Anne, First, my question is… why don’t you remove and keep your
stones? Secondly, the best price I’ve found is from Kitco. They are
dependable and will send you a check promptly. Plus, they have been
around for a long time and enjoy a good reputation.
I checked Rio the other day and their price for 14K scrap was
$13.14. I then checked Kitco and they were somewhere in the range of
$16.63 for 14K. You can handle it on the web but I like to call them.
They will lock in the price and you will agree to send the product in
promptly and in a weight fairly close to what you specified. (You
will want to weigh it yourself on a decent gram scale)
This is their website:
Kitco Buy price
The price from Rio was a higher price to be taken in credit with
them only. If you wanted cash, the price was lower. For me, Kitco
wins by a mile. Interestingly enough, Rio is also buying gold filled
scrap and on that day, they were paying $17.60 per troy ounce and
that was for a credit allowance against purchases only. I may have to
give Kitco a call and see if they take gold filled also. Stones
aren’t a problem for them but why not keep them?
Guilty Pleasure Gems