A Matter of Brilliance is a professional jewelry appraisal company based in Newton, MA, founded by Aimee Berrent, Graduate Gemologist. Our appraisals can be used to:
New Year’s brings lots of resolutions. Forget about organizing closets and drawers. This is the time to organize your jewelry. Here are a few tips for making the process easier:
Tip 1: Take an inventory
Time to gather your jewelry in one place. Don’t overlook small hideaway places throughout your home, not just your jewelry box. Is your grandfather’s old watch tucked in a drawer? Your great-aunt’s locket in a special box?
Tip 2: Divide and conquer
Now it’s time to make some piles. Categories can include “repair,” “keep,” “hand down,” and “sell.” Styles change, so if a piece doesn’t bring you joy, or if you never wear it, consider selling it. Alternatively, if you haven’t worn your favorite necklace because the clasp is broken, put it in the repair pile.
Tip 3: Catalog your jewels
Once you have your jewelry separated, it’s time for a Personal Jewelry Catalog. A professional appraisal can help with this. They’ll examine each piece and create a document with digital pictures of your items, their condition, and value.
Tip 4: Update your insurance
Once you have your Personal Jewelry Catalog, you can check your insurance to make sure it covers the updated value of your possessions.
Happy New Year! Keep your resolution to get organized — and start with your wonderful jewelry.
As always, if I can help you with anything, including creating a Personal Jewelry Catalog, let me know!
Brilliantly yours, Aimee