Sweeps & Lemels

With roots back in 1760, Stephen Betts & Sons is one of the oldest and best trusted names in the refining world.

The original business was founded in Birmingham’s jewellery quarter in order to service the newly flourishing jewellery trade and we have been extracting precious metals from sweeps and lemels for over 250 years.

Although modern technology has enabled us to maximise customer returns, generating great returns for our jewellery customers from sweeps and lemels and consequently building long term relationships with those customers has been at the heart of our success for over quarter of a millennium.

Because all of our processing of sweeps and lemels takes place in-house, right through to returning gold to 9999 purity, we are able to offer both the best and the quickest returns in the industry. We are also highly flexible on payment terms, with many of our customers choosing to have their metal recycled into one of our many in-house manufactured products.