How to Repurpose Old Jewelry into New Jewelry

How to Repurpose Old Jewelry into New Jewelry

Author: Marc Choyt | Monday, May 23, 2022

Above, an example of converting a ring into a necklace.

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE: WE CAN REDESIGN OLD JEWELRY USING YOUR GOLD AND GEMSTONES TO CREATE ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE, from combining two rings into one to converting a ring into a necklace.

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Updated: 5/23/2022

 

If you are looking for a jeweler to repurpose jewelry, diamonds, gems, and/or gold or silver to create an exquisite custom design, you’ve found the right place!

We can repurpose vintage jewelry, convert a ring into a necklace, or repurpose rings to make anything from a pavé broach to a simple comfort fit wedding band. 

For example, we redesigned this old wedding ring from our client’s grandmother. The project involved resetting inherited diamonds and using old gold, allowing her to wear  her connection to her ancestors:

 

We redesigned this old wedding ring, resetting inherited diamonds and using the old gold!

 

Do you have some old gold laying around and want it fashioned into redesigned jewelry that you’ll really love? Why not turn it into a custom bracelet?

When it comes to redesigned jewelry, we can reuse your old gold to make anything — even a custom gold bracelet, as shown.

One of an infinite number of ideas for old wedding rings… that we can make!

 

This is crazy, but it gets better:


High gold prices mean that melting old jewelry into jewelry (or most any redesign jewelry project) can save you a lot of money. Jewelers typically a have high mark-up for materials, but when using your own precious metal and gems you’ll pay only for labor.

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We are old-world style artisan makers. Our four jewelers have over eighty years of combined bench work experience.

This video gives you an inside peek to our studio:

This article provides you some of the most comprehensive information on what you can do with old jewelry: including the methods we use, costs, and next steps. 

AND, we can do it at a very fair pricing, which we explain later in this article.

For now, take a look at our before and our redesign jewelry projects.

 

Examples of Creating New Jewelry from Old Jewelry

One of our customers had wedding rings with small oak leaf motifs. For his update old jewelry project, we mainly used his coin.   

In converting a ring to a necklace, we can use any old gold scrap!

When repurposing old jewelry into new, we can use old gold coins or any old gold scrap!

 

 

What this project illustrates is that it doesn’t really matter whether we're receiving old earrings, coins, chains or rings — it all works when creating new jewelry from old jewelry.

Below is another example of repurposing a ring into a necklace:

We reset the pearl in this customer's old ring into a brand new necklace pendant. A true repurposed jewelry transformation of converting a ring into a necklace pendant.

This customer had an old ring she never wore. But she (rightfully so!) loved the pearl that was set in it.

In this case, I think it's a no-brainer to see what you can do with your old jewelry. This ring to necklace transformation is just lovely.

Aaand here's just one more example of converting a ring into a necklace:

We created this custom ship wheel (helm) necklace pendant by repurposing our client's old gold jewelry

This project was commissioned by a lovely couple from India, who wanted to gift their son a custom helm (or ship's wheel) pendant. This was a full on custom project, involving computer generated modeling and photo-realistic renderings. We went back and forth until this couple was satisfied before printing the wax and casting out the piece.

 

The three projects above give you a good idea of the range of possibilities when converting a ring to a necklace.

But here’s another jewelry redesign before and after project — resetting a diamond into a custom wedding ring redesign:

Resetting diamonds from inherited jewelry into new diamond ring designs is just one example of the work we're capable of as custom jewelers!

We used our client’s gold to create this ring by hand in our studio. We'll reset your diamonds or other gems into any design!

 

In the next example, we used the diamonds from a Grandmother’s ring and made a more classic contemporary design from our own collection:

Redesigning a ring inherited from your grandmother can be a beautiful way to honor her memory, while staying true to your own sense of style.

What’s really cool is this:

It's not possible to turn white gold into yellow gold.  BUT, if you send us yellow gold and you want white gold ring, we can trade out the metal for you. This, again, saves you money!

 

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What to Do with Old Gold Jewelry?

Honestly, if you want to update old jewelry, the options are endless.  Let's review a few examples of old wedding ring redesign-- that is, ideas of old wedding rings.   

