If you’ve inherited or been gifted an item of jewellery from a cherished family member or friend that you hold dear but simply don’t wish to wear in its current form, jewellery remodelling could be your ideal solution.
Perhaps you’ve been given a set of earrings with exquisite stones that you love in a design that isn’t quite to your taste? Or maybe you’ve inherited an engagement ring in yellow gold that you’d find much more wearable if it was in platinum?
Preserving the old, creating the new
Jewellery remodelling offers you the perfect opportunity to keep those precious memories and family history alive, whilst giving them a fresh new lease of life in a bespoke piece that reflects your own style.
Even the most dated items of jewellery can be transformed into stunning, contemporary-looking pieces with a little imagination and creative flair.
I will work with you to remodel your jewellery into an exquisite new piece that's in harmony with you and that you'll love wearing.
Re-use or change precious metals
As part of the remodelling process, you might wish to mix the metals in your jewellery. For example, you could take the yellow gold from your existing piece and combine it with white gold or platinum – this technique is particularly effective when creating wedding rings.
You could choose a new precious metal entirely, if you’d prefer, retaining the stones from your original piece in your new design.
Or why not use a family heirloom to create a truly special item of jewellery that reflects your personal style as well as your family history?
Incorporating new stones
Another possibility you might like to consider is replacing existing stones or adding new stones to your piece. Maybe you’d like to incorporate your birthstone or perhaps you’ve just always longed for a piece of jewellery with sapphires, or emeralds?
Altering or adding new stones can completely transform the ‘look’ of a piece of jewellery. I can work with you to help you select the perfect combination of stones to create a stunning new piece that you will adore.
Engagement and wedding ring upgrades
If you have an engagement ring, wedding ring or eternity ring that you’d like to re-work into an original, new design there are many possibilities for doing so. Perhaps you’d like to add more stones or change the precious metal, retaining the diamonds or gemstones from your original design? Whatever your wish, I’d be delighted to advise you on all of your options for creating a stunning new piece.
How long does it take?
Each jewellery remodelling project is unique, and the timescale depends on the complexity of the work involved. However, as a general guide, it typically takes around three to four weeks to complete a jewellery remodelling project.
How much does it cost?
The cost of jewellery remodelling varies according to the item you’re remodelling and the materials and stones required to complete the work.
At the end of your free initial consultation, I will present you with a full cost breakdown for you to review and consider before any work begins.
Contact me today to arrange a free no-obligation consultation and discover the possibilities of jewellery remodelling.
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I can't recommend David enough.
Understood the value of the piece to us both and walked me through each step of the process, welcoming input from a design perspective and offering ideas I would have not thought of.
The final piece is beautiful and I will definitely recommend to anyone who is looking for a bespoke service.
David gave excellent guidance throughout this process. His wealth of experience ensured he was able to offer both practical guidance and also help to deliver a beautiful and unique design.
I would absolutely recommend David to anyone considering having any jewellery designed.
My new fiancee and I are delighted with the ring David created. Having sent out several enquiries he was the first person to get back to me, and was clear and up-front on all aspects of the process from the outset. Despite having undoubtedly worked on far costlier projects, at no point did I feel that our job was any less important to him. The final piece is beautiful and even better than we expected - thank you David for your time and expertise!
David continues to exceed expectations with respect to being a truly personal jeweller. Having made an outstanding engagement ring for my wife over 10 years ago, he's made matching eternity rings after 5 and 10 years that have seamlessly matched. Timeless designs, effortless customer experience. Thanks David!
My experience designing an engagement ring with David was excellent. He was flexible and patient as we worked towards a bespoke, custom and alternative engagement ring.
The wax printing of each iteration helps with the design phase and the final product was fantastic.
My partner was over the moon with the necklace I gave her for her birthday, which was designed and made by David. He came to my office twice at my convenience, talked me through the process, was reasonable in pricing and extremely friendly. When I requested a last minute change, David obliged, went back and made the necklace exactly to my request. A great experience and fabulous outcome. I will be using David's services again!
David is very creative and thorough and sources only the best stones. He customises your pieces to suit you. He designed my engagement ring and all my wedding jewellery and they are all absolutely exquisite. My husband and I would not go anywhere else.