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The Difference Between Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

We tend to lump rocks, minerals, and gemstones together into the somewhat amorphous category of lump-shaped things that come from the ground. But, in fact, they are – figuratively speaking – three very different kettles of fish. So what exactly is the distinction between them? Read on to find out. Rock, Paper, Mineral? While a mineral is (according to the Oxford English Dictionary) a...

The World’s Biggest Gold Statue

If you’re looking to sell gold, come to the reputable gold buyers Liquid Fin, who specialise in purchasing gold and gold jewellery. Indeed, we love all things gold and were fascinated to learn about the largest gold statue in the world – a Buddha which is housed in the temple of Wat Traimit in Bangkok. This massive statue weighs 5.5 tons and is an...

Three Weird Uses for Gold We Bet You Didn’t Know About

Anyone who has ever wanted to sell gold knows that it’s used to create jewellery, bullion bars, and coins – after all, gold has been used to create status-enhancing objects since about 4000 B.C. But did you know that gold is used in many other applications that have nothing to do with bling? Check out these three weird and wonderful uses for gold. We...

The Most Expensive Jewellery Sold at Auction [Infographic]

Sometimes when we’re watching a red carpet event on TV, like the recent Golden Globes 2015 event, we see a celebrity wearing an item of jewellery that is so stunning we can’t take our eyes off it. Sometimes it’s the beauty of it, and more often than not, it’s the sheer size of the piece that captures our attention. For example, Amal Clooney’s magnificent...

Gemstone Colours and their Meanings around the World

If you’ve been looking around, thinking about selling jewellery to a reputable buyer, you’ve come to the right place. As a top jewellery buyer in Johannesburg, we take all factors into consideration when appraising gems and jewellery. We understand that for most people, their jewellery is more than just a trinket – it is a cherished memory. But did you know that, aside from...

Trend article: January Birthstone – Garnet

Each month at Liquid Fun, we like to take a look at the birthstone for that particular month. While we provide a number of valuable services for our clients, such as giving them excellent value with our cash for gold and jewellery services, we also like to examine the value of the items we buy, both in terms of their financial and market value,...

Types of Synthetic Diamonds

Consumers often choose to buy synthetic diamonds over mined ones for ethical or financial reasons. But what exactly are they, and how do they differ from the diamonds that take millions of years to form underground? Keep reading for the low-down. Synthetic diamonds come in three types: cubic zirconia, moissanite, and man-made. Cubic zirconia is a hard stone that looks very similar to a...

The History of the Kruger Rand

Coin buyers in South Africa know just how valuable a Kruger Rand is, which is why it is among the most popular and well-known coins in the world. Its history dates back to the 1960s. Definitely one of the most valuable investments one can make, the Kruger Rand offers coin buyers in South Africa the perfect investment opportunity. This is one of the coins...

Taking a Look at Diamond Colour Combinations

When it comes to coloured diamonds and diamond jewellery there are a lot of colour combinations to choose from. This includes basic colours like yellow, green, grey, orange and red, as well as a combination of these basic colours. Remember that, whatever colour diamond you may have, Liquid Fin specialises in the purchase of all items if you’re keen on selling your diamond jewellery....

A Short History on Silver [Infographic]

If you’re wondering where to sell silver, why not give Liquid Fin a call? We are experts in appraising silver and giving our clients the best possible prices for their jewellery. If you’re interesting selling your silver jewellery, learn a bit more about this versatile metal here. Sterling silver has been around for ages and is very popular, too. It was discovered in Ancient...