Remodelling or Renovating Your Jewelery Remodelling your jewelery can add new life to a broken, or older piece of jewelery, or create an entirely new piece from scratch. You can then wear something you will treasure and appreciate more.
Toronto, Ontario, February 4, 2008 - Have you ever opened your jewelry box and wondered what you were going to do with that odd half pair earring, or the ring with the missing stone, or that broken chain?. What about those pieces of jewelry that you received as gifts over the years or a piece that you inherited and never wore because it was not your taste, or simply outdated. You may also have jewelry that you have worn for many years but are bored of now--styles and tastes change over the years.
Renovating your jewelry, also known as remodeling, can add new life to an odd or older piece of jewelry, or create an entirely new piece from scratch. Sometimes it’s as simple as replacing an old gemstone with a more vivacious gem. Your great grandmother’s favorite piece may not be your favorite one, but certainly can be revived back to life with some modifications. You can also increase the value of a piece, but most importantly, you can wear something that you will treasure and truly appreciate that much more.
Over the years, our clients have brought in pieces, literally thrown into a small jewelry bag and emptied out as if they were junk. Once you start looking at each individual piece, it’s amazing what can be re-created from certain pieces, updated or converted. Many clients that have no emotional attachment to a piece(s) will have everything melted down to have something entirely new made.
One of our clients recently brought in her “goody bag of gold”. She had rings from the Victorian era and Art Deco period, an older brooch she never wore and a very heavy plain gold bangle bracelet, as well as many odd and broken pieces. We created an entirely new brooch from her existing brooch by cutting off the settings from the rings and adding them to the brooch as well as adding diamonds throughout. Her plain gold bangle bracelet became an “eternity” bracelet because we set it with diamonds. Her reaction when she saw the finished pieces were, AWE, SPEECHLESSNESS AND OVER THE MOON. She was one happy lady
I wish to share some ideas with you that may inspire you to “renovate” a piece(s) in your jewelry collection.
If you have an odd ½ pair of stud earrings, you can have it modified to wear as a pendant or ring. If the earrings are a simple solitaire stone, why not have it reset into a nice gold frame. If you don’t want to wear them as studs, why not convert them into a dangling pair.
Rings seem to be everyone’s favorite. How about adding diamonds to your plain gold wedding band—all of a sudden you have an eternity band. If you have two or more narrow wedding bands, (perhaps they belonged to cherished family members and are very sentimental to you) they can be soldered together at the seams, to create 1 band. You could wear