The rings to the left were passed down through two families.  From them, we created monogrammed cufflinks made from old family worn at a new wedding.  Symbolically, the family's old wedding rings became a talismanic piece to represent continuity from old generations to the next. 

Turn four old wedding rings into a pair of cufflinks? No problem! We can recycle old wedding rings into any sort of new jewelry design.

 Jewelry redesign, before and after, can be infinitely imagined! 

 

We could have just as easily converted the rings into a necklace, using the round disk as the basis and adding new designs.

With this project below, we created a variation of our Interlace Cross from an old wedding ring.   You can see on the ring below to the left that there is a bit of gold in the silver.  No matter.  We melted it all together.  The silver from the ring to left formed the base of the new cross to the right:

 

We can turn an old wedding ring into a cross pendant necklace when redesigning old jewelry.

 

Another example where we turn wedding ring into a pendant: A gentleman had just lost his wife, and wanted her ring turned into a very simple cross:

We can turn a wedding ring into a cross pendant, or turn a ring into any sort of necklace.

 

We have a broad selection of Cross designs — but you can also send us an image of what you’d like, and we'll make it for you!

In this next project turning a ring into a necklace, we used an old wedding ring from a cherished family member to fabricate the circle incorporated in this classic Celtic Trinity Knot motif:

 

Reusing an old wedding ring from a cherished family member is a beautiful way to honor loved ones.

 

Because there was extra gold from this recycle wedding ring project that we did not use, we treated this as a credit — purchasing the gold at 93% of its spot value.  

 

Repurpose Vintage Jewelry 

We often repurpose vintage jewelry, whether it be old chain, rings, or necklaces. This particular custom jewelry from old jewelry project involved turning the old chain to the left into two new wedding rings.  In the bottom ring in the photo below, we added some of our silver and hammer set it. 

 

To repurpose this vintage jewelry, we turned a bracelet into two wedding rings of our own design.

When upcycling old jewelry, we can also create our own designs! Our Simplicity Engagement Ring is top, above our River Ring.

 

This next project repurposing vintage jewelry involved removing diamonds and melting the gold on the left to create the custom ring on the right:

This redesigned jewelry project involved repurposing old gold rings into this new custom three-tone diamond ring design.

 

And below, another example of a repurposed vintage jewelry project in which we took the stones out and made a more simple, elegant band:

We can repurpose vintage jewelry and diamond rings into more contemporary redesigns.

 

And, then there’s this job, where we made a signet ring modifying the floral design shown in the ring above to the left:

The cost of redesigning old rings is greatly reduced by using your own gold!

 It was positively BADASS — as Mr. King expresses below in his own words!

 

 

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What to Do with Old Wedding Rings After Death: Combining Two Rings into One

Redesigning wedding rings after death is a poignant way to remember your Beloved. In this instance, a man contacted us after he lost his wife. We combined two rings into one: his wife’s engagement ring and his wedding ring.

 

We can easily combine two rings into one—a great way to honor your loved one if you're not sure what to do with their wedding ring after death.

 

In this process of combining two rings into one, or any update old jewelry project,  we can use any gemstone.

We are always honored to do these kinds of projects. 

Here is another example: 

When repurposing old jewelry into a new wedding ring redesign, we don't have to reset your diamonds! We will return any stones that you don't want remounted.

 We always return the diamonds that we don’t use for your new redesign jewelry project. 

 

Update Old Jewelry and Redesign Wedding Rings

The process of melting old jewelry into new jewelry opens up infinite possibilities.

One of our customer's repurposed jewelry ideas was to take her grandfather’s ring and turn it into one our Marcello style.

This wedding ring redesign left us with enough extra gold to create a pendant from the wedding ring, too.

In this old wedding ring redesign, we separated the white gold from the yellow gold. Then, we melted each piece of gold separately to create an ingot.

 

We had to create separate wire in our rolling mill to shape and form the old gold in this old wedding ring redesign.

We had some extra gold from the ring which we melted together. For Grandma, who would be attending the wedding, we were able to convert the ring to a pendant — creating this heart pendant jewelry redesign from her late husband's gold ring.  

Here's a better look:

 

More Ideas for Old Wedding Rings

Many times, our clients want custom jewelry from old jewelry that’s completely one-of-a-kind. The only limit to any jewelry redesign project is your imagination!

