How it workscontact us
COLLECT YOUR JEWELRY
Collect your old 14k solid gold jewelry—it can be from any brand. Email us (email@example.com) with a list of pieces you'd like to send. Please include photos and be sure that the jewelry is not gold plated or filled.
We'll reply with a few questions to ensure that we can accept your pieces.
SEND US YOUR JEWELRY
After we confirm the estimated credit amount, we'll provide you with our shipping address. Send your jewelry to us with an insured label.
Once received, we'll melt the gold down to its purest form, making it equal in quality to newly mined gold. Please note that we can lose up to 25% of gold during the process.
ENJOY YOUR CREDIT
We'll send you $30 per gram of melted gold in the form of a Kinn gift card. It can be used toward any piece on our website, or toward a custom project. If you'd like us to create a bespoke piece, we will connect you with our design team.
About recycled goldWHAT IS IT?
Recycled gold is created from existing jewelry, industrial metals, or electronic components, which are smelted and refined. Once they reach their purest form, they become equal in quality to newly mined metals.
When it comes to jewelry, the recycling process starts by looking for impurities in the metal, which are melted off during the refinery process. If gold has been mixed with other metals like nickel, the alloys are separated to determine the true karat value of the gold. From there, it can be molded into another piece of jewelry.
Why use recycled gold?
In its elemental form, gold is more rare than diamonds. With only a finite number of gold deposits on Earth, we will eventually run out of places to mine it. Further, gold mining causes soil erosion, deforestation, and exposes ecosystems to toxic chemicals like mercury and cyanide.
Using recycled gold helps to reduce the demand for newly mined metals, contributing to a circular economy.