Gold for centuries has been used as a standard for monetary exchange, in bullion, coinage and jewellery.
The gold content of gold alloys is measured in karats (abbreviation K). A karat, when used with gold, is a unit of purity – 24 karat gold is pure gold, but usually you mix gold with a metal like copper or silver to make jewelry (because pure gold is too soft). Each karat indicates 1/24th of the whole. So if a piece of jewelry is made of metal that is 18 parts gold and 6 parts copper, that is 18 karat gold.
We offer optimum quality gold dust direct from Gold Mine at competitive prices. We also have strong established connections to some of the world’s most prestigious pure gold dust manufacturers and offer very profitable deals of wholesale gold dust to our esteemed clients in many renowned industries worldwide. Our alluvial gold dust is composed of premium quality gold at 92.6% or better.
The Alluvial Gold Dust that we offer is highly valued in this quality cautious market.
Gold bullion bars make a great investment because you can often purchase them for a lower mark up over the current spot price of gold versus gold bullion coins which traditionally have a higher mark up.
If you decide to purchase gold bullion bars, Credit Suisse bars (as pictured here) you make a terrific investment. The primary reason is very simple: Credit Suisse is a trustworthy bank. You can rest assured that gold bars from Credit Suisse really do contain the stated weight and purity of gold.
A carat (abbreviation Ct) is a unit of weight for diamonds and other gemstones. One carat equals 200 milligrams (0.200 grams). There are 453 grams in a pound (1,000 grams to a kilogram). Therefore, if your fiancee weighs 170 pounds, you have a 385,050-carat fiancee!
When available, we can offer rough and facetted stones, including Diamonds, Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies, Amethysts etc. Our main trade is in Rough Stones, however occasionally we get offered spectacular stones.
Diamonds are found in a wide range of colours, including pink, red, blue, green yellow, purple, and these as large stones are very highly prized, however diamonds that are clear create more brilliance, and thus are more highly prized, and priced.
When purchasing certified diamonds it is important to understand the diamond grading criteria used by the laboratories performing the certification. Diamond grading covers numerous aspects of each individual diamond’s qualities, but there are four grades which are critical to understand what is referred to as the Four Cs: cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight.
Most diamonds contain some inner flaws, or inclusions, that occur during the formation process. The visibility, number and size of these inclusions determine what is called the clarity of a diamond.
Our main trade is in Rough Diamonds.
Most offers include a diamond certificate, which is sometimes called a grading report, is a complete evaluation of your diamond that has been performed by a qualified professional with the help of special gemological instruments. Each stone bears its own recognizable, individual characteristics, which is listed on the certificate.
AMETHYST: a Royal Purple
Purple has long been considered a royal colour so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favourite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst is transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewellery.
Diamond quality evaluation criteria are well defined – however Sapphires, on the other hand, lack well defined, universally accepted quality standards, and colour is, without question, the key factor in determining quality. Sapphires occur in an enormous range of colours, and to some extent, each colour has its own specific evaluation criteria. For example, padparadscha sapphires are so rare and valuable, each and every stone is prized. Fine yellow sapphires, on the other hand, are expected to have much better clarity.
A selection of both rough and cut sapphires from the famous Kashmir mine, India.
Rubies are mineral gemstones that come in several hues of red with each hue having its own name, such as ruby red, pigeon blood red, carmine, raspberry, and rose red. Some rubies have violet and light brown tints. The word “ruby” comes from the Latin “ruber” for its red colour.
After diamonds, rubies are the second hardest gemstone. A ruby’s hardness depends on the direction of the cut because, unlike diamonds, it is without cleavage.
Some of the higher quality rubies sell for almost as much as diamonds of the same size.
Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They have the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green that can possibly be imagined: emerald green. Inclusions are tolerated. In top quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamonds.
The name emerald comes from the Greek ‘smaragdos’ via the Old French ‘esmeralde’, and really just means ‘green gemstone’. Innumerable fantastic stories have grown up around this magnificent gem. The Incas and Aztecs of South America, where the best emeralds are still found today, regarded the emerald as a holy gemstone.