What to Do with Old, Inherited Jewelry?

June 8, 2019
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There comes a time in many peoples’ lives where they find themselves in possession of inherited jewelry. Whether as a gift, or the passing of a loved one, jewelry passes through many hands in their long life. But what if you don’t particularly like the piece, if it’s not quite your style? Should you just let it collect dust in a jewelry box until someone else inherits it? If you’d rather pass it on, sure, but it came to you for a reason, you inherited jewelry and it’s yours to do with as you like. Here are some options for what to do with inherited jewelry, this time on the Stewart Kuper Jewelers Blog.

Inherited Jewelry – What To Do

Aside from the obvious (wear it!), there are a number of different things you can do with inherited jewelry that doesn’t quite match your style. The two big ones are selling the pieces or using their materials to create a new piece that does fit your taste! Both of these are fine options and both of which Stewart Kuper Jewelers can help you with!

Selling Inherited Jewelry

If you decide you don’t want the estate pieces you have inherited, then one of the easiest solutions is to sell it to people who do! If you know your treasures, where they came from, how old they are, that sort of thing – the selling process can be fun & interesting.

Buying estate jewelry is something  Stewart Kuper Jewelers has  a wealth of experience doing,  getting our clients the best price for their pieces, so that everyone walks away happy. You can even trade them in for a piece you are truly crazy for! Or, if you have the mind to make something new…

Remaking Inherited Jewelry

A truly unique solution to the unwanted inherited jewelry problem is to bring some creativity and craftsmanship into the mix! While those older pieces might not exactly be your style, they are still made of precious metals, stones, and memories. Instead of leaving them in a box to never see the light of day, or selling to someone who might treasure them, take the wonderful materials you already have on hand and turn them into something you’ll truly love! For example, stones from earrings can be removed and placed into a new band to create a ring that fits your style.

When it comes to custom jewelry, the skies the limit when it comes to what we can do, and it’s environmentally conscious to boot! By partnering with a skilled craftsman like Stewart Kuper, you’re able to convert those unwanted pieces into something you’re happy to wear and you get to keep the memories and sentimental value.  You might be starting a new tradition in your family on how to approach inherited jewelry!

Whether you want to sell the inherited jewelry or turn it into a new treasure, Stewart Kuper Jewelers will walk you through it! Our expertise in creating custom jewelry, buying and selling estate pieces, and our years serving the people of Tucson make us uniquely suited to serving your needs. Give us a call and together we can help you find the value in your inherited jewelry!