Is there a name for the flaky, layered clay/soil deposit with a striking metallic sheen found in my childhood neighborhood in Northern Virginia? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow
on May 21, 2010 -
Do you know of any other firms that will recycle your gold and make jewelry for you? I know of EcoKarat
, but they don't offer the stones I want for my custom jewelry.
Barring that, what's the best way to sell the unwanted gold jewelry I have? All of those cash4gold websites look unsavory.
posted by emkelley
on Apr 30, 2010 -
Your opinions on metal choice for engagement+wedding rings, hopefully with the benefit of a decade of hindsight regarding how the appearance will age and what maintenance is required... [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second
on Apr 17, 2010 -
Donde van a estar los Canadienses en D.F. para ver el partido olympico de hockey final? Where will Canadians in Mexico D.F. be watching the gold medal hockey game? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Feb 22, 2010 -
My mother has recently come across a 14kt gold bracelet with "687 V" inscribed on it. Anyone have any ideas what that means?
posted by AdamOddo
on Feb 1, 2010 -
Basic dumb question that could use a little expert advice. What's the best way to turn gold into cash? I've got two Krugerrands in my safe deposit box, but now I need the money. I live in a small town; we have banks and one coin shop. But I'm reluctant to just go up to someone at a counter and say "what will you give me?" Any advice? (Beyond "keep it, it's going up up up." I need to pay my dentist now.)
posted by kestralwing
on Dec 14, 2009 -
Are those cash for gold outfits advertising on tv operating as a fence for stolen jewelry? [more inside]
posted by yesster
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Jewelry filter: Looking to buy a replica of the ancient Minoan bee pendant found near Knossos, Crete. Preferably gold, preferably under $200. [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin
on May 5, 2009 -
What is the meaning of the Benjamin Franklin quote: "The proof of gold is fire; the proof of woman, gold; the proof of man, a woman."
posted by GhislainTwo
on May 2, 2009 -
I have an engagement ring that is a unique shade of gold. How do i accurately depict that shade to a goldsmith 2,000 miles away? [more inside]
posted by ukdanae
on Feb 16, 2009 -
What's the best way for an American Citizen to:
1. Buy Canadian Gold
2. Secure it (store it) in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello
on Jan 7, 2009 -
Where do I go to sell some 1 oz gold ingots. They're bullion (i believe that's the term) and definitely have no value beyond that of the gold itself. To maybe complicate matters slightly, I'm in Vancouver, in Canada.
Bonus question: Would I expect to get something close to the price per ounce when I sell these? Or is it like the currency exchange rate, where you actually get a small but significant % less than the going rate.
posted by Ziggurat
on Dec 13, 2008 -
I am basing my Masters in International Business thesis on Prof. Barry Eichengreen's 1998 paper, 'Does Mercosur Need a Single Currency?'
Although by no means an expert, I've been interested in the Austrian School for a long time and, as a result, am instinctively distrustful of central banks and fiat money. Can anyone direct me to any reputable, well-written and persuasive essays arguing the inherent weaknesses of currency unions in relation to this? [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno
on Nov 3, 2008 -
Who's the first person to bite their medal (photos or it never happened) during the Olympics? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Aug 19, 2008 -
Back in the 1980s, I remember watching a bizarre sort of Indiana Jones-copycat treasure-hunting/western movie. It featured a young, blond Daryl Hannah lookalike and possibly Aztecs who liked to dip humans head-first in liquid gold before decapitating them
. It was fairly violent stuff, and one scene had the characters being horrified when one of their comrades returned headless on a horse. The whole thing must have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, however, because it ended with a humorous 70s-style montage that set up a (presumably fake) sequel with the blond girl as a butt-kicking Indy-type heroine. I am pretty sure it was made in the 80s, and I remember the dialogue as being English, but I could be wrong; all I know is that Bud Spencer and Terence Hill weren't in it. Ring any bells?
posted by gentle
on May 23, 2008 -
What book is this? I remember an intro that describes Paris, focuses on gold, and has some analogy about the city's inhabitants being like wheat or grain. [more inside]
posted by conch soup
on May 9, 2008 -
Burning a gold master - special discs? Software? Burners? Need to burn a disc that's going into multi-thousand production duplication [more inside]
posted by jimmy0x52
on May 6, 2008 -
I just got laid off from my job.
Considering that I haven't worn my gold college ring in close to two decades, I'd like to sell it. However, the various "send us your gold" services advertised on television supposedly pay far below the market rate, and there's no New York City-style gold and jewelery merchants in the area.
So, where can I sell a gold ring in Cleveland, and get a fair price for it?
posted by elmwood
on May 2, 2008 -
Has anyone here taken the free tour of the New York Federal Reserve? If so, how was it? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Will a online, untraceable, virtual currency reshape the world as we know it? And if so, why hasn't it happened yet? [more inside]
posted by greytape
on Feb 11, 2008 -
I found a 1910 Indian head ten dollar gold coin in my childhood piggy bank. It looks like this
. I have seen it listed online for different values between $400 and $1700. I am broke and (regretfully) feel like I need to convert it into cash. How do I do this quickly, fairly, and for maximum profit?
posted by mr. remy
on Dec 23, 2007 -
Some dollar stores in Chicago used to sell these golden fist shaped air fresheners which were meant to be mounted on the dashboard. They put out a powery fresh scent were dead serious cool. [more inside]
posted by suitcase
on Nov 30, 2007 -
Why do jewelers always insist of giving prices read from a calculator screen and not from the price tag of the piece I'm looking at?
Do they give different people different prices? Or is it a way of accounting for fluctuating prices of gold or gems from week to week?
posted by ab5000
on Nov 19, 2007 -
My wife has some gold coins (South African Gold Krugerrand Coins - One Ounce) left to her by her grandparents and is looking to sell them. We live in East TN (Knoxville area). Any luck selling Krugerands in TN or online?
posted by pleuroma
on Aug 5, 2007 -
After two years of almost daily wear, the gold plating is starting to wear off my beautiful and beloved Bulova watch. Is it worth my while to get the plating renewed? How expensive would that be? How long would it last?
posted by orange swan
on Jul 9, 2007 -
Where should I study jewelry-making in New York? (Looking for a full bench certificate program, not at a college and not an individual class, but flexible if it is an excellent class) [more inside]
posted by rmless
on Apr 13, 2007 -
Just gave the fiancee her engagement ring. Problem is she has strange reaction. She gets a weird rash/chemical burn looking ring where the ring sits.
The ring is 18karat white gold. Could it be an allergy to the gold? Could it be jewelry polish? What is a new (ignorant) fiancee to do to show her I can solve any problem?
posted by donmayo
on Apr 6, 2007 -
I've got a ring I'd like to sell. It's 14k white gold, about 7g. It's very simple, and somewhat blemished from wearing it and being clumsy and knocking it about. Where would I get the most money for it, and how can I calculate its raw material value (I know the raw price of gold, but being 14k and white...)?
posted by anonymous
on Feb 13, 2007 -
Impossible-to-find-movie-filter: I'm looking for a movie called (in translation) "Gold", more under the cut. [more inside]
posted by londongeezer
on Jan 28, 2007 -