How to take care of heirlooms

Whether it’s for sentiment or sale, jeweller Robert Ogden guides us through caring for unusual valuables

How to care for your family hierlooms

An easy way to explain the quandary heirlooms often present their owners is to think of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. When a valuable heirloom is uncovered there are generally two kinds of audience reaction: 1) this heirloom offers a financial benefit, or, 2) this heirloom is a great item to cherish and keep for the next generation to come.

Our expert, Robert Ogden from Richard Ogden Jewellery, reveals what heirlooms mean to different people. He explains that whether you consider them a gift or a curse, it is important to at least understand the value of your item.

Robert also recommends checking your insurance for jewellery on high value items like rings as these are especially easy to damage if worn daily. Restoring items to wear or sell is down to personal preference but his video explains the reasons for regular valuations.

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