Economic Data bolds well for Gold Silver and Platinum to Shine Saturday, Jul 12 2008 

Gold, Silver and Platinum metal prices have caught fire again and are advancing to record level highs based on some poor economic data and news. This past week we have seen several major news stories from around the USA and world that have pushed metals back onto the fast track of commodities. The news starting with Iran and Israel testing missiles abroad, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac look like the “Titantic”, and IndyMac bank closing which is the largest regulated thrift to fail and the second largest financial institution to close in U.S. history.

The news we got this week was bad….but even worse is the strain being put on the “average” American family with inflation running rampant and the dollar sinking. This year already, the Dow is down -16.32%, S&P down -15.59%, U.S. Dollar Index is down -5.67% and Crude Oil is up +51%. The only bright spots are the commodities markets, but unfortunately most “average” Americans are unaware of this unique market where the “fast” money is won and lost everyday. This year Gold is up +14.63%, Silver up +26.14%, and Platinum is off the charts.

Many people are surprised to learn of the investment that they have sitting in the old jewelry box. With the current high prices of these precious metals, consumers are taking advantage of the record highs and turning “scrap” gold, silver and platinum into cash. That little pile of broken chains, kinked herringbone necklaces, and grandma’s most cherished heirloom you would never be caught wearing is now actually worth something.

J.Staples Jewelry is currently buying all types of scrap gold, silver and platinum. Please stop by our convenient location in Louisville, KY and have your old gold jewelry evaluated today. The “fast” money is here today, but could be gone tomorrow. Welcome to the commodities market, and this time instead of being the last guy on the train be the first……I’ll see you there.

Dan Staples


Diamond Inventory–Update Thursday, May 29 2008 

Periodically I am going to list parts of my current in-stock diamond inventory. Today we will focus on 1.00+ carat Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds. All diamonds from J.Staples Jewelry come with an independent appraisal from one of three Gemological Grading companies…GIA, EGL, and a local Independent Gemologists. Please contact us with any questions regarding any of the diamonds shown below.

Shape Stock# Wt. Color Clarity Pol Sym Cut Appraisal RetailPrice

RD 8303 1.00 KL VS/1 F EX $8,162.00 $3,795.00
RD GIA 8031 1.00 G SI/2 EX VG EX $10,971.00 $5,395.00
RD GIA 8040 1.00 H SI/1 G VG G $12,243.00 $5,775.00
RD GIA 8216 1.00 H SI/1 EX VG VG $12,243.00 $5,795.00
RD GIA 8217 1.00 D SI/2 VG VG VG $12,667.00 $5,995.00
RD 8227 1.01 KL SI/1 F F $6,784.00 $3,495.00
RD 8225 1.01 GH SI/1 G G $6,466.00 $3,893.00
RD GIA 8152 1.01 J SI/2 G EX VG $9,152.00 $4,295.00
RD GIA 8219 1.01 J SI/2 G G G $9,152.00 $4,295.00
RD GIA 1765 1.01 I SI/2 EX VG VG $10,008.00 $4,995.00
RD GIA 8218 1.01 I SI/1 G VG G $10,865.00 $5,195.00
RD GIA 1399 1.01 G SI/2 EX EX $12,717.00 $5,995.00
RD GIA 8022 1.01 H VS/2 VG VG VG $13,434.00 $6,395.00
RD EGL 8043 1.01 D SI/1 VG EX IDEAL $15,147.00 $6,995.00
RD GIA 8180 1.01 D SI/1 VG VG G $15,147.00 $6,995.00
RD 8291 1.02 KL SI/1 F F $7,844.00 $3,695.00
RD 8226 1.02 GH SI/1 F F $7,314.00 $3,795.00
RD EGL 1129 1.02 J SI/1 G VG $9,516.00 $4,995.00
RD GIA 8181 1.02 H SI/1 VG VG VG $12,484.00 $6,295.00
RD GIA 8153 1.03 J SI/2 VG VG VG $9,330.00 $4,395.00
RD 8194 1.03 MNO SI/1 F EX $7,526.00 $4,695.00
RD GIA 1864 1.04 D SI/1 G G VG $15,593.00 $7,349.00
RD 8315 1.07 KL SI/1 F F $7,632.00 $3,995.00
RD 8222 1.08 M VS/2 F EX $7,314.00 $4,195.00
RD 8046 1.13 KL SI/1 FINE EX $7,950.00 $4,595.00
RD 8192 1.14 MNO SI/1 G F $7,844.00 $5,149.00
RD EGL 8041 1.14 I SI/1 VG VG IDEAL $12,243.00 $5,775.00
RD 8193 1.28 MNO VS/2 F F $10,123.00 $6,195.00
RD 8301 1.47 GH SI/2-I/1 F G $10,595.00 $4,995.00
RD EGL 6179 1.52 I SI/1 G F $21,104.00 $9,949.00
RD EGL 1908 2.09 E SI/2 $20,995.00