REINVENT OLD JEWELLERY, GIVE HEIRLOOMS NEW LIFE, REUSE AND REMODEL OLD STONES AND METAL FROM BROKEN, UNUSED RINGS, BRACELETS, EARRINGS, NECKLACES & MORE!
I often get asked to re-model and re-invent old, broken and unused jewellery, this is always a very exciting process and one that I always work closely with my client to complete, always ensuring I meet their brief wherever possible.
Some heirlooms or unused, once love jewellery items are perfect for re-modelling and some need a bit more thought and imagination. If you fancy having some new jewellery made using some old treasure, some things to consider and be prepared for are:
Whether the existing stones are damaged or cut in an old style, design and setting options may be limited - I can advise.
Whether existing metals are too mixed to be melted down to start again, sometimes scrapping it and starting again is more cost effective.
Know what you like. Consider when the piece of jewellery will be worn (ie. every day or on a special occasion). Gathering some images together can be real useful for me to understand your ideas.
Know your budget and your deadline. If you're lucky, you may already have all the metal and stones needed to work with but it may be the design and making that takes the time to plan, make and complete.
It's easy for me to take a quick look at old jewellery and see if it may be possible to re-invent it in to something new, and at this point I can also give you an idea of how much this may cost and how long it will take. Please do check out my frequently asked questions page, which will hopefully answer some of the queries you may have before undertaking a commission. If you then have further questions or would like to undertake a commission, I’d love to hear from you.