Gold is More Recyclable Than You Think

Gold has always been viewed as a timeless metal that never ages. It is one of the least reactive elements on the periodic table, and while many metals oxidise and rust in time, gold manages to maintain its shimmer for centuries.

But did you know that between 2005 and 2010, recycled gold made up as much as 35 per cent of the gold available in the markets? Read on, to learn about how, as well as being a timeless precious metal, gold is one of the best metals you can recycle, if you’re looking to repurpose your scrap gold.

All the gold in the world

It has been said that gold is so uncommon in the Earth’s crust, that all of the gold ever mined out of the ground could be melted down and formed into a cube that could easily fit underneath the Eiffel Tower. This quite interesting fact might sound unbelievable, but it gives you an idea about just how rare gold is, and why it has always been such a highly-priced precious metal.

The scarcity of gold and its consistently high value across the world is one of the many reasons why so many people see the benefit in not only buying or selling scrap gold but also recycling it into completely new shapes and sizes.

Imagine finding an old gold ring or a scrap gold necklace, or perhaps even just a gold coin. Gold fillings are also another older form of scrap gold, which are often 14 carat, indicating that it is at least 58 per cent pure gold.

Scrap gold specialists

The centuries-old appeal of gold means there are great opportunities for both buyers and sellers of scrap gold. If you have happened to possess some scrap gold, such as a gold watch, old jewellery or dental gold, there’s a respectable sum you can expect to make by selling with UK Scrap Gold.

For example, if you happen to find some scrap 9 carat gold weighing a single gram, you could expect to make as much as £14.15 if you sold at the time of writing, in late September. Want to see how much your item might be worth? Check out our Scrap Gold Calculator.

Better still, check out our Live Gold Price Tracker. The price of gold is always moving around, so make sure to check the price, to help time your sale so you can make the most out of your scrap gold items. We accept scrap gold items, as well as a variety of other precious metals, including scrap silver.

Have a bit of old silver cutlery lying around, which you’re thinking of scrapping? We also accept scrap platinum items, so don’t let them lie around, gathering dust. You might just be sitting on a small fortune, so it makes sense to get in touch to see what they might be worth today.

Feel free to give us a call, email us or book an appointment, if you wish to come to our headquarters in Wolverhampton. We look forward to helping you sell your scrap at a fair price.

August Provides Scrap Gold Sellers with Record Prices

August hasn’t failed to disappoint – gold prices continue to climb to new all-time highs. The higher it goes, the greater the reason for selling some of that scrap gold you might have lying around, gathering dust. Don’t let it sit idle – why not sell gold for some quick cash with UK Scrap Gold today?

Sizzling hot prices

Gold continues to race higher and higher this summer, having broken through the £1,200 per troy ounce barrier earlier this month. Prices have quite simply never been so high, so you have a special opportunity to make some sizable sums of money if you happen to find any unwanted scrap gold lying around.

UK Scrap Gold has been recording all-time highs for the value of scrap gold this summer – check out our Scrap Gold Calculator, to see what your scrap gold could be worth. If you found a single gram of 9-carat gold, you could potentially earn yourself as much as £14.16 as of late August.

The higher the carat (or purity), the more cash you can make, if you sell scrap gold with UK Scrap Gold. A gram of 24-carat gold attracts a price of as high as £37.73 as of late August and could be worth significantly more if gold prices continue moving upwards.

What kinds of scrap gold?

At UK Scrap Gold, we handle scrap gold items of all shapes and sizes. Some customers have even sold dental gold fillings, which we were happy to exchange for cash. However, you may have simply stumbled across an old family heirloom; perhaps a gold ring, a gold watch or some broken gold chains.

We even accept items of scrap palladium, silver and platinum. Jewellery isn’t just limited to gold, so you never know what kind of money your scrap could be worth.

There are some special forms of scrap gold, such as rose or white gold. We’re still happy to exchange them for some quick and easy cash too. Think you’re ready to sell some scrap gold? Just fill out a Seller Form – it’s easy to use, and your planned sale can be sorted in no time at all.

Discuss selling scrap gold

UK Scrap Gold has been helping people sell their scrap gold from our office in Wolverhampton for a number of years. Check out our Testimonials page, to see how we’ve helped ensure that people got the cash they deserved when selling their scrap gold with us.

If you’re curious about making a sale to us, feel free to get in touch – we’ll be more than happy to help you if you have any questions. Find our contact information on our Contact page here. We’re also able to facilitate face-to-face appointments at our Wolverhampton office, but please remember to book your own appointment, to avoid delays.

Is this Summer the Ideal Time to Sell Scrap Gold?

Brexit, the prospect of a new Government, and all the uncertainty these things bring has led to the price of gold spiking and remaining near record highs for a few weeks now. For anyone who happens to own a bit of unwanted scrap gold, it could be the ideal time to make a good deal of cash, by selling your scrap gold today.

