You can commission me to remodel your existing / inherited jewellery to design and handmake a new item, exactly how you want it. Whether it's for a special occasion such as an engagement, wedding, anniversary or birthday, or just as a special treat, you can add your own personal touch to an item of jewellery. You can also customise any of the designs seen in the jewellery galleries to suit you.
Take a look at images of past commissions in my Bespoke Gallery.
Remodelling jewellery is a fantastic way to retain the sentimental value of inherited and unworn jewellery, whilst making a truly personal design which will also retain / increase the commercial value of the original jewellery.
If the jewellery to be remodelled is sentimental we can refine and reuse the metal from the jewellery as well as the gemstones. It is even possible to melt down and re-alloy your gold to change the carat and colour if you'd like.
However, it can be cheaper to use new gold and offset the value of the original metal, especially if your existing item is made from white gold. This is because the alloy metals used in white gold can make it hard to melt down and reuse. We can advise you accordingly when the existing metal is appraised and weighed.
There is always a small risk when using heirloom gemstones, especially brittle and soft gems such as emeralds and opals. Again, we can advise you accordingly to reduce the risks as much as possible.
New gemstones can be added to compliment your own, and new metal can be added to increase the weight or add an additional colour.
Following an initial consultation to establish a design brief, I will sketch out some initial design ideas. These sketches can then be developed to reach a final design. You can decide which materials, stones, colours, textures and finishes are used to make your jewellery completely personal and unique. The design sketches make a lovely accompaniment to your finished item of jewellery. A small fee of £100 is required for design sketches, which is deducted from the final cost of the commissioned jewellery.
When you are happy with the final design and price, your bespoke jewellery will be hand-made. A deposit of 50% is required at this stage - please see my Term and Conditions for more details.
Once your jewellery has been made, it is sent to the London Assay Office to be hallmarked with my personal maker's mark, as well as the material and date marks. Your item will then be given a final polish, before being packaged in a presentation box.
You can schedule a free consultation below to discuss commissioning a piece of jewellery at 4 Minster Street, Salisbury. This can be in person at 4 Minster Street, Salisbury or online by Zoom and email.
I have a current lead time of about 12 weeks for bespoke orders.
REMODELLED JEWELLERY PRICING
For more information on pricing for remodelled jewellery please see the pricing page.
You can also purchase a gift voucher to use towards commissions.