Jewellery Remodelling: Add a touch of innovation and style to your classic antique collection

  • March 8, 2016

You may possess an exclusive collection of jewellery inherited by you from your ancestors. Though the vintage collection may be quite expensive, they may not be in style and trend that you prefer. You may not love to flaunt an age old style and design yet would love to treasure the same for its sentimental value. You can add some new life to your old jewellery and make it wearable for all occasion.

Jewellery remodelling is soon becoming a great market as more and more people would love to show off their pricey possession. Rather than treasuring them for years, just a few changes in its design and patterns could bring out an amazing piece of fusion jewellery. You must entrust your jewellery to an expert and creative jewellery designers who will not destroy its antique significance yet give a contemporary touch.

Stones work best

If your collection includes some rarest stones like diamonds or gemstones, then you can try to remodel the same. Pearls are also very flexible and can be easily fit into another piece of jewellery. Many jewellers remodel by making use of the entire piece and setting it on to another base. Emerald can be brittle and needs concentration and expertise for remodelling. Setting of smaller gems may cost higher than the bigger ones. This is for the simple reason that smaller gemstone are very sensitive and prone to breakages and scratches. It requires meticulous working to get finesse.

Metals that work for remodel

Gold is the most versatile of the metals. You can easily make minor changes in the inherited jewellery and change its look and feel. But, platinum and white gold can be a difficult to handle metal.             They may crack when too much of tweaking or punching is done. Silver is also advisable not to remodel as the cost of remodelling the same may be much higher than its intrinsic value.

Reuse the craftsmanship

The inherited jewellery tends to be of high value for their craftsmanship and finesse. You get to see some of the most rare stones and designs that are intricate. They can be reused by not tampering with the basic design and combining it to match your other accessories.

Designs to be picked

Ideally, a jeweller will sit with you and discuss about your desire. What you would like the old jewellery converted into. If you have mounting, you may want that to be set on to a necklace or bracelet and so on. The creative calibre of the designer will bring out various styles and trends that can be blended with the inherited piece.

Budget

Though remodelling is an expensive affair, your family sentiments is always preserved which is far more important. It is advisable to fix your budget so that the jeweller will know the patterns that can fall within your budget. Never hesitate to mention your budget as it is a good way to plan your savings.

Reusing the gemstones

The workmanship of the jeweller is very important for remodelling. Any kind of negligence on their part may cause damage to your inherited jewellery. Gemstones, when they are tampered can break or scratches may happen. All these have to be avoided to get the final product with much precision.

With a little creativity you can make use of the stones in your pricey possession in another setting. Many people prefer to pick the inherited diamonds and set it onto contemporary design of rings, bracelets or pendants. You must make sure that the jeweller is experienced in the field of jewellery remodelling.