In the late 1840s, the gold rush brought people to California to dig for gold. Today, a different kind of gold rush is in full swing, only this time folks are sifting through jewelry boxes.
"Gold is just good right now. As long as the dollar is down, gold is up," said Rainey's Pawn Shop Manager Lewis Rainwater. "If you don't wear it, or you don't want it, now is a good time to sell it."