Aqua Regia & Stone Removal

You, like many other jewelers and pawnbrokers, use a stone removal service to either resale gems or diamonds, from jewelry pieces or create new pieces for customers. The best and preferred method used for removal of the stones is called Aqua Regia.

History of Aqua Regia

What you may not know is that this process dates back to 1300 AD. Aqua Regia (Latin for “Royal Water”) was first discovered by European alchemist Pseudo-Geber, when he mixed common salt with vitriol (Sulphuric acid). According to historians, this process was one of the ways that alchemists tried to find the philosopher’s stone. Which interestingly enough, is the legendary substance for turning mercury into gold.

Another interesting fact about Aqua Regia is that during WWII Hungarian chemist George de Hevesy took the Nobel Prize medals of Max von Laue and James Franck and used the process of aqua regia to dissolve them into liquid. He was able to keep them safe from the Nazis on a shelf in his laboratory, and following the war take the gold to be remade into new Noble Prize medals.

Today this process is used in refineries and laboratories to dissolve gold and platinum to extract gems and diamonds from jewelry.

Why is Aqua Regia the preferred method?

There are two main reasons why a jeweler or pawnbroker should make sure this process is used for their stone removal.

  1. The removal of the stones is done properly without damage to the gems or diamonds
  2. It reduces the likelihood of losing any of the stone materials

Typically when a refinery handles the stone removal, they have an on-site laboratory. However it’s essential you verify that the refinery handling your stone removal service has a laboratory on-site. Why? Simply because they have the methods in place to securing receive the material, conduct aqua regia, and separate out the stones for safe and secure shipping of the product back to you.

Request the full guide for Aqua Regia and Stone Removal by contacting Melissa Stark at melissa@core-scientific.com

 

Core Scientific – We offer a full-service stone remove process. Our on-site laboratory and cutting-edge technology allow us to remove gems and diamonds from gold, silver, and platinum. With the use of Aqua Regia, the chemical process, we are able to extract the stones in an efficient manner without risk to the quality and beauty of the precious and semi-precious gems.

5 Great Things To Do With A Higher Return

So you’ve saved all of your dental scrap and sent it over to us to refine, but now you don’t know what to do with all of the money you received on your return. Here are a few of the ideas that came to our minds as we sat down and put ourselves in your shoes.

Give Back

Whether it’s to your favorite charity or back to your community, your philanthropic opportunities are endless. Many of our customers here at Core Scientific give back what they make on their returns. Why not give the most you can by using a refiner that gives you a higher return than other precious metal refineries?

Office Parties & Outings

Letting your employees know they are doing a good job is a great way to boost motivation and morale. Throwing a party shows that you appreciate the work that they are doing. This may be a holiday party, birthday/work anniversary celebration, or just because! If an office party isn’t necessarily an option, you can always plan a work outing. Work outings can increase team building, drive sales, and recharge creativity. Either one is reasonable when you are receiving extra income at almost no extra effort.

Employee Bonuses

Over the past few months, you’ve noticed your employees are working extra hard in their roles. Giving incentive continues to motivate individuals to continue to go that extra mile. You can use your return as a bonus for your employees or as an incentive to reach their personal or the company’s goals.

New Equipment

If you or your office is looking to upgrade your equipment, this could be another idea to spend your return on. It can be challenging to be constantly trying to keep up with the newest technology and staying ahead of your competition. Let us help you by taking in your metal scrap and refine it, in order to get you the highest return possible!

Attend Conferences/Trade Shows

Conferences and trade shows are a great way to stay up to date with your industry and the trends that surround it. You get the benefit of seeing what your competitors may be doing differently from your business and can meet others who may be of use to you somewhere down the road. This may be an outlet that allows you to stimulate new ideas and network with like-minded professionals. The only downfall of attending one of these events may be the price that can be attached to it. Take advantage of our high returns and you can get more than just extra income if you decide to put it towards attending one of these events.

At Core Scientific, we give you higher returns than your average precious metals refinery. What will YOU do with your return?