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Repurposed Jewelry and Loose Diamonds

Using Old Diamonds in New Jewelry

We believe that when a diamond enters your life, it should stay there. Our repurposed jewelry service lets you turn old jewelry or loose diamonds into a new design. You can use old diamonds in a new ring, upgrade your engagement ring, redesign wedding rings, convert a ring to a necklace, a necklace into a ring, and more. Whether you have a family heirloom ring, old wedding ring from divorce, or you just have the diamond, we’ll help reimagine these pieces into something you’ll love to wear.

Custom diamond engagement ring with sketch by Abby Sparks Jewelry in Denver, Colorado

“I had a diamond from a ring I never wore and had a pendant designed with it. I absolutely love it and wear it every day” 
Laura M.  Denver, Colorado

Original Heirloom

Stones Removed

Stones In New Design

Three stone diamond engagement ring by Abby Sparks Jewelry
Abby Sparks Jewelry custom design studio

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Design Meeting

Book your private consult and we’ll set up a call to talk about your existing jewelry, what it means to you, and ideas for your new piece. Next, you’ll come in for a design meeting where we assess your old jewelry or heirloom diamonds.

Jewelry sketch by Abby Sparks Jewelry custom design team

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Sketching & Designs

We’ll take all of your inspiration, ideas, and specifications and bring them to life on paper, with a critical eye toward durability, timeless design, structural integrity, and staying within your budget. You’ll receive 3-5 sketches initially, and we’ll go through feedback and revisions until you get exactly what you envisioned. We truly want you to love your design.

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Sketching & Designs

We’ll bring all of your ideas and inspiration to life on paper and send you 3-5 sketches. We’ll go through feedback and revisions until you get exactly what you envisioned because we truly want you to love your design.

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Additional Stone Sourcing

If you’d like to add additional stones to your design, we will source options for you to hand select for your new jewelry. PS: We’ll never show you stones that are out of your price range.

Custom engagement ring CAD by Abby Sparks Jewelry

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Engineering

Your design is precisely engineered in a 3D CAD model and sent to you for approval. Your new jewelry will be cast in metal, your stones will be hand set, and your design will be complete.

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Engineering

Your design is precisely engineered in a 3D CAD model and sent to you for approval. Your new jewelry will be cast in metal, your stones will be hand set, and your design will be complete.

Floral engagement ring in rose gold by Abby Sparks Jewelry

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Delivery

You’ll come in for a quick meeting to pick up your jewelry. We’ll talk about care and cleaning and provide an appraisal. We like to care for our jewelry for life and we’ll plan on seeing you once a year to clean and inspect your custom design.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a handful of my grandmothers jewelry, what can I do with it?

We love projects like this! We will look at each piece of jewelry to determine which stones are usable and which you would like to use in a new design. Some of our favorite projects combine multiple loose diamonds, bracelets, necklaces, and rings. The more the better!

I inherited a ring from my great aunt.
Can I use some of the stones for an engagement ring?

Salvaging stones from heirloom jewelry is a great way to add sentimentality and history to an engagement ring. We can reuse some or all of your stones in a new piece, and the new engagement ring could look similar to the original, paying homage to the family ring, or we can create something completely new.

I have diamonds I want to put in a ring, now what?

If you are lucky enough to have diamonds, it can be a great start to a new ring. Many of our engagement rings were created with diamonds taken from heirloom, family jewelry. In a design meeting, we will make sure your stones will work in a new ring and then start the design process.

Can you take diamonds out of a ring and make a new one?

Yes. This is called jewelry repurposing and sometimes referred to as repurposed diamonds, up cycled diamonds, recycled diamonds, reusing diamonds, and using reclaimed diamonds.

Can you reuse diamonds?

Yes. Diamonds are the best stone for repurposing because they are the toughest and most durable. This is why diamond jewelry lasts and is passed down through generations.

How much does it cost to turn an earring into a ring?

Because all of our designs are completely custom, we cannot provide a quote until we discuss your project and see your stones, but most repurposed jewelry starts at $5,000. Financing available.

Can you redesign your wedding ring after divorce?

We like to say, divorce your husband, don’t divorce your jewelry. You can redesign your wedding ring into a necklace, earrings, or a new ring that symbolizes your new life. Sometimes all it takes to push restart are setting new intentions.

Can I use some of my stones? What if I don’t have enough for the design?


We can use all or just some of your stones. We can reuse loose diamonds as well as diamonds from multiple other pieces. We can also source additional diamonds and gemstones for you. If you have one diamond and would like to create matching earrings, we can source a visually matching stone to complete the pair.


Can I upgrade my engagement ring?

Many women upgrade their engagement ring for a special anniversary. We can reuse your original diamond and source new diamonds, or we can start from scratch on a new ring. A great way to use your original stone and get the look of an upgrade is to create a diamond halo around the original center stone.

Can I change the diamond in my engagement ring?

If you like the design of your ring but want a different diamond, we can replicate the design and source a new stone. We can also create a new design using your existing diamond, but change the appearance of the stone’s shape and size through intentional design choices.

Can I add diamonds to my engagement ring?

If you would like to add more diamonds to your engagement ring, we can remove your original center stone and create a new design with additional diamonds that we source.

Any additional questions?

Send us an email hello@abbysparks.com

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