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Sell your heirloom jewelry

You have inherited jewelry and you don't know if you should part with it or keep it.


Often members of a family or friends pass jewelry on to a loved one because it signified a remembrance of their existing and a reminder of times spent together. Pieces like this have more sentimental value than financial. They are transmitted from generation to generation in the same family. We recommend that you keep jewelry with a strong sentimental value! 

When there is not a deep connection to a piece of jewelry, a person may leave it to a loved one without instructions. This is usually because they want the new owner to decide what to do with it!

If you have received a jewel without sentimental value then we can help you! 

We've put together a list of things to consider after inheriting jewelry to help you feel confident in your decision, whatever it may be.


So before you ask yourself "is it wrong to sell heirloom jewelry?" First ask yourself these questions:


Having a loved one's old jewelry can be a great way to keep their memory alive. We advise you to keep at least one piece that you can wear and that comes from an inheritance. 

That being said, not all jewelry you inherit will be something you want to wear or keep. 



If you've inherited a piece of jewelry but don't want to wear it, consider reaching out to other family members who want it. The loved one who left you this gift did so because they thought you would be able to find the right home, even if that home isn't yours.

It is important to understand that if you choose to sell an heirloom piece of jewelry, it will be gone for good. You don't want to be the person who has to tell a loved one that it's no longer in the family. Asking before you sell it will help avoid any difficult conversations that may arise.


If you inherited a piece that you know you don't want to wear, you might want to consider reusing it in another piece of jewelry. It's a great option because it gives you a piece of jewelry that you'll actually wear and preserves the sentimental value that the inherited piece has worn.

Re-proposing a piece usually requires creating a custom piece of jewelry, but the possibilities are nearly limitless.


If you have no emotional connection to the jewelry and have no family members who would want to wear it, there's nothing wrong with selling heirloom jewelry. If it was to be kept in the family, the person who left it to you would have given you clear instructions not to sell it.

Whoever left you this coin wanted you to do whatever you wanted with it. For many people, leaving a piece of jewelry in acabinet estuseless taking into account that you can sell it and use the money for something you want heart

If you feel guilty about selling the piece then use the money to help pay for funeral expenses, take a trip to clear your head, or treat your family to something special. It's a good way to do something positive, like the person who left the room with you would have wanted.

If you think you're ready to say goodbye to your diamond ring or your diamond jewelry, trust our experts to assess your property. 

Our experts are at your disposal for a free expertise!

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