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Any Old Gold? Turn it into Bespoke Handmade Jewellery!

Feb 12, 2015

Any Old Gold? Turn it into Bespoke Handmade Jewellery!

Old gold watchBespoke handmade jewellery can be made from all your old jewellery, why not turn it into a piece of handmade jewellery that you can wear everyday or for special occasions?

Melting gold for remodelFebruary is already drawing to a close and in a matter of weeks we may well see the first hints of spring.  This is always a time of new beginnings and optimism; hence the custom of spring cleaning where we prepare for the summer and throw out the old to make way for the new.  So how about sorting through all the bits and pieces of old jewellery, tucked away in the far corner of a drawer?  It may be broken chains, dated jewellery, jewellery from the ex, or family air looms that are too out-of-date or ugly to wear!  The bad news is that you may think they are worth a lot of money but when you try to sell them you will often only be offered scrap value.  The good news is that you can RECYCLE.  Yes you can actually turn these tired old pieces into a piece of bespoke handmade jewellery… something sparkling and new.

New gold ingotHere at Pinn Studio we are seeing an increasing amount of what we call‘re models’ where we melt down the client’s precious metal and carefully remove the gemstones to create a new piece.   This could be attributed to the current economic climate and the increasing price of gold.  Recycling your precious metal and gemstones is a cost effective way of having a unique and handmade piece of jewellery.  It is also a way of preserving sentimentality using the gold and gemstones handed down from one generation to the next and turning it into something current that you will enjoy wearing.  Bespoke gold ringA couple of recent examples from our studio are the watch band of a mother’s old  watch melted down to become a daughters’ wedding ring and the remake of an engagement ring that old and tired and by adding some gemstones and gold it became up-to-date and significantly larger.

So do you have any old jewellery that may be turned into something new?  It is certainly ‘gold for thought’!

If you would like a consultation or have any questions or enquiries then please do contact us.


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