Shown here, we created this wavy wide ring with its organic form:

In wedding ring redesign, turning four wedding rings into one is no problem, either!

Another example of jewelry redesign before and after! We send the unused gems back to our customers.

 

In this next reuse diamonds from engagement ring project, we did something that is a little more classic and contemporary:

We can combine two rings into one, or even combine four rings into one! Redesigning wedding rings is completely up to you.

This project was a totally custom design.  

 

Custom Repurpose Jewelry Design

Very often the best option is to simply to create a custom jewelry design from an old wedding ring, resetting dimaonds.

Sometimes we work with a simple drawing to hand-make a new piece:

We can work with your sketch for your jewelry redesign, as shown here.

We reset diamonds, but did not use the customer’s gold. The project cost $2200.

 

Now, for something completely different:

Wondering how to recycle a wedding ring? Why not turn it into a brand new wedding ring redesign! Check out this before and after.

We resused this customer's gold and diamonds to create a completely new design ring, featuring a gorgeous tanzanite.

And in the job below, we reset our customer’s gorgeous sapphire, and ended up using just two old diamonds in new custom ring — returning the customer’s extra diamonds:

We can redesign a gemstone ring, such as shown in this before and after jewelry redesign featuring a sapphire ring.

Now, here's one more example of a sapphire ring:

This jewelry transformation redesign project involved resetting a pair of old diamonds and sourcing a new Montana Sapphire.

We reset this client's lovely mismatched diamonds, and used her yellow gold to create the center part of the new ring. (The rest of the ring was fabricated in silver.)

We also provided her with a top-notch Montana sapphire for this project!

 

[Curious about our gemstone sources? Call me at 888-733-5238 or email info (at) reflectivejewelry.com — I'll help you find the best option for your project. ]

 

Almost all of our redesign old jewelry projects turn out to be custom work. You can get a greater sense of our custom jewelry process here

Here’s the bottom line: 

It doesn't matter what your existing gold jewelry or gems looks like — it's what you imagine!

This woman had a baby bracelet and a silver spoon. Here’s what we made:

Now that you’ve seen samples of our work, you may be wondering: how do we do it?   

Continue on to the next section to see!

 

[ If you’ve gotten this far into our article, why not just contact me your project? There’s no charge for consultation, and I’ll give you a price quote. Give me a call at 888-733-5238, or email info (at) reflectivejewelry.com ]

 

How We Redesign Old Jewelry

What makes us extremely unusual among jewelers who do redesign jewelry projects is both our unique capacity and the extraordinary personal service we provide. 

Now: here's how it works:

Once we receive your pieces, we remove the gemstones — which we retain to set in your new piece. Then, we employ one of two different approaches:

 

First, we are makers and designers.  

We are experts in hand fabrication, which allows us to take on jewelry redesign project that require a certain set of skills that are relatively rare in today’s high-tech world.  

After we melt down to an ingot, we put your gold through a rolling mill, which creates a wire. This wire is bent and shaped to make an old ring into anything, from a wedding ring redesign to a project converting a ring to a necklace:

 

 

A few more of the steps to repurpose old gold jewelry into new jewelry.

 

The process above resulted in this ring:

 

For this wedding ring redesign, we reset the customer's old diamonds and gemstones in the new piece.

 

Here’s my key point:

In the world of repurposed jewelry ideas, we are, essentially, a rare and endangered species: makers and artisans who work with their own hands using fabrication methods that are hundreds of years old.  

 

But as for the Second making style: we can employ high-tech jewelry redesign methods:

Some repurposing jewelry projects are extremely technical and require drawings and carvings that are computer-generated. This can be particularly true if we are using old diamonds in new rings, such as with channel or pavé settings.

For an eternity band, we will want to render images off computer-generated files.  

This jewelry redesign before and after illustrates my point: 

 

We consulted extensively with the customer, and used CAD/CAM software to redesign her engagement ring diamond and husband's wedding band into one new ring.

 

This is another example of redesigning a wedding ring after death.   

A woman who had just lost her husband wanted to combine his ring with her engagement ring diamond. She sent the gold that she had and a style that would symbolize not just her loss, but would give a sense of an underlying unity and wholeness at the same time.  

