The Important Difference Between Pennyweight and Grams in Cash For Gold Buying and Selling

If you have been thinking of selling your gold for cash and are researching different prices between gold buyers, be very careful not to fall for a trick. Modern day gold buyers have been popping up all over with claims that they pay the most for gold. While some of these buyers don’t even display their prices up front, others may be misleading consumers by advertising prices in pennyweight or DWT.

What is a pennyweight? A pennyweight is a unit of measure still used by some jewelry manufacturers and dental labs for weighing precious metals. The public on the other hand, will very rarely come across this unit of measure as very few scales read pennyweights. Here is the trick; a pennyweight weighs 1.514 grams or roughly one and a half gram. Now for customers of cash for gold who want to sell gold, gold prices displayed in pennyweights (DWT) may appear much higher than prices displayed in grams. Naturally the reason for this being that a pennyweight weighs more! So in reality the price displayed when converted to grams may be far less than other businesses gram gold prices.

Obviously a gold buyer that gives his prices in pennyweight is as unreliable as the gold buyer that doesn’t give prices at all. So go with your gut than when the buyer tells you a flat offer or that he is paying more, chances are he is not. No one likes to be taken advantage of so do your homework first using these tips and you can still make great money selling gold for cash!

Mohair Throws Are A Great Gift Idea For Your Business Clients

Searching for the perfect gift for a valued business client can be difficult. However, thinking about products that are long lasting and high quality is a good start. One solution is a gorgeous mohair throw. Mohair throws are great gift ideas for your business clients, whether they are clients from home or overseas. A mohair throw is a versatile, luxurious and practical gift that will last a lifetime and provide happy memories that will remind the recipient of the giver over and over again. It can be used as a blanket at night, a knee rug, a sofa throw, a travel rug or even a stylish shawl.

Mohair is a silky yarn or fabric made from the hair of Angora goats and is one of the oldest textile fibres in use today. Angora goats are thought to have come from the Tibetan mountains and found their way to Turkey during the sixteenth century. They take their name from Ankara, an ancient Turkish city. Angora goats look gorgeous and the mohair fibre they produce is stunning and incredibly luxurious. It is also one of the warmest and most durable natural fibres around, as well as being particularly resilient.

Mohair is like wool in some ways, but it has many superior qualities to other natural fibres – which explains its status as a luxury item. It has a high lustre and a very low felting capacity. It doesn’t feel like wool and doesn’t cause itching, like some woollen fabrics. The fibre is extremely warm while still being lightweight. It has great insulation capabilities and is resistant to wrinkling, sagging stretching, creasing, crushing, matting and pilling. Because of the incredible durability of mohair, products made from this fibre last for years.

Taking all these factors into account, a mohair throw is an obvious gift choice for business clients where you want to express sincere thanks, high value and a long lasting business relationship. There are a huge range of mohair throws to choose from, in a wide variety of colours and colour combinations. If you want to guarantee that your business client will be blown away by your gift, a mohair throw is the way to go. They are suitable for both men and women, no matter the age and they weigh only a few hundred grams, making them easy to post and pack. Your overseas and local clients will really appreciate the thoughtfulness that has gone into choosing a mohair throw.

On Tea Weights: How Much Is A Gram? An Ounce? A Pound?

Loose-leaf tea is typically sold in bulk, measured by weight. In the United States this is usually by ounces and pounds, but because the tea culture in the UK and other countries using the metric system, is much stronger than here in the US, it is also common to see metric measurements, in grams. To add additional confusion, when people typically measure out tea to brew, they use a teaspoon, which is a measure of volume, not weight.

These weights and measurements can be confusing and intimidating to people inexperienced in buying loose-leaf or bulk tea, especially people looking to switch from tea bags to loose-leaf. Here I give a practical guide to explain the weights and give some tips or rules-of-thumb for navigating them. This can help you access and explore the wonderful world of loose-leaf tea, helping you access superior quality and value.

How much is needed to brew a single cup? And how many grams are in a typical tea bag?

Different brands vary widely in the amount of product by dry weight that they pack into a single bag. The typical tea bag on the market contains 1.4-1.8 grams of dry tea. However, it is common for cheaper brands to get as low as 1.2 grams, or even less, and other brands, especially those offering whole-leaf tea in pyramid sachets often pack as much as 2-3 grams in. PG Tips, a famous British brand that is also widely available in the US, caught flack back in 2015 for reducing the contents of their pyramid bags from 3.1 to 2.9 grams, and this amount makes many American brands seem weak in comparison.

The size of cup though is important. English teacup sizes are typically 6-8Oz, whereas a standard American mug or cup is closer to 12 ounces, and many mugs are much larger. If your cup is larger, scale up the amount of leaf you use. For brewing a pot, multiple the amount by the number of cups you plan on brewing, and make sure to fill the water to the right level corresponding to this number of cups.

As a rule of thumb, if I know nothing else about the tea I’m brewing, I use a 12-ounce mug, and I like to use 1.5 grams for a weaker cup, 2.5 for a stronger cup, but I also don’t fill my mug completely.

Grams to ounces to pounds: conversion factors

One ounce is approximately 28.35 grams. There are 16 ounces to a pound, and tea is typically sold in units of 1, 2, 4, or 8 ounces, or larger amounts by the pound. A single ounce is an amount roughly equal to a large sample that will allow you to brew and serve the tea several (11-18) times.

2 ounces, or an eight of a pound, is about 57 grams. This is the smallest amount that some retail shops, such as Teavana, will sell. This will typically brew 22-36 cups.

4 ounces, a quarter pound, is about 113 grams. This is close to the standard medium size of tin (3 by 3 inches) sold by most mainstream companies. If I know I like a tea, but don’t plan on drinking it every day, this is the size I usually buy.

8 ounces, a half pound, is about 227 grams. This corresponds to the larger tins you occasionally see in stores, ones that measure 4 by 4 inches. This is a good choice for favorites, anything you drink in volume.

A full pound (16 ounces) is about 454 grams. This will brew around 200 cups, give or take. I only recommend buying such a large quantity if you plan on drinking a particular tea every day, or if you are in a large family or business or organization where multiple people will be using the same supply.

Companies packaging their product in metric units will typically sell by measures of 500, 250, or 125 grams, which correspond to a little more than a pound, half pound, and quarter pound, respectively.

Ready to go? Experiment.

I hope this article can give you a few useful pointers that will help you both to purchase reasonable sizes at the store, and have a coarsely accurate starting point for knowing how much to spoon out to brew yourself a cuppa (or a pot). But only you can discover what you like best. Try your best, and then adjust to your tastes if you want your cup stronger or milder!