If you have some old jewelry that you don’t wear, whether because you feel like it’s gone out of style or it was a family heirloom given to you by a grandparent in an assisted living facility, there are still ways that you can upcycle these pieces and turn them into something that you’d want to wear or use.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to breathe new life into old pieces of jewelry. 

Play With The Length

One reason why you might not like an older piece of jewelry could be because it’s simply not the right length or size for you. 

In the past, both long necklaces and choker necklaces were in style. But if you don’t like one of these styles to wear now, you don’t have to completely write off a piece of jewelry that’s in this style. You can easily take off some length or add some length until the piece is just how you’d like it. This can be done with necklacked, bracelets, earrings and more. You can even do some of this work yourself if you don’t want to pay a jeweler to take care of it for you. 

Get The Piece Reset

Sometimes, the actual stones or jewels that make up the piece of jewelry might be beautiful on their own. But if the setting isn’t right, you may not want to wear the piece.

Luckily, this is a pretty easy fix. Many pieces of jewelry can have the stones or jewels taken out of the setting and then reset into a different setting. However, if you get this done professionally, it can get expensive. So before you choose to go down this path, consider how much you’re really willing to invest in this piece and if you really can get no other use out of it if you just kept it how it is. 

Repurpose The Jewelry Into Something Else

When a piece of jewelry has been around for a long time, there’s always a chance that it could become broken and not be able to be worn anymore. If this happens to you, one thing you can look into is repurposing the jewelry into something else

For some pieces of jewelry, you can take the elements of the jewelry and use it as some sort of art, decor, accent piece, accessory, and so much more. This can help you get some good use out of the piece and still have it be part of your life without having to actually wear it as a piece of jewelry. 

If you have some old pieces of jewelry that you want to breathe some new life into, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you with this.