What To Do When You Inherit Jewelry


When a loved one dies, they usually leave behind many material goods. On such an occasion, you may find that you've inherited clothes, jewelry, and other items. If you're not sure what to do with the jewelry you've inherited, this list can help you through the next steps:

1. Decide if you want to keep the jewelry.

Many people feel the need to keep jewelry that they've inherited out of a sense of obligation. However, you should decide for yourself if that's the right choice for you. If you find the jewelry that you've inherited beautiful and you think it's something you will wear, that's an excellent reason to keep it. You may also want to hang onto it for sentimental reasons. If you don't like the idea of the jewelry sitting around in your house taking up space or if you'd rather have cash instead, you shouldn't feel bad about selling the jewelry.

2. Clean the jewelry.

Jewelry that you've inherited from a deceased relative may not be in the best condition. Fortunately, cleaning most jewelry is a simple and quick task that you can do yourself. For general dullness, you can soak your jewelry in a fizzing effervescent solution. Effervescent tablets meant to soothe indigestion are perfect for this. Jewelry polish and a soft cloth will allow you to remove tarnish and buff silver, gold, or platinum pieces to a high shine.

3. Have the jewelry appraised.

Whether you're keeping the jewelry or selling it, having it appraised by a jewelry appraisal service is an important second step. A recent appraisal will be necessary if you want to insure the jewelry, which is a good idea for expensive pieces. If you're selling the jewelry, an appraisal can give you an idea of how much you can charge. While the age of the piece and current market conditions might affect the best listing price, it's still a good idea to get a ballpark idea of the jewelry's value. You may want to get the rest of your jewelry collection appraised at the same time; it's always useful to know how much your valuables are worth.

4. Look online for similar items.

If you've decided to sell the jewelry you've inherited, you can get a clearer idea of how much to charge by looking up similar pieces online. Look for jewelry made from the same material. You should also search by year. Some people highly value vintage jewelry, so you may be able to command a higher price due to the age of the jewelry you own.


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Knowing How To Accessorize With Jewelry

When a friend of mine gave me an impromptu makeover, I realized that I needed to improve the attention that I gave to my appearance. I invested in some new clothes, and then I went shopping for jewelry. However, I didn't know how to choose or match pieces, so my first few outfits were a little confusing. Fortunately, my friend came to my aid and walked me through how to wear jewelry the right way. I was really impressed with her help. This blog is all about me helping you to accessorize with jewelry. Read here to find out how to look better than ever.