Turning old jewelry into pure gold bars

  • Published on May 29, 2019
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    A few months ago, one of my patrons sent me a bunch of old gold jewelry for me to refine. I originally thought that it was going to just be some gold plated stuff, but it turned out to be quite a bit of gold. I was able to purify out all of the gold and then melt them down into some small 24K pure gold bars.
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Comments • 8 103

  • NileRed
    NileRed  Month ago +10782

    Note: There have been some comments about the gold being stolen, but just to clear, I have verified that it wasn't.

    • Josh Mandel
      Josh Mandel Day ago

      Alxasaurus j

    • Know All
      Know All 2 days ago +1

      Who cares stolen or not. If you lost it then it's your own fault for not paying attention to it. Don't mind the comments just do your magic. 🤣🤣🤣

    • Eagle1
      Eagle1 3 days ago

      @awepi. I'm just curious, why do you give a shit?

    • Mos Kito
      Mos Kito 3 days ago

      hahahhahhaa GOOD ONE ... who else wants you to turn a ROLEX for a couple of thousand US into a tiny piece of gold for 40 bucks?

    • LordAxe
      LordAxe 5 days ago

      @James Van Daele Shut the fuck up dude - we don't need Sherlock Holmes here. FFS.

  • Playzgaming
    Playzgaming Hour ago

    I want to do dis

  • graffix3001
    graffix3001 7 hours ago

    Not sure how I always end up to videos like this. They are very interesting to watch. Nice job.

  • Robbie Goldman
    Robbie Goldman 7 hours ago

    I wish i could take all those ex LTRs and melt them into one gigantic gold brick, that way they could finally do something useful.

  • Clumzy_ PotatoYT
    Clumzy_ PotatoYT 7 hours ago

    i watched this whole thing and hardly understood any of it, but it was so interesting to me. good job!

  • Frank Hovis
    Frank Hovis 9 hours ago

    Your natation sounds like a school essay by a 12 year old.

  • Audra Elrod
    Audra Elrod 10 hours ago

    Do you still purify other peoples gold jewelry?

  • qwerty9118
    qwerty9118 11 hours ago

    *asks for gold at the end of the video*

  • Pokoyo
    Pokoyo 11 hours ago

    What is the cost of all material that you've used to gain this gold ?

  • justin spletzer
    justin spletzer 12 hours ago

    Cool video dude!

  • Samuel
    Samuel 13 hours ago

    Really enjoyable to watch even if it’s 30mins long

  • Ibn Muhammad
    Ibn Muhammad 15 hours ago +1

    Of course it was not your fault that you lost 2 grams of gold 😂

  • Ninialiindaaa08
    Ninialiindaaa08 19 hours ago

    Why am I watching this. 😂

  • A P S
    A P S 19 hours ago


  • Gadgetboy
    Gadgetboy 19 hours ago

    I wish you'd crystallized the chloroauric acid. It makes very pretty crystals. Chloroplatinic acid, too.

  • Gadgetboy
    Gadgetboy 19 hours ago



  • Ryan Sanders
    Ryan Sanders 19 hours ago

    Lol just copped a Rolex

  • Mad Lib
    Mad Lib 20 hours ago

    Sucks you had to destroy all that copper tho

  • Mad Lib
    Mad Lib 20 hours ago

    Me: bich you losin gold crumbs!

  • Notification Squad
    Notification Squad 21 hour ago +1

    Serious question. Who’s better, Cody’s Lab? Or NileRed?

  • kctyphoon
    kctyphoon 23 hours ago

    Hey - can you melt down this $2000 watch and make me LESS money? Thanks..

  • Marc Victor
    Marc Victor 23 hours ago


  • William Wang
    William Wang 23 hours ago

    Great video, even though you showed sodium metabisulfite in the chemical equation when you used potassium metabisulfite.

  • Lyla Christopherson

    I understand why people like it so much. It "tinkles" with high pitched ringing tones. It feels smooth and Buttery in the hand, and the weight is HEFTY.

  • Crxy
    Crxy Day ago

    “*watch gets put to side*”

  • buzzclick500
    buzzclick500 Day ago


  • Remote Gaming
    Remote Gaming Day ago

    He pure just wanted to keep the Rolex buy a new band sell it or keep it hahahahaha

  • Furion691
    Furion691 Day ago

    Very interesting its cool to see this stuff not to many people do this but i am now saving every piece of jewelry i have. Great video

  • Jam Sponge
    Jam Sponge Day ago

    Witchcraft I tells ya.

  • Dope Sope
    Dope Sope Day ago

    0:42 I'm dying. That "oh no" and that smile are so precious.

  • Carl Mustard
    Carl Mustard Day ago

    Smelt me oh mighty smelter

  • Alan Gardner
    Alan Gardner Day ago

    Watched it for 15 minutes then went to sleep. Got up and watched the rest.

  • Mr. Putrid
    Mr. Putrid Day ago

    I wonder if that's the flying saucer Bob Lazar talked about.

