There is something incredibly sentimental about receiving an heirloom. Jewellery redesign is a the perfect way to bring those old pieces back to life.
Jewellery is already such a personal thing, and to be given something with such strong ties to the past is truly special. It can make you feel bonded to the owner and give you a reminder of memorable times.
Heirlooms are defined as family possessions passed down from generation to generation and can usually be put into one of two categories. Some are made from high quality metals and precious gemstones and are crafted with the highest skill. Others are lacking in quality elements but still have great sentimental value.
Having said that, as beautiful a link as they may be, the piece may not be quite to your taste. It could be made from a metal in a colour you don’t wear, or hold a mined Diamond which looks dull and less dazzling than more contemporary cuts. Many people don’t know that redesign is the perfect option for those old pieces you don’t wear and will give you so many choices. You could modernise an old setting or create a completely new one. You could take an element or two of the old piece and make a whole new piece. Or you could mix elements of several pieces and create a whole new design. Jewellery redesign can give you so many options.
There are so many possibilities including:
- Turning a pendant into a ring.
- Repurposign a ring into a pendant.
- Use the Diamonds from a Diamond watch and make them into Diamond earrings.
- Pearls can be restrung to a shorter length or put with other Pearls to create a different look.
- A subtle gemstone could be set in a halo for a more dramatic effect.
- Love the design but not the metal? Keep the shape but change out the metal.
When my client came in to enquire about jewellery redesign with her sister she had with her a beautiful Yellow and White Gold ring that had been her grandmothers. She absolutely loved the design and the look of the ring but the band was very worn. My client was also not a wearer of Yellow Gold. We made an exact replica of the ring in White Gold and re set the Diamonds and Sapphire in it to create this stunning piece with many memories already held in it and many more to come.
If you have an inherited piece of jewellery that you would like bringing back to life please get in touch using the contact form below and one of our designers will be in touch.
Love, Roseanna & Co x