I am pleased to say that the gal examined every single little piece of gold I brought in. Even some pieces she was not sure of, she had the on site jeweler take a look and do further testing. They found items that were iffy, turned out to be gold, both 10k and 14k.
Bottom line is that I received $395 in cash for 7 pair gold hoops (quarter in size or smaller); 3 rings, 1 necklace, 5 assorted bracelets and a mess of broken charms, odd stud earnings and a pin back.
Not bad for stuff I never wore anymore. I came home with a baggy of costume jewelry too. At least now I know.