It can be jewellery that has been left to you in a will (also known as estate jewellery), from previous relationships, given to you by family members, gifts that you never really liked, or jewellery that you DID like but now don’t wear anymore.
Whatever the reason, you end up with gold jewellery sitting in your drawer gathering dust.
So, what can you do with it?
The answer is simple.
Remodelling, remaking, upcycling, reworking – it has many names but basically one meaning. Re-use the old gold and turn it into a piece of jewellery that you LOVE.
It doesn’t matter how old and manky-looking it might be. Gold is still gold and retains its value no matter how old or what condition.
Can stones in old jewellery be re-used?
If there are diamonds in the jewellery, you can probably re-use them. Other stones may be too scratched and damaged to re-use – especially softer stones like emeralds. If you come and see us with the jewellery we’ll take a closer look and give you a better idea of the condition of the stones.
What happens next?
Start looking at pictures of jewellery online until you see something you like.
Then come and see us and we’ll check each piece of jewellery to see what carat gold it is, how much it weighs, what sort of stones are in the jewellery and whether they can be re-used or not.
The gold is then sorted into carats – (different carats are not generally mixed together in remodelling) the stones are removed and the gold can then be melted down and processed ready to make a brand new piece of jewellery.
It’s a beautiful way to honour old jewellery. It is also a great idea from a financial perspective, as remodelling old gold into new jewellery is a relatively inexpensive way of obtaining a piece of jewellery that you have always dreamed of but didn’t think you could afford.
We’re here to help you every step of the way, from the design through to the finished piece – a transformation that might just bring a tear to your eyes.
Free design consultation
We offer a FREE no-obligation one hour design consultation service to discuss remodelling your old gold and would love to meet you. Give us a call 09 473 5299 and turn your dream to reality. Our studio is in Tobay, Auckland and we'd love to meet you - our hours are flexible, including after hours and Saturday appointments.