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Melting & Assay

Melting & Assay

J. Blundell and Sons Ltd is a family-owned business that has been operating in the precious metals industry since 1839.

Our extensive experience in refining gold and precious metals has made us a trusted name in the industry. We are excited to expand our services to include melting & assay offering customers across the UK, the opportunity to refine their precious metals and determine the composition and purity plus the true trading value.

The Melting & Assay Process

Visit our London Hatton Garden store here or alternatively fill our this online form here

Request a FREE prepaid shipping pack by completing this order form here

Send us your precious metals which you would like to have melted down

Find out the composition and purity levels and receive a certificate to validate this

How to Get a Quote

In Person

at our Hatton Garden store. Click below
to locate us.

Online Quote

complete our online quotation form and we’ll provide an estimate.

Melting Gold

Precious metals are used for melting and assay due to their unique properties and high value. When it comes to melting, precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and palladium have high melting points, making them resistant to heat and maintaining their integrity during the melting process. This allows for efficient separation from impurities and facilitates the extraction of pure metals.

What Does the Assay Process Involve?

Assay is a process used to determine the composition and purity of a substance, particularly precious metals like gold, silver, platinum, and others. If you bring your precious metals to J Blundell’s & Sons our service will involve analysing a sample of the material to assess its content of valuable metals and any impurities present. It is important to us that we are transparent throughout the Assay process.

Assaying is crucial in verifying the quality and authenticity of precious metals, especially for items like gold coins, jewellery, and gold bullion, where accurate purity levels are essential for value estimation and market trading. The results of an assay will provide you with valuable information about the metal’s composition, ensuring transparency, trust, and fair transactions within the precious metals industry.

Why Use Melting and Assay Services?

A variety of customers with different goals will use a melting and assay service to accurately determine the composition and purity of their precious metals, such as gold, silver, platinum, or other valuable materials. This service we offer ensures transparency and authenticity in assessing the quality of your metals, which is crucial for evaluating their market value and potential uses. Using our melting and assay service will enable individuals, businesses, and industries to confidently verify the integrity of their materials, to enable them to make informed decisions and engage in fair transactions within the precious metals market.

Our Melting and Assay Service

At J Blundells & Sons we offer customers, investors, and business’ of all kind the opportunity to have their precious metals melted down professionally, so that they can find our the highest level of purity available and how much cash this is worth.

We Buy

Same Day

Melting & Assaying Services*

*Subject to conditions

Looking to Sell

Complete our online form and then post your item(s) to us.

Looking to Buy

Invest in gold & precious metals and receive FREE, insured delivery.


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Why Buy With J Blundell & Sons?

*J Blundells & Sons are happy to provide advice on products that we feel meet with your investment needs but we are not authorised to provide investment advice. You should always seek independent financial advice.
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***Items must pass testing for authenticity and will be priced on the day of being sold, at that day’s gold rate. Daily rates are published here.
† We accept debit card payment for orders up to a value of £10,000 and Cash on Collection up to the value of £9,000.

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