Thursday, 11 August 2016

Two inherited rings recycled into a bunch of bespoke jewellery!

Do you have any old jewellery that you no longer have any use for? Why not recycle them into some new pieces of bespoke jewellery! If your not sure of what can be done with your original jewellery we can discuss and work together to get the most out of your jewellery!

The customer below brought in her two inherited rings that she wanted to recycle. Both rings had plenty of diamonds in different shapes and three rubies, along with the gold & platinum. We discussed all possible ways of reusing and making the most out of what was available. We was able to create three rings, a pendant and a pair of stud earrings all using elements from these two rings!!

We started with the first ring which was platinum, we decided to keep the ring but cut off the two vertical diamonds & settings and keep the three diamonds going across the ring and resized to fit her. The two left over diamonds were then set into a pair of 9ct white gold stud earrings.
The other original ring which was larger had tapered baguette diamonds, marquise diamonds and three rubies as well as the 14ct yellow gold ring. We decided to bezel set the rubies into a bespoke pendant in 9ct red gold. The marquise and tapered baguette diamonds were going to be set into two different rings. After picking out each ring design with the customer the rings were CAD so the diamonds would fit perfectly. The 10 marquise diamonds were set into the recycled 14ct yellow gold to create an eternity ring, whilst the tapered baguettes were set into a solid twisted ring in 18ct yellow gold.

From recycling her two rings the customer left with three rings, a pair of stud earrings and a bespoke pendant!! For more information about our recycling service click here.

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Bespoke Yosemite mountain pendant!

Your imagery and artwork is more than welcome when designing your bespoke jewellery! We can work with all your designs and ideas to create the perfect piece of jewellery for you!

The commission below is a great example of how artwork can be used to create a piece of jewellery. The customer commissioned a bespoke silver pendant to gift his girlfriend. He emailed over the image below of a computer design of a Yosemite mountain. The idea was to create a circular silver pendant with the mountain design engraved. We decided that the sky area would be cut out, to make the mountain more defined. To get the layers of the mountain to look almost three dimensional we had the design laser engraved. The pendant turned out amazingly! and was a perfect representation of the original artwork.

Feel free to email us here any photos or artwork you are interested in having made into a piece of custom made jewellery. For more information about our bespoke service click here.

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New setting for vintage ring!

Do you have a ring that needs updating? Maybe it's damaged or worn out, our repairs and alterations service covers all areas to get your rings back to it's highest standard and make you proud to show it off again!

The vintage sapphire and diamond ring pictured below was brought in by a customer. Due to ageing and being well worn the setting was starting to become damaged and a couple of diamonds had already fallen out. We discussed with the customer what would be the best options and decided to replace the setting for a new one, we decided to stick to the halo style setting like the original but have slightly larger diamonds around the original sapphire. This gave the ring a refreshed appearance whilst still keeping its vintage style.
The customer later found the original receipt of purchase for the ring which dated back to 1988 for £125!

More details about our repairs and alterations service can be found here.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

A couple of wedding ring workshops!

For a overall view of what to expect at our workshop check out our video here from a previous wedding ring workshop we filmed. This gives your a brief insight into what you will be doing on the day and a glimpse to what our studio environment is like.

The photos below are from two different wedding ring workshops that we did last month! Our wedding ring workshops were very popular in July and are a fully booked up this month as well!

If you and your partner interested in experiencing our wedding ring workshops then click here for more details. For directions & map to our Manchester studio click here.

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 Anthony & Daisy

 Nadia & Mark

Heart pendant recycled from two inherited rings!

Do you have any old gold or silver jewellery you no longer have use for, maybe it has become outdated or you have inherited it and it isn't your style. Our recycling service provides you the opportunity to have your old gold and silver recycled into new pieces of bespoke jewellery. Whether it's reusing the original components of the jewellery or melting it all down and starting again.

The rings pictured below were brought in to be recycled to create a custom made heart pendant. After deciding on the heart style. We was able to start breaking down the rings, we pulled out all the diamonds and the sapphire. We melted down the yellow gold to create the gold wire for the heart outline. We then set some of the diamonds and the sapphire onto the heart, and finished it all with a yellow gold chain.

Fancy the idea of recycling your old jewellery? For more information about our service click here.

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Re-shaping engagement ring!

Our ring repairs and alterations cover everything from ring resizing, ring reshaping, replating & cleaning. If your ring doesn't fit you properly maybe it was inherited and isn't your ring size or it it has been bashed and needs reshaping we are able to adjust your rings to fit.

The photos below show a before and after of a ring that was brought in for a ring repair. She had the ring resized before which made the band of the ring oval. We was able to re-size the ring to her correct ring size and re-shape the ring round to fit perfectly on her finger.

For further information about our jewellery repairs and alterations click here.

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Leaf engraved wedding rings

Engraving is simply a great way to personalize you wedding rings. Whether you wish to have a pattern around the outside of your rings or prefer to engrave your wedding date or words that are sentimental to you on the inside of your rings.

The rings pictured below are a pair or bespoke wedding rings for a couple, made in red & yellow gold. They decided to have a simple leaf pattern engraved around the ring to make them more unique!

For more information about our custom made wedding rings click here. If you already have your wedding rings but fancy the idea of having them engraved you can email us here.

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