Frequently Asked Questions

We buy gold and now is the time to sell it!

What do you purchase?

We buy gold (yellow, white and rose), platinum and silver.

How do you test each piece to determine if it’s gold?

The first thing we do is use a very strong magnet to sort out any metals that are not gold or silver . The reason we use this is because gold and silver are not magnetic and if a piece sticks to the magnet we can quickly sort it out. 

The second step we take is to check for jewellers stamps, sometimes this involves using a jewellers loupe to magnify the markings. Stamps tell you what the item was sold as and is a fairly reliable way of identifying the gold purity. However, it is not unusual to find an item stamped as one purity and tests as another.

The final step in testing is to scratch test each piece on a special stone and then use nitric acid to determine the karat, based on a chemical reaction. 

What if there are stones in my jewelry?

Our agents will do their best to remove all stones (at no cost).

If stones are bezel set and the agent cannot remove them, they will inform the seller before damaging the piece. We also outsource stone removal through a local diamond setter.

If items have stones and the client will still like to sell the piece we will subtract the weight of those stones. We assess the rough size and number of stones in the items and subtract this from the weight of the gold.

How are your prices determined?

Our Prices are based on three factors:

  • The karat of the gold
  • The total weight (measured in troy grams)
  • The spot price of gold on the day it is appraised and purchased
What if I decide not to sell my jewelry?

There  is no cost to set up an appointment and have an appraisal. There is no obligation to sell.

How do I receive payment?

You will be paid on the spot with a cheque or etransfer.

Do you have a storefront?

No, appointments are made in the community.

What Our Clients Have to Say

My parents had no idea what to do with some old gold charms they had collected over the years. I took them to K&C Precious Metals.  Tami was professional, knowledgeable and was able to assess the gold and quote us right away. My parents were very happy with what they got for the gold. It was definitely worth it and we will not hesitate to use her services again!

Jane

When my father in law had a gold tooth removed he joked with my kids about it being treasure! Little did we know that Tami at K&C Precious Metals would actually make that happen! Thank you Tami for your excellent customer service and quick turnaround time! Will definitely bring more “treasures” your way!

Annie