Life is often about letting go. Whether you’re letting go of the dream you had of being an ice-cream truck driver when you were five, or you’re letting go of your childhood blanket that is now a rag, sometimes letting go is the best. However, it can be harder to let go of items you bought as an adult. Jewelry is no exception.
It’s important to realize that by holding on to jewelry pieces that you no longer wear, you’re actually detracting from your happiness because you’re preventing yourself from moving on and finding pieces that are useful to you now. Letting go is a process; however, there are simple ways to jumpstart it.
Start by determining the last time you wore a piece of jewelry. Although there are some exceptions, most jewelry should be worn at least once a year. Exceptions include heirloom pieces and those with sentimental value. If you are wearing a piece of jewelry less than once a year, then it is time to reevaluate how you feel about the piece.
Perhaps you no longer enjoy it or maybe it reminds you of a specific period of your life that you would rather forget. Regardless of the reason, chances are the piece is no longer working for you. Once you have established that you no longer wear the piece semi-regularly, it’s time to set it aside or place it in storage. By de-cluttering your primary jewelry box, you are able to access and enjoy the pieces that you do wear regularly, and thus make room for increased happiness.
Once you have established the pieces that you no longer wear regularly, it’s time to replace them with updated accessories. The best way to inform your new purchases is by paying attention to what you just put in storage. For example, if you no longer wear a ring that you once adored because it is outdated, then begin by shopping for a new ring. Start by exploring your options. Perhaps gemstone rings, like the Pink Sapphire Brilliance Ring are the perfect fit for your style.
After finding the perfect replacement pieces, it’s time to utilize the new additions to your jewelry collection and enjoy stress-free accessorizing. Luckily, if the day ever comes that you want to revisit a piece of jewelry that you put in storage, you’ll know exactly where to find it. That’s the beauty of organization.