Recycle your gold - Save money & the environment!

Don't let your sentimental pieces sit unused in a drawer or gathering
dust. We specialize in melting down old gold and turning it into a
stunning new jewellery that can be worn and cherished for years to come.

Whether it's a family heirloom, an outdated piece, or broken jewellery, we can help you repurpose it into a unique piece that fits your style and personality. Don't let your old gold go to waste - let us help you transform it into something special today!

Want to know how to turn old gold into new jewellery? Below are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that our clients ask.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you melt down any gold or old jewellery?

Yes, we can use any of your gold or old jewellery. There are two methods to reusing old jewellery, depending on what you have and whether or not the jewellery is sentimental:

Reusing it directly

If you have old, solid gold pieces, such as rings, bangles, and some earrings, we can clean the gold and melt it directly into the new piece of jewellery. One thing to keep in mind is that each time we melt down old gold, microscopic impurities are mixed into the gold, so to ensure the best quality, we always recommend adding an equal amount of new gold to your old gold.

Refining your gold

If your old jewellery includes chains, bracelets, or certain types of
handmade jewellery, we recommend refining your jewellery rather than melting and making new jewellery directly from your gold. This is because these types of jewellery contain a lot of solder, and solder will cause imperfections and discolouration in the new jewellery.
Another reason to refine your old jewellery rather than reusing it
directly is so that we do not need to add any new gold to the old gold.
Refining gold removes all of the impurities and other metals in the gold
alloys, resulting in clean, pure gold. We recommend this if you have
enough gold for the entire new piece(s) of jewellery. We’ll always
consult with you and crunch the numbers to determine which method makes the most sense. We also understand that sometimes the old jewellery is sentimental, and that reusing the old gold is more important than the cost. We are happy to discuss all of these details and compare the options with you!

How much does it cost to melt down old gold jewellery?

The price of custom jewellery is determined by many factors, but most important is your budget. We tailor our designs and quotes to you – what you’d like in a custom piece and what you’d like to spend. The materials we use – gold, diamonds, gemstones, etc – affect the price greatly, and changing these variables will adjust the price. Labour is another factor. The more complex the design, the more time it will take to create. 

Correspondence and meeting times are factored into our quotes, but additional meetings or excessive design changes may incur additional charges.

If you have more old gold and jewellery than you need to create your new jewellery, we can use the leftover gold as a credit towards your new piece to reduce the final price.

What happens to the stones and other materials in the old jewellery when it is melted down?

The stones and other materials in the old jewellery can be removed before melting down the gold. If the gemstones/diamonds are in good condition, they can be reset in the new jewellery or you can hold on to them for a future project.

Can you mix different types of gold when melting down old jewellery?

It is possible to mix different types of gold when melting down old jewellery, but there are some limits. If we are using your old gold directly in the new piece of jewellery, we can mix different karats of the same colour gold (IE we can mix 10K yellow gold with 18K yellow gold), but we cannot mix different colours together (IE we can not mix white gold and yellow gold). If your old jewellery is a mixture of colours and karats, we recommend refining it into clean, pure gold, which can be turned into any colour and karat you desire.

Refining old gold

Broken jewellery

To create this 22K pendant, we refined several broken 10K chains and old rings. We used the pure gold to create a brand new high karat pendant, set with the client's purple sapphire and diamonds that came from the old rings.

Reusing Diamonds and Gold

Old Engagement Ring

We used an old engagement ring to make a gorgeous Art Deco inspired pendant so the diamonds wouldn't be wasted sitting in a drawer!