#1 Gold Bracelet Buyer Las Vegas & Henderson
Nevada Coin Mart prides itself on being the LARGEST buyer of gold bracelets in Las Vegas, Henderson, and the greater Las Vegas area. If you want to make money off your preloved gold bracelets, we are the place to go for a fast and fair market assessment and instant cash on-the-spot.
Bracelets are jewelry pieces worn around the wrist (i.e., bangles) as well as the ankle (i.e., anklets) and can also be decorated on boots (boot bracelets). In terms of appearance, necklaces and bracelets even without adornments look pretty much the same. It is only the specific body parts these pieces are worn around that differentiate them. Moreover, they are also worn because of cultural, religious, or social significance.
Wearing bracelets is an attested 7000-year-old practice just like other bodily adornments like necklaces and rings. Although early bracelets were made of grasses, slender tree limbs, and shells, bracelets forged of gold and alloys like copper and silver were quite common even in the earliest days of human civilization. In fact, among the earliest wearers of gold bracelets were in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China.
In ancient Egypt, gold bracelets were adorned with semiprecious stones and were worn mainly for ornamentation purposes; the deceased wearers were buried together with their gold bracelets.
As early as 2000 BC, apart from carving bracelets from jade, the ancient Chinese etched elaborate patterns of nature, animals, and mythical creatures into the gold bracelets while in India, gold bangles were the common bracelet type.
Moreover, in Latin American countries, Azabache bracelets were gold bracelets with a black or red coral charm in the form of a fist that were worn to protect the wearer against Mal de Ojo or the evil eye.
Types Based on Purpose
Listed and briefly explained below are bracelet types based on the purpose each type serves:
Alternative Health Bracelets
Alternative health bracelets are distinguished in terms of their beneficial function claimed by their manufacturers and distributors. One example would be a karma bracelet believed to contain various charms and associated with bringing good luck and good karma to the wearer. Other examples are ionized bracelets, magnetic bracelets, and Power Balance hologram bracelets.
Usually made from wood or metal, rigid bracelets are called bangles, which originated in India. They can be smooth, textured, or set with stones.
Link bracelets are a bracelet type made from connecting or linking various or similar components of jewelry findings.
Charm bracelets carry personal charms or jeweled ornaments, decorative pendants or trinkets signifying important things, hobbies, interests, and memories in the wearer’s life. This bracelet type has a personal or sentimental value to the wearer.
Particularly popular in gold, penannular is a very common bracelet type whose form is an incomplete circle, and it is made from one flexible material (either plastic or metal).
Gold types are rather obvious in choosing a gold bracelet, so listed below are a variety of popular styles that suit one’s personal taste.
Often having a masculine look, a curb chain has circular links. These links interlock and lie close together. This chain style comes in various widths, and its links are uniform in size and as opposed to other styles, are wider.
Originating in Italy, a figaro chain designed with several small round links interspersed with one long oval link. This style is frequently used for men’s jewelry worn alone or with a pendant although such a style makes an elegant jewelry accessory for women if links are thinner.
Similar to the curb style, a mariner chain looks like chains attached to an anchor on boats, hence the name. Moreover, this style’s design has a traditional, slightly rounded edge or is a flat link and is popular for ID bracelets, any jewelry with nautical themes, and unisex style jewelry.
Available in both delicate versions where they are a popular choice for pendant necklaces and heavier versions where the chain itself is the main attraction, rope chains are intertwined gold strands that resemble a genuine rope. This style varies by the amount of weave, which means that the tighter the braid, the more metal is used, so the price increases.
A snake chain is called so because of its snake-like texture; this style is made up of rings fitting together closely and making this style appear like a flexible tube. Moreover, such a style is usually narrow and delicate, so it is ideal for pendants.
A box chain has squared off links, so it looks boxy. Also, it is popular for women’s jewelry because of its thinner version and is often paired up with pendants.
A franco chain is an increasingly popular style. It has a four-sided that creates a tightly-linked tubular structure resembling a snake. Depending on the width, this style can be worn alone if thick or if thin, can be paired with a pendant.
How We Appraise / Evaluate Your Gold Pendant
The process is very simple: you bring it in and we will evaluate right in front of you. The first thing we look for is if there are any stones on it. If so, those stones need to be evaluated by our GIA Graduate Gemologist.
If there are no stones, then we evaluate in this order:
- If it is something we can resell as a jewelry piece, we will pay you based on the resell market price.
- If it is NOT something we can sell, then we will be buying it for the gold melt value.
How we determine the purity is by using an X-Ray Spectrometer which can tell us the purity – or karat. Once we know what that is, there is a set market price for gold, based on the New York commodity market price (also known as Spot Price).