Currently Gold prices are at record Highs. TV channels here in the UK are full of adverts encouraging us to sell our old Gold. On the flip side others are investing in Gold, and the UK’s first ever Gold Vending Machine was opened in London earlier this month. Yes – thats right a vending machine that sells bars of gold in various sizes, with a 1g coin going for around £40.
I’ve got some old gold rings that belonged to my Great Grandmother. Two 22ct Gold Rings and two 9ct rings. A quick browse of internet tells me that I could expect to get around £200 if I sold them. Here they are …..
But I dont want to sell them!! And I am lucky as, just as I did with my scrap silver, I am about to recycle my gold. I’ll be spending the day with Jared Sanders in his superb studio melting down the gold and making it into new rings. I love the idea of wearing a new ring made from gold that was worn for decades by my Great Grandmother, and then my Grandma until she died. I havent ever worked with Gold before – only Gold Clay, so I will be getting tuition from Jared himself, and am really looking forward to it. Here are some rings he recently made – and these will be within my capabilities (so he tells me…..)
If you are getting married, or having a civil partnership soon, then it may interest you to know that we shall be offering a service where you and your partner can come to the studio at Art Clay Scotland, and make your own wedding bands with Jared guiding you every step of the way. As an option you can choose to recycle your own gold to make your rings from, or you can specify other materials including platinum. We are really very excited about this, and full details will be up on the Art Clay Scotland web site very soon.
So, I need to pack my camera, and my gold rings and wade through the tourists to get to Jared’s Studio!! I’m so looking forward to making a gold ring….. now all I need is a nice man to marry