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What Kind of Gold Jewelry Do You Own? Bring it in to Jewelry ‘N Loan

The pawnbrokers at Jewelry ‘N Loan in Orange County, California loan against and purchase on all types of platinum and gold jewelry. Many clients who visit the pawn shop looking to sell or obtain a pawn loan on their jewelry may not be aware of what kind of gold they actually own.

The majority of jewelry is stamped with small letters and numbers that represent karatage. If you are curious about how much gold is in your jewelry, look for these small hallmarks.

  • 22 karat gold contains 91.6% gold, as is usually stamped with 22K.
  • 18 karat gold contains 75.0% gold and is either stamped with 18K or 750.
  • 14 karat gold contains 58.5% gold and is either stamped with 14k or 585.
  • 10 karat gold contains 41.7% gold and is usually stamped with 10K.
  • Platinum usually contains 95.0% platinum and is either stamped with PLAT or 950.

Other countries have various rules and regulations regarding their stamps, so the above is not a hard and fast rule around the world, but it is standard for US jewelers.

Obviously the value, durability, and color of your jewelry will vary depending on what karat of gold is in your jewelry. The pawnshop also works with gold and platinum coins and bullion and has the proper equipment to test gold to verify that the stamp is accurate and loan accordingly. Please visit with your jewelry, coins, or bullion today.

Cartier Tank Francaise with Box – $2000

For this Deal of the Week, we are offering the timeless Cartier Tank Française in excellent condition with an original Cartier box. The Tank Française was introduced in 1996 and features similar bold lines and rounded edges like the original Tank.  The watch features a thin curved steel case on an elegant brushed steel bracelet with polished borders and a hidden deployment clasp. Beneath the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the off-white dial boasts bold black Roman numerals and blue steel sword hands. An octagonal crown, appointed with a blue spinel cabochon, adds a distinctive touch.

This watch retails for $4,750.

Case: Original Cartier stainless steel case; 30.4mm in diameter
Movement: Cartier caliber 115A quartz movement
Bracelet: Original Cartier stainless steel
Condition: Like New
Dial: Original Cariter silvered opaline dial with blued-steel sword-shaped hands, calendar aperture at 3 o’clock
Bezel: Cartier smooth stainless steel
Box & Papers: Cartier box
Pictures: All the photos are of the actual watch for sale

Please note we are a high volume operation with a large and often-changing selection of watches and jewelry.  We make every effort to update listings as soon as the item is sold and you are welcome and encouraged to call in advance to confirm that it is still available.  We do offer these beautiful pieces on a first-come, first-served basis.  Rest assured though that even if this piece has been sold by the time you make it to our showroom, there will always be many others to pick from!