Last updateTue, 22 May 2018 10pm

IGI provides insight for consumers selling gold for cash


(NEW YORK) - With gold prices hitting record highs and the rise in popularity of consumers selling jewelry for cash, several media outlets have recently tapped the IGI for expert tips and guidance for consumers.

IGI President and CEO Jerry Ehrenwald was recently featured in a New York Times video outlining the steps for examining, testing and appraising a bundle of jewelry that City Critic Ariel Kaminer later shopped around the diamond district.

Ehrenwald, who is frequently quoted in the consumer press and used as a resource for stories related to diamonds, gemstones and fine jewelry, was also featured in an ABC “Nightline” segment, “Fool’s Gold?”, this past March.  This fall, he was included in award-winning personal finance author Greg Karp’s “Spending Smart” column, “Mine all options before selling off gold,” which has run in several high-profile outlets, including the Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.

Several stories have referenced IGI’s Precious Metal Calculator (available at http://igionline.com/igi-calculator.asp), which assists consumers in calculating the melt value of their jewelry based on current fix prices for precious metals (including gold and platinum).

For additional information, please visit www.igi-usa.com.