How to Rework Your Heirloom Jewellery Collection

The stories of our loved ones are amongst the few things we have left to cherish once they have gone. But if you are lucky, you may have inherited jewellery with its own unique story. Read on to discover how you can make inherited jewellery work for you and continue its story for years to come.


If you’ve been fortunate enough to have inherited something precious from a family member, you’re one of those lucky people who have more than just stories and photographs to look back on to recall special moments with your favourite people. Sadly, many people simply pop their inherited and heirloom jewellery into a jewellery box and occasionally take it out when they’re feeling sentimental. Whether the piece is damaged, doesn’t fit, or simply isn’t to your style, don’t leave it sitting in a dark box forever. Jewellery remodelling helps you continue the story, keeping those treasured memories alive, forever.

Remodelling Jewellery to Keep the Story Alive

We can breathe new life into any type of jewellery, but rings are among the most popular jewellery items we are asked to rework. Engagement and wedding rings are passed through generations, but fashions and trends don’t last forever, and what your grandmother would have loved might not be to your taste. This is where jewellery redesign can help. With a wealth of knowledge, experience, care, and passion for what they do, our expert craftspeople rework jewellery to give it a fresh new lease of life. Using specialist tools, your heirloom jewellery can be transformed into something you will proudly wear for the rest of your life. And after that, you can rest easy knowing it will be treasured by future generations. Whether you have been entrusted with the safekeeping of a necklacebraceletring, or earrings, remodelling old jewellery is the perfect way to keep those loved and lost close to you.

How Much Does it Cost to Redesign Jewellery?

The cost involved in redesigning jewellery depends upon the amount of time and resources needed to bring your vision to life. If you’re having precious metal melted down to become something completely different, the cost will vary considerably from something simpler, such as replacing stones or repairing chain links.

When you bring your jewellery to us, you can ask as many questions as you like to make sure you’re happy before leaving your items in our capable hands. No question is silly, and you can always expect honest and professional advice.

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How to Rework Heirloom Jewellery

For thoughtful advice and expertise, we recommend you take advantage of our For You, By You in-store service where you can discuss your options with our jewellery experts.

Our For You, By You service is perfect whether you want your dream ring design brought to life, or you want to fully redesign heirloom jewellery. Take your treasured items in-store where you can discuss your ideas with a jewellery design specialist. Jewellery restoration and design is their passion, so you can expect the best level of care and expertise when it comes to caring for your cherished possessions. They will discuss your ideas and vision with you as well as give you honest and realistic advice about the possibilities of your chosen piece of jewellery.

Make Them a Part of Your Big Day

Nothing brings out our sentimental side quite like a wedding. When all the people you love are gathered in one room you can’t help but think of those who are missing. Getting the jewellery they left you remodelled in time for your big day is a beautiful way of feeling their presence with you on the most special day of your life. You may have already said yes to the perfect engagement ring, but perhaps their kind gift to you could be made into a wedding ring to match.

Could the gemstones from your heirloom jewellery be used to create a beautiful new necklace or pair of earrings to complement your wedding jewellery?

If you’re a traditionalist (as so many of us suddenly realise we are when we begin wedding planning), you might be keen to incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue into your big day. What could be better than the jewellery you have lovingly inherited as your ‘something old’? Even more so if the inherited piece happens to be sapphire jewellery.

Why Should You Have Your Inherited Jewellery Remodelled?

Think of your most treasured possession. This might be jewellery, it might be a watch, or even a vintage car or favourite handbag. It might be your dog, your reading chair or an old lasagne dish that’s been in the family for years. Now imagine you love someone enough to entrust them with its care.

Inheriting jewellery isn’t just someone ticking boxes before they leave the world as we know it, they have chosen you specifically to continue their story once they have gone. That diamond ring sitting in your jewellery box, the gold chain with the broken clasp, the silver bracelet with its quirky charms that the children like to play with, but that you never wear; those pieces have a story, and that story can continue. Those you have loved and lost penned the original, but you can write the sequel. And who knows, perhaps your children will make it a trilogy.