Spring cleaning, time to get out your rubber gloves, mop buckets and dusters, right? Wrong. With the beginning of a new season most of us instinctively plan to clean every crevice of our home, tidy our cars out and even organize our wardrobes while our jewelry collection remains in a chaos.
Since jewelry takes up so little space we justify keeping it longer than most items. There are a few simple criterion we like to follow to make consolidating our jewelry collection easy!
This process should not take you long but will help you part with pieces you don’t wear anymore and maybe even look at old pieces as new again.
First, lay out your entire collection on a hard surface and separate the pieces of sentimental value such as family heirlooms or engagement rings. These are the cornerstone of your collection and should remain in safe keeping. Some of your precious heirlooms may even be redesigned so that you can enjoy them as jewelry again instead of letting them sit in a drawer.
Second, go through your pieces individually and ask yourself these three simple questions.
- Do I wear this piece at least once a month?
- Does this item of jewelry reflect my current style or desired style?
- Does this item of jewelry serve an aesthetic purpose in my jewelry display?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions then you are justified in keeping the item of jewelry. If the answer is “no,” then it is time to make a decision so there is room in your collection for new jewelry pieces. One new statement piece can tie the rest of your collection together making it cohesive and wearable. Bring your current jewelry collection to Mazzarese and we can help you find the pieces missing from your wardrobe. Everyone’s collection should inspire and make them feel beautiful.
Keep in mind, Mazzarese is always willing to take a peek at your retired pieces and turn them into cash to put towards new ones to enhance your current collection. We can also rework your current or heirloom pieces to making them wearable pieces for your current wardrobe.