Platinum Selling Guide
There are plenty of explanations why platinum is really so valuable and this platinum selling guide will help you understand why you should let our platinum buyers appraise it for you. For starters, it is very rare, and hard to mine. Platinum is only present in .003 parts per billion within the Earth’s crust. This makes it about 30 times more rare as compared to gold. As a result, only a number of viable mines for it can be found on this planet. At this time, Russia, Canada and South Africa account for nearly all platinum manufacturing.
As opposed to gold, platinum isn't very easily found on its own; the ore it will come from is a combination of a number of other metals. To remove pure platinum from the ore, numerous techniques can be used. Platinum is bulkier and more dense than precious metals, so it is often extracted by sinking to the base in a tub of water. Platinum could also be chemically refined from other metals by utilizing sulfuric or hydrochloric acids, which will melt away other impurities without harming the actual platinum. In addition, it features a higher melting point than a lot of the precious metals it's discovered with, so it will stay in a solid state while others melt or burn up. It’s not magnetic, so iron and nickel could be pulled away from it by using an electromagnet.
If you are interested in selling platinum, the We Buy Gold Center can offer you top payout amounts for:
- Platinum necklaces
- Platinum earrings
- Platinum rings
- Platinum bracelets
- Platinum watches
- Platinum car parts and accessories
- Platinum heirlooms
The We Buy Gold Center is a proud platinum buyer because it is an absolutely gorgeous metal. Just like silver, it won't ever discolor gemstones like diamonds or rubies which may be set into it. Like gold, it has beautiful, rich luster which is very eye-catching. The We Buy Gold Center also is glad to buy platinum because it has properties which silver and gold don't have. Platinum won't ever tarnish or become misshapen. It's much more durable than gold, as well. Most platinum jewelry is 90-95% platinum, whereas gold pieces typically only contain around 60% gold.
Please come into one of our many platinum buyer locations in the area and we'll be happy to help you! Our platinum appraisers will explain the entire platinum selling process for you so you have a good idea of what we look for when you're selling platinum pieces. We guarantee you will be pleased with our platinum payouts!