Remodelling Antique Jewellery
Do you have a piece of jewellery that holds huge sentimental value but is maybe old fashioned and doesn’t get worn anymore? We can design and create a beautiful piece of modern jewellery using your gemstones, your metal or both.
Contact us to book an appointment and we can ‘upcycle’ your jewellery into a stunning contemporary piece.
Want to know more? Read our FAQs below…
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK FOR REMODELLING ANTIQUE JEWELLERY?
It’s easy! Let us do what we are good at… You may not know what you want but we know the right questions to ask so that we can figure it out. We start by looking at lots of different designs and getting a feel for what style you prefer. That gives us a great starting point for designing a bespoke piece for you. Using images, drawings, computer aided design and sample pieces we can illustrate to you all aspects of the piece. Having the workshop on site allows us to create sample pieces of metal so that you have a clear idea of what the finished piece will look like.
WHAT CAN BE USED? SILVER? GOLD? ALL STONES?
Normally we won’t recycle silver as it is more cost effective to buy new metal – the exception to this is if the silver holds sentimental value. We can melt your gold down and we can reuse most stones. When you call in be sure to bring the pieces with you so that we can tell you straight away what can and can’t be used.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
How long is a piece of string?! It really depends on what you want and how much new material needs to be added. Once we meet with you initially we will give a ball park figure to make sure it is within your budget before doing all of the design work. Of course, if you have a price in mind then please let us know. It makes it much easier for us to say what is and isn’t possible so don’t be afraid to tell us.
IS THERE ANY RISK TO MY GEMSTONES?
Unfortunately there is always a risk when setting a gemstone as it is done using force to push the metal in place over the stone. We use an expert stone setter and thankfully have never had this problem but there is always a small risk.
WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE THE END RESULT?
This is unlikely as we go to great lengths to make sure that you like every aspect of the design before starting to make the piece itself. That said, if you didn’t like the end result we wouldn’t leave you high and dry! No one walks out of our store unhappy so we would do everything possible to change/remake the piece until you are 100% happy.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
We have an open door and you are welcome to drop by at any time. However, we do prefer if you book an appointment for bespoke work so that we can make sure we can give you our undivided attention. Simply drop us an email to let us know when would suit. It takes time to work out a bespoke design especially when it involves using your own stones/metal. We want to get it right so allow yourself enough time to sit down with us and work it out.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Working out the design can take a couple of weeks as we normally will have to make small changes to make sure it is the perfect piece for you. Once the design is agreed we get started on making the piece and this normally takes 3 – 4 weeks. If you have a particular deadline please do let us know – we will do everything we can to get it made on time.