We all have old jewelry that we just don’t love, but would you take the plunge, actually creating new jewelry from old jewelry? Whether it was a bad gift, inherited jewelry, or something you bought for yourself ten years ago that makes you wonder what the 2008 you was thinking, we feel you. That doesn’t mean your jewelry needs to go to waste! It is possible to redesign jewelry into something that you feel great flaunting, and not shamefully hiding away in your jewelry box.
There are countless reasons why someone may choose to create new jewelry from old jewelry , ranging from a simple aesthetic choice to very personal and sentimental reasons. Because repurposed jewelry is so versatile in the designs you can create, it’s easy to find a reason for a revamp. Here’s just some of the reasons that have lead our clients to creating new jewelry from old jewelry.
Reason to Redesign Jewelry: Updating the Style
Jewelry redesign before and after: Diamonds removed from four old rings turned into one new ring, The Aga by Abby Sparks Jewelry.
Reason to Redesign Jewelry: Sentimental Value
Making over jewelry from family members can be incredibly sentimental. One client came to us with his grandmother’s ring, and it was important to him to include it in his fiancé’s engagement ring. Using family jewelry is a way to keep your loved ones close to you, even after they may have passed on. Sometimes family members pass down heirloom engagement rings when you’re ready to propose. If you were given an heirloom ring from a family member that you don’t totally love, repurposing maintains the respect, sentimentality, and meaning of the gift while also adding your own unique story to the family tradition (just make sure you let them know first!).
Reason to Redesign Jewelry: A Bad Breakup
Stones removed from their original setting, to be repurposed in The Sandi.
What to do with an engagement ring if the wedding is called off? What about your wedding ring after a divorce? After a breakup, you may not know what to do with the wedding or engagement ring–you don’t want to wear it, but you don’t want to get rid of it either. The best way to move on is to reinvent your jewelry into something that celebrates your new life and signifies a new beginning. You can get rid of that bad juju by creating something beautiful and leave that old chapter of your life behind.
Reason to Redesign Jewelry: Its Completely Custom
Before and After, The Liz Earrings got a much needed makeover.
Reason to Redesign Jewelry: Repurposing is Sustainable
The Janet was inspired by Janet’s love for fishing.
What Jewelry Can You Repurpose?
The Carrie was repurposed with heirloom rubies and diamonds.
What is The Remodeling Jewelry Like?
The Devon ruby engagement ring during the repurposing process.
Many people don’t know that it’s possible to create new and modern jewelry out of dated styles, but with our jewelry repurposing it completely is. Whether you want to carry on the family legacy or simply switch up your style, the process is personal to you and the possibilities are endless. If you do have jewelry just sitting around the house not being worn, consider giving it new life. We would love to create the design those stones deserve.