Gold Pendants

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Nevada Coin Mart prides itself on being the LARGEST buyer of gold pendants in Las Vegas, Henderson, and the greater Las Vegas area. If you want to make money off your preloved gold pendants, we are the place to go for a fast and fair market assessment and instant cash on-the-spot.

Gold Pendants

First of all, pendants seem to be almost always confused with necklaces because pendant necklaces are a thing too. It is quite tricky to deal with that, so to tease apart these two jewelry articles from each other, let’s think of a pendant as a detachable piece of jewelry. In other words, pendants can be attached to almost anything (be they bracelets, earrings, neck chains, necklaces, ribbons, brooches, and even a crown).

History

Pendants are among the bodily adornments considered to be as old as civilization; in fact, the practice of wearing pendants dates from the Stone Age, when they had been made from teeth, stones, and shells before gold was typically used to create pendants.

Moreover, in ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, pendants were highly regarded. Egyptian pharaohs wore pendants, the shapes of which were flies, winged scarabs, vultures, Horus’ eyes, falcons, and sacred serpents. As for a gold pendant, among the earliest examples is that of two hornets clasped together found in Mycenae.

Types Based on Purpose

Throughout history, pendants are worn for various (combined) purposes such as an award (for example, scouting in Ireland), identification (e.g., religious, sexual, and rock band symbols), ornamentation, ostentation (e.g., jewels), protection (e.g., amulets and religious symbols), and self-affirmation (e.g., names and initials). Listed are specialized types of pendants based on the purpose they serve:

  • The cross or crucifix is a religious pendant worn almost exclusively by religious clergy of Christianity. Other religious pendants include the Jewish star of David and the Islamic hand of Fatima.
  • Amulets worn on the neck, the arm, or the leg are a specialized pendant that is believed to possess magical powers and to protect the wearer from all sorts of harm.
  • Like amulets, talismans are also believed to possess traits, supernatural ones in particular, and to bestow the wearer special benefits like powers; the difference between the two is that amulets are only defensive objects.
  • Lockets are ones that can hold small objects inside them like a photo or a curl of hair. Other than suspended from a necklace, lockets can be attached charm bracelets.
  • Medallions are coin-shaped pendants forged of a metal worn around the neck or pinned onto clothing because the wearer is given an award or religious blessings and recognized for what s/he has done.
  • Functional pendants are tools worn as pendants like:
    • Maori pounamu pendants are made from several hard and durable types of stones found in southern New Zealand and highly regarded by the Maori peoples.
    • Shepherd’s whistles are used to command a sheepdog to aid in herding.
    • Bosun’s whistles are pipes or non-diaphragm whistles used by boatswains on a naval ship.
    • Ocarinas are an antiquated type of a vessel flute made from clay.

Various Types of Gold Pendants

Listed below are a few types of gold pendants that are also appropriate for certain occasions.

  • Gold sports pendants are the type worn around the neck; usually appropriate for sports events like a soccer game to show that you are a fan, they go perfectly fine with a jersey, a polo, or a t-shirt.
  • Any kind of token or coin like a Celtic knot or a fleur-de-lis is surely going to render any gold chain fancy, and this kind of pendant can definitely be paired with casual blouses and dresses.
  • A gemstone is quite common when it comes to a gold pendant and dangles in various ways, and the cut of a gemstone (i.e., teardrop, princess, or round) should also be considered.
  • Lastly, a locket is another possible option. It pairs easily with any outfit though mostly with the casual ones.

Which Gold to Choose

Yellow, rose, and white are the basic types of gold, which are largely determined by the different ratios of alloys. Here are a few suggestions to help you choose which gold you would like to purchase:

  • A yellow gold pendant looks great on people with darker skin complexion.
  • As for people with pale and tan skin, a white gold pendant is a great choice.
  • Then, rose gold can match a variety of skin types.
  • Finally, the gold type of the chain and that of the pendant should be the same.

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:

  1. If it is something we can resell as a jewelry piece, we will pay you based on the resell market price.
  2. 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).

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