‘Can my gold be melted down to make a new ring?’

We often get asked this question. Whether you have inherited a ring that you would like updated or your own engagement ring could do with a bit of modernisation it is important to figure out the best way to go about it.

The main reason why it is not recommended to melt down used gold is because the alloys in the gold do not co-operate when being re-cast.

18ct gold jewellery is an alloyed mixture of 75% gold and 25% other metals. While the gold can be used over and over, the other metals can cause problems such as porosity, discolouration and cracks.

Instead of trying to re-use your gold, we can recycle it and allow for the value of this off the new piece of jewellery. The value is based on the spot gold price on the day.

The only possible way of re-using your existing gold is if the piece just needs re-sizing and does not require alteration of any other kind.

With regard Platinum, it is always advised to use 100% new platinum as remelting platinum will not produce a quality ring.

Every customer has different needs and we are more than happy to discuss your design and ideas to create a unique piece of jewellery. Contact us on 056 7751455, email to book an appointment to visit us in either Kilkenny or Dublin.

About Lorimat Jewellers

Lorimat Jewellers are leading suppliers in the South East of Ireland of engagement rings, wedding rings, and eternity rings of vintage design and style. We offer modern interpretations of timeless classics, and for decades, we have helped couples to show their love in the greatest way possible by helping choose the perfect rings for them.