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How to Get Rid of Jewelry

While it might be hard to imagine why anyone would want to get rid of jewelry, fact is, there are many reasons why you might want to rid yourself of your old rings, necklaces or earrings. Perhaps it was gifted to you by an ex who you discovered had a penchant for shoplifting. Maybe the jewelry is hideous reminding you of a time when you had questionable fashion sense. Whatever it is, don’t hang onto that jewelry that you fear may have been acquired by a five finger discount or that’s so hideous you hide it in your cat’s litter box. Get rid of it. Don’t know where to ditch it? Here’s a few ideas.

Re-gift It

Jewelry might be one of the few items that people don’t mind receiving secondhand. Just grab a jewelry gift box, wrap up the item and bestow upon its new owner. Just make sure not to give it back to the person who first gave it to you.

Repurpose It

With the emphasis on going green, finding new and creative ways to recycle unwanted items is all the rage. Turn that pendant into a ceiling fan pull. Don’t know what to do with that old cocktail ring? Add to a canvas decoupage and give your artwork a 3D effect.


Drop the eBay seller fees and go straight to the buyers by listing your unwanted jewelry on Craigslist. You can sell locally or sell across state lines if you’re willing to ship to your buyer. Take plenty of pictures and, if you’re asking a hefty selling price, be willing to take more pictures if requested by your potential buyers.

Give it to Charity

Everyone can afford to do at least one good deed every once in awhile. Local and national charities are always looking for valuable items to auction off. Pick out a charity that you feel coincides with the issues close to your heart and donate your unwanted jewelry to their cause.

Sell it for Scrap

While not the most lucrative way to get rid of your unwanted jewelry, selling your gold jewelry for scraps is still a very viable option. You have probably seen the ads that promise “Cash for Gold!”. Though you shouldn’t expect to get rich or even break even on such an option, you should at least be able to quickly get rid of your old gold jewelry and make a little bit of money along the way.

There’s no reason to hold onto that old jewelry if you no longer need it. Chances are, there’s someone out there who would appreciate and give it a good home.


  1. I found a much better alternative! I did a LOT of research before selling my gold and silver and then I came across the Silver and Gold Exchange. Not only do they pay MUCH more than others, especially the “as seen on tv” guys, but they post the prices they pay on a live chart on their website at

  2. Oddly enough I was watching Good Morning America 2 days ago and they were talking about this. There is the site called, that is the place to sell unwanted jewelry, specifically diamond, diamond engagement rings. You might want to try that site as well.

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