Updated: Mar 6, 2022
Gold is infinitely recyclable.
Gold has been recycled since ancient times. Once gold comes out of the ground, it never goes back in. It’s used over and over again.
The kind of gold you can sell ranges from inexpensive gold trinkets to dental gold to solid gold coins and fine jewelry.
A jeweler will buy the long forgotten treasures in the back of your jewelry box at a price based on the weight of its gold content.
You can then decide to pocket the cash or trade the old in for something new.
Gold content of jewelry is indicated in karats. Solid gold jewelry is 24 karats. Less expensive jewelry has less gold content and more other metals and hardening agents. Gold buyers only want to pay for gold content, because with few exceptions, other metals have no resale value.
Usually, the gold content of jewelry will be marked on it somewhere. It could be on the inside of a ring or bracelet or on the clip of a necklace or the back of an earring. For instance, a 14-karat piece of jewelry may actually have “14 karat” inscribed on it in tiny lettering or the lettering may say “14/24” or “14K.”
The less gold content in a piece of jewelry, the less money it will be worth to anyone who intends to melt it down.
Remember the 1970s, the era of disco balls, platform shoes and intergalactic movies? Do you remember the most important accessory for the 1970s man was a dangling gold chain, the precursor to today’s “bling,” often with a peace symbol or other ornament dangling from it?
Well those gold chains are perfect for meltdown. Those chains of a bygone era have no resale value as jewelry because they are so far out of touch with fashion, but most of them have substantial gold content. So check the pockets in your old leisure suit and turn your gold into green.
If you are looking to sell your 1970s gold chains or other fine gold items in San Diego, why not choose a company that prides itself on making customers for life. We are a small, family owned business and offer only fair prices. We want to take something old and turn it into something new.