Many of us have been spending a lot more time at home over the last few months and have had opportunity to do some of those jobs we never get around to. This may include sorting through your jewellery box. It can be surprising how many pieces of jewellery we accumulate over the years, birthday gifts, family heirlooms, holiday souvenirs. When having a clear out it is not unusual to discover odd earrings, broken chains or pieces you no longer wear hiding away. Although these may seem like ‘rubbish’ you may be pleased to learn how much they are worth, so it is worth checking with a jeweller before throwing them away.
There are then several things you may be able to do…
Sometimes items are stored away because they are broken or no longer fit. Often these problems can be quite easily rectified in our workshop; a favourite ring could be resized and enjoyed again, or broken chain repaired.
We can often re-use your precious metal or gemstones to make a new piece of jewellery, a popular option with those who have inherited jewellery or have sentimental pieces that have worn out over time. This could mean setting a treasured diamond into a new mount or melting some family gold to create a wedding band with a personal touch. Our jewellers can advise you on what is possible and work with you on design ideas. In addition to being a fantastic way of maintaining sentiment this can often (although not always) save you money when compared to the cost of buying a similar piece.
You might want a new watch or piece of jewellery that can’t be made using your existing materials. In this instance you could choose to part exchange your old jewellery or watch against the cost of the new. You will normally receive a higher offer for your items if you do this. Even if you are not sure what you want yet, we can put the value on a gift card to spend with us later.
Sell for cash
If you aren’t looking for anything new you can still sell your unwanted jewellery for cash. You may be surprised by how much it is worth. Gold reached its highest ever price during lockdown so there’s never been a better time to sell.
To help us keep our customers and employees safe and maintain distancing in the showroom you currently need to make an appointment to visit. You can do this by calling 0114 266 9253.