One of my everyday practices that has fallen to the wayside during the pandemic stay-at-home orders has been putting on jewelry. I have on the rings I always wear and if I put in earrings they might stay in for a few days. But, more often than not, I forget to put in earrings.
Over the next few days, you’ll look through your jewelry box (or however you store your jewelry.
Today, start by looking through your rings. Give those you often wear some care and cleaning. Are there rings that you adore but need to be fitted to your finger? Are there rings that you’d be okay with selling?
During a decluttering presentation, a few months back, someone pointed out that gemstones in jewelry, including heirloom jewelry that never gets worn, could always be placed in a new, modern setting. The diamond in my engagement ring was from my mother’s ring (at one point, she’d reset the diamond into a cocktail ring), so I'd already used that technique.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I help people focus on what's important to them by guiding them through clearing clutter and distractions from their lives. I teach decluttering and organizing skills through articles; books; courses; speaking engagements; as well as virtual coaching sessions.