In addition to using your own stones, utilising existing materials (such as recycling the metal in your existing piece) will save costs as they can be offset against the piece price. You need to factor in the time required to remake a piece, as this is usually the biggest outlay. Any additional materials will also impact budget. We can engage the services of our Ateliers for your project as well. This will deliver you a bespoke designer piece which carries a premium, as you would expect.
We don’t recommend melting metal to create new jewellery, as the costs are prohibitive. You can learn why this is so, in a blog we published here.
In some instances we will advise against remodelling jewellery, especially if we feel that your outlay does not match the value of the piece or if we feel that the piece value will be affected by remodelling. If possible we’ll try to repair or restore the piece.
We also come up with alternative ways to wear the pieces, to bring them more in line with client style preferences. Sometimes a piece does not need to be changed, it just needs to be re-accessorised.