The cost of this project, in which we provided the small melee diamonds, was $1600. Part of this was paid for with gold leftover from the project itself. 

The next section focuses on the pricing for our services:

 

Cost of Repurposing Jewelry 

You may be wondering: "How much does it cost to get a ring made?"

Redesign jewelry cost depends upon the time and material involved in production. In short: there are a lot of variables!

Ring redesign cost can be as low as $495 — for example, for a 2mm-4mm wide yellow gold comfort fit flatted topped ring or comfort fit domed ring:

 

Create a brand new comfort fit wedding ring using your old gold jewelry!

Making new rings from old need not be too expensive... Learn more about comfort fit rings here and see our selection here.

 

Note that our wedding ring redesigns are high-quality feel — 2mm thick at the dome (or in the center) of our comfort fit.

In many redesign wedding ring projects, our clients want two rings. If the second ring is the same width and metal, the cost will be lower.  

Regardless of the size of the new ring, your classic wedding ring resign cost remains the same.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions when it comes to the cost to repurpose a wedding band:

As noted above, simple yellow gold bands from 2mm-4mm wide are $495. For 5mm-8mm, the cost is $595. More surface area means greater room for error, and more time to get it just right. For any width over 8mm, it's easiest to just email me at info(at)reflectivejewelry.com.

White gold redesigned wedding bands are a $75 upcharge, due to the intricacies of working with the alloys they contain. We also cannot guarantee a high-polish finish, and may have to go with another option — though we often do have success!

Adding a hammered finish to your ring redesign is $75.

Stone removal is typically $25, but may be more depending on a few factors.

We can also engrave your newly redesigned wedding band for $15 per letter, with a 6-letter/$75 minimum.

Finally: when it comes to resetting engagement ring cost or resetting diamond rings cost...assuming we have to make a new ring, the base price is still $495.  

I’ll explain the cost of resetting diamonds and gems themselves below. 

 

[ If you have specific questions about the cost for your repurposed jewelry project, just give me a call at 888-733-5238 or email info (at) reflectivejewelry.com. There's NO pressure and NO commitment! ]

 

Custom Design Ring Cost

If the project involves custom jewelry from old jewelry and we go with computer to wax, very basic designs start at $650.    

In terms of cost, the reset diamond ring cost of the design below (not including the engraving and interior-set gemstones) would be $950. 

 

We can create any engagement ring or jewelry design using CAD/CAM software, as well as traditional handmade techniques.

 

We can make any custom jewelry from old jewelry design that you can possibly imagine. 

 

Sometimes when we’re using old diamonds in a new rings we will end up doing hand-carved wax. Our shop time is $100 an hour for this work. 

Regarding resetting diamonds into a new ring cost—it depends on the size. We can flush-set (that’s the style shown in the interior of the band above) for $39 each, but the loose diamonds have to be under 3mm or they will poke through the ring.

Resetting larger gemstones, whether they be in prong- or bezel-set mounts, varies depending on the size of the gemstone, cost of material, and time involved in the resetting of the diamond.   

If you have a big project but are on a budget, here are a few ways to offset costs:

 

Budget-Saving Options For Your Jewelry Redesign

For some redesign old jewelry projects, there's not enough gold to do the job.

Suppose, for example, your ring size is a ten and you want a 6mm-wide ring. You have your grandpa’s size 8 ring, and it’s 4mm wide. You need more gold. If you’re doing custom redesign jewelry project via CAD/CAM, we definitely need a third at least of extra material just to create a sprue that attaches to the wax.

While we can use recycled gold or Fairtrade Gold, sourced from this mine to make up the difference, the price is currently at record levels. Here are just three other options:

 

We’ll buy your extra gold! 

If you want to know, “where can I get my gold melted down,” send it to us! We’ll purchase it at 93% of spot price and put it toward the cost of your jewelry redesign project. Spot price is based on the London Bullion Market the day we receive your material.

Below is a great example of how this works. We purchased this client's old gold ring on the left, and applied this value as a credit toward their custom wedding ring and bridal set project:

This jewelry redesign before and after project was simply purchasing the client's old gold and applying this as a credit toward their custom wedding rings project.

