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What Happens to Your Scrap Jewelry After It Leaves Your Shop?

Posted on 07 Aug 2018

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Most, if not all, pawn shop collect and bin their scrap jewelry and eventually send this collection off to a refiner. If you've dealt in scrap jewelry before, there are a couple of words that you've definitely heard when it's time to send your scrap off to your refiner; smelt and assay. Do you know the difference between these techniques and which each accomplishes? Jack Brown of Mid-State Recycling & Refining shared this video with PawnMaster that goes over the two most popular refinement techniques and how Mid-State helps their customers get the most out of their scrap jewelry and metals.


Mid-States Recycling and Refining specializes in accurate, verifiable and transparent precious metal refining for customers throughout the United States who demand the highest returns, work that meets or exceeds industry standards, and service delivered with integrity and accountability.

Using today’s most advanced smelting, sampling and refining technology, performed by highly trained refining specialists and chemists with decades of industry experience, Mid-States Recycling and Refining offers the most comprehensive refining, assaying, and in-house metal trading for all precious metals. For a full list of services offered, visit midstatesrecycling.com.

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