At a time when gold and gem prices are at a historical high, your old jewelry can be converted into both cash payment and bonus TerraCycle® points. What’s more, recycling your jewelry can greatly reduce the environmental and social impact on our planet and people. TerraCycle has partnered with SellYourGold.com, an industry leader with a reputation for integrity, to create the Jewelry Brigade.
Participation in the Jewelry Brigade is completely free: there are no fees and all shipping is covered by the program. When you sign up to participate in the Jewelry Brigade, the following items will be immediately mailed to your address:
- TerraCycle Jewelry Brigade appraisal kit.
- A return FedEx® shipping envelope insured up to $1,000 that you can use to securely send in your jewelry for free.
SellYourGold.com will appraise your jewelry within 24 hours of receipt. If you don’t accept their offer, they will send back your jewelry in a secure FedEx package at no expense to you. If you do choose to accept their offer, you will receive full payment for your jewelry and an additional 2% of the value will be awarded to you in TerraCycle points. Please click here to learn more about the TerraCycle Points Program.
If you would like more information, please check out the Jewelry Brigade FAQ.
If at any point you have questions ranging from shipping, the status of your kit or the types of acceptable metal, please feel free to contact TerraCycle at email@example.com or via phone at 1-888-465-3138.
Jewelry Brigade accepted waste: Gold and Platinum Jewelry, Silver Jewelry, GIA Certified Diamonds, Fine Diamonds, Certified Tanzanite Jewelry, Industrial Platinum (Crucible, Wire, etc.), Gold and Platinum Coins and Bullion, Dental Gold and Platinum, Fine Watches.
Visit the links below for further reading about the environmental and social impact of jewelry:
- No Dirty Gold
- NDG Fact Sheet
- The Environmental Literacy Council
- NYTimes: Behind Gold’s Glitter
- Artisanal Gold Council
- Mercury Watch
- Diamond Development Initiative
- Diamond Facts
- Gems and the Environment
- Global Witness
- United States Geological Survey
- Mirny Diamond Mine
- Blood Diamonds
- More Blood Diamonds