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5 Reasons To Sell Your 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 while it can be difficult to part with some of these items, doing so can give you the very boost you may need post-breakup. Here are 5 factors to keep in mind when you’re considering the sale of your jewelry after a divorce.

  1. You’re Living in The Past – Re-living your past time and time again can be incredibly painful. It is not uncommon to re-visit scenes from your marriage repeatedly in your mind, almost as if you are re-playing 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. When releasing yourself of a partnership that has come to an end, it is critical that you make space both emotionally and physically for the new and wonderful things that are to come your way in the future. Doing so will allow you to keep your eyes, ears and eventually your heart open to some amazing opportunities you may not have otherwise noticed or thought possible.
  1. 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 and surrender to the idea that what is meant to be will be. Having trouble moving on? Take the time to examine where you are, who you’re with and what you’re doing when you doubt your ability to move forward.  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 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.
  1. 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 or discomfort, there is no longer the need to spare anyone else’s feelings. If a certain item is not aligned with who you are and what you want to convey to the world, then it’s time to release it. Any item you wear should enhance your confidence, not diminish it.
  1. 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. Instead of holding on to jewelry that has lost its emotional value, 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.
  1. You’re Not Wearing It – If you haven’t worn an item in over a year and you have no intention of doing so in the future, the piece itself may bring up difficult thoughts and feelings from the past. This reaction is quite normal and in fact, 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. Moving forward, make peace with letting go of things that will no longer serve or empower you.

WP Diamonds makes it incredibly easy to part ways with your gently used jewelry items and their process is seamless from start to finish. From the initial valuation to getting your offer, selling your jewelry online couldn’t be any easier. While divorce can be incredibly painful, selling your diamonds shouldn’t have to be.

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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