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Bringing it back to life

You’re the owner of a piece of jewellery that’s not to your taste, extremely well worn or gifted from older generation. Or something chosen for you, that isn’t really you. You love the gesture, the gift, the person. You just don’t enjoy wearing it. And you’d really like to.

Here at Heirloom we can remodel most pieces from vintage jewellery to engagement rings. We can bring jewellery up to date or keep the feel traditional. It’s personal to you.

We can guide you through remodelling your jewellery, so you understand what is and isn’t possible. If we take on your commission, we’ll make your piece look better than ever. Most importantly we make sure you enjoy the process. We’ll determine what is and isn’t to your taste, understand your lifestyle and set a clear budget. We do this all 1:1, in a simple jargon free way.

Put simply, it’s an experience you’ll love every bit as much as your finished piece. Get in touch with your requirements, and let's chat.

Find out what it costs, or if you're ready to talk:

How it works

We work with you to design and remodel your jewellery so that you will fall in love with it all over again.

Ruth and a client reviewing some plans
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Jewellery Evaluation

In an initial 15 minute call we will learn about your jewellery, style, and what you have in mind. We'll advise if we think it is suitable for remodelling, and give you an idea of costs. If you decide to secure our services, there will be retainer of £300 which forms part of the overall project costs.

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Design Discussion

We will arrange a face to face consultation in order to physically check your jewellery and ensure we have a safe route for remodelling.  We’ll present design concepts or explain adjustments based on your brief, and ensure you are happy with the remodelling direction and designs.

Ruth writing in her notebook
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Project Commences

Once you are happy with the concepts, for simple projects we get cracking, and for more complex we will start model making to produce the piece. We might use CAD and hand carving depending on the piece of jewellery.  We ask for 50% of the project cost to be paid at this point.

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Jewellery is made

When we have final sign-off from you, your old piece is carefully dismantled, and incorporated into your new piece of jewellery.

Ring sat on top of a table
The final product

Once we are satisfied that everything is perfect, your new jewellery is delivered to you. Beautifully packaged and with care instructions, you have new heirlooms to tell your story.

Each project is unique, and it can take anywhere between 2-8 weeks for a commission.

Costs

Cost is dependent on what is required to make the piece, as well as the age of the materials.  Antique jewellery can require careful handling and our workshop may have to carry out repairs to jewellery, before remodelling it. In addition, sometimes stones require re-polishing, or can be enhanced with extra faceting. We will advise on all this at the time as well as whether we think it is cost-effective to make the changes.

As a very rough overview:

I had a ring remodelled by Heirloom and the whole process was brilliant. From listening to what I wanted and creating a range of on-spec designs for me to choose from, to providing a 3D printed model I could try on and see what it would look like, the service was really professional. I felt like I was genuinely involved in the process, which made remodelling a ring was really disappointed with before (bad design by someone else), a real joy. Ruth is extremely knowledgeable and the Heirloom service is really exceptional, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Joanne F
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Ruth was very attentive. She was patient and listened to us. She was transparent and very good at communicating with us. We had a lovely time working with her.

Shirley P
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Having used Heirloom on a couple of occasions, I can highly recommend their service. Ruth is profession, enthusiastic and her knowledge and eye for detail are exemplary. A very happy customer!

Edwina
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I have known Ruth for a few years. Heirloom London is the best company to get bespoke jewellery from. There is no one else I would have wanted to go too or trust for a luxury engagement ring. She is diligent, thorough, and has a quality bar like no one else. She knows where to source the best gemstones, diamonds, metals, and perfects any design. I am already thinking what to buy next through her!

Marcus B
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Ruth was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish! There was no question too big or too small, she was always on hand for helpful advice and insight. The finished product was more than I could have ever imagined, the perfect homage to my late grandmother’s diamond. I could not recommend her any more!

Ollie
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We’ve collated the key points that will help you decide if your jewellery will benefit from up-cycling and remodelling.

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Frequently Asked

It is going to cost more to remodel my ring, than buy a new one?
Can I trust your workshop with my jewellery?
What if something goes wrong when you have my jewellery in your possession?
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