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Holiday Preparations

Not the usual kind of preparations – not cooking – not cleaning – not shopping – not wrapping. Let’s talk about putting your “jewelry house in order.”

Take a look at your jewelry wardrobe. When was the last time you had it cleaned and checked? Is it in holiday condition – all the gems nice and tight – rings fitting properly – chains and bracelets the right length? If not, our beautiful Robyn, wizard of (jewelry) “ahhs,” can make everything safe and sound.

Now, take a look in the bottom of that jewelry box. Anything there you haven’t worn in ages? What a waste! If there are diamonds, they can be pave-set into another piece and turn plain gold into a sparkling eye-catcher.

Lost one of your favorite earrings? Turn the remaining one into a pendant or maybe a pin. Or, is there a pair of earrings you just never wear anymore? Some of them can very simply be made into jackets for your diamond, colored gem, or pearl stud earrings.

Take a small tennis bracelet, put it in a bracelet jacket or mount it on a wider bangle and all of a sudden, you have an important piece.

Broken strands of pearls or beads can be restrung as good as new or into just the right length you always wished they were.

We recently turned a never-worn ring into a slide to wear on a collar or chain. That never-worn piece might become a favorite if it just had a matching ring, earrings, bracelet or pendant. We can find a match or create it. But “creation” takes time (even God needed six days). So, first visit your jewelry box – then visit Glitters.

This article was written by Glitters' founder Diane, and reprinted from the archive.