Remodeling jewellery is one of the favourite parts of my job. We are working with memories and family history, the final piece should be a tribute to the old and reflect but not copy the original design. It is possible to use old metal but you must realise that this is an added process and as such adds to the cost. The reason for reusing metal should be for sentimental reasons. Pictured is a before and after shot of a ring where we only used the central diamond of the old ring. My client wanted a ring made as a tribute to his grandmother. The band was made new and I took the central diamond from the old ring and copied the engraved star from around it. Her name is stamped inside the band.
I made these cuff links earlier in the year for a wedding. Made of sterling silver laminated with 9ct yellow gold tops. On one side is the couple's initials and on the other is the wedding date. I'm not too fussed to make the date all that easy to read. I prefer keeping it a bit cryptic, so it's just decorative in public but the wearer knows exactly what is written.
This is the first in my new range of 'channel' set men's wedding bands. This one is made in 9ct yellow gold and features 6 princess cut champagne diamonds (total .38 cts) that are channel set together in a line. The diamonds are from the Argyle mine in Western Australia. The colour combination in this ring is really beautiful. $1850. Price may vary with finger size.