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Lemel

As part of the jewellery manufacturing process, jewellers drill, file, sand and shape metal to form jewellery products, which creates valuable waste. The leftover precious metal dust and filings from this is called lemel. This lemel can be collected and refined to recover its value. Morris and Watson offers precious metal refining for lemel of varying purities including; casting sprues, metal scraps, filings, swarf and dust. 

When refining lemel with Morris and Watson, jewellers have the option to recover one metal (gold or silver only), two metals (gold and silver) or four metals (gold, silver, platinum and palladium). Please note, four metal refining is recommended for jewellers working with high carat white gold because many modern alloys contain higher amounts of palladium. 

Refining charges typically consist of two fees, firstly the assay (analysis) fee which is a flat rate charged per refining job calculated by the number of metals being recovered. Secondly the treatment charge, this is calculated at a per gram rate using the lemel received weight and the number of metals being recovered. Contact your nearest office for further information.

Before refining lemel, remove large base metal scraps like broken saw blades and drill bits where possible to lower treatment charges and maximise refining returns. Click here to see more Precious Metal Refining Tips.

Complimentary lemel jars are available at all Morris and Watson offices and can to be used to safely store then transport lemel when it is ready to be refined. 

The standard processing time for lemel refining is 5 working days from arrival at the refinery. Lemel that requires stone removal or acid treatment may take longer.

All jobs are processed in the most efficient, accurate and trustworthy manner to ensure the best possible return. In addition to the option of buying your refined metal from you, Morris and Watson can return refined metal as proceeds (bullion, granules, fabricated metal) or a mix of these options.

Refining Gemstones Gold Silver Platinum Palladium

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