The greatest thing about old jewelry and gold is – it doesn’t really lose a lot of value. The best part about having a lot of old jewelry or old gold is that you can fashion those old pieces into new, beautiful custom jewelry pieces that you can pass down from generation to generation.
Or you can just melt everything and make something amazing for yourself – but that’s beside the point.
In this day and age, we have seen many clients coming into our store, looking to repurpose their parents, or grandparents’ jewelry into something fashionable that they themselves can wear. Not only will the old material be born anew, but the styling of the custom piece of jewelry can be modern, and fresh.
If you’ve been looking for the best jeweler in Houston, Texas to repurpose your old jewelry into newer, and more exquisite jewelry – you’ve found the right place.
Our traditions are over 100 years old, so we’ve definitely learned a few things about turning jewelry into stunning new pieces. In this article, we will describe to you the process of repurposing old jewelry, and talk about some fun facts along the way.
The Process of Repurposing Old Jewelry
“Jewelry is the ultimate luxury. It is a seemingly superfluous accessory to beautify our exteriors and yet since the beginning of time, mankind has been the only living being with the propensity to create and to wear jewels as it beautifies our soul.”
Franco Valobra, our 4th generation Master Jeweler believes that precious metals and precious gems never lose their shine, but rather the designs of old jewelry can lose their value in the taste of newer generations.
In terms of materials, it doesn’t matter if you use old earrings, bracelets, rings, or even coins. By smelting the gold down, you can create something new, with the same soul as the original pieces.
If you have precious stones within your jewelry, you can also get them redone on your new design (with a nice polish of course!)
Overall, the general process is not that hard for you – you simply bring in old jewelry or loose stones with a design in mind (or have master jeweler Franco Valobra assist in design ideas), to use your old material to bring forth a new, one-of-a-kind piece.