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Engagement Rings through the Ages

A look at history’s strange engagement traditions. There are sky-diving weddings, circus weddings, and, of course, the Star Trek-themed weddings that take place in Las Vegas. But, for all the weird and wonderful weddings that make the headlines, there is very little press that surrounds engagements. Of course, the engagement traditions that history has supplied are not nearly as strange as any of the...

Incredible Uses of Silver

Want cash for jewellery? Perfect! There are much better uses of silver in the world other than a dust-collecting feature in your jewellery box. Who knows, maybe your old ring could save someone’s life. Although commonly used as a pretty, sentimental metal and possibly the symbol of someone’s undying love, silver possesses the highest electrical conductivity of any element, with the highest thermal potential...

The Diamond Buyer Wish-list

The top 10 most valuable diamonds in the world. Perhaps it is their shimmering lustre, perhaps their rarity, or perhaps it is their status, but, whatever the reason, diamonds are still the world’s favourite gemstones. Their longevity as the ultimate stone for jewellery mirrors their physical durability. In fact, the term diamond is even believed to be a derivative of the Greek adamas, meaning...

The 5 Most Expensive Diamond Necklaces ever Crafted

Peter Singer once said, “Diamonds have an image of purity and light. They are given as a pledge of love and worn as a symbol of commitment,” and he was right. What is it about diamonds that captures the hearts and minds of men and women alike? More than any other mineral or gemstone, diamonds seem to consume us. Some people may sell their...

Diamonds are April’s best friend

Looking to sell your jewellery? You likely have some lovely diamond pieces you’d rather trade in for cash. If so, learn a little more about this exquisite gem, which is also the birthstone of April, here. While a man’s best friend is a dog, girls choose a slightly more expensive option. We’re talking about diamonds. While many girls love diamonds, only a lucky few...

5 things you didn’t know diamonds were used for

According to Malcolm Forbes, “Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” But what exactly is their “job”, so to speak? Marilyn Monroe was wont to sing about how “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, but these sparkling gems can be so much more than that. With their numerous applications in science and technology, perhaps the expression should be...

Unusual Engagement Rings

“I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife.” — Author Unknown In life we may have many rings, trinkets to sparkle on our hands, those shining rings of gold and silver to soothe our magpie spirit. Sometimes,...

March’s Birthstones: Steeped in Mystery

Liquid Finance provides a private and secure platform to sell your jewellery. We offer money for gold and guarantee the safest transactions possible. We are the renowned experts in the gold, diamond, platinum and gemstone industry. The Liquid Finance team is passionate about jewellery, what it represents and the unique myth behind each and every gem. March Birthstones The month of March is upon...

Five of the most Incredible Uses for Gold

For most of us, gold is a precious metal that we see in our jewellery. Most of us don’t make a habit of selling gold in South Africa, but those who do, know that this shining, gleaming metal has many more uses other than just being an attractive feature in a trinket. Let’s have a look at some of these weird and wonderful uses...

February’s Birthstone: All About The Amethyst

As experts in the trade, we love to share our knowledge with our clients who want to sell jewellery to us. Learn more about the magnificent amethyst, which is this month’s birthstone. The amethyst is a deep purple form of quartz, believed by the ancient Greeks to prevent drunkenness. (Its name literally translates to “not intoxicated.”) Because of this, the ancient Greeks and Romans...