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How it Works

Event Preparation

Gold Party Chicago will create high quality promotional materials for you, flyers to hand out to your friends and neighbors, and glossy postcard invitations for you to mail to your guests.

Your guests will also receive a reminder by e-mail. We don't want them to miss out now, do we?

The day of your party We will arrive twenty to thirty minutes before your guests to set up our appraisal area. We only ask you to assist us by having a small table for our use and ample lighting.

After your guest have arrived and are settled in for the evening, we will briefly introduce Gold Party Chicago and answer any questions that you and your guests may have.

During your party, we will sit privately with each guest, offer a free verbal appraisal, and if our offer is accepted we will pay you cash.

The Appraisal Process

First, we test everything with our professional equipment. We weight each item with a Troy ounce scale, and examine them with a jeweler's loupe and assay test kit.

We perform these tests in front of your guests, explaining the evaluation process. These expert procedures verify the authenticity of the jewelry, and ensure our complete understanding of the precious metals.

Gold Party Chicago wants you and your guests to understand the process, learn something new, and have a great time. Now you can wow the next jeweler you come across with your new jewelry know-how.

Next, we separate the metals by karat, then weight to assess their sale value. We give a quote based on the current spot price (on a per gram basis), and make an offer to your guest. Diamonds are evaluated on the 4 Cs: clarity, color, cut, and carat weight.

If the offer is accepted, we immediately issue payment and a receipt. We document each transaction as required. Guests will need to fill out a purchase order and issue valid, government photo identification.

How the Lovely Hostess Gets Paid

You receive 10% of all purchases Gold Party Chicago makes at your event. This money is part of our overhead, so it doesn't devalue the price we pay to your guests, called the market spot price (remember this appraisal lingo to impress your guests).

And remember & it’s my party and I'll have fun if I want to!

Gold Party Chicago offers a unique experience to make any dull party sparkle. There is no sales presentation or solicitation of any kind, just a chance for you to get away and have fun, and you and your guests will actually make money.

Our clients have enjoyed the experience so much that 2 to 3 guests from every party end up hosting one of their own. And remember that puts more cash in your pocket, too. You receive 3% of the purchases at the parties your guests host.*


*To qualify for referral fee, party must be booked during your party, or referral must be confirmed at the time of party booking.

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