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How To Recycle Your Karat Gold

The higher the karat number, the more pure gold there is in your items. But whatever the karat, there's a profit to be made in refining your company’s karat gold, and we make it fast and easy. You’ll be paid within 2 to 4 business days from the day we receive your karat gold scrap. Even though we customize every transaction to meet the specific needs of your company, here are our standard terms for refining karat gold scrap:

Processing Time:  Typically completed within 2 to 4 business days from date of receipt.
Payment Schedule:  You will be paid immediately upon completion.
Form of Payment:  Company check, bank wire transfer or the return of bullion.
Metal Pricing:  We price your metals using the New York and London markets.
Pool Account:  If you prefer to leave your metals unpriced, you may open a pool account at no additional cost.

What Kind of Karat Gold Can I Recycle?

You can send us the following karat gold scrap to be refined and recycled:

  • Karat gold jewelry and jewelry scrap, including but not limited to:
    • Gold bracelets
    • Gold earrings
    • Gold chains
    • Gold wedding bands
    • Gold rings
    • Gold class/school rings
    • Gold necklaces, etc.
  • Karat Gold mill products, including:
    • Gold sheet
    • Gold wire
    • Gold tubing
    • Gold sizing stock, etc.
  • Karat gold watch and pocket watch case, bands, chains, etc.
  • Casting grain and shot
  • Placer Gold
  • Gold nuggets
  • Gold sponge
  • Gold findings
  • Gold flake
  • Any 8K, 9K, 10K, 12K, 14K, 16K, 18K, 21K, 22K, 23K and 24K gold jewelry or other karat gold material.

See the other forms of gold Specialty Metals accepts here.

Image of an assortment of karat gold jewelry, which Specialty Metals can recycle and refine for the best prices for individuals and businesses.

Refining Rates and Fees for Karat Gold

Gold Content:
30% to 99.99%

Payable Metals:
Gold: 98%

Processing Fee:

Minimum Lot Size:
5 troy ounces (100 dwt./160 grams)
Custom quotes available for smaller and larger quantities