It's as simple as that!

We can always recycle your old scrap jewelry as part of a wedding or engagement ring redesign.

 

We can reduce the karat of your gold

You may not have enough 14K (58.3% gold content) in the rings you send me. Adding alloy might take your finished ring down to 10K, which might be enough for you. The ring will have less gold content, but still look like gold. The cost for this is $25.

 

We can trade your white gold for yellow gold

Suppose you want a yellow gold or rose gold ring and you only have white gold to send me. I will trade out your gold for the desired color, one to one. The cost for this is $50. I exchange your gold at 93% of its spot value. 

 

Here’s my critical point:

We love to update old jewelry. If you’d like to turn old jewelry into new, are wondering how to repurpose old jewelry or what to do with old earrings, or in general are unsure what to do with old jewelry, contact us for a free consultation.  

 

This is our current collection of scrap gold we purchased from customers to use for their redesigned jewelry and remade wedding rings projects.

This is our current collection of scrap gold purchased from customers for their jewelry redesign projects.  This gold was used as trade.  We by gold at 93% of its value towarod a new jewelry project. 


Next Steps For Repurposing Jewelry With Us

If you have an idea, feel free to email us your idea or sketch on our custom jewelry page. You don’t have to be an artist! We can work with you. 

Need more reasons to work with us?

No phone labyrinths. No customer service agents. No “this call is being recorded…” 

With most projects, you and I (Marc) will work together directly — unless I am on vacation. Email me at info (at) Reflectivejewelry.com or call our shop at 888-733-5238.  

Send me a picture of grandma’s ring or that vintage ring redesign project and what you want to make. We can brainstorm, and I can quote you a price.  

If you prefer or are not located in our area, we can set up a Zoom call for your redesign jewelry consult.

But if you're able, you can always visit us in our Santa Fe, NM gallery during our store hours, or by appointment. (Someone is also often in the shop before and after our hours if you want to call us.)

Our studio and gallery is located at 912 Baca St in Santa Fe, NM. Come visit us, and we'll even give a tour showing how we make our jewelry by hand!

We’re a small company of six people, including four jewelers. We have an A+ BBB rating, and have been in business for over 25 years.

Looking forward to working with you!    

If you leave a comment with a question, please leave an email address so that I can answer you back!  

 

 

Marc Choyt is president of Reflective Jewelry, a designer jewelry company founded in 1995. He pioneered the ethical sourcing movement in North America and is also the only certified Fairtrade Gold jeweler in the United States. Choyt’s company was named Santa Fe New Mexico’s Green Business of the Year in 2019, and he has been honored with several awards for his efforts to support ethical jewelry. His ebook, Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies and Conflict Free Diamonds, is available online. Choyt can be reached on Twitter at @Circlemanifesto or by email at marc(at)reflectivejewelry.com.



