In Connecticut, if your mother’s estate was properly executed then the jewelry you inherited is yours alone.  This means you may do whatever you would like to the jewelry, and probably do not need to advice of an attorney prior to selling it.  It is also not a problem if the potential buyer would like proof that the jewelry belongs to you prior to the sale.  This can be easily proven by probate court records that will show that the property passed to you through your mother’s estate.

If you have any further questions regarding trusts and estate law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at