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5 Reasons To Sell Jewelry After Divorce

March 2, 2017 - Relationship Articles

Deciding what to keep and what to clear out of your life post-divorce can be an incredibly daunting task. Jewelry tends to carry significant emotional weight and can be difficult to part. However, doing so can give you the very boost you may need post-breakup. Here are 5 factors to keep in mind when you’re looking to sell jewelry after divorce:

  1. You’re living in the past
  2. It’s time to move on
  3. It’s not your style
  4. The financial benefit
  5. You’re not wearing it


1. You’re Living in The Past

The first reason to sell jewelry after divorce is perhaps the most important: let go the past. Re-living your past time and time again can be incredibly painful and damaging. It is not uncommon to revisit scenes from your marriage in your mind, almost as if you are replaying an old movie. Even though we’ve seen the movie a thousand times and hope for a different outcome, we know how the story ends.

While memories both good and bad may remain, physical reminders of previous relationships don’t have to. After a relationship has come to an end, it is critical that you make space both emotionally and physically for new and wonderful things in your life. Doing so will allow you to keep your eyes, ears and eventually your heart open to amazing opportunities.


2. It’s Time to Move On

Life can take some unexpected twists and turns. And it can be difficult to accept that the future you once thought was yours is no more. Though difficult, it is incredibly important to focus on the positive aspects of your life. Surrender to the idea that what is meant to be will be.

Having trouble moving on? Take time to examine where you are, who you’re with and what is holding you back.  Once you’ve identified your triggers, do your best to minimize or decrease your exposure to them.

Trying on and wearing jewelry from an ex partner can leave you feeling confused and stuck. If after wearing a particular piece, you suddenly find yourself in a rut, it may be time to let it go. Keeping items that have lost their sentimental value will do very little for you moving forward.

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3. It’s Not Your Style

More than likely, some of the items your former partner picked out for you weren’t necessarily your style. During a relationship, it’s not uncommon to accept items that you secretly dread but wear anyway to please your partner.

While you may have held on to them in the past to prevent any tension, there is no longer any need to spare anyone else’s feelings. If an item is not aligned with who you are and what you want to convey to the world, then it’s time to let it go. Any item you wear should enhance your confidence, not diminish it.


4. The Financial Benefit

Have you done anything nice for yourself lately?  The practice of self-care is one that does not always come easily. But is critical to your mental, physical and emotional health. At a time when you may be feeling confused, frustrated or abandoned, tending to your own needs is incredibly important.

Why hold on to jewelry that has lost its emotional value? Why not use the money you net from the sale of your jewelry to treat yourself to something special. No matter how trivial or extravagant it may seem, do something kind for yourself that leaves you feeling rejuvenated and inspired.


5. You’re Not Wearing It

If you haven’t worn an item in over a year and you have no intention of doing so, ask yourself why. Perhaps the piece itself may bring up difficult thoughts and feelings from the past. This reaction is quite normal, it is your mind’s way of protecting itself from any further hurt or pain.

Keeping a piece of jewelry “just because” will not meet any of your needs or fill any voids in your life. Jewelry left to collect dust is not working in your favor. Moving forward, make peace with letting go of things that will no longer serve or empower you.

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How to sell jewelry after divorce

If you have decided to sell jewelry or sell your engagement ring, the first question is where can you sell?

You may consider a local jewelers or pawn shops. However both of these options come with significant downsides: limits on what they will purchase, fees deducted, prices offered. And finally some people do not enjoy the experience of going somewhere local. They often prefer a more discreet experience from specialized luxury buyers.

Whether your are looking to sell your wedding ring or engagement ring after divorce, WP Diamonds is here to help. As leading international luxury jewelry buyers, we work with hundreds of customers on a daily basis, buying your jewelry directly.  Our service is free of charge and makes it incredibly easy to sell jewelry after divorce, with a seamless process from start to finish.

While divorce can be incredibly painful, selling the ring or your jewelry should not have to be. From the initial valuation to getting your offer, selling your jewelry online couldn’t be any easier. Our process can take as little as 24 hours from start to finish. Sell online or in person for cash or store-credit (for 10% more).

We offer appointments in New York, Hong Kong and the UK as well as free and fully insured shipping. Our hassle-free and convenient service has earned us an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. There is no middle-man or fees deducted from your final offer.

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Bio: Written by one of our diamond, designer jewelry or luxury watch experts. With over 150 years of combined experience, our experts are able to comment on trends, share industry knowledge and provide diamond, designer jewelry and luxury watch education.

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