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Posted by: Lydia on Aug 25, 2020
Hi! I have an inherited engagement ring from my parents with a 1 carat diamond that I’d like to have remade into something new. I have a design in mind. I’m curious how much this might run, including resetting the diamond?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Aug 25, 2020
Hi Lydia, Cost really depends upon the design itself. Could you please just email me the design at Marc (at) Reflectivejewelry.com or text it to me at 505-699-8179. You can also call me at that number. Once I know that design I'll be able to give you a price quote.
Posted by: Larry blythe on Aug 31, 2020
Can a gold wedding ring be melted down and cast as a cross.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Aug 31, 2020
Hi Larry, Definitely, we can make a cross from an old wedding ring. Contact me at 505-699-8179 and we can discuss the project. We have done this before.
Posted by: Sandra on Sep 02, 2020
Hi, I have an inherited diamond I'd like to reset in a new ring. I saw a design I like online, but after reading up on it I'd really like to use Fairtrade Gold. Can I send you a picture of the ring I have in mind?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Sep 02, 2020
Hi Sandra, Definitely-- send me a picture!
Posted by: Tee Bibby on Sep 13, 2020
Good morning Marc, I'd like to get my old gold pieces (earings, rings, necklaces) melted down into a 18 in and 22 in rope necklaces. Is this possible? Tee
Posted by: Tee on Sep 14, 2020
Hi Tee, It might be possible. I just need to see what you want us to make. Some rope necklaces are machine made so I just need an image. Thanks for contacting us! Marc
Posted by: michael j christensen on Nov 23, 2020
Hello Marc, I'd like to use gold and diamonds from my parents wedding rings, plus my wife's original (now broken) wedding ring and small diamond, to make a new necklace for my wife. Happy to send you photos of what I have in hand, but don't have any design ideas. something simple is all that is needed. michael
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Nov 23, 2020
Hi Michael, Just send me the photos of what you have and then, perhaps, can we have a chat on the phone while you're on the computer? Or, can you send me any image of a style that you like so I know what direction to suggest? Happy to work with you and assist you with creating a new piece that you'll really love to have.
Posted by: jacqueline england on Jan 15, 2021
Hi, I have numerous rings 10K & 14K, with numerous gem stones and diamonds in them. I would like to have them melted down and a ring made in the image of the Cartier Love ring the 5mm or greater size. I realize It can not be made exactly the same but I love the styling of it, perhaps a moon and a couple of stars with diamond inserts in it. Not sure if I have enough 14K gold, but I have 10K as well. I am in Canada, so how do I go about getting a quote from you, and transferring the jewelry down to you. Thanks Jackie
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Feb 12, 2021
Hi Jacqueline, We can definitely make something quite similar to the Cartier ring, as we discussed. We cannot make an exact match, as that would be a copyright violation. But if we modify the circle design and a few other elements, we'd be good to go!
Posted by: Sonya Jones on Mar 11, 2021
We have a design in mind for engagement rings and wedding band but would like to use our silver rings with moisinite stones in the process is this doable? Have photos Looking to get online quote idea
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Mar 12, 2021
Hi Sonya, to answer your question, yes! We can work with silver or gold, and whatever gemstones you provide. Feel free to contact me via email: marc (at) reflectivejewelry.com
Posted by: kim on Mar 24, 2021
Hello- I have some silver and turquoise jewelry I was hoping to be repurposed. It is currently a necklace and I was hoping to make into earring studs and a pendant. Is that something you do? Also, approximate cost? Thanks.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Mar 24, 2021
Hi Kim, We can definitely convert your jewelry into a necklace and earring studs. Without seeing what you have and what design you want, I can't quote you a price. If you can email all that to me I'd be happy to give you a quote. Thanks for your interest!
Posted by: Megan Campbell on Mar 24, 2021
Hi! I have a long strand of pearls from my grandmother that I am wanting to repurpose into a bracelet, what would this typically cost?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Mar 24, 2021
Hi Megan, the answer is, definitely yes. Restringing necklaces generally run about $100. Beyond that, it depends what kind of clasp you might want-- we could use a lobster claw in silver or gold. We can discuss.
Posted by: Debbie Holliday on Apr 27, 2021
Hello. I have a mishmash of old jewelry that I'd like to do something with so I can wear it instead of having it put away. I have a few diamond bands, a few garnets, one green stone that I don't know what it is (not an emerald - more of a dull green) , a sapphire and pearl earring (small), two loose stones - green and pink - my husband brought back from overseas, and a few sentimental pieces - small round watch face, 2 heart necklace, a couple of cuff links, etc. My original idea was to have them all set to dangle from a sort of charm bracelet. But I'm wondering if I should take the nicer pieces and make something different with them. What do you think? I can send photos. Thank you.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Apr 28, 2021
