5 Ways to Reset Vintage Jewelry



Your vintage and heirloom jewelry doesn't have to be made with precious gems and metals to have importance. The most significant jewelry in your collection may have more sentimental than monetary value. Converting some of these pieces into charms is an inspired way to make them part of your regular jewelry wardrobe.

Add a simple, metal backing and glue or solder it to the decorative front of your dad's cufflinks, your gran's hat pin or your mom's broken earring. That way, you can get your sentimental treasures out of a dusty drawer and into the light where they'll be a reminder of good times and important relationships.

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10 Most Common Heirlooms

10 Most Common Heirlooms

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