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What is the weight of my jewellery ?

To know how much money can be obtained from selling one's jewellery pieces it is necessary to weigh them. Indeed, it is rarely the item in itself that is interesting for the gold buyer but the gold they contain. With the exceptio of very specific cases of jewelery of major brands or with artistic value (check out our article here : How to sell silver jewellery? but the main idea remains the same with gold jewelry).

Jewellery average weight by type of item

To have a rough idea of the weight of your own jewellery pieces, here is the average weight of the different types of jewellery items:

ring Bracelet nacklace
Jewellery item Average weight
Small ring / Women's ring 2 grams
Big ring/ Men's ring 4 grams
Chevalière 8 grammes
Thin mesh bracelet 5 grams
Medium and rigid mesh bracelet 15 grams
Big mesh bracelet 20 grams
Thin mesh necklace 10 grams
Thick mesh necklace 30 grams
Small pendant 1 gram
Big pendant 4 grams
Pair of earrings 6 grams

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Weigh it at home

If you have a food scale at home, you can use it to weigh your jewellery.

Here is an example of a food scale and a link to a store offering the sale:

Food scale ACCUWEIGHT AW-KS001 5kg

Be careful though because the accuracy is not necessarily great. With the above scale, you can weigh up to 5 kg. The scales dedicated to the weighing of jewellery have a much lower weigh limit but a much higher precision. In consequence if you weigh 18.3g and that the gold buyer weighs 17.9g, well, it must be put on the account of the lack of precision of the balance.

Go to a post office


Another solution is to put your items in an envelope (for more privacy) to weigh on the scales at your nearest post office. The accuracy is usually better than a food scale and you are sure that the scale is not rigged.

However, this requires an additional trip to a post office which is not necessary.

Directly checking with a scrap gold buyer or a jeweller

This is the simplest solution. And then, if you have decided to sell your jewellery, it seems pretty coherent.

To be certain that the profesional does not tell you any nonsense, you are free to visit a second one.

The risk of this approach is that once you enter the shop, you may not have the will to refuse the offer he will make even if there is a better one somewhere else (whether you know it or not).

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