If you have inherited a piece of jewellery that doesn’t fit or isn’t your style, you might be wondering what to do with it. It may be a family heirloom with sentimental value, and it feels inappropriate to sell it. On the other hand, you may have a piece of your own that you are bored with and no longer wear, or has difficult memories attached.
In either case, it can be well worth thinking about remodelling your jewellery. This will give you the option of creating a bespoke piece that could end up meaning more to you than an off the shelf item.
In the hands of a skilled jeweller, the creative possibilities for upgrading a necklace, ring or other item are plentiful, so it is best to discuss your ideas with them. They will be able to advise exactly what is feasible, and how complex the process will be. A simple place many people start is to remount a gemstone onto a different metal, or in a new piece altogether.
Check if the gem is in good condition, or if it needs cleaning and repolishing. If the piece contains a precious metal such as gold, this can be melted and reworked into a new design. You could transform the materials into a completely new item, such as a necklace reworked into earrings.
Two or more different pieces of jewellery could be merged into one item, such as rings which don’t fit remodelled into a bracelet. Extra gemstones could be added to a piece for more colour and sparkle. Different metals could be worked together, such as white and platinum gold, to create contrast and interest.
Commissioning a new design from old unworn jewellery is an eco-friendly, cost-effective, and sustainable solution to create a bespoke piece that fits you perfectly and complements your individual style.
If you are looking for jewellers in the Gerrards Cross area, please contact us today.