Author Archives: John Fritze Jr

Why does my jewelry keep breaking?

First, you need to understand that many precious metals such as gold or silver are relatively soft and malleable when compared to metals such as steel, iron, brass or bronze.  It is part of normal wear for a clasp on … Continue reading

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Gold Fever! (part 4)

So a guy wanders into my shop a few months back with a plastic bag of mixed jewelry, all of it gold, albeit various karats.  He says he’d like to sell it.  I separate the karats into individual piles and … Continue reading

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Gold Fever! (part3)

So is it better to sell now or should I be hanging on hoping gold prices go higher? Should I be buying gold as an investment? What about silver or platinum as an investment? All good questions. But what you … Continue reading

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Gold Fever! (part 2)

My previous post gave you a bit of background so that we can investigate further how this gold scrapping business works in the real world. I’ve explained how fineness and purity (how clean your scrap is) determines what I am … Continue reading

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Gold Fever! (part 1)

With gold prices at the highest they have ever been, everyone seems to have a bit of gold fever. It’s hard to help it as we constantly are being deluged with ads telling us to “sell your old, broken and … Continue reading

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My first post…hey ya gotta start somewhere!

Confucius said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” And that’s just how I feel about starting a blog and website. Oh, not that I don’t have enough to say. On the contrary, it’s more like … Continue reading

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