It is a good idea to remove precious stones and gems from jewelry before sending it in to sell gold. Most jewelers will do this for a nominal fee. Some cash for gold companies will remove the stones and send them back, but this is not a common practice. To retain your stones, have them removed in advance.
Every time Israel left God it was impoverished by its enemies. An interesting passage is where in JUDGES 6:1 “the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered them into the hand of Midian seven years”. JUDGES 6:6 then goes on to say “.and Israel was greatly impoverished because of the Midianites; and the children of Israel cried unto the LORD”.
Investing in gold is the same assurance. If you are worried that hard times are ahead by investing in gold would be correct. Gold is almost $ 1,000 an ounce, and many predicted that it will continue to rise for some time.