We know how hard it can be to part with keepsakes, no matter how little monetary value they might have. But a new year has us wondering: Do we really need to save everything? Will we ever find a use for those dusty gold trinkets from high-school loves, single earrings whose mates are long gone, and the gifts that, while thoughtful, never quite made it into our everyday jewelry repertoire? Probably not. And thanks to the insanely high market value of gold and silver, it's about to get a little easier to part with those pieces.
This Thursday and Friday, local artisan jewelry boutique Mia Gemma hosts a trade-in event where you can bring in your unwanted items (gold and silver jewelry, watches, fine silverware) and receive approximately 96% of their value in credit at Mia Gemma. Typically, businesses take a commission of anywhere from 30 to 50% of the value of your jewelry, so if you're in the market to pick up new pieces, this is a pretty solid deal. You can use the credit for any item in the boutique, like amazing stone rings from Ana Cavalheiro or exotic beaded bracelets from Ziio, or put it towards the creation of a custom piece. Even better? The credit will never expire. And that, dear friends, is what we call a smart investment.
Photo: Courtesy of Ziio Jewelry