Remember that excitement you felt when you first glanced at your new wedding or engagement ring? Sparkly, shiney and 'Oh so you' at the time? At Sylvia Kerr Jewellery, we can breathe new life into those much-loved pieces of jewellery with our bespoke service. Those pieces of jewellery that you dearly love for sentimental reasons but hate to wear because they look tired, dated and even old fashioned can now once again be adored and worn as our head
designer Sylvia Kerr explains.
"Redesigning a piece of pre-loved jewellery is an area in which I have worked extensively. From remodelling family heirlooms through to updating wedding and engagement rings, this type of work has to be undertaken sympathetically and carefully - something I pride myself on doing with perfection.
Recreating new jewellery while incorporating precious metal and stones from loved ones items into something modern and contemporary is a fascinating journey for both client and myself and remember diamonds are millions of years old, and if not damaged, they just love to be reset and worn!
We have undertaken so many different commissions over the years: From partners wishing to incorporate stones from their great grandmother's ring into a contemporary engagement ring for their beloved, through to divorcees who would probably get very little for selling their rings and adore their diamonds. By melting down the jewellery and passing them through fire, they are symbolically "cleansed", and we can reinvent both stone and metal into a new piece that not only embodies a new era for that person and heralds a new chapter in their life but also ensures that they retain value and youthful beauty.
Finished remodelled 18ct and Old cut Diamond ring
18CT YELLOW & WHITE GOLD
One such commission was from a lovely customer who wanted her 18ct white and yellow gold bracelet redesigned and remodelled. It was a sentimental, well worn piece, albeit a little dated.
The tiger moth was very significant to the client and she supplied us with an image as inspiration to transform her gold into a eyecatching necklace.
Firstly, design drawings were produced by Sylvia in our studio, showing all the different angles of the proposed new pendant, allowing our customer to see what the finished piece would look like.
INTO THE WORKSHOP
After melting the yellow & white gold from the bracelet, it was reformed into the different components to build the new Moth pendant.
Once its carefully soldered together, the piece can be polished and finally hand engraved, adding the beautiful final details.
The results is breath-taking, and the client adores wearing her bracelet once again now its transformed into a brand new necklace."
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