Hi Debbie, The most important consideration should be to make what you really would love to have and wear. Whether that's a charm bracelet or a custom ring using your gemstones-- it's up to you. It does sound like you have a lot of material with value that would give you some good options if you decided to go a custom project. Feel free to send me a photo
Posted by: BETHANY SCRUGGS on Apr 28, 2021
Hi! My mother in law passed away and I have a few of her birthstone rings I'd like made into a new ring. Do you have an email address we can send you pictures and you could give me an estimate?? I'm in NC so I'd have to mail them.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Apr 28, 2021
Hi Bethany, Sure, just email me the pictures: marc (@) reflectivejewery.com I can certainly do this job for you. Thanks for your interest!
Posted by: sk agrawal on May 11, 2021
need old items rings to new design
Posted by: Marc Choyt on May 11, 2021
Hi SK We can certainly use your old item rings to create a new design. Just email me with details of your project.
Posted by: Elizabeth on May 25, 2021
I have a very old seiko watch, very small, that I want to make into a finger watch. It's not gold, just a watch from my confirmation 50 years ago! Can this be done?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on May 26, 2021
Hi Elizabeth, unfortunately we can't do this type of project, as we only work with silver and gold. Thanks for your interest!
Posted by: Maria on Jul 05, 2021
Hi! I am interested In redesigning 2 engagement rings and 2 diamond bands into a contemporary right hand white and yellow gold stacking style ring. I would like to see your before and after designs. Thank you MARIA
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jul 06, 2021
Thank you for contacting us! We are a small, custom jewelry studio located in Santa Fe, NM. We work with customers all over the country. We can basically make any design you'd like. I don't know whether we have made exactly what you're looking for, but you might check out this link https://reflectivejewelry.com/news/reusing-old-gold-to-make-a-new-wedding-ring for more examples of wedding ring project. The best thing to do would be for your to email what you have and a drawing of what you're looking for. Info (at) reflectivejewelry.com works. Any of the emails on our site come to me.
Posted by: Kimberlin Burkett on Jul 19, 2021
Hello! I’m hoping to get an estimate for a ring design for 2 inherited rings and a pair of earrings?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jul 19, 2021
Hi Kimberlin I would love to give you a quote, but I just need more info! Please contact me directly at marc (at) reflectivejewelry.com. The best thing would be if you can shoot an image of what you have and an image of what you'd like me to make for you. We can make just about anything you'd want. Thanks for your interest!
Posted by: george maceen on Jul 26, 2021
can you turn a 1oz gold bar into a Cuban link chain?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jul 26, 2021
Yes, we can. But how thick and long you want the chain depends upon the karat of the gold and the size of the bracelet.
Posted by: Steph on Aug 10, 2021
Hello. I have a diamond ring looking to turn it into a cross necklace. If I made the trip to Santa Fe, “approximately”how long would this process take & how far out are you on orders?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Aug 11, 2021
We can absolutely do this for you. Just send us an image of what you have and what you have and what you'd like us to make.
Posted by: Karen Fitzpatrick on Aug 16, 2021
Hi Marc, I have an old (early 1900s?) Amethyst earring and pinky ring set. Not sure about the gold. I would like to have the 3 amethysts reworked into 3 necklaces for 3 great nieces. Just something simple. What do you think? Thanks, Karen
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Aug 16, 2021
Hi Karen, We do these kinds of jobs all the time. Sure, we can do that. Probably the best option is to bezel set the three amethysts with a simple bail . We can provide a chain if you wish as well. I need to know the size of the amethyst gemstones and whether you want them set in gold or silver to provide a price quote. Also, could you email me (marc (at) reflectivejewelry.com an image of what you have? Thanks.
Posted by: Maura Hogan on Aug 23, 2021
Hi there, We have two large ziplocs of jewelry from my fiancee's great aunt, some are real gold and sterling silver and some are not. We are looking for a jeweler we trust to go through the items and use what is real to create his wedding band. Is this something you would be able to do?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Aug 23, 2021
Hi Maura, We can certainly do this job for you. As for the trust issue, please review our google reviews online. We're in our 26th year....
Posted by: Blanca Encarnacion on Sep 16, 2021
We are going to be in Santa Fe from September 25 to October 2. I have several gold bands and white gold wedding set with small diamonds that would like to use in a design I have. I tried to use your costume link but would not work for me. I would want you to have the information before we get there. What can I do? Thanks Blanca
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Sep 16, 2021
We would be happy to see you in our gallery. Though we do a lot of long distance work, seeing our designs in person is always the idea option. Just contact me and we'll set an appointment.
