When you think of silver and gold, jewelry is probably the first thing that comes to your mind. But there are a number of other uses for these two metals — some of which may surprise you!
Did you know that silver is the best thermal and electrical conductor of all metals? Virtually any type of device with an on-off button was probably manufactured with some amount of silver. Think about silver the next time you turn on a light or the microwave!
Silver also is used in printed circuit boards, which are used to help control a wide range of consumer electronics, and in automobile manufacturing. Those same silver membrane switches used to turn items on and off in your home also can be used to start your car’s engine, adjust your seats and open your windows! Your rear window defroster is able to work its magic with the help of silver-ceramic lines imbedded in the glass.
Like silver, gold also is a highly efficient conductor of electricity. Additionally, gold can easily be made into tiny wires or threads and resists corrosion that can cause consumer electronics to malfunction. That’s why small amounts of gold appear in most types of electronic devices. It’s estimated that each phone and mobile device in the world contains about 50 cents worth of gold! Gold is also used in the CPUs of personal computers.
You may not realize that gold also is the best reflector of thermal radiation, reflecting up to 99 percent of infrared rays. A thin layer of gold in a space helmet or on a satellite can help provide protection against solar radiation.
The Hawaii Gold Buyers Exchange is a one-stop specialized clearing house for precious metals — gold, silver, platinum, palladium and diamonds. We focus on one thing only; buying precious metals, diamonds, and gift cards from the general public. We are a professional company involved in the analysis, procurement, refinement and reintroduction of precious metals and diamonds into different industries.
Customers of Hawaii Gold Buyers Exchange include regular every-day people – just like yourself – who have accumulated a lot of valuables over the years that they no longer need or want. Whether you’re someone who is ready to trade in your old jewelry or a person who inherited a number of valuables or you have unexpected bills to pay, Hawaii Gold Buyers Exchange offers the chance to have them evaluated.