Don’t banish old jewelry to the back of the closet:
Try Jewelry Repurposing!
We all have those pieces of jewelry hidden away that we no longer wear for whatever reason—rings that don’t fit, earrings that are not really your style any longer, or maybe a bracelet you just never really liked. Take our advice: try repurposing jewelry to your current taste and style!
All the jewelry you store away in safe deposit boxes or hide in drawers or the back of your jewelry armoire and never wear, can be re-purposed into something you really love. Mary Seramur, East Towne Jeweler’s owner is an expert at repurposing jewelry to create amazing new pieces out of stones and components of existing jewelry.
A ring is a ring…or a necklace?
A ring doesn’t have to be a ring. Just as a necklace, earrings, pendant, brooch, hair pin, watch, or other piece of jewelry doesn’t have to remain as they were originally designed. East Towne Jewelers can create and entirely new piece of custom repurposed jewelry. Your old ring can become a beautiful pendant, earrings, or simply a different style ring. Repurposing an old and unworn piece of jewelry can become an irreplaceable treasure.
"For me, it is a thrill, to be entrusted with the process of taking old or unworn jewelry and transforming it to wearable art with a connection to the past."
— Mary Seramur, Jewelry Designer
Repurposing Jewelry from East Towne Jewelers
Repurposing Two Rings
If a piece of jewelry no longer holds the sentimental value it once did, it may be time to make it into something new. We have a client who had two rings that had beautiful stones, but they were gifts from a previous relationship.
We talked about many different ways the stones from the jewelry could be repurposed into new rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, etc. Together we worked on several designs and finally arrived at the jewelry you see here: Four new rings and a pair of earrings!
Repurposing Jewelry Old to New
Here is a great example of how we were able to repurpose a single bracelet into several pieces of new jewelry for a customer of ours. In the first two photos below you can see the original bracelet, which had both sapphires and diamonds. You can see the red and green wax we used during the design process to create the new rings.
Three Old Rings Combined to One Lovely Piece
This ring design was a collaboration with our customer. Our designer Mary suggested an asymmetrical grouping of the stones, and the customer loved the idea. She had three older rings and wanted to combine them into one in rose gold. Here you see first the computer drawing with ring and then the final piece. Here's a note from the customer:
"I cannot express in words how much I love the ring! Jerry just shared it with me and I am struck speechless. It is so divine. Thank you, it means so much to us."
Let’s repurpose something for you.
If you would like to have a piece of jewelry you own repurposed to create something new, stop in East Towne Jewelers today and we’ll work with you to create a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry you will love for years to come.
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