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Gold Stores in Toronto

Unless you’re a precious metal expert, walking into a gold store in Toronto can be a bit of nerve-wracking experience. You probably ask yourself, “how do I know I’m getting the best price?” When you sell your gold, silver, diamonds, or other precious metals to Toronto Gold, you can rest assured that you’re getting the [...]

Neodymium Magnets in Toronto

As the first step of our analysis of the items brought to us at Toronto Gold, we use a rare earth magnet. Often, our customers ask us how the magnet works and why it doesn’t pick up gold or silver. Neodymium magnets are very strong magnets and they were developed in the 1970s and 1980s. [...]

What is a Troy Ounce?

Many customers ask us: "What is a troy ounce"? The troy ounce is a unit of measurement that is used for purposes of calculating the weight of precious metals like gold, silver and platinum bullion. Originally a unit of measurement in Ancient Rome, the troy ounce is different from the 'ounce' that most people are [...]

White Gold Alloy

A gold alloy is any alloy that contains gold. Since gold in its purest form is much too soft despite its other great qualities, it’s often paired with other metals like silver, copper, nickel and zinc to give it more hardness for a variety of different uses. In fact, the majority of the gold you [...]

Specific Gravity

Here at Toronto Gold, we employ several different methods to test the gold and silver that our customers bring to us. One of these methods is to use a device that measures specific gravity. When a customer asks how it works, we explain, it’s really quite simple and the machine is quite easy to use. [...]

Toronto Grillz & Chains – Biggest Gold Pieces Worn By Rappers

Since the 1980s, we've seen a jewelry phenomenon in the Hip Hop world that has added another level to the competition among big name rap artists. Not quite as important as the words they utter, but still significant, is the over-the-top bling they wear! It comes in many forms - earrings, pendants, chains, watches, grillz, [...]

Dejunk & Earn Money Finding Scrap Gold

Image courtesy of www.bellerochejewelry.com If you haven't already done your spring cleaning, it's not too late. Technically, summer doesn't begin until June 21 so there's plenty of time to de-junk and tidy things up. One of the best parts about clean up and clear out is the possibility of finding scrap gold in [...]

Gold Gifts For Dad

Father's Day is just around the corner, and we've done all the hard work for you and come up with some nice ideas for him! We all know how hard it can be to shop for a dad, husband or friend. It can seem like they already have everything, but we're here to show you [...]

Different Ways To Buy & Invest In Gold

When it comes to buying gold, there are several ways one can go about it. We want to help you understand your options so that you can make a good decision or take advantage of an opportunity when it comes your way. Scrap Gold Scrap gold can be found in all kinds of places. Strategizing  and [...]

Bitcoin: A New Type of Currency

Imagine a digital currency that’s practically untraceable, hard to steal and isn’t regulated by the government. Meet Bitcoin. A Bitcoin is a form of currency that was launched in 2009 by Gavin Andresen and Jon Holmquist. The creative mind behind Bitcoin is credited to Satoshi Nakamoto, who had been working on developing the new unit [...]