Heirloom jewelry is more than just a piece of jewelry or an old watch
Heirloom jewelry is defined as jewelry passed down from one generation to the next. Jewelry and watches are one of the most common heirloom items. Grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, and fathers passing heirloom pieces like engagement rings, wedding bands, strands of pearls, pins and watches to the younger members of their families.
Heirlooms can remind us of where we are from, our family history, and sometimes of the people that may no longer be with us. They can be passed down as designated in a will, or from person to person. Wearing or admiring a family heirloom is a wonderful way to honor, appreciate, and think of that someone special that wore the item before us.
I personally had the honor of passing down a watch to each of my father in laws four grandsons after he passed. I had each watch serviced with a professional clean and polish, as well as a new battery, and all four of his grandsons proudly wear one of their grandfathers watches today.
Jewelry and watches can last a lifetime and become a family heirloom with the proper care and maintenance. It is recommended to have an annual professional inspection, clean, and polish on your jewelry items. Our master jewelers, and certified watchmakers at MyJewelryRepair.com can perform the services needed to keep your heirlooms in wearable condition.
The holiday season is the perfect time to pass down a special piece to the next generation, but before you tie a bow around that gift box you may want to have it professionally cleaned and polished so it sparkles and shines as much as the smile on the face of the gift recipient.
MJR Jewelry Specialist and Trainer