WHAT TO DO WITH INHERITED JEWELRY
You’ve inherited jewelry from your beloved grandmother, or aunt or mother. After some time has passed, you pull out your inherited jewelry. First you may want to get a general idea of its value. At Gold-Smith, we can help with either a written or verbal appraisal. Then you probably either can’t wait to wear the jewelry, or you know, you’ll never wear it. Ever. Before you begin wearing estate jewelry bring it into us at Gold-Smith. We’ll look at it carefully, thoroughly clean it and let you know about the condition. It’s common for inherited jewelry to need repairs. This is especially true when older people have worn their jewelry regularly for many years. The typical areas of wear include prongs (leading to lost diamonds or gemstones), sides and backs of rings, and hinges in bracelets. There may be cracked or broken areas, usually in rings. We can size rings and suggest other refurbishments to restore the jewelry to its original beauty.