What to do with
There are specialist services, charities and other organisations who will take your unwanted or broken jewellery.
- Jewellery and watches are accepted by many charities. They can be recycled or re-sold to raise valuable funds. Always check the list of acceptable items shown on charity bags first - they do vary considerably.
- Alternatively, there are on-line organisations like Recycling for Good Causes that accept jewellery and watches, regardless of condition, via the post, for re-sale/recycling to raise funds for national charities and local groups such as scouts and brownies.
- Put them in a separate plastic bag to keep them together - otherwise, they may get lost in the sorting process.
- Items they can accept include: odd earrings, broken necklaces, bracelets, brooches and chains, and watches that no longer work.
Tips for donating jewellery to charity
Find out what you can recycle at home