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Jewellery Redesign: Expectations Vs Reality

    We all have pieces of jewellery that we never wear but simply sit gathering dust in our jewellery box. Perhaps these pieces are sentimental, gifted or you have just grown out of the style they are. Many people will assume that unwanted jewellery is to be either kept in the bottom of a jewellery box - never to be worn again - or sold on for cash, which I would never recommend.  

The True Cost Of Redesigning or Remodelling Jewellery in the UK

The True Cost Of Jewellery Remodelling How much jewellery do you have lying in your jewellery box going to waste? Pieces you inherited from your grandmother or great aunt; pieces you wore in another chapter of your life but are attached to old meaning. The cost of jewellery redesign is not about money it is about what the jewellery means to you, meant to you, and can mean to you again. Remodelling your old jewellery is an investment in you and your life.

How A Redesign Can Increase The Value Of Your Jewellery

Having a piece of jewellery redesigned can be a very rewarding process. Whether you have slightly adjusted the design of the piece or gone for an entire overhaul, you are probably wondering how the value of the jewellery has changed. My question to you is, what is the value of it if it's just gathering dust and not being worn?

The Art of Decluttering with Esme from Tidy Coaching

Recently I met Esme, the founder of Tidy Coaching. Esme is a decluttering expert and a Professional Organiser trained by Marie Kondo. We had a lovely conversation so I asked her for some tips to share with you all about decluttering. My thinking is, if you have jewellery gathering dust in your jewellery box, what else is gathering dust that doesn't need to be!  

When Fate Steps In: Podcast with Rachael Taylor

The second series of my jewellery podcast Design Your Legacy kicks off with and interview with Rachael Taylor, a jewellery journalist who built one of the most read jewellery magazines (Professional Jeweller) from scratch before choosing freedom with freelance journalism. Rachael is a mum of two and writes for the likes of the Financial Times, Condé Nast magazines, and Rapaport.  She also runs The Jewellery Cut with co-founder Andrew Martyniuk, a platform that showcases independent fine jewellery designers through engaging editorial, sparkling social posts and live events, including a bi-annual jewellery showcase during London Fashion Week.

How to Redesign Your Jewellery in Lockdown

This last year and lockdown has thrown a real curveball into all our lives but today I want to focus on the positives. It has given us more of an opportunity to reflect on what is really important in life, rekindle some passion for long lost hobbies (as long as you don’t leave the house), realise how important family are, oh and clear out the kitchen cupboards.  

Redesign Your Engagement and Eternity Ring

Redesigning Jewellery from a Divorce Many women have asked me ‘what can I do with my engagement ring now I’m getting divorced?’ And even though it is a really difficult time, this can offer somewhat of a positive release. Redesigning your wedding, engagement and eternity ring can give your jewellery new meaning and celebrate a chapter of your life in your own way.

The Five Most Romantic Places to Propose in London

In the last few months, weddings, holidays and other plans have been put on hold, including proposals and this makes us extremely sad to see. Love doesn’t stop and I don’t believe we have to cancel our plans – just be innovative and get inspiration from this guide on where to propose in London.

Jewellery Remodelling – Antique Rings to One of a Kind Necklace

What to do With Inherited Jewellery Today let me tell you a tale of a customer of mine who came to see me with some antique jewellery she never wore. The jewellery had been passed down and was sat in her jewellery box not doing anything until her next-door neighbour showed her what I had previously created for her.

Bespoke Jewellery London – How to Choose a Jeweller You Trust

Designing a piece of bespoke jewellery is a special time in your life as well as an investment, whether that is an engagement ring, wedding ring or remodelling old jewellery. Therefore, it is important to work with a jeweller you trust – but how do you know you have found ‘the one?’
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