A golden price opportunity

UK Scrap Gold has been watching gold prices continue to outperform other assets over the last few weeks with great interest, and you can track them too – just check out our Live Gold Prices page, to stay up to date on the movements in gold.

If you’re thinking about selling gold bullion or gold coins, it might be one of the best times in history to do so – as of late July, gold prices are hitting levels that have only been seen once before, in the summer of 2011. Gold failed to sustain that level for long, so the fact that it’s back at this level for such a sustained period of time is a sign that it could be just the time to sell scrap gold.

Want to get a quick and easy valuation for your scrap gold, without having to send it over just yet? Check out our Gold Scrap Calculator. Just a gram of scrap gold, with a purity of 9 carat, could earn you as much as £13.31 with UK Scrap Gold (as of late July), all the more of a reason for you to sell scrap gold with us today.

Jewellery and coins

Scrap gold can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Maybe you’ve got your hands on an unwanted heirloom, such as a gold ring, a gold chain or simply a gold watch or coin. UK Scrap Gold doesn’t just accept scrap gold items – we happily handle sales of scrap silver palladium and platinum too!

If you’re unsure about whether you have an item that you can sell to our scrap gold team, check out our FAQs page. It’s full of useful answers to the usual queries we expect, when people are selling scrap gold. When you’re ready to sell your scrap items with us, fill in our Seller Form.

If you’re preparing to sell scrap gold, but still have some questions and want to speak to us directly, feel free to contact us today. You can call us, email us and get in touch by post. If you happen to be based in or around the Wolverhampton area, you’re more than welcome to drop in to our offices, just call for an appointment.

Selling Scrap Gold Offers Great Gains for Summer 2019

With gold prices close to breaking out to new all-time highs as of late June 2019, anyone with a little bit of gold might find it goes a long way. Maybe you were handed a gold coin by a loved one, or have come to own old family jewellery or a watch with gold components? It could fetch a respectable price as gold scrap, based on current gold valuations.

UK Scrap Gold are gold seller specialists. We offer some of the best prices for scrap gold you can hope to find, and we handle all items with care when we receive them for valuation and sale. 

Great gains to be made

As of late June 2019, gold prices are elevated, at £1,100 per troy ounce. This is a price level that has rarely been seen in British history, and if you have unwanted scrap gold, you’ve got yourself an ideal opportunity to sell your scrap gold at some of the best valuations ever seen. 

UK Scrap Gold outshines other gold sellers with decent prices for your scrap gold this summer – as of late June, we offer as much as £12.99 for just a gram of scrap gold items with a carat (purity) or 9 carats.

Not only do we accept pure scrap gold at UK Scrap Gold. Jewellery and other gold scrap items often come in a variety of alloys. For example, if you find scrap gold items comprising white or rose gold, we’ll offer payment for the pure gold content of the item.

Dedicated gold sales specialists

UK Scrap Gold can be trusted to handle your scrap gold with care, and offer you quick and easy payment. That’s because we’ve been working in this market for over 20 years. If you’re looking for some compelling reasons to sell your scrap gold with us today, check out our 10 Reasons Why list.

Payment is efficient and hassle-free. We give our guarantee that payment will be made within 24 hours of receiving gold, silver, platinum or palladium items. Once the items have been tested and valued, the money can be in your account within as little as 2 hours.

Not only do we ensure seamless payment upon receipt of your scrap gold items. When you complete your Seller Form to transfer your item to us, we only ask for the absolute minimum regarding personal information, as we understand the importance of security for our customers.

Brooches, pins and watches accepted

Scrap gold comes in all shapes and sizes. Don’t worry if your items are not as shiny as they were the day they were originally made. We’ve accepted gold in the form of dental fillings before, so we understand the wide variety of ways scrap gold can be sold.

If you’re keen to get an accurate valuation before sending a single piece of scrap gold, it’s worth trying our Gold Price Calculator. Valuations are determined based on carat (the purity), with weight helping produce a fair value based on the prices we offer.

If you have any queries about possibly selling scrap gold or other precious metals items with UK Scrap Gold, we strongly encourage you to contact us today. Email, write to us or give us a call, and we’ll be happy to discuss potential sales of items.

Equally, we accept appointments at our Wolverhampton headquarters. If you’re in the local area and wish to meet us to discuss scrap gold sales, make sure to drop us a message so you can book an appointment, and avoid unnecessary delays.

Brexit Uncertainty Offers Ideal Time to Sell Scrap Gold

As the UK’s political system remains paralysed over Brexit this summer, the price of gold remains elevated. As a result, it might just prove to be the perfect time to consider selling any scrap gold you have.

Gold prices typically rise in times of political and economic turbulence, so your scrap gold could be worth substantially more than it used to be. That old family heirloom might be gathering dust on your shelf, when it could help you make a respectable amount of cash.

