The Source Jewelry Stores and Pawn Shops Turn to — SHR!


Steve Hartz provides no surprises and no disappointments when it comes to buying your gold and silver. SHR is your #1 Source for KEE Gold Testers! We offer 24/7 KEE Tester Support!

Welcome to SHR, where we create a moment of magic, not misery, for our clients. Founded in 2006, SHR operates on Steve’s 5Cs of refining — Cash, Convenience, Consistency, Confidence and Control. SHR pays cash on the “spot” — either by its in-person visits to clients’ stores and pawn shops or by immediate cash settlements with all shipped scrap. This provides our clients with the utmost convenience. Knowing that on all hard scrap (karat lots) you’re getting paid on the karat stamp and not on a fire assay, will not only give you 110% confidence, but it will also put YOU in complete control over your settlement, so there will be no surprises and no disappointments!
We provide a karat scrap calculator for shipped karat gold. Your karat gold is always considered and paid as plumb gold .417, .585, .750, etc. – and we never deduct for after melt weight loss. Approved accounts can simply enter current spot and dwt of each karat to see estimated settlement. On average, karat scrap yields about 98% of after-melt assay and weight.
For your raw materials — bench sweeps, buffing dirt, etc., we process and pay on the assay. Karat gold, silver and platinum scrap is processed and paid within 24 hours (occasionally same day).
SHR’s Refining of Bench Filings is as follows: Au is 98% Payable, Ag is 95% Payable, Minimum Treatment Charge is $100 for Au $50 for Ag. Bench Filings take approximately 1-2 weeks. We do our best to give your lots the highest priority when we receive them.
SHR’s Refining of Sweeps, Polishings & Buffings is as follows: Au 95% payable, Ag 95% payable, Minimum Treatment Charge is $200. Polishing dirt takes approximately 4 weeks.
SHR’s stone removal is paid at 98% of assay (aka Strip Lots/Acid Wash) and takes approximately 2 weeks. 100% of your stones are safely removed, cleaned and
returned to you. We will also bid for your diamonds should you wish to sell them. Treatment charge for stone removal is $1.50/ troy oz and $175 minimum.
Dead Watch Batteries are processed within 24 hours. We separate lithium and non-silver oxide batteries and safely dispose of them for you as well. SHR pays 1.5x silver spot. We also reimburse your flat rate shipping on lots containing 3 pounds or more.
Gold-filled jewelry is paid at 95% with 5-pound minimum required for this type of low-grade smelting. Treatment charge is $0.35/t.oz. Refining fee for after-melt Au is $5/t.oz, and after-melt Ag is $0.50/t.oz. Please allow 4-6 weeks for smelting completion and settlement.
Attached is an SHR Packing List. Our address is on the packing slip. You can also go to our
website, and at anytime to see live gold spot.
Please complete and sign the attached Patriot Act/AML
form. We work strictly with licensed jewelers, pawn shops and dealers. With more than 3 decades in the precious metals and diamond jewelry industry, SHR has established itself as your source for success.
Honesty, Integrity and Ethics are three traits we take to heart. When you partner with SHR, you not only receive our “no surprises, no disappointments” guarantee, but you also are able to take advantage of SHR’s value-added services — Kee Gold Testers as well as Obaku Denmark, one of the hottest designer watch brands in the world.
I am always a phone call, text message or email away if you have any questions.
Thank you for your business!
Steve Hartz President

At SHR, we provide a moment of magic, not misery, for our clients. We guarantee to exceed your expectations! With more than 3 decades in the precious metals and diamond jewelry industry, Steve and his team are your source for success! Our “concierge” service provides the top-notch treatment you deserve! Honesty, Integrity and Ethics are three traits we take very seriously.


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