Not every piece of jewellery is timeless and not every piece you inherit will suit your unique style. Does this mean you should try and sell some of your jewellery or is there another option?
Jewellery remodeling has become increasingly popular.
In the hands of the right jeweller, you can turn an older piece into something unique that you will want to wear all the time.
Let’s get into the specifics.
Why Remodel Older Jewellery?
There are a number of great reasons to remodel a pre-loved piece of jewellery.
For one, remodelling is the ideal way to update your collection without having to pay for brand new jewellery.
If you happened to inherit the piece, remodelling ensures you can hang onto the memories and still enjoy wearing jewellery suited to your taste. The same applies to jewellery you received as a gift. If you don’t love the style or the memories are ones you would care to forget, remodelling is the perfect solution.
Lastly, updating jewellery instead of buying something new is sustainable and eco-friendly. If this is important to you, remodelling is right for you.
Inspiration for Updating Your Jewellery
If you are ready to remodel your jewellery, here are some ideas to inspire you:
- Merge several older pieces of jewellery to create one unique piece.
- Increase the sparkle of an engagement or wedding ring by adding clear diamonds or colourful gems.
- Reset stones by turning a necklace into earrings or vice versa.
- Upgrade rings by opting for a different coloured metal for the band.
You might also want to decide whether repairing a piece of jewellery could turn it around instead of remodelling it completely. It all depends on the design you have in mind.
What About Remounting?
Remounting is also an option but not for all jewellery. Before you consider resetting your rings, evaluate the damage of any stones. Due to the various hardness ratings, some stones require extra care and attention to repair any scratches or dents.
Whether or not a stone will be difficult to remove should also be considered. If removal is complicated, it increases the cost and risk of damage. You should decide whether it’s worth it.
If you are unsure about what to do with a pre-loved piece, rather get a professional jeweller to evaluate it.
Overall, though, there is no need to throw away old pieces because the style is outdated or it’s slightly damaged. There is almost always a way to turn an old piece into something brand new that you can enjoy for years to come.