Things You Can Do With Your Old | Gray & Sons Jewelers

April 2nd, 2024

Things You Can Do With Your Old Jewelry

What we do with old jewelry?

Over the years, you may have received a collection of old jewelry or watches from your older relatives. It’s normal for grandparents or aunts and uncles to pass down old jewelry after they pass, and while the gesture is nice, some are not as fond of receiving antique jewelry as others. In today’s post, we will discuss a few things you can do if you find yourself with numerous pieces of vintage jewelry rather than letting them sit in your closet collecting dust.

At, we give you the option to sell jewelry and old watches that you no longer want. Whether you have old pieces that were left behind by relatives or you bought pieces that you don’t wear as much as you thought you would, we would be more than happy to take them off your hands. We offer a simple, three-step process that makes it easier than ever to get cash for your unwanted jewelry. Simply fill out our online form, get a preliminary quote, send your jewelry to our team in Surfside, and we will send you money — it’s that easy! If you’re ready to part with some of your old jewelry or watches, contact to get started today!

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If you have a collection of old jewelry or old watches that you’re not quite sure what to do with, one great option is to repurpose the pieces into something new. This is a great option if the pieces have no sentimental value and are just sitting in your closet collecting dust. If you’re not someone who likes to wear jewelry, then you may want to use pieces to create something that you will wear or use all of the time.

There are numerous websites and ideas available on the internet, and most of them involve turning your jewelry either into new pieces of jewelry or using the stones or bands to create something entirely unique. For example, if you have an old necklace with a lot of beads or gemstones, you may consider using the individual pieces to decorate a picture frame, or maybe create some wall art that you can hang and admire day after day. There are an endless number of possibilities, and you’re sure to find some creative suggestions online.

Pass It Down to Your Children

For many people, the reason they have held on to old jewelry is because it has sentimental value. Maybe you kept a broach that your grandmother used to wear every day, or perhaps you decided to keep a ring that has been passed down from generation to generation. There is no telling why you may have decided to keep old jewelry and watches, but if you did, there’s a good chance that it was for a reason. Because your watches and jewelry have sentimental value, it may be difficult to sell them for cash or repurpose them into something else. For this reason, you may decide that the best option is to keep the pieces and hand them down to your children once they reach an age where they can appreciate their value.

Remount Stones

One of the most common reasons you may not wear antique jewelry is because it is no longer in fashion. Throughout the years, jewelry styles have changed and evolved, and while there are some pieces that feature timeless designs, for most pieces that is not the case. If you want to keep your old jewelry or watches, but you can’t see yourself sporting these past styles, a great option is to remount the stones into something more modern. For example, if you have an old brooch with a beautiful gemstone, you can always take the necklace to a local jeweler and have them cut the stone into smaller pieces to make rings for multiple people in your family or turn the stone into a more modern-style necklace.

Sell Jewelry for Cash

Despite having a sentimental connection to any antique jewelry or watches you may have in your possession, there may be some pieces that you just can’t keep. If for some reason you don’t want to keep your old jewelry or pass it along to your children, then our team at is here to help. We make it easier than ever to sell jewelry and old watches for money that you can use in other areas of your life. If you’re interested in learning more about our easy, three-step process, or you would like to request a quote for some of your old jewelry, contact or fill out the form below.

We look forward to working with you!


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