We often speak to customers who don’t have any scales on which to accurately weigh their scrap gold.
Here’s a tip we’ve been giving to customers for some time…
Weigh your gold at your post office. Post office scales are ‘trade approved’ and are therefore very accurate. Obviously, you don’t want others to see what you’re doing, so put your jewellery into a plain envelope and seal it. Make sure you have an identical empty envelope with you. Weigh the empty envelope and note its weight, then weigh the envelope with your gold in it. Subtract the weight of the empty envelope and voila! You have the weight of your gold.
Finally, a note about digital kitchen scales. Please bear in mind they probably aren’t as accurate as you think. Many only weigh in increments of 5 grams and it’s very common for kitchen scales to be ‘out’ by several grams. If in doubt, use the above tip.