  • SetoFreakingKaiba

    as a metallurgy student this was one of the most interesting videos I have seen in a while. Both content and presentation wise. So nice to see hydrometallurgy in action after going through a whole semester of it

    HINNERK Day ago

    the rolex is a fake !

  • InU5BoN3
    InU5BoN3 Day ago

    NileRed... We have to cook!

  • Boris Bojanic
    Boris Bojanic Day ago

    Ask Nazis... they are experts with their postwar economy still triving on it.

  • Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper Day ago

    Send me all your jewellery and I'll extract the gold.........for myself!

  • Michele Conley Eckert

    FF to @27:47 The End

  • Michele Conley Eckert

    Sorry but @13:00 in im bored.

  • H C
    H C Day ago

    harvesting gold from a stainless steel working rolex = worst business model EVER!... luckily you came to the same conclusion

  • R C
    R C Day ago

    26:00.....them be sidecutters. Not pliers.

  • Brown Llama
    Brown Llama Day ago


  • allawy al-heyaly

    This is a Chemistry lesson

  • Leonard Stubbs
    Leonard Stubbs Day ago

    Nicely done you rock

  • Rowsh keyboard Hero

    Fuck, how many names are there?

  • pure living foe East Coast


  • S Dew
    S Dew 2 days ago

    my brain hurts.

  • Rob
    Rob 2 days ago +5

    How much did all the liquids you used cost to extract that 81g gold?

  • Kai Dawkins
    Kai Dawkins 2 days ago

    an *OLD* rolex?!!!

  • TheDuck Cult
    TheDuck Cult 2 days ago

    what about diamonds?

  • Hayden Bear
    Hayden Bear 2 days ago

    Minecraft logic: gold=butter

  • Smiddy Wesson
    Smiddy Wesson 2 days ago +7

    $4200 worth of gold, but how much was all that acid?

    • Sarang Sujit
      Sarang Sujit 17 hours ago

      @Grim Acids are not drugs, Chemicals in general are not drugs. Acids are actually as cheap as water

    • Grim
      Grim 18 hours ago

      Liquid Acid is cheap? I thought it was decently expensive like all other drugs are

    • Sarang Sujit
      Sarang Sujit 21 hour ago

      Acid is very cheap

  • Jinto117
    Jinto117 2 days ago

    Took too long. That’s why I just transmute my gold.

  • Galaxy Doge
    Galaxy Doge 2 days ago


  • Ahmad Awad
    Ahmad Awad 2 days ago +8

    What an extremely non-sleepy 30 mins chemistry lesson 😍

  • Oakleaf700
    Oakleaf700 2 days ago

    ''Goldie lookin' chain''

  • steel4o
    steel4o 2 days ago

    H2SO4, HNO3, HCL .... a muslim near you would like to know your location... badum ts

  • Jupiter Eye
    Jupiter Eye 2 days ago

    How much did it all cost to process and melt? All the chemicals, energy fuel...

  • Behnam Bagherzadeh
    Behnam Bagherzadeh 2 days ago

    Really nice video

  • Alex Ehrhardt
    Alex Ehrhardt 2 days ago

    I just clicked and disliked purely because of the scam title

  • Softa Softic
    Softa Softic 2 days ago

    ruclip.com/video/5tzOetPWSrc/video.html like and sub thanks

  • Coin Searcher
    Coin Searcher 2 days ago

    Thanks for not raping the rolex.

  • Cube Squared
    Cube Squared 2 days ago

    How many ads wtf

  • Troy Brownrigg
    Troy Brownrigg 2 days ago

    A fun to watch video , but the comments are golden!

    • ninjax3620
      ninjax3620 Day ago

      Its funny because the videos is about gold

    CAKE 4BREAKFAST 2 days ago

    whatt didnt let you keep half of it.. thats the usual rate

  • Jakob Petek
    Jakob Petek 2 days ago

    This guy can probably make some bomb ass drugs

    AMERICANREBEL ! 2 days ago

    This was AWESOME! Great job! I have questions about 24 karat weight gold, My understanding is and you did mention all jewelry has filler metals, You also mentioned 24 karat is pure gold, if it's 24 karat gold jewelry then it has base metals correct? Then it would not be pure gold as in bullion, correct? (I'm not dissing you in any way, I just want to understand,) what I take from this is 24k is not bullion, so, (what karat is bullion?)
    Thank you in advance and thank you for your great presentation!!

  • Joss Cues
    Joss Cues 2 days ago

    Yes, very good indeed, and if anyone wants to send me their gold, I will show them how to convert it into hard cash.

  • Rehaan Punjabi
    Rehaan Punjabi 2 days ago

    13:05 that blue is Beautiful

  • C A L C I U M G O D
    C A L C I U M G O D 2 days ago

    Omg is this Minecraft 2?!?

  • Luna Bat
    Luna Bat 2 days ago +7

    Its 3 in the morning and im watching a dude making gold bars.


