While the image we have of gold jewelry is that it reinforces a special, sentimental representation of a strong bond between the person giving and the person receiving it, it’s often the case that the meaning of the jewelry is lessened after some time has passed. One of the easiest ways for this to happen is for one to misplace a part of the jewelry (such as a single earring), or damage the jewelry to a point where it no longer makes sense to wear it (such as a gold necklace that has broken in half). These gold jewelry odds and ends tend to stay in everyone’s jewelry boxes forever, corroding or gathering dust. After all, they’re broken and worthless, but at least they still have sentimental value right? But what if the broken bits weren’t worthless?

The truth is that your old gold jewelry is still worth something, and it’s entirely dependent on the price of gold and the amount and quality of the gold contained within your piece of jewelry. By bringing your broken gold necklace or lonely, matchless gold earrings into a place like McBride’s, you can have its true value assessed, which will allow you to trade this otherwise unusable piece of metal into something you can use. As a matter of fact, even if what you’re after is more jewelry, it’s entirely likely that you’ll find something in our jewellery section that you like! This means that you can take that old broken gold chain and maybe turn it into a newer, unbroken gold chain that you can wear!

This post of course only covers jewelry that is damaged, but it doesn’t have to be for it to be accepted as a trade-in. As jewelry is a fashion accessory, it’s likely that over the course of one’s lifetime, tastes in jewelry will fluctuate. What was once a very cool gold watch might seem tacky a few years later, and so why not take advantage of the fact that this watch that you dislike is worth something, and get something more modern instead?

Whether it’s broken or just out of style, it’s clear that all gold jewelry is worth something. Bring yours down to McBride’s so that we can take a look at it for you while you look around for something new!

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