Even though it’s very easy to find a gold or silver dealer, finding an honest one, who is qualified, is more challenging. There are various key attributes you require in such a dealer. They are that they know their business inside and out, are financially secure, greatly respected by others in the industry, demonstrate excellent ethics, and someone you will have full recourse with, in cases of a dispute.
Trying to make the distinction between vintage and antique is not generally easy unless you are an expert when it comes down to collectibles, such as fine art or jewelry. Some experts say an antique has to be a minimum of 100 years old, while vintage items can be from any decade or era. For instance, a 100-year-old sofa could be classed as an antique; however, an Art Deco one from the 1930s is said to be vintage. Even if the latter has been around for 100 years, it will still be classed as vintage because of its design.