Heirloom jewelry often has sentimental value and holds a very special place in one’s heart. A piece of jewelry passed down through the family can be easy to reserve and hold onto forever, especially if it has been around for generations. However, sometimes turning a worn out, broken, or old-fashioned piece of jewelry can be an amazing start to the creation of something new!
So what about that heirloom piece that is begging to be re-imagined?
One of the most popular ways to redesign an heirloom piece is to change the way it’s worn. For example, an engagement ring stone could be repurposed into a diamond necklace. An old outdated necklace could be shortened into a bracelet. Wearing the jewelry in a different way is a smart way to keep the sentimental value with a reinvented look.
Another popular reinvention of your family’s precious jewelry is taking a large piece of jewelry and breaking it down into smaller pieces of new jewelry. This way a part of the original heirloom is still there in a sense, yet the design is completely updated and new. For instance, a chunky statement necklace with multiple gems could be repurposed into a pair of earrings featuring those gems.
No matter which route you choose, there’s a ton of options out there to re-imagine your family heirloom jewelry while still holding onto the special memories.
Here is a perfect example of one of our clients who repurposed her grandmother’s diamond necklace and ring by taking pieces of each one to create her new stacking wedding band!
Have heirloom jewelry that needs re-purposing? Call us at (720) 560-3548 or Book Your Appointment to get started!