So, you have a piece of jewellery that is burning a hole in the back of your jewellery box. And you can’t decide what you should do about it. Do you leave it to languish, unworn and forgotten? Do you gift it to your family or friends? Or do you make the most of the situation and convert it into cash? It can be a tough choice and there are many factors to take into consideration. So, are you thinking about the best option for your untouched piece? Here is some advice that may help in your decision: Redesign & rejuvenate Jewellery is a very style-driven industry. Your jewellery might have passed its fashion use-by date. But there are ways to refresh and renew your piece to make it wearable again. Having your jewellery reworked and crafted into a new design is a great option to consider when you no longer find a use for your old jewellery. A master jeweller can repurpose the materials in your piece and create a style more fitting with current trends. So, before you sell jewellery it may be a simple matter of consulting a master jeweller to have your piece turned into something modern. Create a treasured heirloom It’s understandable that sometimes you just can’t bear the thought of parting with your overlooked piece, and to sell jewellery would mean losing a treasured item. Despite the fact it may no longer complement modern trends, it may hold special meaning to you; a gift from a loved one, or a symbol of precious memories. There is no shame in holding on to your unworn jewellery. In fact, it can sometimes prove to be worth it in the long run. Over time high-quality jewellery can increase in value, meaning by making room in your jewellery collection long-term for your outmoded piece, you might end up with something that is worth a lot of money. Similarly, hanging on to your jewellery and passing it on to the next generation in your family, can create not only a sentimental heirloom but what may be a valuable keepsake. Research & know your jewellery When you have made the decision to sell jewellery, for whatever reason, you need to understand the piece before you part with it. Knowing the approximate market value of your jewellery, its composition, and the materials used will ensure you get the best price. The age of your jewellery can also greatly affect the amount of money you may receive when selling your piece. The difference between old and antique can be worth hundreds, or even thousands of dollars to the sale price. So, finding out the origins of your jewellery can be extremely beneficial. If you have an invoice that proves the authenticity and purity of your piece, even better! Why sell jewellery when you can repurpose Sometimes the choice to sell jewellery or find another use for it can be difficult. At Catanach’s Jewellers, we offer dedicated advice and support to help you make the right decision for you. Our master jewellers can consult with you and discuss your old piece, providing you with all the options available to you. We can also create a modern, fresh look for your jewellery, so you can wear your piece with pride once again. So, contact us today to discuss your jewellery needs and let the experts at Catanach’s help refresh your jewellery collection.