How it works

At Smart Gold – Hamilton, we offer industry leading testing methods to ensure the purity of your item.

Both gold and silver are not magnetic, so we are able to easily weed out any items that are not genuine simply by going over your items with a very powerful earth magnet. We’ll then start with karat and/or purity identification using a loupe (a powerful magnifying glass). Although karat or identification marks are fairly reliable, this is a very basic analysis and does not necessarily mean the item is genuine, even if it is marked 10k/14k/.925, etc.

At the final stage, items will be subjected to an acid scratch test (with your permission) and or X-ray fluorescence scan to ensure their genuineness.

Our buying process is very simple



Bring in your gold, silver, platinum, palladium, or rhodium jewellery/items.

Please note that we do not buy gold or silver items that are plated or filled.

Our certified appraiser will give you a free, no-obligation quote based on the weight (measured in grams) and the purity of the contents.





A purchase offer is made using the latest, up-to-date market prices.

If you accept our offer, you will be paid on the spot, in cash. There are no hidden fees.



Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you are unsure about something or would like more clarification. We are happy to further assist you.