Since 1988, United has been working with pawnbrokers to source scrap gold and silver. The gold collected in pawnshops around the world is shipped to United where it is refined and recycled to make new products for jewelry manufacturing such as:
- Karated Grain
All made using 100% Recycled Gold and Silver sourced from Pawnshops, Jewelry Manufacturers, Retailers, Repair Shops, and more.
Pawnbrokers play a pivotal role in collecting scrap gold in the form of old and broken jewelry from the public. While much of the pawns are typically retrieved, those items that are sold to pawnbrokers or are eventually forfeited make their way back into the hands of consumers, after being refined, as a new piece of jewelry.
United’s commitment to the environment and our ongoing efforts to ensure we only process and refine gold and jewelry scrap from verified sources is unparalleled in the industry. To learn more about United’s certifications, visit: UPMR Certifications.