The first piece of jewelry I ever got from a guy was from my high school boyfriend—a slim gold chain bracelet that’s been sitting in one of my jewelry boxes for a couple decades, as I gravitate toward bolder pieces now. Perhaps it would be put to better use as cold, hard, cash.

Tonight from 5 to 9 you can bring old gold, silver, and platinum jewelry to the handbags and accessories shopBess & Loie, where jewelers will be on hand to weigh it, test it, and pay you the day’s market value in cash for it, even if it’s broken or tangled. (They’ll remove stones and give them back to you.) Then you can spend it at the store, where everything will be 15 percent off—even sale items.