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Revamp Your Style: Uncover the Allure of Transformed Jewellery Creations

Are you tired of your old jewellery sitting in a box, collecting dust? We explore the transformation of unworn jewellery and how repurposing old pieces can celebrate individual style with thoughtful design.

Our extensive knowledge in jewellery design and craftsmanship bring one-of-a-kind pieces to people expressing their creativity. 

Here, we tell you more about the ways of repurposing and what it can do - from added comfort to the creation of a style-driven fine jewellery piece.

      Well before launching in London, we have been approached by people who want to transform their existing jewellery.

      What is driving you to repurpose a specific piece?

      Asking yourself why is important! It could be...

      • for sentimental reasons, such as gemstones from a parent’s ring
      • for ethical reasons, reducing the need for new mining
      • for financial reasons if the gemstones hold enough value

      Entrusting a jeweller to turn an heirloom into something more wearable and reflective of one’s aesthetic can be daunting, but the seasoned artisan draws from its significance to create a new jewellery piece and be engaged in the process.

      1. Leverage comfort and style

      If you own a vintage jewellery piece that you rarely wear because it may not suit most of your wardrobe, turning it into a different item could be the transformation you are looking for.

      We recommended re-designing a piece that matches how you would most likely wear it, rather than how you imagine it will fit into your aesthetic and lifestyle. An example of this is a brooch reserved for black-tie events that you attend once a year. You might choose to have a bail attached discreetly turn it into a pendant, while keeping the pin attached. Pendants can become earrings. Adding or removing links on a chain might create a better fit according to how long you want the piece to be. The benefit of such modifications is that the design transcends limits of adornment.

      A bespoke solitaire ring in the making.

      2. Revitalising old gemstones

      Perhaps you own a ring with gemstones inherited from a relative and the setting is at odds with your aesthetic. The stones can be unmounted, as well as cleaned, and we can work with new mounts to set them into in place of the old ring. We like this practise as it means saying no to newly mined gemstones. It also allows you to wear a new piece while expressing a sense of appreciation for the former design.

      Whether it's a vintage brooch or a classic pendant, we can bring a gemstone with significant financial value to another level by setting it in a well-designed mount.

      Classic engagement rings on a dark wood table.

      3. Revitalising old gemstones

      Combine different gemstones and textures to design a true masterpiece that tells your story. It's a fun and creative way to breathe new life into your jewellery collection if you want to maintain the design for sentimental reasons. While we are happy to set gemstones provided by our clients, we can source stones based on the specifications for piece of mind.

      4. Restored beauty

      If your old jewellery is damaged or heavily worn, let us restore it to its former glory. One such example is a gold ring with a thin shank that risks being too fragile for regular wear. Replacing the shank with a gold band designed to fit the top part (known as a ‘head’) could enhance the design so that it is not only stronger, but also aligns with contemporary fashion. This makes the ring more enduring. If the design has existing gemstones and details that clients wish to keep, this kind of transformation combines artistic and technical prowess.

      Unworn and forgotten pieces can take on a new life by commissioning us to repurpose them into stunning new jewels. These are only some ways to transform your old jewellery into something fresh and reflective of your style.

      Find out more about our bespoke design and production process.

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