Unmatched and broken gold earrings are a common site at the bottom of many jewellery boxes. At todays rates, your unworn gold earrings are probably worth more than you think.
We really don’t mind whether your earrings come in pairs or singly. We’re not bothered about their condition either! Providing they’re gold (or silver, or platinum), we can pay you cash.
Earrings that are not gold
It’s difficult to know sometimes whether an old earring is gold or not. The most common non-gold earrings we see are the type of studs used at the time ears are pierced. There’s a very simple test you can use to help separate the gold from the non-gold earrings. Find a strong magnet and pass it over your earrings. If any stick to the magnet, they can be discarded. When trying this out, remember to first separate the butterfly backs from the studs. Again, if any butterfly backs stick to the magnet, they’re not gold.
Using a magnet can also be useful to separate gold chains. However, please be careful if you have any gold bangles. It is very common to have steel tension wires running through them, which can give you a false result.
If all this information about testing gold and non-gold earrings is too much, please don’t worry. We don’t charge testing fees and anything that turns out not to be gold is always returned, again, for free.
To value your gold earrings, use the calculator in the right-hand column of this page.