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How to transform your unworn jewellery

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.

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"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Josie to create something individual and unique for my Sisters 30th birthday. I have been a fan of Josies organic and textured  jewellery for a while and thought my sisters birthday was the perfect opportunity to commission something special. The final piece was more beautiful than I could have imagined! It was lovely to see the ideas come to life and to create something unique for someone that means so much to me. My sister loves to wear her ring every day and will continue to do so as the piece will last forever. On top of the amazing work she’s a very personable and approachable jeweller and responded quickly to any queries I had. I couldn’t recommend getting in touch more with any bespoke pieces you have in mind and I look forward to collaborating again in the future! "

Emily. C

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