Those who are interested in making a few bucks selling their old gold and silver are invited to a Pine Island Kiwanis Club-sponsored event at Capital Bank next week.
On April 26, Noble Jewelers, the Gold Buying Company, will be at Capital Bank, 9820 Stringfellow Road, in St. James City, from 5-7 p.m.
Pine Island Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island member Carlyn Herring said anybody can come and bring their gold and silver to the event. She said Noble Jewelers will write a check on the spot for their gold.
"Kiwanis did it a couple of years ago and it was fun and we are inviting everyone to come and do it again," she said. "People were tickled with how much money they got back."
Hanisha Uttam, vice president of Noble Jewelers, said they have been holding the Gold & Silver Exchange for the last few years all over the state of Florida. She said the fund-raising division opened four years ago and started with events at Lee Memorial Hospital and Cape Coral Hospital, along with other places in Lee County before traveling to places all over Florida.
Uttam said individuals are encouraged to bring in their broken, old and out of date-style gold and silver jewelry to the event. She said the jewelers will take out the stones, weigh and measure it and then provide the value of what the jewelry is worth today. If the customer is happy with that price, Uttam said they will be happy to give them a check before they leave.
If You Go:
What: Gold & Silver Exchange
Sponsored by: Pine Island
Kiwanis Club of Greater
Company: Noble Jewelers, the
Gold Buying Company
When: Thursday, April 26,
from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Capital Bank, 9820 Stringfellow Road, St. James City
or call 239-283-0777
"Whatever people bring in, they will get the total scrap value of that jewelry," Uttam said.
Noble Jewelers will be making a 10 percent donation to the Kiwanis from what it makes during the two-hour event.
She said it is nice because the Kiwanis Club makes money and individuals get a chance to make money for themselves with their old junk.
"It is a new twist to fund-raising," Uttam said.