At a pawn shop you will get little for the silver pieces. The gold they will likely pay you so much
per gram (with some weight deduction for the stone). The qty is too low to send to a smelter.
One place where you might do better is someone who makes jewelry.
Maybe he could sell the silver rings to someone as rings (friends?). Actual jewelry (undamaged)
is often worth far more than the scrap metal value. Of course, it may take longer to sell. In the
pawn shops I worked, many cheaper rings we bought at scrap price (pink ice, wedding bands and
the like). I then cleaned them up and did minor repairs. Clean and polished they often sold at
far more than scrap. A small pinky ring might have $3-$5 scrap value but the ring would sell at
Appraisals can be had at any of the above, but if they think they may be buying... they will most
likely low-ball you. Any of the above and jewelry stores can also determine if you have something
special (nice gems, etc).
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