Reasonable prices for your scrap gold

With UK Scrap Gold, you can be sure that you will get a reasonable price for your scrap gold. We base our pricings on the London Gold Fix, the standard metric by which to value gold in the markets. Check out our Live Gold Prices tracker, to see how the value of the precious metal fluctuates.

As of late May, it is over £1,000 per troy ounce, a level twice as high as it was in 2008, and close to its 2011 all-time high of £1,100. 

We offer customers a respectable pricing for their gold – its carat or purity is a defining feature. A single gram of 9 carat scrap gold could be worth as much as £11.64 as of May 2019, higher than a great deal of other scrap gold specialists currently offer.

What gold can I sell?

Got an item with some gold, but unsure if it’s worth selling? Perhaps it’s a ring, with gemstones inlaid? Or maybe it’s simply a piece of broken scrap gold? That’s not a problem. UK Scrap Gold is happy to help you.

Got an item you wish to scrap, but worried it’s not pure enough? UK Scrap Gold accepts gold scrap in a variety of purities. This includes alloys like rose gold or white gold.

UK Scrap Gold not only accepts a variety of scrap gold items – we also happily accept scrap silver , palladium or platinum. Their value is determined by “spot price”, so you will receive payment in line with the market value at the time of sale.

If you’ve got scrap gold lying around in your home – a gold watch or an old gold ring – you might be wondering what you could make from selling it to us. Why not try our Gold Price Calculator? It’s free and easy to use. All you need to do is have a rough idea about the weight and carat of each item. Our calculator will do the rest, and give you an accurate estimate for what it could be worth. It’s hassle-free and you don’t have to send it over, until you’re ready to sell it.

Quick and easy payment

As a long-running business with many years of experience as gold specialists, we strive to ensure that customers get a fair price for their scrap gold, without delay. If you send your gold, payment is quick – FPS transfers can be made to your account within a matter of hours after receiving your scrap gold.

If you prefer payment by post, we ensure that payment will arrive within just a day or so after we receive your scrap.

If you have any questions regarding selling your scrap gold, check out our FAQs page

Feel free to contact us, to help ensure the sale of your scrap gold in a timely and efficient way, by telephone, post or email.

If you wish to see us in person, and happen to be based in or around our headquarters in Wolverhampton, all you have to do is book an appointment – we look forward to helping you with your enquiries.

Why Not Sell Your Scrap Gold This Summer?

It might be handy to have that bit of extra cash to spend for the summer holidays. If you have scrap gold you no longer wish to keep, it could be the perfect time to gather it up and sell it – why not come to UK Scrap Gold for a valuation today?

Value for money on your scrap gold

UK Scrap Gold offers you true value for money, when it comes to scrap gold – as of mid-April 2019, we offer as much as £11.38 on just a gram of 9-carat gold. We base our gold scrap prices on the London Gold Fix, a reputable and regularly-updated price metric.

This ensures that your gold is sold with the proper value that it deserves. Gold has long been famed for its beauty, and its value currently sits at elevated levels of over £983 (as of late April 2019), twice what it used to be worth a decade ago.

We accept all sorts of scrap

Worried that you have an item made of gold, but don’t think any vendors will be willing to accept it? UK Scrap Gold accepts gold in its many forms, whether that be jewellery, coins or watches – don’t worry if you’ve found broken items – we accept them all the same.

To get started, fill out our short description form – we only ask you to provide the essentials. Before doing any of this, you’re free to use our gold scrap calculator, a handy tool that allows you to get a quick and easy valuation before you even consider sending a single piece of scrap gold. 

When you’re ready to get in touch, don’t forget to fill the description form – any information sent to us is protected by encryption, and we ensure that it is only used with regards to your transaction.

Quick transactions, suited to you

Once we have received your scrap gold, payment will be made within a matter of hours. Depending on your preferred method, a transaction could be with you in as little as 2 hours. A cheque or cash can be dispatched within as little as 24 hours – the choice is yours. 

Whichever way you choose, we always aim to ensure the cash is in your hands within a day of us receiving your scrap gold.

Established scrap gold buyers

UK Scrap Gold has operated for over 20 years as reliable gold scrap specialists for people wishing to sell scrap gold, silver or even platinum. We value our relationships with customers and use the most cutting-edge technology to verify the value of your scrap gold so your items are always priced right. Check out our testimonials page, to hear what our satisfied customers have to say about our service.

Contact us

If you wish to get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you. Click here to contact us today. Don’t hesitate to give us a call, write to us by post or email. Additionally, if you happen to be based in or around Wolverhampton, you’re more than welcome to drop in on our headquarters. 

Please note that it is advised to schedule an appointment if you wish to make a visit to us. Our offices are open between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday.