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Survey: Average woman owns £6,000 of jewellery

All women have jewellery boxes at home and many may not be entirely sure what's in them, but a new study has revealed there may be as much as £6,000 worth of jewellery in the average collection of a 40-year-old woman.

With a box full of jewellery some pieces can often go years without being worn, and now it's been revealed that the average woman has around £3,000 worth of jewellery which she never wears.

The news comes following a survey of 2,000 women, which revealed some interesting results.

The survey showed that most women wear less than half the jewellery they own and that the value of the average jewellery collection grows by £2,000 every decade.

That means the average 60-year-old woman can expect her collection to be worth around £10,000 while a 30-year-old's collection is likely to be worth around half that.

Other facts to emerge from the study include that the single most expensive piece of jewellery owned by any woman is likely to be an engagement ring, while two thirds of women own diamonds by the age of 40.

It also revealed how only a third of women are likely to have bought their most expensive piece of jewellery for themselves.

These facts mean you could have a hidden treasure trove sat at home, much of which rarely sees the light of day.

Which is why this last fact is the most shocking of those revealed in the survey:

Just nine per cent of women have considered selling jewellery they don't wear.

That's despite the fact 40 per cent of women admit to feeling guilty about not wearing that jewellery.

So the answer to that could be to sell your unwanted or unworn jewellery. Here at Belmont Jewellers we buy pre-owned and second hand jewellery – so if you're wondering where to sell antique jewellery why not give us a call or pop into our store in London's Silver Vaults.