Value Your Scrap Gold at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The current coronavirus pandemic continues to see a rising number of cases, meaning more of us are spending time based at home. UK Scrap Gold has paused accepting new sales of gold for the safety of customers, and to prevent potential losses of items in transit.

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to get a valuation or have plans in place to recycle your scrap gold. In fact, we have all the tools you could need, so that you’re ready to make a sale, as soon as our full service is resumed.

Valuations of scrap gold have never been so easy!

Scrap gold could be worth a fortune

Market turbulence has led to much money flowing into safe havens in recent weeks, as the COVID-19 pandemic causes key parts of the economy to close down. Cases continue to rise, and as any responsible business would do, UK Scrap Gold paused receiving items from customers from Friday 20th March until further notice.

We’re doing this in the best interests of everyone we work with, to help limit the spread of this new coronavirus, and to limit the risk of precious items being lost in transit, as we’re sure there will be some potential disruption for a short time.

In the meantime, use our Scrap Gold Calculator to value your scrap item today – whether it’s an old piece of jewellery that you’ve been meaning to sell for a while, or something you’ve only just acquired but have no need for, valuation is easy.

Rather than having to send your item directly to us for analysis, using our Scrap Gold Calculator requires you to provide an estimate of the item’s weight and carat (purity), so it can give an accurate reading. Gold prices have been close to all-time highs for a number of weeks, and the Calculator reflects that in each reading it gives.

Sales and recycling as part of our service

When we are able to restore our full service to customers, this includes not only facilitating the sale of scrap gold items for quick and easy cash, we also enable customers to ‘recycle’ gold by selling scrap items to us and purchasing VAT free investment gold bars and coins with the proceeds.

Did you know that gold jewellery has VAT added to it? This distorts its value somewhat – by selling your item to us, you can invest the proceeds into a VAT free gold bar or coin through our sister website – UK Bullion.

 Investment gold is exempt from VAT altogether and is a smart way of storing wealth, as gold prices remain elevated for the foreseeable future.

UK Scrap Gold wishes you good health and fortune in the coming days and weeks and looks forward to restoring a full service at the earliest possible opportunity, as soon as it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so.

Scrap Silver Poised for Great Rebound in 2020

Despite silver having significant demand as an industrial metal, it is seemingly outshone by metals such as gold, at least when it comes to valuations.

But if you hold onto a piece of scrap silver, don’t lose hope – scrap silver prices could potentially have been undervalued by a significant margin relative to gold in more recent times, meaning those scrap silver items you’ve got lying around gathering dust could become a great deal more valuable in 2020.

Learn why scrap silver could be poised for a great rebound in 2020.

The price is right for a rebound

Precious metals such as gold and silver have often risen in tandem over the last few decades.

While scrap gold can enjoy sharp rises in value, scrap silver prices demonstrate far greater volatility. You might have seen how scrap gold prices are significantly higher than those of scrap silver, but taking this at face value would be to miss an important fact, which is that the prices of gold and silver have a most unusual relationship.

Based on historical averages, scrap silver is significantly undervalued relative to scrap gold. When this has occurred historically, silver has always outperformed gold and enjoyed a considerably greater increase in value eventually.

That means that any scrap silver items you’re thinking of selling, whether old cutlery, jewellery or even an heirloom, could soon become considerably more valuable. It’s just a matter of timing.

What is scrap silver worth today?

UK Scrap Gold estimates that just 50 grams of scrap silver with 999.0 purity could currently make you as much as £17.90. Think of what an even larger quantity of scrap silver could earn you!

For the latest scrap silver prices and to help you time a sale to perfection, make sure to use our silver price calculator. It’s easy to use and you don’t need to send a single piece of silver to us in order to get a free initial valuation.

UK Scrap Gold accepts scrap items of all shapes and sizes. We specialise in facilitating sales of scrap silver. If you wish to recycle your items, we can melt them down and have them reshaped into something brand-new. All you have to do is tell us a little about the items you wish to sell by filling in our sellers’ form. It’s protected with SSL encryption, meaning your personal information is safe with us.

When you’re ready to transfer the items over to us, make sure to post them by Insured Special Delivery. This ensures your package arrives safely and that you don’t lose out if something should happen to it in transit.

Don’t hesitate to contact UK Scrap Gold today, or call us on 01902 623 254!

Last Chance to Cash in on Christmas Gold Rush

This Christmas is something of a special opportunity to make some easy cash, if you have any unwanted gold in some shape or form. That’s because prices have rarely been so high in the festive season.

