Let’s face it, everyone has junk in their jewelry boxes, including broken chains, presents from friends you don’t speak to anymore, and maybe even your grandmother’s engagement ring. Nonetheless, it can be particularly challenging to get rid of jewelry.
These pieces can even make finding the jewelry you want to wear daily more difficult. In contrast to most clutter, gold and jewels have intrinsic value; discarding them is the same as throwing away money. So be smart and take some tips on how to declutter your jewelry!
Why Does Jewelry Pile Up?
You don’t often realize when you buy new jewelry how difficult it is to get rid of old ones. Jewelry isn’t just something you always buy when you go shopping. It’s a fine gift and has sentimental value attached to it. Of course, bad memories may also be attached to jewelry, like a gift from a friend who betrayed you or an ex-partner.
Most sentimental jewelry referred to here is more difficult to purge. Even if you never wear it, you may still appreciate how special the gift-giver thought it was. Jewelry passed down through inheritance is much more difficult to lose because it has a history. Sometimes during difficult times, an ancestor’s ring was the only truly precious item they possessed.
Tips for Downsizing Your Fine Jewelry Collection
Categorize Your Pieces
Quite often, you let your jewelry pieces pile up. Categorizing your pieces is a good way to realize what you wear and what you don’t. Decide your every piece and which ones you must save for special occasions.
Which ones are the ones you don’t wear at all and only hold sentimental value? And lastly, which ones did you buy because you thought they were pretty or used to hold sentimental value but don’t matter to you anymore? This way, you’ll be more willing to remove the items you realize don’t mean anything.
Try Them On
How many pieces do you have just because you bought them, and honestly, they don’t even look good? Staring at them in your drawer where they look pretty doesn’t do much good. Take a day when you wear the different pieces inside or outside the house. See if they look good and if you feel confident in them!
Your collection might seem cluttered if you have them in one box. Take the previous advice on categorizing and separating your pieces. Then buy jewelry decorators like trays and even find stationery holders in your home. Your jewelry will look much more decluttered, and you might even find some pieces you have been looking for a while!
Look for Buyers
Take the previous advice that throwing away jewelry is like throwing away money. Just because you think you don’t like or wear a ring anymore doesn’t necessarily mean you need to discard it or give it away.
You can always find diamond buyers who are looking to invest. You may find buyers online, or if you’re looking to be more efficient, visit a jewelry store nearby that specializes in authentic pieces.
How to Repurpose Jewelry?
Suppose you’re not ready to declutter jewelry just yet. That’s okay, and people often feel like they haven’t worn something enough before giving or selling it away. So how do you repurpose those pieces?
Instead of hiding them in the bottom of a drawer, you can hang them somewhere to view them frequently. When talking about organizational trays earlier, place one on your bedside table to have these in front of you regularly. You may switch these pieces up every other week to keep trying the other items.
Suppose you have a sentimental piece that you haven’t gotten the chance to wear yet. You may display a picture of your mother or grandmother wearing them nearby. That may bring up some emotions and even encourage you to wear it more often,
Yes, selling jewelry is possible, but it takes some time and effort. This includes having your goods appraised, finding buyers, and finally working up the courage to get rid of them. You’ll need to conduct research and comparison shop before deciding whether to sell locally or online. At the same time, you will also have to deal with the fact that you must let go of something that is potentially sentimental.