# 1 Know What You Have
Use this gold jewelry value calculator and get the estimated value of your jewelry and scrap gold. Sort by karat and weigh or make a reasonable weight guess (a nickle weighs 5 grams). Even a rough estimate is better than none at all. (Note: a troy ounce of gold weighs 31.1 grams not 28!)
# 2 Find a Gold Buyer
Compare gold and silver dealers to get the best cash for gold. Call the listed dealers, their phone numbers are hot linked for mobile devices, and tell them what you have (18k jewelry) and ask what they will pay per gram.
A few minutes on the phone will find you the best price for your gold and save you time and money from driving all over town trying to get a better deal and the best price for gold. Remember to get the gold buy price in grams for the karat of gold you have.
#3 Sell Your Gold Get Cash For Gold
When you take your gold in expect them to test the purity (karat). This is a good thing. A good reputable dealer will tell you exactly what your scrap gold and gold jewelry weigh and will make you an offer. Hold them to the price per gram they quoted on the phone.