Gold comes in all shapes and sizes but can make for a much-welcome amount of money, if you find the right place to sell. UK Scrap Gold knows just what you need to do.

A golden gift this Christmas

Gold prices have been on a tear for much of 2019, with occasional dips, underlined by a firm uptrend since last year. This means people have been given a rare opportunity to sell gold at record highs for the first time since 2011.

All those unwanted heirlooms or broken pieces of jewellery could be making you a decent sum. All you need to do is work out how much they could possibly be worth. Fortunately, UK Scrap Gold’s very own Gold Price Calculator does just the trick.

Gold items made in the UK often carry a hallmark, giving you an idea about the item’s purity or carat, but don’t worry if it doesn’t have one. This may mean your item came from abroad, but it could still be worth enough to give you a boost over Christmas, if you sell it with us today.

An item weighing just a gram, with 9-carat purity, could fetch a price of at least £13.14 at current prices, so just imagine what you could do, if you happen to have something much larger, with a higher carat.

Gold in all shapes and sizes

This yellow metal comes in all shapes and sizes, and all it takes to spread some extra cheer, this Christmas.

If you’re curious about selling some gold today, make sure to check our Live Gold Price tracker – updated every five seconds, it can be used to help you time your sale. Watch out for spikes in prices, to maximise the value of your items. This is because we provide payment based on pricing at the time we receive any items.

It could be the best time to sell, as demand is high, and any gold you sell could be recycled at some of the highest prices ever seen.

Why sell it to us? UK Scrap Gold has been operating in this market for over 20 years, with experience in helping people turn unwanted gold and other precious metals into easy cash, in a few simple steps.

If you have any queries about how it all works, contact us here. If you need a little more information about what we can offer, here are our top 10 reasons to trust us with your scrap gold items.

Once you’re ready to sell, it’s time to fill in this form – it’s easy to follow, and guarantees a speedy sale.

From all of us at UK Scrap Gold, have a Merry Christmas and a happy 2020!

Elevated Prices Persuade Families to Sell Gold Heirlooms

Gold has been prized for centuries, adorning the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs and being passed down through families as tokens of good fortune.

The price of gold has remained so high in recent months that families who hold large quantities of the precious metal have made the bold move to sell gold items, often including family heirlooms.

Holding large quantities of gold has proven risky for some, as police warned earlier in the summer that members of the South Asian community were particularly vulnerable to burglaries of gold, as they often increased holdings of the precious metal while preparing for the wedding season.

A BBC investigation in March 2019 found that as much as £140 million worth of gold jewellery had been stolen from families of South Asian descent since 2013, with the Metropolitan Police reportedly recording 3,300 thefts for the same demographic group between 2017-18 alone.

Popular metal for heirlooms

The spike in the gold price in recent months has been viewed as a likely trigger to the increasing number of gold thefts from households possessing large quantities of gold. The yellow metal is popular, particularly among South Asian families, as part of marital traditions going back generations.

Check out our Live Gold Prices chart, to keep track of the latest price moves.

High prices have also made the perfect opportunity for anyone with a bit of scrap gold lying around to make a significant amount of cash easily. UK Scrap Gold accepts a wide range of scrap gold items, whether that’s broken or unwanted gold jewellery.

You might not even realise just how much of a literal goldmine you could be sitting on, with pieces of scrap gold in your home, gathering dust.

What about purity?

It’s possible you might have discovered something golden and perhaps you now wish to sell scrap gold, but you’re unsure whether it’s pure enough. Don’t worry – UK Scrap gold will be happy to help, even if the item isn’t 24-carat gold precisely. Scrap gold items come in a wide range of purities, and some items might include different pieces of gold, of varying purities.

Here at UK Scrap Gold, upon receipt of your scrap gold item, we can simply separate the respective pieces, and give you an easy cash valuation for each individual piece.

If you wish to take advantage of gold being close to record prices, and plan to sell scrap gold to specialists, why not consider selling it to us at UK Scrap Gold? If you want to get a good valuation before selling, do your own valuation at home, using our scrap gold calculator on our homepage.

All you need to know is a rough approximation of the item’s carat or purity, as well as its weight in grams.

UK Scrap Gold has a main office in Wolverhampton, so if you wish to visit us about any scrap gold queries, make sure to drop us a message, to book an appointment. Better still, feel free to call us using the number below. We look forward to helping with your enquiry.

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.