MeltValue


Tailored Marketplaces for Used Jewelry


Every year
quality used jewelry
gets melted down ...



According to the World Gold Council, around 25% of the world gold supply comes from recycling; around 90% of this comes from jewelry.

We believe a lot of quality used jewelry is being melted down.



Why?

gold refining

Buying used jewelry is difficult



Trust

How can buyers trust sellers?

Fragmented

There are many small retailers.

Opaque

There is a lack of understanding of the difference between the value of the metal and the value of the jewelry.

Choice

Each retailer has a limited and ever-changing selection to choose from.

Distance

Many retailers are geographically isolated from one another.

Compare

It is difficult to compare choices between retailers.

Time

Browsing each retailer's stock is time consuming.

Online presence

Many smaller retailers do not advertise their existing stock online.



The solution

scrap gold

Tailored marketplaces for used jewelry



We want to make buying used jewelry easy.

Our solution is a win-win for buyers and sellers of used jewelry.

Benefits for buyers

With us, you can buy quality used jewelry less expensively than if you were to buy new from traditional retailers.

Trust

Only trusted businesses can list on our marketplaces.

Transparent

For solid gold jewelry, see the price of the jewelry relative to the value of gold.

Aggregation

Many sellers on a single platform.

It's easy to compare products and prices.

Online shopping

The convenience of online shopping.

Save time and money.




Benefits for sellers

Do you cringe at the thought of melting down saleable stock?

Add value to existing and new stock by selling on the used jewelry market.

Businesses we wish to list on our marketplaces include:

  • Pawnbrokers
  • Gold buyers
  • Second-hand shops
  • Antique stores



Only registered businesses can list their products; this promotes trust in the sellers on the marketplace and the products they are selling.



Marketplace #1

Melt Value Marketplace

This marketplace is for solid gold jewelry.

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This marketplace operates on a commission model.

Transparent

View the jewelry price relative to the real metal value inside the jewelry.

Online shopping

100% conveniently online.

Free to list

There is no cost trying to sell on the used jewelry market.

Commission

Only applies when a successful transaction occurs.





Marketplace #2

Too-Good-to-Melt-Down Marketplace

This marketplace consists of online classifieds for used jewelry.

More Info

This marketplace operates on a subscription model.

Other metals

  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Base metals

Diamonds and gemstones

  • Diamonds
  • Precious stones
  • Semi-precious stones
  • Ornamental stones

Online component

Advertisement of stock and associated prices.

Offline component

See the jewelry before making a purchasing decision.

The transaction occurs offline.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This is a list of pre-emptive frequently asked questions.



Calculators

What is melt value?



When a metallic item is melted down and separated into its component metals, the value of the metals is called the melt value.

Melt value is a generic term used in the metal recycling industry.

Calculating melt value is hard

That is why we created a series of melt value calculators to help people to easily calculate melt value.

The melt value calculators automatically do weight conversions, currency conversions, and perform all the necessary calculations.


Calculator

A generic melt value calculator.


Scrap

Scrap melt value calculator.


Bullion

Bullion melt value calculator.


Coin

Coin melt value calculator.



Help us succeed

Help us succeed


This website is proudly made in Perth, Western Australia.

I have participated in the PlusEight six week pre-accelerator program called Sprint.

The marketplaces are scheduled to roll out in Australia in mid-2019.

International expansion is then scheduled for 2020 and beyond.

Businesses selling used jewelry

If you are interested in keeping up to date with marketplace developments, please contact us.

Capital raising

We are aiming to raise capital in 2019.

Working capital will help fund a successful rollout of the marketplaces. We wish to incentivize businesses with fee-free trial periods to facilitate marketplace seeding. We also expect to need paid advertising and marketing campaigns to gain market share.

Learn more about the size of the market we are trying to capture.

If you are interested in investing, please get in touch.

Join the startup team

Are you interested in what we are developing?

Please register your interest in joining the startup team here.

About Me

Learn more about me and my motivations for creating this website.