Precious gold jewelry can be recycled and turn into renewable resource. To minmize the demand for newly mined gold, we cast with 100% recycled and re-fined precious metals. It is a good feeling to get rid of your unused jewelry and minimize environmental effects of metal mining.
Customers often bring us a handful of broken or outdated jewelry. Here are the steps of recycling them:
- We test the content of gold to determine the gold value of the day.
- We remove stones that the customers would like to keep and design a new piece of jewelry.
- We melt the precious metal in store and cast it into ingots. Then we send them to refinaries that adhere to the strictest EPA standards.
- The gold then will be return to us in pure gold beads. We alloy them into karat gold to fabricate new jewelery or repairs.
Vardy’s is proud to be a socially and environmentally responsible Jeweler!