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.
A larger wedding band, such as a gentlemen’s, can have a gemstone set into the center, a bale added and worn as a pendant.
Do you have a favorite gemstone ring that you would like converted but don’t want to tamper with the setting? Why not have a new shank remade, or have the setting made into a brooch or pendant. An older ring can be updated by adding additional stones or replacing existing stones.
If you owned a childhood treasured favorite, a charm bracelet, and have not worn it for years, you can wear it as a necklace simply by having a chain soldered to the end—that’s how I wear my own charm necklace now. You can also have the charms removed and wear them as individual pendants, or have them individually soldered to a chain with larger links. Now not only do you have a new neckpiece, but a new bracelet.
If you have several narrow bangle bracelets, why not have them soldered to make 1 wider bracelet. Why not add some gemstones to a simple gold bangle bracelet—or for real sparkle—diamonds.
Link bracelets, depending on the size and thickness of the links can also have gems set into the links. A link bracelet can also be converted to an I.D. bracelet by adding the I.D. bar to it. If you have an existing I.D. bracelet and do not want to wear it as a bracelet, then have the I.D. bar removed have a chain attached to it and wear it as a pendant.
Brooches can be made more versatile by adding a bale to it so it can be worn as a pendant and visa versa. Pendants can have a pin and barrel attached to the back. Depending on the size of your brooch, you can have a beautiful clasp made that could be added to your fine pearl necklace. You could also have a ring made from it especially if it is a very unique design. They can also be modified by adding a couple of rings and a chain so they can be worn as lavalieres.
Do you have a very, very long necklace? Why not have it cut so you can wear it as a shorter necklace and have a matching bracelet, or you can have two bracelets made and keep one for yourself and give the other to your daughter.
If the gentlemen in your life no longer wear his cufflinks, you can have them easily converted into a pair of earrings by having the cufflink backs removed and having a post added for post and butterfly earrings. If he only has an odd ½ pair, why not have a ring made. The shank could compliment the style of the cufflink. If he doesn’t wear his tie clips any more, they can be made into a classic bar pin.
In closing and on a personal note, my most cherished and favorite piece of