We often keep jewelry thinking we will make use of it at some point or another, maybe for an occasion or to pass down to our children. The reality is, there is a lot of jewelry we own that will never see use rather than something to hold onto for sentimental reasons. You may ask yourself a few questions when it comes to your jewelry collection and what to do with some of the items in it:
- How often do you wear these pieces?
- How much of it are you hanging onto for sentimental reasons?
- With how much of it can you say, “I won’t EVER wear this again.”
You will realize that there are a lot of pieces you are holding onto that you aren’t using, more than you expected. There are certain things you can take into consideration when you have figured out the specific pieces you no longer wear the way once you did:
Make Old into New: Using old jewelry and creating something custom if you know what you’re looking for is a great way to repurpose your old jewelry. If have old jewelry made of gold, platinum, diamonds, or colored stones this can be relatively easy to do, especially if you have a design in mind. You can melt down gold pieces and make them into something you would actually wear rather than giving them away.
Sell Your Jewelry: The estate jewelry market is growing dramatically, which means a jewelry seller will offer a good price on the jewelry they’re selling because there is a higher demand. What this means for you is that nothing you own is considered junk. You’ll see for yourself if you take your old or unused jewelry pieces to a reputable jeweler they will appraise and inspect them and then make you an offer on the piece.