We will be closed Dec 24-Jan 1 for the holidays. Please note that we are unable to guarantee delivery for the holidays on items ordered after their specific cut-off dates: findings, solitaires and castings that require finishing 11/21/18, shanks 12/3/18, bands 12/7/18, large orders of silver sheet and wire 12/10/18, large orders and non-standard items for gold and platinum 12/10/18, sheet and wire, catalog items 12/14/18, grain and solder 12/20/18, sweeps and stone removals 12/12/18, clean scrap 12/17/18, diamond orders 12/20/18. Have a wonderful holiday season!
12.11.2018 Metal Prices
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All packages should have a letter or note stating the scrap weights. If you do not include weights of your materials and the package is damaged or your weights do not match ours, we have no way of knowing if there are discrepancies until the lot is settled and your material has been melted. Special instructions regarding the settlement options must be in writing, preferably on our Refining Payment Preference Form (not written on the package). Due of the high cost of assaying, WE DO NOT ASSAY FOR ALL PRECIOUS METALS UNLESS REQUESTED. This includes platinum, so please tell us the specific metals you want assayed. Additional charges will apply. 

Six Ways To Separate Your Scrap

  1. Gold scrap – karat scrap, jewelry scrap, filings & bench sweeps
  2. Silver scrap & filings
  3. Platinum
  4. Palladium
  5. Gold filled scrap, watch bands & optical scrap (Keep each item separated.)
  6. Floor sweeps, polishings, sink sludge, emery & filters



MAXIMIZE Your Returns

  • Anything used in precious metals manufacturing should be turned in for refining with sweeps in a container. This includes store buffs, brushes, emery paper, etc.
  • Include name, address and instructions.
  • Include the weight of the scrap.
  • State Assay Instructions (ie. Assay for Silver, Gold, Platinum, Palladium)
  • Separate metals, not karats.
  • Separating your scrap increases your bottom line by minimizing your refining charges.
  • Separate magnetic from non-magnetic material.
  • Treat it like the rest of your inventory, turn it at least twice a year.
  • Know the basics of refining.
  • Track the scrap in your shop.
  • Promote the fact that you buy scrap.
  • Send your scrap to a reputable refiner, not a middleman.

Tip To Improve Your Return

Iron in your scrap may lower your return. Iron has a high melting temperature so it's more difficult to melt and assay. It is best to remove any iron from your scrap with a magnet.

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