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I own a solid gold crystal chandelier is it worth more as a

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I own a solid gold crystal chandelier is it worth more as a chandelier or as scrap gold?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 1 year ago.

Good morning,

My name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

If the chandelier truly is solid gold, it would very likely be worth more as scrap, as the resale market for chandeliers is poor. However, 99.99999% of gold chandeliers are plated, not solid. Gold is a soft metal and is not typically strong enough for the structural needs of a chandelier.

Sincerely,

Jennifer

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