Vintage jewelry is all the rage, but it’s not all created equal. If you’ve found yourself suddenly in possession of your grandmother’s jewelry box, it might be overwhelming trying to figure out if you should just bring it into a pawn shop in South Florida and get what you can, or have it restored to add to your own collection. At National Pawn and Jewelry in Fort Lauderdale, we can assist with either option, but first you need to make some decisions.
Piaget 18k yellow gold diamond and sapphire bracelet
First, sort through the box and see if there’s anything that appeals to you. If you like the look of it, see what might need fixing or alteration. Are stones missing or loose? Do the clip-on earrings need to be converted to clip? Do the pearls have a rotted string? Rest assured; those kinds of things are easy to take care of.
14k yellow gold three dimensional frog broach
More difficult (and more expensive) is if you recognize the piece has good metal and gems, or if it’s sentimental, but you don’t quite like the style. In cases like this, creative restyling is the answer. Brooches can become hair clips or perhaps pendants, lengths can be adjusted, necklaces and bracelets can become each other. Before you decide to make any changes, however, please do consult a reputable South Florida pawnbroker about how the changes will affect the value of the piece. If monetary value is important, know that changes can reduce it.
If selling is what you choose, we can walk you through your option there, too. All the more reason, pawnbrokers are a one-stop jewelry shop!