Repurposing Your Old Rings and Charms for New Looks

Repurposing Your Old Rings and Charms for New Looks

If you’re anything like me, you have at least one drawer in your jewelry box that is filled with old necklaces with broken clasps, charms without chains, and rings that don’t fit anymore. I never know what to do with these items. Do I just throw them away? Do I save them up for years until I have enough to melt them all down into one new charm? Many people have similar stories about old jewelry that they just don’t know what to do with. Using these old pieces, you can create beautiful looks that are uniquely you and won’t be found in any jewelry store or online retailer. We believe jewelry should look great and make a statement about your style
and who you are. What better way than to create a brand new piece of jewelry that showcases some of your old favorite looks? In this blog, the jewelers at the HotMixCold online jewelry store walk through great ways to repurpose your old favorite jewelry.

Create a Brand New Look from Old Favorites

So, you have a drawer filled with unused, broken, and forgotten jewelry, and you have no idea what to do with it. Below, we’ve outlined some unique ideas for repurposing these jewelry items in fun new ways:


  • Rings – resizing may be an option for rings that don’t fit well, but whether one of your favorite rings is too thin or you don’t have the extra cash on hand to have them fitted, your old rings can also make great necklace or bracelet charms.
  • Necklaces or bracelets with broken clasps – a jewelry store can repair or replace necklace clasps in many cases, and if you have an expensive or unique chain (like a tennis bracelet), repairing the clasp may be the right plan. For less pricey or non- intricate chains, you can always repurpose any charms for a different jewelry item. Another option is to remove the broken clasp and attach the chain to lengthen an existing necklace or bracelet for a new look. You can also layer a chain with a broken clasp by attaching it to an existing necklace or bracelet.
  • Charms without chains – if you have medals, charms, or other jewelry that didn’t come with a chain, you can use an option from the HotMixCold online jewelry store to perfectly display these items. Unlike other jewelry stores where you can buy a chain that might look good with your unused charms, you can send our team images, measurements, and other information about these jewelry items, and we’ll help you find the right chain for your repurposed jewelry look.

Find the Perfect Chain

We really care about our client’s happiness with their jewelry. That’s why we try to provide individual recommendations and customized jewelry products whenever possible. In the HotMixCold online jewelry store, you’ll find a number of specialty chain varieties that can be sized for bracelets and necklaces for adults or kids. We also offer beautiful, delicate chains that can complement just about any charm or be worn on their own for an understated look. Not Sure Where to Get Started? Let Us Help! Still not sure what you should do with that drawer filled with jewelry odds and ends?

The HotMixCold online jewelry store team can help. Our knowledgeable jewelers love partnering with individuals to create one-of-a-kind jewelry looks. Contact our online jewelry store to get started today.


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