Redesigning your jewellery can be a great way to repair and rejuvenate your key pieces. By transforming an older or less appealing item of jewellery, you can make sure items in your collection aren't left to gather dust by redesigning them into something new and sparkling. We know every piece has a story to tell, so it's worth considering a few things before resurrecting your neglected jewellery.
It can be tempting to rush into the remodelling process, but take a step back and think about what you really want and why you're redesigning it. Is there a personal story behind it? Are there certain elements you want to keep, or do you want to do something completely different? There is no wrong answer, but if you get your piece polished straight away you might not have thought about what you truly want or the options available to you.
It is worth thinking about when and how you want to wear your pieces before you embark on redesigning them. For example, if you know you want to wear it every day, you can remodel your jewellery into something both practical and beautiful. Perhaps there are particular metals that work better with your skin, if this is the case you may wish to change the ring from yellow gold to platinum. Or, you may want a piece that symbolises a new chapter in your life - whatever the case may be, keep your lifestyle in mind to ensure your reinvented jewellery will last for generations to come.
If you have expensive antiques or pieces with sentimental value, you want to know that your jeweller is skilled, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Risking your important jewellery with less experienced companies, or people offering unusually low prices may be a mistake, as it could lead to the piece not being properly cared for. Make sure your jeweller is professional and reliable, and do check out their reviews from previous customers and look at their past work for design inspiration.
It's no secret that jewellery can be expensive, but with bespoke services you have a lot more control. Have a realistic budget in mind and do some research by speaking with a jeweller you trust about your options. Most jewellers can work to your budget but it's best to have this conversation openly
Redesigning your jewellery is a fun and creative way of transforming your old jewellery, and with our top tips, we can create the perfect piece for you.