Anne M. Pokoski
Managing your Stash
Every woman who wears jewelry has a little stash. You know, that pile of bits and bobs that sits in the jewelry box or in a nook somewhere. It's all of that extra stuff that you don't know what to do with.
May I make a few suggestions?
extra links from watches (your size may change or the next person to wear the watch may have a bigger wrist than you)
extra earring backs
gold clasps from necklaces that are long gone (because you may someday find some beautiful beads and want to string them up)
extra pearls and beads from pieces you’ve had fitted in the past
½ pairs of earrings, or anything broken that can't be repaired
completely useless pieces that you haven’t missed in all the years they have been sitting in your stash (rings, bracelets, rope chains)
empty ring mountings from which the stones have been removed (in most cases it's too difficult to find a new stone with the exact measurements to fit back in the mounting)
gold or platinum watches that you wouldn’t wear even if they were working — the family’s pocketwatches, for instance.