The Four R’s of Fine Jewelry: Restyle, Restore, Resale and Replace


Susan DeBakey
Loggins Jewelers

By Susan DeBakey –

Protecting your investment in fine jewelry offers options that oftentimes, owners do not consider.  Times change, as do styles and trends, and while some pieces remain timeless, others do not.  Coco Chanel said, “Fashion changes, but style endures.”  And style is an important consideration when determining which pieces one enjoys wearing.

For example, you’ve had a gorgeous diamond necklace for 20 years, and you love it.  Well, you did love it, and it has sentimental value.  You want to keep it, but you’re really not in love with it any more. It just doesn’t work with your style that has evolved over the past 20 years, but your investment in the diamonds is substantial and has increased in value over the past 20 years, so your preference is to keep the piece, but you don’t wear it.  So, what do you do?


Restyle

Restyling jewelry is a trend that allows investors to update their assets in a manner that fits with their current style.  Working with a jeweler to update pieces for clients and make them fit more appropriately in their jewelry wardrobe turns an unworn asset into a luxury that can be enjoyed.  This is especially useful with heirloom pieces that have been passed down for generations but need a fresh, more current look.  Additionally, restyling existing pieces allows customization unique to the owner, reflecting their own Individual style.


Restyle

Many times favorite jewelry or heirloom pieces can look new again with a simple refresh or restore.  Master jewelers can polish, clean and even rhodium plate and repair fine jewelry freshening up the piece.  This is also the case with watches, a popular fine jewelry investment. Restoring watches is a great way to maintain a keepsake for generations to come.


Restyle

Sometimes you simply want to resell fine jewelry and start over, and some fine jewelry stores, such as Loggins Jewelers, have a plan in place to help.  By appraising jewelry with a certified gemologist, a price can be determined, and the piece can be offered in a resale consignment area.  Many clients take advantage of this specialized service offered by Loggins.

 


Restyle

Sometimes with fine jewelry, it’s simply out with the old and in with the new. Replacing items in your jewelry wardrobe can be a solution to freshen up your collection.  Whether it’s a particular item or a custom piece to reflect your individual style, replacing items can increase your fine jewelry portfolio.  A reputable fine jewelry store with certified gemologists can assist with replacement pieces by custom design or from their expansive inventory.

As always when purchasing fine jewelry, never buy online.  Buyers should examine pieces in person with an educated gem expert having a long corporate history.  Loggins Jewelers has been Fort Bend’s most trust jeweler for over 30 years. Our knowledgeable team is proud and grateful to once again be voted Best Jeweler by Fort Bend Focus readers!  Call 281.242.2900 or visit loggins.jewelers.com.