Post By diggummup
Jun 14, 2012, 05:56 PM
GOLD RIM SPECTACLES
I bought these couple months ago for $5 and new it was gold. I could not find a mark. Posted on CList for $20, no takers. Took to my scrap man, he said 10KT I popped the lenses out, 2 pennyweight. Offered me $43. I took it. I need a test kit ...Bad.
Jun 14, 2012, 06:19 PM
This is where I bought my last one, he's the cheapest on Ebay in the US. 6 Gold Testing Acid Jewelry Test Kit and Scratch Stone Detect Check Metals LOT | eBay
BTW- Your gold guy is getting a good deal paying you 63% or so of spot price. Not as bad as some of them out there though, I guess.
Jun 15, 2012, 08:57 AM
Thanks for the info. Yea he is about the same as others, but I like the old man and trying to establish a relationship with him. I would not let him have my sterling at scrap price. His daughter bought a sterling bracelet and toe ring off me at above spot so everybody was happy.
Originally Posted by diggummup
Jun 15, 2012, 09:28 AM
I have seen a lot of those older frames that are GF. I am surprised it was actually 10k, unless your gold buyer made a mistake.
Jun 15, 2012, 11:41 AM
no marking on the inside of the nose bridge? or the inside of the arms?
congrats, 99.5% are GF
Jun 15, 2012, 01:18 PM
It's entirely possible your scrap man made a mistake. I've tested a LOT of those & almost every one turned out to be gold fill. You really have to file a good bit off before you hit the base metal.
Jun 15, 2012, 01:39 PM
I agree, most are gold filled or plated but I had a pair of solids once myself, they were marked in a couple spots though.
Jun 15, 2012, 06:46 PM
Last week out of curiosity I looked up gold filled scrap on ebay. Sure enough even gold filled scrap goes for decent money. I am starting to stockpile pieces of GF jewelry and see if I can move a lot when I get about 100 grams or so. Of course I need to pick it up cheap enough to be worth while but if I can get a piece for a dollar and it weighs 5 grams or better I think it will pay off nicely. I did pick up a pair of 1/10 12k gf glasses the other day for $2.50. They weigh 21 grams with the lenses in them. GF scrap seems to be just as good as 925 scrap these days.
Jun 16, 2012, 04:43 AM
Shhhh... quiet, your not supposed to let the cat out of the bag.
Originally Posted by 2ndisbest
Jun 16, 2012, 07:16 AM
Thanks diggummup for the gold test kit sight,just bought one,have wanted one for a while.The ones I've seen where around 50 dollars,1695.was a great price again thanks.leprechaun.
Jun 16, 2012, 02:36 PM
So GF is about a dollar a gram?
Originally Posted by 2ndisbest
Jun 16, 2012, 03:51 PM
Midwest advertises as- "All gold-filled material purchased outright at 7% of the spot price PER POUND."
Originally Posted by lookindown
That equals out to about $800 a pound.
However here is a calculator that gives you the actual melt value based on what type of gold fill you have (ie- 1/10 of 14k etc.)- Gold Filled Calculator
Jun 16, 2012, 09:01 PM
There were some marks across the nose piece, very faint, could not make em out.
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