Does More Gold End Up in Dresser Drawers than Anywhere Else?

If you like to go looking for gold at estate sales, antique malls and other places where old furniture is for sale, here’s a little advice for you . . .

Bring along a magnifying glass and check dresser drawers carefully for small items

Chances are good that you will find some very valuable small “stuff” rolling around, or lodged in the corners of drawers, or even hidden in the joints where a drawer’s bottom is inserted into the sides. You’ll find most of it in the top dresser drawer. But also look in the lower drawers and on the panel under the bottom drawer, since items that fall from higher drawers tend to end up there.

 There could be gold in them thar dressers! The GoldRefiners.com philosophy: you'll never know if you don't look. Credit: Oralleff/iStock.

There could be gold in them thar dressers! The GoldRefiners.com philosophy: you'll never know if you don't look. Credit: Oralleff/iStock.

What are you looking for? Here’s a checklist of gold items that we recycle and refine that tend to roll around and get stuck in corners and cracks.

  • Bent up, broken old eyeglass frames and parts
  • Broken bits of gold jewelry
  • Chain links
  • Clasps, loops and other jewelry findings
  • Earrings, earring pins (sometimes with jewels or pearls missing) and earring backs
  • Gold and gold-filled buckles from watch bands
  • Gold and gold-plated collar stays
  • Gold tie pins, collar pins and tie tacks
  • Old tuxedo shirt studs and cufflinks
  • Thin charms from charm bracelets

How Much Recyclable “Stuff” Do You Need to Make Some Real Money?

If you think that there is not much money to be made by collecting tiny little pieces of this and that, we urge you to think again. With gold currently trading at over $1,200, you stand to make a good amount of money if you get in the habit of buying only one or two very small gold items every month, even if they're just gold plated, or gold alloys. Little pieces add up and you could be in for a big payday in less than a year.

When you get those items together, give us a call at 800-426-2344 and send them to us for testing and evaluation. We are here to answer all your questions about recycling and profiting from gold.

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