Certain items of gold and platinum jewellery will be worth a price linked directly to its bullion value. As bullion dealers, the amount we would pay for such items could be as much as 40% more when compared to selling at auction.  All precious metals, including gold, platinum and silver have a liquid value that varies constantly and we amend the price we pay for such items in line with the current ‘Fix’ price for that metal. There are many examples of modern jewellery and related items which we often recommend are sold for their bullion value rather than selling at auction and includes bracelets, necklaces, watch chains, wedding rings, trophy cups and cigarette cases to name a few.  Jethro Marles buy and sell jewellery that is modern, antique or from antiquity. To see prices of items transacted by Jethro Marles CLICK HERE .

The price paid by Jethro Marles is based on the official ‘Gold Fix’, the price determined twice each business day by London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).. For hallmarked jewellery we pay the stated gold fix less 6% for amounts up to £1,999, less 5% for amounts between £2,000 and £5,999 and less 4% for quantities in excess of £6,000

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Once Jethro Marles has confirmed it is appropriate for your item to be traded for it’s precious metal value, you will be given an up to date assessment. There are many types of items which are traded for their precious metal value including:

  • Bracelets
  • Necklaces
  • Curb link bracelets
  • Gate link bracelets
  • Watch chains
  • Albert chains
  • Necklaces
  • Gold pocket watches
  • Cigarette cases
  • Sovereigns
  • Krugerrands
  • Guineas
  • Gold coins

We consider all items for immediate sale or to take to auction

Gold can also be identified by its hallmarks and this is used to value the piece accordingly. Up until 1998, a UK hallmark was made up from four compulsory marks, giving the following information

A hallmark is read as follows:

  • The Sponsors Mark, or who made the article
  • The Standard Mark, which indicates the fineness of the metal used in parts per thousand, the percentage of precious metal used in the article – the shape of the mark shows what metal it is
  • The Assay Mark, showing where the article was tested or assayed. There are 4 assay offices in the UK, for example – Birmingham (an Anchor Mark), Sheffield (A rose), London (a Leopard), and Edinburgh (a Castle).
  • The Date Mark, telling us when the piece was created.

Many items of jewellery manufactured outside the UK will be struck with control marks in their country of origin. These marks are many and various and indicate the purity of the precious metal concerned. Stamps such as ‘750, 585, 375’ etc, whilst also providing an indication of purity, do not in themselves provide a guarantee of fineness.

The price we pay for your gold items and many items of modern gold Jewellery is based on the official “gold fix” – a price determined twice a day in London. To see what that price is, you can click here.

If you accept our offer to purchase, we can settle the balance immediately by cheque, or via internet bank transfer, when the funds will appear in your account before close of business on the same day.

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