3 Reasons to Remodel Your Old Jewellery

How much of your jewellery do you wear regularly? Chances are, you have precious metals and stones sitting in the bottom of your jewellery box that rarely see the light of day. While selling them is always an option, sentimental attachment may prevent you from doing so - and selling may not be the most cost-effective option.

Here are three enlightening reasons why you should consider commissioning RING to remodel your unworn jewellery into a one-of-a-kind luxury piece.

Sentimental value

Have you ever inherited jewellery that’s not quite to your taste? Thoughtful gifts like this are hard to know what to do with - while it may not seem appropriate to sell a family heirloom, it’s equally a shame to let a precious object sit unseen in the bottom of a jewellery box.

Converting the metals and stones of your sentimental jewellery into something that’s just your style is the ideal way to pay homage to the piece’s original owner with something you can wear regularly and with pride.

The finished piece can look as much or as little like the original as you like, maintaining the very personal sentimentality of your piece while reflecting your own unique style. Think of it as updating a beloved tradition for a new era.

A ring remodelled from a family heirloom would also be a wonderful way to propose, or to celebrate your marriage. Imagine combining one piece of jewellery from each of your families to create a pair of unique, sentimental wedding bands! 

A custom experience

We see remodelling as a way to write a new chapter into the story of a precious piece of jewellery - and to that end, we want the experience to be all about you! We will work closely with you, getting to know the story of your jewellery and discussing all your options for turning it into the sleek modern design of your dreams.

From the simple to the adventurous, we can do something as simple as resetting a stunning vintage jewel, or as unusual as turning a piece of silver cutlery into a beautiful wedding band. Alternatively, you could transform a family wedding ring into a pendant or a pair of earrings, so that you can always carry your loved one’s memories with you without compromising your own ideas for your wedding bands.

Whatever you choose, we’ll be with you every step of the way, keeping you in the loop throughout the remodelling process, and making any small adjustments you consider necessary.

A cost-effective option

Often when you inherit unwanted jewellery, the temptation is to sell. However, this may not always be the most cost-effective option for you. Second-hand jewellers often grade the value of jewellery based on scrap metal values, even when the jewellery is in perfectly good condition.

By investing in having your jewellery remodelled, you will end up with a custom piece of jewellery worth even more than the original piece, and at a fraction of the cost of new jewellery.

As an example, you could sell an unwanted yellow gold diamond engagement ring with an insurance value of £2,000, to a second hand jeweller for just £495. If you were to buy a new ring for £495 to replace the unwanted piece, you may end up with smaller, lower quality diamonds.

On the other hand, the same unwanted ring could be commissioned with RING for a custom remodelled design that would be cherished for many more generations. Depending on your requirements, the remodelling process starts at £200, and will preserve your jewellery’s commercial and sentimental value.

Where to begin?

If you have a piece of jewellery that you’d like remodelled, you can count on RING for an affordable yet luxury service. We take our appointments on a drop in basis so there's no need to book but it may be an idea to email or call us first to check that your remodelling project is feasible. We are open 7 days a week. Our opening hours are 10.30am-5.00pm Mon-Fri, 10.30am-5.30pm on Saturdays & 11.00am-4.30pm Sundays.

Find out more  about which metals we can remodel on our remodelling guide or look for inspiration in our before-and-after photos.

We can’t wait to hear your story and work with you to create a unique piece of jewellery that represents your past and your future perfectly!

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