A Higher Level of Precious Metal
Platinum is a highly valued precious metal and we frequently buy, sell and loan on Platinum Jewelry. We have proven to be among the highest paying Platinum Buyers with expertise, professionalism and experience to test your platinum jewelry accurately as it, like us, is in a class of its own. If you need financial relief we are more than equipped to help in any way we can. We buy, sell and loan on these rare pieces at all 8 Frontera Cash and Loan pawn shop locations and always pay more than the other guy. Come see us today you wont be disappointed!
Great Jewelry Payouts Every Time
Platinum Jewelry is usually accompanied with diamonds or 18kt gold but can hold its own by itself. Here are some examples of Platinum Jewelry we are highly familiar with.
- Engagement rings
- Wedding bands
Platinum is elegant and can last untarnished for years. It’s most common applications have been in the form of high-end wedding rings and custom jewelry. Watchmakers such as Rolex, Breitling, and Patek Philippe are very fond of this metal as we see there limited edition watches frequently. Most platinum jewelry circulating in the United States is 90-95% pure platinum with small an amount of additives. Pure platinum much like 24kt gold is far too weak to make jewelry, so there must be additives to make it strong. However, you need far fewer additives in platinum jewelry. This precious metal is near perfect because of its shine, durability and tarnishes resistant characteristics, not to mention its hypoallergenic qualities. This precious metal is also tough and does not ware or change colors easily as it holds its shine quite well. Bottom line this metal is the elite and our pawnbrokers treat it as such when evaluating.
Platinum jewelry in its truest form is highly expensive, in fact about 3 to 4 times the price of gold jewelry. Much of the platinum jewelry you will see is custom made and is used in many applications to hold diamonds and jewels because of its strength. We have seen this beautiful metal come through our doors in the form of watches, chains, earrings, and rings, pretty much anything you would see in gold. However, it is rare in comparison to gold, silver, and other precious metal jewelry. Because of the high value of this metal, it has not been used in jewelry applications nearly as much as gold and silver. It is considered to be a high-end product and step up from the purest form of gold. This seems to be changing though, as gold just recently has passed it in value. One may assume that this fine metal may now be used and distributed more inexpensively in the jewelry world. This will be a treat for every platinum lover as nothing can make diamonds POP like platinum. If you’re looking to buy, sell or get a loan on any platinum jewelry, start by stopping by and getting an evaluation from our knowledgable pawnbrokers. We really do pay more and sell lower than the other guy. See for yourself!
How to check For Quality
If you own platinum jewelry chances are you are aware that it is platinum however if you are not sure or are looking to buy used you can check for a stamp much like you would gold or silver. Platinum jewelry will be stamped as ( Platinum ), ( Plat ), or ( Pt ). In the same manner that 14kt is only 58.3% gold, platinum can be labeled as 850 pt, 900 pt, and 950 pt. This tells you how much of the piece is platinum and how much is made up of different metals. If it is labeled Platinum, then it is usually 950 Pt or above. There are certain intricacies to this labeling process that get quite in-depth. Interested in more information? Please visit the US Federal Trade Commission.