Have you ever looked at your old, worn-out jewellery and wondered if there’s a way to breathe new life into it? Maybe it is a wedding ring from an ex, inherited jewellery from loved ones or just old jewellery that doesn’t suit you anymore. Transforming unworn jewellery can let you preserve the sentimental value of your cherished pieces while giving them a fresh, contemporary look.
What is Jewellery Remodelling?
Jewellery remodelling is the art of reimagining and redesigning existing pieces to create something new and personal. Something more “you”. It involves working with a jeweller who can assess the current state of your jewellery and collaborate with you to bring your vision to life. It is often a fluid process where designs are made and refined until the end product can be created.
What Materials Can Be Used?
One fun aspect of jewellery remodelling is the versatility of materials that can be used. Precious metals, most often gold, can be melted down and reshaped into new settings, while gemstones can be repurposed to adorn a brand-new piece. This process allows for a sustainable approach to jewellery. A form of upcycling. Silver can not be remodelled in this way.
How Long Does the Process Take?
The duration of the jewellery remodelling process will vary depending on the complexity of the project. Simple redesigns may take a few weeks. More intricate transformations will of course require extra time.
Clear communication and shared vision with the designer will help make a smoother and more efficient process. This might involve sharing ideas from other jewellery you like from say Instagram or other websites. Getting clarity on what type of piece you want made, is the first step, and then the artistry begins.
There are several compelling reasons to consider jewellery remodelling. Firstly, sentimental value is often attached to pieces that have been passed down through generations. Remodelling allows you to preserve the emotional connection while updating the design to suit your taste. It’s an eco-friendly choice, as it reduces the need for new materials and minimizes waste. Remodelling can save money compared to selling old jewellery to buy new jewellery.
Trends in fashion and design evolve over time, especially through generations. Jewellery that was once fashionable might now seem outdated. Remodelling enables you to keep up with current styles and trends.
Most clients that have old jewellery remodelled are thrilled with the outcome. Jewellery that sits in a drawer somewhere, never being worn is like a wasted asset. Turning it into something you love, can be a fun and exciting experience. You end up with something that is uniquely yours.
If you are thinking about remodelling some old jewellery pieces and want to work with an experienced jewellery who can create what you want, then simply contact me today. I’d love to chat about your ideas and give advice on how you can make the most of the process.