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We buy Gold in any form or condition. There are different types of gold and we buy them all (10 kt, 12 kt, 14kt, 16kt, 18kt, 21kt, 22kt, and 24kt). We will purchase anything made out of gold or we will refine it for you. We buy jewelry, bullion, all collectable coins, estate jewelry, broken jewelry, wedding rings, dental material, designer jewelry, watches, pocket watches and other jewelry items. We don’t charge to test your material. If you’re not sure, bring it in and let us test it for you at no charge.

We Buy Gold

In gold, a karat is a unit of purity and 24-karat (24k) gold is pure gold. Because it is soft, gold is often mixed with other metals to make jewelry. At Precious Metals Refining Company, you can sell us any purity of gold including 10k, 12k, 14k, 16k, 18k, 21.6k, 22k, and of course 24k.

We’ll take gold Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, Nuggets, Raw form gold, casting grains, plumed gold, dental gold, gold coins, gold scrap, and gold bars. If you have anything made out of gold, we will purchase it.


Sterling Silver

Many customers bring us items that are not sterling and we only buy items that are sterling. The items should be stamped with the word sterling or the number 925 somewhere on the piece. If you’re not sure then bring it in anyway and we will test it for you to make sure it’s sterling silver. We do not charge you to test any item. Here are a few things you need to know to help you determine whether your items are silver or silver-plate.

There are three things that you want to make sure of when you are looking at your silver. Is the item sterling silver, silver-plate, or is it weighted silver?

To determine if your pieces are sterling silver, first look for a stamp that says “Sterling”. You may also see a stamp that that says “0.925”, which is also sterling. This number refers to the percentage of pure silver in the item: 0.925 would be 92.5% pure silver.

Take a small silver candlestick for example; the bottom of the candlestick is stamped sterling but it also says “weighted”. This means that the candlestick is made up of ceramics or sand (depending on the age of the item) and simply coated in a thin layer of sterling silver. Not all weighted items have the word “weighted” stamped or engraved on them. The important thing to remember is that when you weigh a candlestick like this, it may weigh 5.5 ounces, but that does not mean there are 5.5 ounces of silver. When you take the ceramics out you have a very foil-like piece of silver. The silver by itself, in this case, weighs less than half an ounce.

You will frequently find this to be the same scenario even with a large candelabra. The candelabra is also stamped “Sterling”, but it also contains ceramics, metal rods, and chrome. These types of candelabras are manufactured and dipped in silver two or three times. So when you break it apart, there is very little silver value per piece. We suggest to keep these items instead of trying to sell them or melt them down. A half ounce is only worth about $10 (as of October 2016).


No need to clean your silver!