When I’m rummaging through my jewellery drawer trying to find earring backs (seriously – where do they all go?), I often come across discarded pieces of jewellery and wonder if they would be worth anything.
There’s the single gold stud that lost its mate in 2009, the broken charm bracelet I have no inclination to fix, the silver necklace gifted to me by a psychotic ex-boyfriend and a pair of massive hoop earrings that I fancied when I went through a crimes-against-fashion phase of dressing like a flamenco dancer.
As I finish getting ready and rush off to work, I tell myself that one day I will gather up all of these forlorn pieces of broken and unloved jewellery and take them to a gold buyer’s store for an afternoon of weigh and pay. But, like compiling family photobooks and losing my baby weight, I never quite get around to it.
So, you can imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered you can easily cash-in your unwanted jewellery via post thanks to Gold Buyers Mail In. Yep, in a world where you can pretty much buy or sell anything online, unwanted jewellery is no exception. The process is super simple, extremely secure and payment is put straight into your account – tick, tick and tick.
"You can easily cash-in your unwanted jewellery." Image: iStock.
With two kids under four, I’d rather have a colonoscopy than face the horror of dragging them through a shopping mall. But after my initial glee at discovering I could cash in my crappy jewellery without leaving the house, I did have a few questions. Would my goods be safe in the mail? How would I know how much I was going to get? What if I wasn’t happy with the amount?
Luckily the innovative peeps at Gold Buyers Mail In have thought of everything and come up with an easy, safe and secure process. In fact, as their profits don’t go towards the upkeep of a physical storefront, their genius mail-in service means that Gold Buyers can offer higher prices for your goods.