Archive for June, 2011

Let the Gold Rush Begin– $45 per gram for 14k gold

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Yesterday, a young man, just graduated from dental school, came to the store to sell us a small batch of casting gold leftover from his casting classes. We tested his gold as 14K, then weighed and valued it for him. He left the store to get his identification so we could make the transaction, but […]

Mardon at the GIA Symposium

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Recently, daughter Jenny and I spent a memorable Memorial Day weekend at the 2011 GIA International Symposium. This year, Symposium was divided into two tracks, one focused on current scientific research in the field of gemology, while the other concentrated on the future of business for the jewelry industry. This year’s keynote speaker was noted […]

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