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MeltValue

Tailored Marketplace for Solid Gold Jewelry

A better way to buy solid gold jewelry

Buy solid gold jewelry for x % the gold metal value inside.


The melt value marketplace is scheduled to roll out in Australia in late 2019 and internationally in 2020 and beyond.


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Substantial amounts of jewelry gets melted down every year

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


Why?


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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.

Comparisons

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



Melt value marketplace

Wouldn't it make sense if the public had the option to buy the used jewelry before it goes to the refiner to be melted down?

Introducing the melt value marketplace, a tailored marketplace for solid gold jewelry with the goal of saving used jewelry from the furnace.

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The recycling mantra is reduce, reuse and recycle. We are trying to help facilitate the reuse of gold jewelry on a global scale.

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

Businesses we wish to list on our marketplace include:

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

Here are a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, please contact us.


Melt value



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.

For metallic items which contain precious metals, the vast majority of the melt value is the precious metal value.

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

In numismatics, melt value may also be referred to as intrinsic value in coins.


Calculators


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Melt value calculators

Calculating melt value is difficult.

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 marketplace is scheduled to roll out in Australia in late 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 or 2020.

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 contact us.

Join the startup team

Are you interested in what we are developing?

Please register your interest in joining the startup team by contacting us.

About Me

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