RECYCLE, REDESIGN AND REMODEL YOUR OLD JEWELLERY
Up-cycling your old jewellery is the most sustainable option available. It is also a great way to retain sentimental materials whilst creating something truly unique just for you!
Most precious metals can be melted and re-used multiple times. Which means that many pieces of jewellery collected over the years can be re-purposed.
Diamonds are incredibly well suited to up-cycling. Coloured stones don't always fare as well over time but we are often able to have them re-cut or polished to give them a new lease on life.
We can replicate an antique ring if it is worn or damaged, we can create a new design inspired by a sentimental piece or we can take materials from many pieces and create something truly individual, the sky is the limit!
CAN ALL JEWELLERY BE RECYCLED?
In most cases, yes!
While it is not always possible to re-use all of your metal and/or stones we are always happy for you to bring in any old pieces of jewellery for assessment. We are happy to discuss your options, design and budget.
If required we can arrange a valuation and/or testing of your piece/s to determine the best outcome.
TESTING YOUR METAL FOR SUITABILITY
The best guide for knowing if your metal is suitable for melting and re-working is to have the item/s laser tested.
This lets us know exactly what the alloy is made up of and we can assess suitability.
We don’t do the laser testing on site but can arrange to have it done on your behalf or for you to do it in person with one of our trusted associates.
MELTING, ROLLING AND/OR ALLOYING YOUR GOLD, SILVER AND PLATINUM
We charge a small fee for testing, melting, rolling and/or alloying any metal that you are supplying. This process is labour intensive and uses several physical resources.
The fee charged depends on the amount of metal, whether or not stones need to be removed and if different carats/colours are to be alloyed together.
RESETTING DIAMONDS AND GEMS
In some cases it may also be possible to directly reuse precious stones, though diamonds are most suitable as other stones often prove too delicate.
We are always happy to assess your stones and arrange for further testing/valuation if required.
If you have an old stone that is scratched or chipped from years of wear and tear we are also able to arrange to have it re-cut so that it's ready to be set in your new design.
UP-CYCLING YOUR OLD JEWELLERY
Once we've ascertained the suitability of your materials the fun can begin!
If we are replicating a piece exactly as is there is no design component. We can jump straight in and start manufacturing.
If we are remodelling a piece we will start working on some designs that use your stones and metal.
If we are completely reinventing the piece we will start sourcing additional materials and/or working on designs incorporating elements from multiple pieces of your jewellery.
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