Headlines High Gold Prices Bring Jewelry Sellers ‘Out of the Trenches’ Gold is at its highest price levels in years. Published 2 years ago on July 1, 2019 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet Recyclers and refiners of gold are seeing a surge in people looking to sell old jewelry, Bloomberg reports. That’s the result of the recent uptick in gold prices, which had for several years stayed below $1,350 an ounce. Gene Furman, CEO of refiner Empire Gold, told Bloomberg: “People are coming out of the trenches. Cartier, Rolexes, Tiffanys, Van Cleefs: We see an uptick in the luxury market because people need to raise money.” Gold prices recently crossed $1,400 an ounce to hit their highest levels since 2013. On Monday afternoon, gold was trading at around $1,386 an ounce. Advertisement Analysts with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. have said prices count reach $1,600 an ounce. Tobina Kahn, president of House of Kahn Estate Jewelers, told Bloomberg: “The tides are turning big time. As a gemologist, I’m a buyer, if I can see that gold is continuing to go up, I’m more confident about paying more for it than having it go down.” Read more at Bloomberg Related Topics: goldgold buying click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Jeweler Thwarts Suspected Power-Cutting Burglars Don't Miss ‘Code Red’ Issued for Jewelry Stores as More Burglars Cut Power Lines INSTORE Staff Over the years, INSTORE has won 80 international journalism awards for its publication and website. Contact INSTORE's editors at [email protected]. Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.” You may like Here’s What Surging Gold Prices Have Meant for Jewelers 3 Ways To Raise Cash With Little Inventory Gold Prices Hit Record Highs Promoted Headlines Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat GemFind A Sales Meeting Platform for The 21st Century The Plumb Club With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Chic Pistachio Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases5 hours ago Gembridge Announces Global Industry Ambassador Network Press Releases6 hours ago Christopher Designs Celebrates 40th Anniversary Press Releases1 day ago GJEPC Signs MoU with eBay Fun5 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Sponsored Content4 days ago Digital Warrior: A Conversation with GemFind’s Alex Fetanat Jimmy Degroot1 week ago Video: Sharpen Your Bridal Jewelry Presentations Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss! Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Fun5 days ago 54 Funny Memes That Will Make You Say ‘Yup, That’s Life in Retail!’ Headlines1 week ago Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring May Be Worth $1M+ Headlines1 week ago $5.2M in Fake Cartier Jewelry Seized in Kentucky Benchmarks1 week ago These Jewelry Retailers Grab Shoppers’ Interest with Inventive Displays Headlines3 days ago Bergio Acquires Online Jewelry Retailer Aphrodite’s Hot Sellers1 week ago These Were the Top-Selling Jewelry Brands and Categories in January, According To Our Brain Squad Columns4 days ago 3 Tips to Becoming the Most Resilient Jewelry Store Owner You Know Sponsored Content1 week ago With Average Retails of $250, This Is One Brand You Won’t Want to Miss!