Recycling Jewellery and Climate Change Impact.
What do you do with your old jewellery?
There are a few options of what you can do with your jewellery. If you don’t have an attachment to the jewellery piece we recommend recycling your old jewellery. This is also a great option if your jewellery is broken or you’re missing half of a pair.
Recycling your jewellery is also beneficial to the environment.
When you recycle your gold at Gold Buyers you are essentially making money off your unwanted and unused jewellery.
Do you know how you can recycle your jewellery?
The great thing about jewellery, especially nice quality gold jewellery, most elements that go into making the pieces are recyclable. Precious stones like diamonds and gemstones will often hold value. Furthermore metals like gold can be recycled over and over again.
The process of recycling jewellery:
If you are choosing to recycle your jewellery through Gold Buyers, the first thing that we do is work out the value of your gold.
The value of your gold is based on a criteria of three items.
We check the Karat:
Each karat holds a different percentage of gold. Starting with 24k, which is 100% purity, and working its way down. Depending on the percentage of gold you are paid based on the AUD gold price on the day for 24k (100% purity) gold bullion that trades in the stock market.
The Weight is measured:
The weight of your precious metals and jewellery items are also used in the equation. The heavier the item, the higher the valuation.
The purity of each gold item is tested with the highest of quality X-Ray technology. We use the Niton XRF machine at Gold Buyers.
Does recycling old jewellery affect climate change?
Let’s look at Recycled gold vs mined gold, “Recycled gold produces up to 99.8% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than mined gold.”
While the mining of gold, silver and other precious metals doesn’t produce anywhere near the total greenhouse gas emissions that minerals like bauxite, iron ore, copper and nickel. It is still something to think about when purchasing your next jewellery item. Every conscious action makes a difference in the world we live in.
Ethical jewellery brands to watch:
Once you have your cash from your old gold and you’re thinking about buying a new piece of jewellery, we’d love to plant the seed in your head to think twice about who you are investing your money into. More so, what cause and effects your actions are going to be implicating upon the world.
Ethical jewellery has no negative impact on the people who make it or the environment they are sourced from.
Marie Claire recently put together a list of Ethical Jewellery Labels To Put On Your Radar, and we can’t get enough of them. The Lists included:
Where can you recycle your old Jewellery?
We have made the process of recycling your jewellery effortless. All you need to do is order your FREE Mail-In pack from anywhere within Australia today.
Gold Buyers Online has ensured their service is as easy to use as ever with their mail-in service. This free service allows you to order in a pre-paid envelope that you can fill with your old or unwanted gold jewellery and return to an Australia Post office. The envelope is sent via registered post to Gold Buyers and is also covered by insurance. Ensuring you’re never out of pocket at any point of the Gold Buyers Online process.
When your package reaches their headquarters, the professional valuators at Gold Buyers will contact you through email with their findings. Finally, you can decide if you’re happy with the valuation and then receive the money paid straight to your account.
If you’re unhappy with your evaluation, Gold Buyers Online will return the items back to you – no strings attached!