For goodness sake, do not throw it out before letting someone check it over for you. Many times there are hidden treasures in mom or grandmother's jewelry boxes.
With the price of gold way up, even an old class ring or knotted bunch of broken gold chains could translate into some cash for you. If you have inherited a big old pile of jewelry and don't know for sure what is and is not valuable, bring it in to the store and we will help you sort out the good from the bad and give you options and suggestions on what to do with what you have. Many times we can remount or remodel a sentimental piece of jewelry so that it can live on in your family. We also have a lot of cases where some old gold will pay some or all of the bill on refurbishing the old jewelry.