Or.... recycle it and make something new. Just melt it!
|Ingots from old jewelry.|
|Gold has been passed through a rolling mill to form square wire.|
In the past the Gold Council ran ads with a tag line that said "nothing else feels like gold". So true. The beauty of gold beyond it's intrinsic value is that it can be reshaped and remade. Much jewelry has been created through the ages by melting down old gold to make something new.
A client came to me with this very dilemma. There was enough gold to yield several Mother and Daughter bracelets. Each bracelet is infused with sentiment and the jewelry stays in the family (sort of).
|Recycled gold made into bangles. ©Favre|