    • Michele Conley Eckert
      Michele Conley Eckert Day ago

      im 4:38 am Why did i just watch this?? Back to zit popping and ear cleaning. hehehehe

    • ThePackratg
      ThePackratg Day ago +1

      I am right there with you! 3:12AM.

  • Renatas Savickas
    Renatas Savickas 2 days ago


  • Rocky2750
    Rocky2750 2 days ago

    How to make gold 101

  • sticknstonesbrkbones

    cant you just melt everything together and let it separate in different levels? That's how I always thought it would be done lol I guess you need a bunch of chemistry to do it right. I need your brains to make Rumpelstiltskin leave me alone with all this straw. Damn it. Lets make some money

  • Emma's Dad
    Emma's Dad 2 days ago

    Your mom's basement must smell like Jessie Pinkman's RV

  • Kenneth Bresson
    Kenneth Bresson 2 days ago

    Go to FaceBook and look for Urban Gentry Watch Channel (UGWC). Bid the Rolex starting at $3400. You're welcome!

  • Jason Pettit
    Jason Pettit 2 days ago

    well now we know you are trustworthy,,,,yes,it would be great if you got all my stuff done too..

  • Dim Zan
    Dim Zan 2 days ago

    You no idea how much sperm is in your mom mouth stored

  • Debra Stone
    Debra Stone 2 days ago

    So young an with such brilliant a mind. I wish I could have had just a small percent of a mind like you.

  • Eric Outram
    Eric Outram 2 days ago

    Rename 🎥how to turn
    1000$of jewellery into scape (stolen )gold worth 100$
    Anotherbait add for dummy’s 🤡🤡

  • Real Praxis
    Real Praxis 2 days ago

    What would have happen if I were to drink the gold solution?? Seriously...what happens? that's crazy

  • Not a good Username
    Not a good Username 2 days ago

    Ok RUclip I watched the video you happy now

  • Kai Li
    Kai Li 2 days ago

    You sir, just find a partner.

    -- Mafia and petty thief association

  • raduvlad CG
    raduvlad CG 2 days ago

    You are a great narrator...........Reminds me of the old Rocky and Bullwinkle narrator..........Nice job!

  • SuperKatieThe2nd
    SuperKatieThe2nd 2 days ago

    This video is so HD it’s like in tv sports mode I am wildly uncomfortable. He’s so real

  • Eagle1
    Eagle1 3 days ago

    Very interesting and fun to watch. Who doesn't love gold!!

  • bel pet
    bel pet 3 days ago

    This would be a nice really expensive aquarium substrate lol

  • boldering
    boldering 3 days ago

    Gold buyers won't buy home-poured bars.

    • ThePackratg
      ThePackratg Day ago

      You have to find the right gold buyer. Please understand that he was the one bad apple. The Police in a certain city knew of a gold buyer who had his crucible ready to melt when ever his "favorite sellers" walked in. That shall remain nameless, but the initials are Toledo, Ohio. The police knew about him and the criminals all knew of him. The crook buyer would save the B&E guys the trouble of DIY melting, however if the crooks were smart enough, he would buy the bars. I was told about this guy not too long after my home was broken into.

  • Carianin 52
    Carianin 52 3 days ago

    Great chem lesson. Lets see 81 g times 45.00 a gram... maybe 3600. Not bad but the Rolex is worth more.

  • Anita Sanford
    Anita Sanford 3 days ago

    Bork g as hell.

  • Gavin Scott
    Gavin Scott 3 days ago

    Oh surrrre, you saved the poor old Rolex watch for what purpose now??? Yeahhhhh

  • Lisandro Lares
    Lisandro Lares 3 days ago +2

    Nile Red- Extracting gold from jewelry
    Everyone-thats stolen jewelry

  • Heru- deshet
    Heru- deshet 3 days ago

    The retail on the jewelry is more than the processed gold.

  • tom ogar
    tom ogar 3 days ago

    a good french movie ? And I thought that was impossible

  • gurau ionut
    gurau ionut 3 days ago

    university online!!!

  • Michael Doyle
    Michael Doyle 3 days ago

    Man that's cool

  • Andrew Phillips
    Andrew Phillips 3 days ago +3

    In reference to the 1% Tungsten from the reading; Could the tungsten be from the draw plates that the gold wire is pulled through to make the chains? Some of these dies are made from tungsten or tungsten carbide so the tungsten could have rubbed onto the gold wire during the drawing procedure. I used to work as a craftsman/gold smith.

  • Psisis
    Psisis 3 days ago

    All those crumbs he's dropping cost like 10 buck each

  • kitemanmusic
    kitemanmusic 3 days ago

    Boiling nitric acid! This whole business looks extremely dangerous. Is it worth the bother? yes, it looks like it! This is Alchemy!!! I would guess there wasn't any tungsten because of the very high melting point.
    Send your patron the bill for your work. Well done, and nearly 5 million views!