Jewellery Remodelling Specialists


Create new from old jewellery and design redevelopment.

Jewellery Remodelling Specialists

 

Our jewellery remodelling specialist service takes a treasured article, and turns it into a stunning item you can wear daily.  Create new jewellery from old pieces, redevelop your engagement rings and make the most of what you already own.

vintage engagement ring

Jewellery gifted by someone you love is a treasured keepsake.

 
(That still doesn’t mean you are going to wear it.)

If the jewellery design itself is unfortunately not to your personal taste, you can’t exchange it and don’t want to leave it at the back of a drawer, jewellery remodelling is a great option.  You can determine what ticks the boxes for you style-wise, and we’ll work out a design you are going to love and wear all the time.

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.

reworked vintage style engagement ring brought up to date

vintage engagement ring

Jewellery gifted by someone you love is a treasured keepsake.

 
(That still doesn’t mean you are going to wear it.)

If the jewellery design itself is unfortunately not to your personal taste, you can’t exchange it and don’t want to leave it at the back of a drawer, jewellery remodelling is a great option.  You can determine what ticks the boxes for you style-wise, and we’ll work out a design you are going to love and wear all the time.

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.

reworked vintage style engagement ring brought up to date

How does our service work?
  • Contact Us

    Jewellery Evaluation

    We learn about your jewellery, style, and what you have in mind so we can evaluate the project. We'll advise if we think it is suitable for remodelling, and give you an idea of costs.

  • Proposal

    Design Discussion

    We present basic design concepts based on your brief, either in house or from one of the designers we work with. This is at no cost to you, we need to ensure we are thinking along the same lines.

  • Refinement

    Project Commences

    Once you are happy with the concepts, we will start model making to produce the piece. We use CAD and hand sculpting depending on the piece of jewellery. We can even produce silver prototypes to ensure everything is perfect.

  • Production

    Jewellery Made

    When we have final sign-off on the designs, your old piece is carefully dismantled, and incorporated into your new piece of jewellery. Any unused materials are returned to you, or recycled and offset against costs.

  • Completion

    Ready to Wear

    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.

How long will it take?

Each project is unique, and it can take anywhere between 2-8 weeks for a commission.  The condition that a piece of jewellery is delivered to Heirloom for remodelling, combined with the complexity of the design brief will determine the time required.  For remounting stones into a made to order design, it may only take a couple of weeks.  A piece designed from scratch may take four to eight weeks, from concept to production.

How much will it cost?

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.  As a very rough overview;

  • Ring remodelling where the stone(s) are remounted in an existing design starts from £850
  • Ring remodelling where a brand new bespoke design is created starts from £2,500
  • Minor adjustments to existing jewellery start from £250
  • Pendants/earrings from existing stones start from £680 in platinum

It is stressed with the above costs, that your needs will dictate final quote.

Is remodelling the right course of action for my jewellery?

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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Is remodelling the right course of action for your jewellery?

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

Anything Else?

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.

If you are considering jewellery remodelling;

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Considering Jewellery Remodelling?

We’d love to hear from you
Please enter your email, so we can follow up with you.
Please check all that apply
If you prefer to be called, let us know when is best (if you'd like it to be on a specified day, please state below).

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REMODELLING
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