There comes a time when you find an heirloom or an old piece of jewellery that you haven’t worn in years, but don’t wish to part with, sitting at the back of a drawer. You might wish that you could breathe new life into the piece, but are unsure if it’s possible to redesign it. There are many options with jewellery remodelling or redesign, and we’ll be exploring some of the ways in which a piece can be transformed.
Yes, any piece of jewellery made with precious metals can be redesigned to create something beautiful, although it is more difficult and generally not cost-effective to redesign costume or fashion jewellery.
However, practically any old piece can be given a new lease of life.
It might be that you’re tired of the colour, or have never been keen on it. Such as you have a yellow gold engagement ring but most of your jewellery is platinum or rose gold. You can change the look of your jewellery by redesigning your jewellery and having your new piece created in the metal to the metal of your choice.
If you love the piece's design but the gemstone isn’t to your taste, then you can change them and choose new ones. Simply changing the stone can completely alter the look of a piece. Replacing a darker, lower quality sapphire in your engagement ring with a sparkling Ceylon Sapphire in a cornflower blue colour, for example, can really brighten the piece up and give it a new lease of life.
On the flip side, you might be fond of the stone but no longer in love with the design. Perhaps it’s your birthstone or your favourite gem. Stones from an old item can be reused to create a new one. This can also be a more sustainable approach than using newly-mined gems.
This is a great way to repurpose a wedding ring and mark a new chapter in your life.
You can even go one step further and convert an item into another type of jewellery, like having old rings redesigned into stunning necklaces. Or a pair of outdated earrings can be incorporated into a ring redesign. The possibilities are endless, so be creative! You can discuss your ideas with recycled jewellery designers to create a custom, statement piece.
Contact our friendly team at Roseanna Croft Jewellery, who can advise you of the results you can expect if you'd like to redesign jewellery.