gold or other precious metals including silver, platinum or palladium. As well as precious metals, we buy diamonds and buy luxury watches such as Rolex, Omega, Tag Heuer and Breitling, so if you’d like to get an idea of their value, dig them out for on-the-spot appraisal too.
EzyCash Gold Buyers also offers a private room at our store in Panmure – we recognise the need for discretion when selling these valuable items!
Instead of letting your valuables sit gathering dust in your drawer, why not see what price you can get for your old pieces? We’ll give you instant cash, best price guaranteed, for any kind of gold and in any condition.
Call EzyCash Gold Buyers today on 09 570 1511 to arrange a visit.
It’s coming up to that time of year again, so if you’re preparing for a spring clean, you might want to consider clearing out your jewellery drawer too.
Your unwanted jewellery could be worth more than you think – so bring your old gold, silver, platinum, palladium and diamonds to EzyCash Gold Buyers for an in-store valuation. We’ll provide a straight-forward valuation and will offer you a competitive price for your old jewellery.
Don’t let your broken jewellery accumulate dust in your dresser – even if it is damaged or scratched, or no longer fashionable, we can offer you a great wholesale price for any and all types of jewellery including:
So if you haven’t worn it for a while, or it’s time to update broken or tired looking gold jewellery, then consider bringing it in for some cash to put towards something new. Selling your old jewellery can be a big decision, but with over 20 years of experience in the industry, EzyCash Gold Buyers are well-qualified to assist you. Our store is in Panmure, Auckland, and is open 7 days. We have a long-standing reputation and will make the process of selling your articles as quick and easy as possible.
Get cash for your old jewellery – fast! Come to EzyCash Gold Buyers today for a great price, guaranteed.
EzyCash Gold Buyers
Phone: (09) 570 1511
Fax: (09) 570 1527
30B Jellicoe Road
Panmure, Auckland East