After your relationship ended, did you find yourself left with jewelry that you don't want or need anymore? Many people — both men and women — are often left with a now-defunct wedding or engagement ring, but there may also be bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuff links, or even other rings as well. If you don't want to wear constant reminders of something that went sour, what should you do with these things?
The answer is to head to a pawn shop. Here, you can solve your leftover jewelry problem in a variety of creative ways. Here are just a few:
The most obvious choice for many people with unwanted engagement rings or wedding bands is to sell them outright to a pawnbroker. This is a quick and easy way to both get rid of a reminder of a bad relationship, and to recoup the value of what's often the most expensive piece of jewelry people own. Take the money and treat yourself, pay off a debt, or take a relaxing vacation.
Of course, you can do more than just walk out of a pawn shop with cash in hand. You can also make your own switch right at the store by selling your jewelry and using that money to buy jewelry you'd much rather wear. Jewelry and jewels are some of the most commonly found items in pawn shops, so you'll have plenty of great choices to replace your own jewelry with new items. Switch out that engagement ring for a statement necklace that'll catch some eyes. Gentlemen, why not ditch your ex's wedding band for a sleek and sophisticated watch?
Repurposing is the art of changing one piece of jewelry into something else by using some of the component parts. Love your engagement ring's diamonds, but aren't engaged anymore? Take the diamonds out and have them set into a great pair of earrings; or, choose another vintage ring as a base, and transplant your favorite gems from the old jewelry. This way, you can save what parts you really like without keeping jewelry from an old relationship.
Using a pawnbroker is a quick and simple way to either get rid of that unwanted ring or to use it as a jumping-off point to get a piece of jewelry you really love. Then, you can get back to moving on with the new chapter in your life. If you're looking to unload some unwanted jewelry, contact pawn shops like Morningstar's Jewelers & Pawnbrokers.