Years ago I inherited my mother's jewelry, some of which came from her grandmother and mother. Stones had been removed from many pieces and most of the chains were broken or badly damaged so the only value in much of the jewelry was in recycling. After adding my gold bits and pieces of damaged jewelry, I took all the 10K, 14K, and 18K gold to a jeweler and asked if it could be made into a nugget pendant. After weighing it, he decided it would make three pendants, which I was thrilled with because then I could put one away for each of my children when they were grown, and would have one to wear. The nugget pendants were put away for safekeeping. Mine only comes out to be worn on special occasions. Both our children carried them when they were married. What a great remembrance of generations before us and a gift for generations to come!