Ever wondered what to do with your unworn jewellery? It seems like such a shame for it to sit in a box gathering dust, when it once held such significance and sentiment. Jewellery can act as a time capsule of sentimental memories and an imaginary map of the places we've visited. You might have out-grown your old collection of jewellery, but there's still a way to hold onto the memories they carry.
Re-purposing unworn jewellery and melting it down into a bespoke, one-of-a-kind treasure is a wonderful way to bring a new lease of life to a once treasured item, and acts as a wonderful sustainable alternative to buying new jewellery to replace it!
Re-imagining jewellery in a sustainable and ethical way is passion of mine. I believe that our jewellery is a representation of who we are and what we stand for, and our jewellery deserves to be cherished for a lifetime, not just a season.
Here's a few things to think about when re-imagining your jewellery:
1. Set some time aside to look through all of your jewellery that you no longer wear. Precious metals like sterling silver and gold will have a hallmark stamped on the piece- this tells us the metal type and carat of gold (click here for a hallmarking guide). If your gold piece doesn't have a hallmark, then it is most likely gold plated. Get in touch if you are unsure or need some assistance!
2. Get inspired! Create a little mood board on Pinterest, or save images to your phone of jewellery that you love and can see yourself wearing. Remember to take into consideration your lifestyle and how you want the piece to sit with your other jewellery. CLICK HERE to visit my Instagram page that is full of inspiring bespoke designs to get you started!
3. Reach out and start the exciting process of re-imagining your jewels. Now that you have some ideas on what you are after it's the perfect time to get in touch and discus those ideas to bring your dream piece of jewellery to life. Combining your own vision with my creative expertise is the best part of going bespoke and allows you to be part of an intimate and unique experience, tailored to suit you.