Whether it’s a gift from a well-meaning parent who didn’t understand your tastes or an old necklace from your college days that was too small for you, you shouldn’t leave old jewelry behind. Collect new dust. These ideas will get you in the right direction to do something useful with the parts you no longer use.
The first is an assessment. Valuing fine jewelry makes it easier to find a reputable and honest buyer and get the jewelry’s full value for sale. Reviews from certified gemologists carry weight in both auctions and commercial resale. Whatever the case, if you think your jewelry could generate significant returns, investing in some expertise is a good idea.
Jewelry that is broken, old-fashioned, or in an incomplete combination is generally not very valuable for resale. In these cases, the evaluation may not even be worth it. Few buyers want to buy a single earring, a bracelet with a clasp that doesn’t work, or a necklace that lacks a prominent stone. However, this does not mean that your jewelry is worthless.
Antique jewelry can often be the perfect foundation for a beautiful new piece that reflects your current sense of style. Jewelry that is not worn is usually in excellent condition, but it only does not represent the wearer’s taste or reflect current fashion trends. If you have flawless gemstones and precious metals but don’t like the style, you may be able to redesign your jewelry. This can involve small changes to the design of the jewelry. This can include swapping out one colored stone for another or removing part of a necklace’s length, but it can also be more laborious. The rocks can be reinserted, and the metal can be melted into something else. Depending on the original piece’s size and your goals for the new pieces, you can even turn one piece of jewelry into several!
Beloved jewelry that breaks can languish at the bottom of a jewelry box for years, even though the owner still loves the piece. Jewelry repairs are often easy to do and can be cheaper than you might think. There are several situations in which an agent may be appropriate. Changing the ring size, replacing lost stones, and rebuilding broken links or clasps are ways to repair your jewelry. Your broken jewelry will look new. If you have an old part in such bad shape that you can’t use it, please bring it to our store to check it out. We shall see what we can do to restore it to its original splendor.