In the past we have talked about the difference between karat gold, gold filled, rolled gold and plated gold. Out of all of these we only accepted karat gold, but we are now accepting large lots of gold filled jewelry. This includes necklaces, bracelets, watches, earrings, eyeglass frames or other gold jewelry items.
Gold filled jewelry and other items may be marked “GF” and found in 1/10 10k GF, 1/20 10k GF, 1/10 12k GF, 1/20 12k GF, 1/10 14k GF and 1/20 14k GF grades, to name but a few. Gold filled is different than the rolled gold and gold plating technique because it typically utilizes a hollow gold tube that is filled with another non-precious metal. Rolled gold and gold plating techniques involved covering a non-precious metal with a very thin layer of gold. Arch Enterprises does not refine rolled gold or gold plated materials.
If you are a jeweler, eyeglass manufacturer, or pawn shop that has a large amount of gold filled items, please contact us to we can discuss the volume of your material, the grade and give an estimate based on this information.
So to sum up, Arch DOES ACCPT the following:
- 10k gold, 14k gold, 18k gold, 24k gold
- 1/10 10k GF, 1/20 10k GF, 1/10 12k GF, 1/20 12k GF, 1/10 14k GF and 1/20 14k GF
Arch DOES NOT ACCEPT the following:
- Rolled Gold
- Gold Plated Items
We will however except samples and make assessments in some situations.