The Valuation of Gold Bullion

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Gold bullion, often regarded as a symbol of wealth and prosperity, has been a cornerstone of the global economy for centuries. Its value is a subject of great interest to investors, governments, and economists alike. In this article, the gold bullion valation process will be explored, focusing on factors that influence its market price. Factors […]

The Timeless Appeal of Gold Coins

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In the world of investments, trends come and go. One asset has stood the test of time as a symbol of wealth, stability, and enduring value—gold coins. These shimmering treasures offer a unique opportunity for investors to diversify their portfolios, safeguard their wealth, and potentially reap substantial returns. This article explores why gold coins are […]

The Gold Market – How It Works

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Gold is a precious metal that has been used as a currency and a store of value for thousands of years. Today, gold is still highly valued, both for its intrinsic beauty and its investment potential. In this article, we’ll explore the gold market and how gold prices are determined. Supply and Demand Like any […]

Gold: Tips to Know Before You Sell

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The best tips to know before you sell your gold. Know What You Have You’ll often see solid gold jewelry denoted as a number followed by ‘k’ or ‘ct’. E.g., 9k gold or 9ct gold. This refers to the ‘purity’ of gold, which is expressed as carats (‘ct’) or karats (‘k’). The purest form of gold you can get is 24k […]

5 Jewelry Gifts to Say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day

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It’s the one day of the year when love (and jewelry) is on everyone’s mind. And for many, it can be overwhelming. Maybe you’ve been married for years, you just started dating a couple of months ago, or you are in what some would call a “situationship”. No matter who you are, there can be […]

Precious Metals – What are They and How to Invest

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Precious metals are defined as metals that are rare and have a high economic value. This value can be due to various factors, including scarcity, hedging against inflation, and each type of metal’s role and value over time. The most popular precious metals to invest in are gold, platinum, and silver. Are you looking to […]

How To Sell Gold- Westlake’s Quick Guide

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How do I sell my gold? Do you have gold to sell, but aren’t sure where to start? What are the dangers and hassles to avoid? How do you get the best price? Continue reading for Westlake Gold’s guide to making this process a little easier. We can help you identify how and when to […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Gold Investment

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Gold is an excellent and withstanding choice for investment for a multitude of reasons. It can be used as a hedge against inflation and will retain or increase in value due to increasing scarcity. Gold is also a great portfolio diversifier for investors of many kinds. So, what types of gold should you invest in […]

5 Gold Coins for Buying or Investment

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Buying gold is a great way to hedge against inflation. Gold can also preserve the value of your investment when currency prices fluctuate. Gold generally maintains its value over time and is a good way to pass down investments or diversify your investment portfolio. It can also be beneficial to have during times of crisis […]

Types of Gold Jewelry: A Brief Guide

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Learn more about different types of gold jewelry in our latest guide. Solid Gold Solid gold jewelry (colloquially referred to as ‘real gold’) is the most valuable form of jewelry you can buy. You’ll often see solid gold jewelry denoted as a number followed by ‘k’ or ‘ct’. For example, 9k gold or 9ct gold. This is referring […]

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Met with Joel to see if the silver and gold coins I found were worth anything. He was very nice and only one coin was worth a few bucks. He suggested just...

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The team at Westlake Gold was both kind and professional. Joel is very knowledgeable and fair - and I really enjoyed working with him on the sale of some estate jewelry. I highly recommend!

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*Respectful, surprisingly great appraisal, very safe and honest.* Joel meets his customers in a clean and neat office inside of an office building, instead of many others in the area. This allows me to feel more comfortable to start with. He was very respectful, friendly, and courteous. The best part comes with the pricing. This was not my first time releasing old gold and jewelry, and I received way more than I thought I would have given my past experience with other jewelry buyers. Thank you, Joel. Wish I had met you in the past, but sure am happy I do now.

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I was very happy with the transaction and the money that he offered to us when I sold gold jewelry. He was very knowledgeable and kind to me and my...

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Great experience selling gold silver and jewelry. Joel is very skilled and explains the transaction.

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What a hidden treasure, pun intended. Overwhelmed with a large collection that I wasn't sure was costume or the real deal. impressed with how each piece was tested even the ones marked for authentication. professional and honest.

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If you are looking for an honest appraisal and fair deal, this is the place to go! I walked in with what I thought was seven 1oz Canadian silver dollars worth $25 each, turns out they were 1oz Canadian platinum coins with worth $1,000+ each!! He operated with 100% integrity and patience with me. He took the time to educate me on coins. I will defiantly return!

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Highly recommend Westlake Gold. I had a bunch of estate jewelry to liquidate and I feel like I got a very fair price for my items. I definitely will return. Thank you!

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I highly recommend Westlake Gold - Joel is very knowledgable about gold and diamonds and I loved his authenticity when giving me the information I needed. He’s very professional, and courteous. I’ll definitely be back in future!

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Joel, thank you for your help with the silver we brought into your shop. You were very helpful and pleasant to work with.

Robin Johnson December 5, 2022
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Just met with Joel while taking care of selling my father's gold (after his passing). Joel was honest, fair, and professional. Highly recommend Westlake Gold.

Cathy Anderson August 2, 2022
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I highly recommend Westlake Village Gold! I took my Jewelry to several places,I receive the best price from Joel his customer service, Attention extremely detail. I knew the first few minutes of meeting him that you can trust this man, Definitely will be back.

Rebecca de la Torre September 14, 2020
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Joel always provide incredible customer service. Joel is very knowledgeable about gold and diamonds and is also very polite and I always enjoy my conversations with him when trying to sell him gold. I highly recommend working with Westlake Gold.

Patrick rohn September 10, 2020
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I bought two rings from Joel and was blown away by the experience. He is extremely honest, professional, and knowledgeable. He normally doesn't make jewelry sales to walk in customers, but just so happened to have exactly what we were looking for. And he even arranged to have our rings resized and polished. They are beautiful and exactly what we wanted.

Stephanie Bland March 30, 2020
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Very professional, knowledgeable and honest. More than fair, highly recommend.

Doug Weil January 9, 2020
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Joel is great at what he does. He helped me with valuing some coins I needed. If you need to find the value on any jewelry you must go here. Thank you so much for your help!

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Joel was extremely knowledgable, professional, informative and expeditious in the overall process. I will be coming back if/when I have a need to sell silver, gold and/or jewelry!

Scott O'Malley July 14, 2016
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Sold Joel some diamonds. Great pricing and easy to deal with. I'll be back.

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