It can be really frustrating to have broken jewelry taking up space in your jewelry box, especially if it’s gold or diamond jewelry. But just letting it sit there does nobody any good. Whether it’s a broken clasp, a misplaced gem or a hopelessly tangled chain that makes your jewelry unwearable, your jewelry is still valuable, and there are many ways to re-purpose it.
Consider selling or pawning your broken jewelry at a pawn shop. Pawn shops will either buy your jewelry or extend a pawn loan to you based on your jewelry’s value. With the price of gold still at all time highs, it’s a great time to take your scrap gold into a pawn shop for cash. Diamonds and other precious stones that have fallen out of their settings will still fetch a price. Pawn shops have trained gemologists and craftsmen on staff that can asses the value of your broken jewelry and make recommendations for repairs. Repairs are quick and often inexpensive.
If you don’t want to pawn or sell your jewelry, consider re-purposing your gold or jewels to create something new. If the style of your jewelry is dated or doesn’t fit your personality, have a craftsman create something beautiful that you will love, using the diamonds and other precious gems that are taking up space in your jewelry box. Again, pawn shops are a great place to visit for inspiration. They often have wide selections and styles of jewelry, so you’ll have lots of ideas to consider. If you find a setting you like, a pawn shop jewelry can easily add your precious stones for a custom look.
Don’t let your broken or dated jewelry go unused. Bring it into a to a pawn shop, and make some cash or have it turned into something new and beautiful you’ll love wearing for years to come.