Jewelry stores will recycle the parts of your jewelry that are still useful. They may even be able to repair your jewelry, polish and clean it, to make it look like new and then resale it as vintage gold jewelry. This can mean you get more money. You see pawn shops sell your gold jewelry to refineries that will melt the gold, refine it to it’s pure form (24kt) then sell it to jewelry “findings” manufactures. Findings are the components used to make jewelry. Findings will be things like wire, in various sizes and styles as well as purity like Sterling silver, 10Kt, 14kt, 18kt, 22kt and so on. Then you have the gems, like diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and more. Lets face it there are no new gemstones as gems are mined from the ground and are millions of years old. So recycling your old gemstone from your jewelry to a new piece just requires a little polishing. These findings and gemstones are then sold to jewelers to manufacture and repair jewelry. By selling your jewelry to a Jeweler you cut out steps for the refinery and the manufacturer, selling direct to the jeweler, this means the cash he saves by cutting out the to profiteers in the market can be “split” with you and creates a win win situation for you the customer and the jeweler. So if you are thinking about selling your jewelry consider the benefits of selling to a real jeweler like Great American Jewelry at CirclevilleJewelry.com.
When you take your jewelry in to be sold make sure you check your dresser and jewelry box for the broken pieces and mismatched jewelry sets that you no longer wear, even a small set of earrings, or an old broken class ring can be worth $100’s. If you have jewelry that you are not sure about or that you think is costume, bring it in too. Many times we find that what people think is costume may in fact be gold.[/fusion_text]