Gold-Traders Reveals the True Cost of Your Wedding Ring


More than 20 tonnes of waste are excavated to make just one gold wedding ring. The smelting process also releases large amounts of lead, carbon and cyandide into the air and water. But there is a way to reduce the damage – by returning scrap gold to the industry for re-use.

The environmental cost of our wedding rings, watches, and even gold fillings, is a hefty price for the planet to pay. The initial excavation of earth and the smelting process used to extract the gold cause air pollution that poses an enormous threat to local communities.

In La Oroya in Peru, the gold smelter emits so many fumes that 99% of local schoolchildren have been diagnosed with lead poisoning. The smelter also releases CO2 and PFCs into the atmosphere. How can we act to put the brakes on gold-mining pollution?

Return your unwanted gold
“The industry needs unwanted gold at the moment,” explains Phil Williams from “Prices are high and concerns are rising about the environmental cost of producing new jewellery.”

“Worst of all, thousands of us have old, broken or unused gold jewellery sitting around at home. The more we can return to the industry, the less we buy from gold mines.”

Cash for scrap gold
Gold is currently commanding such a high price that many vintage pieces are now worth more than their original cost. Now’s the time to sell scrap gold – whatever the weight or style, it could be worth more than you’d imagine. For example, the scrap value of an 18-carat, 10g wedding ring is currently £102 ($178).

How it works
Gold-traders is set up to enable anyone to sell their gold scrap. Fill out the online form, weigh the gold, and you can expect payment into your bank account on the day of receipt or cheque by return. You can sell brooches with broken pins, gold medallions, baby bangles, snapped chains, odd earrings, and even dental gold.

Once returned to the jewellers, they’ll be melted down and reformed to create someone else’s wedding ring or newborn bracelet. You’ve got a little extra in your bank account… and a little less on your conscience.


For further information…
Read more and download the online claim form at:
Telephone: Phil Williams on 01793 230 331

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