At Smart Gold – Hamilton we offer industry leading testing methods to ensure the purity of your item.
Both gold and silver are not magnetic, so we are able to easily weed out any items that are not genuine simply by going over your items with a very powerful earth magnet.
We’ll then start with karat and or purity identification using a loupe (a powerful magnifying glass). Although karat or identification marks are fairly reliable, this is a very basic analysis and does not necessarily mean the item is genuine, even if it is marked 10k/14k/.925 etc.
At the final stage, items will be subject to an acid scratch test (with your permission) and or X-ray fluorescence scan to ensure their genuineness.
Our buying process is very simple and is as follows:
1. Bring in your gold, silver, platinum, palladium or rhodium jewellery/items. Please note that we do not not buy gold/silver items that are plated or filled.
2. Our certified appraiser will give you a free no obligation quote based upon the weight (measured in grams) and the purity of the contents.
3. A purchase offer is made using the latest up-to-date market prices.
4. If you accept our offer, you will be paid on the spot – in cash. There are no hidden fees.
Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you are unsure about something or would like more clarification. We are happy to further assist you.