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Scraps

Jewelry Scrap

Something like this has probably happened to just about everyone. You accidentally leave your gold bracelet in the pocket of your jeans. After a routine encounter with the washing machine, the bracelet comes out clean, but has definitely seen better days. It has been in your dresser drawer since then, perhaps waiting for the day when you might attempt to have it repaired.

Although the term scrap may imply that there is little worth left, the fact that it is made of gold makes it valuable. So what is the opportunity cost? You could sell us the bracelet for cash, or let it continue to gather dust while anticipating a potential future restoration for which you will have to spend money.

Turn Your Scrap Belongings into Cash

Do you have an old, beat up ring you no longer wear? How about that set of fine earrings that are missing a gem? These items can be converted into money today. Conversely, you may be searching for a specific gem to restore those earrings to a wearable state, and with an Altoid box full of diamonds and gems like emeralds and rubies in our shop, we can get you fixed up in no time.

Electronics and mechanical items that no longer function are typically considered useless, lest some repair technician is looking for a project. However, jewelry is among the few things that retains a level of worth despite being broken, incomplete or otherwise flawed. Precious metals such as gold, platinum, silver, palladium, ruthenium, and rhodium command value regardless of their state, and many jewels also hold that line whether they are set in a ring, a pendant, a necklace, or are loose.

Although each piece would be looked at for its specific attributes, types of jewelry scrap generally include:

Loose gems

We have seen rings without their stones and stones without their rings. Perhaps a valuable stone may have been removed from an ex-wedding ring and kept, or possibly the stones were lost and only the ring remains. Chances are, we have something that will fit, and with access to jewelers, it can be repaired quickly and economically.

Broken jewelry

A typical example is a gold bracelet that has a broken clasp or one that may have become unattached entirely. In this case, if you have either the unusable bracelet or only the clasp, they both still have value even though they are considered scrap. We buy scrap gold like this because at the end of the day, it’s gold and that is always worth something.

Parts of jewelry

A gold watch band, part of a silver necklace, that broche with a broken pin, a platinum ring whose stones are missing—these and many other examples are parts of what was once whole can still be sold for their precious metal value. Someone may need a new band for their watch, or someone may want an old ring to refurbish with stones they currently have.

We Buy and Sell Scrap Jewelry

Depending on the state of the scrap, we may disassemble it to provide still-viable components for sale, we may rehabilitate it ourselves to create a usable item, or we may just sell it as-is for the self-professed tinkerer or collector. Whatever the case, we buy and sell this type of scrap every day, and thus have an enormous assortment available at all times. From necklace clasps to loose jewels, from watch bands to nearly complete jewelry—Metro Pawn & Gun offers both fair prices when you wish to sell and great value when you wish to buy.

Gems like emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and diamonds are always valuable. Gold, platinum, and silver are also obviously very desirable, as well. We can accurately ascertain the grade and value of your treasures and pay top dollar for all of these items. Complete or incomplete, new or old, pretty or not—if it involves precious metals or gems—we are interested. With the nature of the business that we are in, inventories must move quickly to make way for more inventories, so our goods are priced to sell.

Choose Metro Pawn & Gun

Many of our clients actually also buy scrap gold in Minneapolis, as it is a great way to simply acquire the precious metal without paying more for a pristine, complete item. This scrap is viewed by some as a raw material that can be melted down and fashioned into new, custom jewelry at some point. So turn your scrap into cash, and do not pay full jewelry shop prices for what you buy. Give us a call if you have questions about your scrap jewelry or to see if we have something you may need. Our inventory is always in motion, so come on down to Metro Pawn & Gun in Minneapolis, MN and check out what we have.