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Watch Battery Buyers - Sell Rolled Gold Plate Scrap Jewelry Jewellery

Sell Rolled Gold Plate Scrap Jewelry Jewellery

Is It Profitable?

Selling rolled gold plate watch bands and other rolled gold plate scrap jewelry jewellery can still be profitable. Since many jewelry jewellery stores throw these materials away, it can be gotten for free or at least very cheap.

You should know the drill by now. Forms of gold that are not solid gold (marked in karats) are made with plating techniques that "bond under heat, pressure or electrical influence" a layer of gold onto another metal. Rolled Gold Plate or RGP is another term used to describe a specific plating process.

More About Rolled Gold Plate

Again, hopefully you have already read the materials on the Gold-Plated Gold-Filled page. As stated on that page, Rolled Gold Plate or RGP items have a surface layer of solid gold that is regulated by the government to contain a required minimum of gold. The content of gold is generally lower than gold-filled and an RGP item won't necessarily look as good or wear as nice as solid gold. Still, quality Rolled Gold Plate shouldn't flake off, scratch off, rub off or otherwise easily come off.

What is Rolled Gold Plate Worth?

The same considerations apply, such as: losses due to surface wear, failing to remove portions of the item that are not gold-filled before weighing and other issues. The same fees apply. You can expect to get paid $15 to $30 per pound of rolled gold plate, according to the grade of the material. And sometimes more.

Rolled Gold Plate items, again, are more valuable when they are non-magnetic. Magnetic gold-filled items are based on stainless steel, which is much more difficult to refine. Therefore, always carry a magnet.

The rolled gold plate process is used for mid level jewelry jewellery items. Common items include:

  • Wrist watch bands
  • Wrist watch cases (remove the steel caseback)
  • Pocket watch cases
  • Bracelets and chains
  • Rings, earrings, findings, pins, and brooches
  • Eyeglass frames

Some say the "condition is of no concern" but we disagree. The more worn the item is, the more likely that gold has been worn away. Always evaluate an item based on how worn it is.

Selling Gold-Plated and Gold-Filled

Watch Battery Buyers offers top payout rates for rolled gold plate. The process is the same as watch battery recycling. Find out more on the How It Works page and the Shipping page.