You might have a stash of old gold jewellery in a drawer; you’ve been left some jewellery by somebody very dear or you would like to breathe new life into an old piece, like your engagement ring. I can use the diamonds or gemstones and gold from your pieces to create a new piece of jewellery that you will love and cherish. If you have a large stash I can have that recycled and swapped for fresh metal and the balance can be used towards the price for making the piece of jewellery. However I don’t buy gold for cash alone.
The remodelling can involve completely reimagining an old piece or replicating a much loved piece of costume jewellery that you have worn out.
Through a combination of designs and CAD drawings we will be able to come to the perfect design for your new piece of jewellery.
Case Study - Wedding Band
A 9ct yellow gold signet ring left to my customer by a loved one. I am going to use the gold to add detail to a platinum wedding band
Using a propane torch I melt the ring
This is the bar that was cast from the ring. This bar will now be rolled down using a rolling mills to create the correct width and thickness
I turned up the band and soldered it, making sure it was the correct fingersize. I then made the platinum band that will slide over the top
The platinum band fits nice and snug. I have left the surface of the gold band quite textured to allow for better soldering later
Ready for the 2 bands to be soldered together and then its on to finishing. This will include making the channel for the yellow gold detail and shaping the band and polishing it all.
A striking yet subtle wedding band. By combining the 2 metals the customer got to have a platinum band, to match his spouse while still using the gold from a piece of jewellery that had been so precious . this is where the power of jewellery and its true value is, you cant put a price on sentiment.