I own 3 pieces of jewelry that hold some monetary value: one diamond solitaire ring, one opal solitaire ring, and a gold bracelet. The latter 2 being quite delicate.
I’m not a jewelry person, and I definitely don’t plan on wearing these objects while travelling. Keeping them on my person is also not comfortable, as they could get damaged, lost, or stolen.
Now that we’re downsizing, what do I do with my jewelry?
Selling them is an option, but as they were gifts from family and hold some sentimental value, I kind of feel obligated to keep them or at least give them to my Mom.
My Mom is in Toronto though, and I’m not planning to go to Toronto until next summer.
So it looks like I’ll end up carrying relatively high-value, useless items around with me throughout South East Asia. Not only that, I’ll have to think about them, guard them, and look after them. Which is kind of a drag.
While there is some sentimental value, I don’t get so sentimental about things. Is my sentimentality so strong that I can’t trade them in for cold hard cash? I don’t think so. Overall I view these jewels as hindering my freedom.
This is totally a ‘first world problem’, so I’m not crying poor-me. But I am reflecting on how I’m moving in the direction of not wanting to own anything that doesn’t serve me. Especially status symbol items.
The only status I want to show the world is that I’m VEGAN, because I want my life to be about effecting positive, social change, not reinforcing consumerism or complacency.
What would you do?