How Can You Reuse Your Inherited, Old Jewelry

Jul 11, 2019 | News & Events

Old jewelry can be reused to make beautiful new jewelry.

Millions of people around the world pass on family heirlooms, keepsakes, and other types of old jewelry from one generation to the next, and quite a few of these inherited pieces sit in jewelry boxes or other types of storage. Well, may we suggest that you make today the day that you finally take action? Wearing old jewelry is a great way to connect to past family members or to remind others of pieces that have been passed down from person to person.

Here are a few things that you can do with this inherited jewelry:

Take Old Jewelry Out of Storage

First and foremost, family heirlooms and other types of old jewelry don’t belong tucked away in a box for years on end. If you have any jewelry in storage, take it out right now and decide what you’d like to do with it. Even the oldest pieces of jewelry can be utilized for a variety of purposes.

Get It Professionally Cleaned

If you’ve been keeping old jewelry in storage or simply haven’t worn it for a long time, then it’s most likely lost a lot of its luster. The good news is that jewelry can always be cleaned to improve its appearance. In fact, enlisting the help of a professional jewelry cleaning service will usually return your inherited pieces back to their original shine.

Wear It For Special Occasions

Many types of inherited pieces of jewelry are meant to be worn during special occasions, but it depends on the style and design. If you’re having a family get-together, this is the perfect time to add this old jewelry to your outfit so that everyone can see it. Or, begin wearing it on a regular basis to help show your personality and individual style.

Gift the Jewelry to a Loved One

As the name implies, inherited jewelry is meant to be passed down to others. This will often be a son or daughter who will truly appreciate either the jewelry’s appearance or the meaning behind it. Or, you may want to give the jewelry to another part of the family who have shown interest in it or was close to the person who passed it down to you.

Repair Damaged Pieces

Many people don’t wear old jewelry because they’ve become damaged over time. Like other jewelry, when part of it is broken, it may get tossed into a box somewhere and basically forgotten about. Luckily, these damaged pieces can typically be repaired by a professional, even if it means replacing certain parts of the item or its gemstone. If the jewelry is too damaged to be salvaged, you can repurpose the gemstone into a new piece of jewelry.

Les Olson Jewelers Can Help You Make the Most of Your Old Jewelry

Wearing inherited, old jewelry is a great way to show dedication or appreciation to your loved ones or past family members. As the most popular jewelry store in Palm Harbor, Les Olson Jewelers can perform a cleaning that will bring these pieces back to life so that you can wear them proudly. We also carry a wide variety of new jewelry pieces, such as custom engagement ringscustom pendantsreligious jewelry, and much more. If you’d like to learn more about how our experts can help select the perfect piece of jewelry for every occasion and enhance your look, give us a call at (727) 785-9624.

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