Jeweler's Refining Guide
A comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your jewelry refining transactions
Garfield Refining provides the full spectrum of refining services for jewelers. Whether liquidating outdated inventory or salvaging value from bench sweeps, we are here to help provide you with the trusted gold refining you need. Gold jewelry styles may come and go but generations of jewelers have trusted Garfield with their gold, silver, and platinum refining needs.
What to Sell
Garfield possesses a staff of skilled workers trained in the art of smelting gold jewelry. As a result, jewelers interested in recycling gold jewelry may do so with confidence. Garfield’s modern facilities are capable of refining gold plated jewelry, extracting non-precious metals from far more valuable materials at no additional cost. In addition to working with gold, platinum, and other precious metals, Garfield is capable of refining silver jewelry and jewelry components such as chains, wires, sheets, and casting grains. Even flakes of gold from bench sweeps, grindings, shavings, and polishings can be sold and refined.
When to Sell
There is no minimum amount of gold that jewelers may submit for assay at any one time. Even one ounce of scrap gold can offer a sizeable return. Pieces of jewelry that may not be en vogue with customers may yield a far higher return once having undergone the jewelry smelting process, granting the jeweler the highest possible market value for their repurposed scrap gold. Multiple transactions of varying sizes may be submitted to Garfield throughout the year, allowing jewelers to increase their profits by “averaging” and allowing them to benefit from higher gold market values at given intervals.
Garfield has established a reputation as a trusted leader in the field of gold refining. For over a century, we have provided jewelers with an opportunity to eliminate brokers from the gold selling and refining process, ensuring the highest amount possible on all gold transactions. Our gold and gold filled jewelry refining process sees all shipments processed through our high-tech assay laboratory to determine the maximum value of gold submitted. Our attention to detail is met with both speed and accuracy, typically delivering payment for rendered gold within 24 hours of receipt and evaluation.