Posted by: JR Couple on Sep 20, 2021
Amazing how you reproduce old jewelry design into new one!
Posted by: on Sep 20, 2021
Thanks for your kind comment! It's something that's quite unique among jewelers in this country.
Posted by: Mark Schafer on Nov 13, 2021
I have my mothers wedding and engagement ring that I would like converted into a cross with the small diamond placed in the center of the cross. Is that something you can manage?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Nov 13, 2021
Hi Mark, We have actually done several projects of this kind. Just shoot me an image of what you have currently and also an image of the cross you'd like us to make and I'll get you an quote for the work. Marc (@) reflectivejewelry.com
Posted by: larajasmine on Dec 01, 2021
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Posted by: Marc Choyt on Dec 01, 2021
Hi Lara, Thank you for contacting us. Regarding our conversation-- we'll be working on your order as soon as you send the material in! Looking forward to it.
Posted by: Raeven Moore on Dec 06, 2021
I have a charm bracelet that I would like to repurpose into an Islamic bracelet or necklace. How much would it cost?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Dec 07, 2021
Hi Raeven, Thank you for contacting us. Bracelets are usually difficult, unless they are a cuff design. Regarding the necklace, would you please email me a design you have in mind? Also, an image of the bracelet would be great. From there, I might be able to give you a price quote. Sincerely, Marc
Posted by: joan collins on Dec 15, 2021
hello, I was left a thin platinum wedding band and platinum engage ment ring (stones removed) style of the turn of the century. They are very sentimental and important. I would like to consolidate the rings into a minimalistic band ( I don't have any stones) Perhaps with a sea design. Can you work with platinum? Thank you, Joan
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Dec 15, 2021
Joan, yes, we can work with platinum but we're a bit more limited. Casting is out so we have to hand fabricate. That involves melting the platinum and rolling it out into a wire which we can form into a ring. So, I'm not sure about the sea design. Let's talk about the job and we can see what can be done.
Posted by: Cyndi Johanneck on Jan 06, 2022
Interested in your services
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jan 06, 2022
Hi Cyndi, Please contact us with your idea and we can take it from there!
Posted by: Anthony Evans on Mar 20, 2022
I have three 14k gold beaded chains that are each 1 mm thick and 28 to 30 inches long... I would like to have them converted into one 26 inch long 3mm thick beaded chain with a diamond moon cut design. How much will this design cost?
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Mar 21, 2022
Thanks for reaching out to us. Chain these days is generally made by machine. We can't do it by hand. If you would like to make a ring, earring or pendant out of the material, let me know.
Posted by: Ronda BRAITHWAITE on Mar 28, 2022
Hi. I have what may be a simple project but I’m not sure if it is doable. I am a widow but lost my wedding ring. I want to wear a ring on my left hand. I have three old rings that were my husbands, all are bands. There are two silver and one gold. None of them were very expensive so I’m not sure if the quality would work. I would love to have them melted into one band for me to wear. The pictures of your work are impressive; your designer may have other ideas but I’m not expecting a lot A simple band would be lovely. I can send pictures of the rings if that would be helpful. Thank you.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on May 23, 2022
Hi Ronda, Feel free to contact me directly Marc (at) reflectivejewelry.com and we can discuss your project more. I can definitely make what you'd like.
Posted by: Cynthia Rose on Apr 03, 2022
Do you have suggestions for a 1960’s era white gold diamond bracelet watch? Diamonds around the watch face and also on the bracelet. I was thinking perhaps a large gemstone in place of the watch workings . It seems a wasted effort to reuse all those small diamonds. Thank you.
Posted by: Bill Dole on Apr 06, 2022
Thanks for writing an article that I found easy to read and understand.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on May 23, 2022
Hi Bill, Glad you enjoyed the article! If you'd like to repurpose anything, let us know.
Posted by: Danielle Catherine Conley on May 07, 2022
Hi I have a few centimental piece's of 925 sterling silver that I was wanting to get converted into something for me from my mother who passed away, they are things she bought me and my mother in law too..... It's my 10 year wedding anniversary in July and the correct metal a bielive is tin or alliminum so maybe a eternity band of some kind? Thank you for any advice
Posted by: Marc Choyt on May 09, 2022
Hi Danielle, We can definitely work with silver, but not so much with tin or aluminum. Please contact me at marc (at) reflectivejewelry.com with more details. The best thing would be if you can email me an image of what you have and what you'd like us to make. Then, I can give you a quote.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on May 23, 2022
Hi Danielle, We can definitely work with silver-- not aluminum. Feel free to contact me-- marc (at) reflectivejewelry.com with your design ideas. Any of the emails off this website will get to my mailbox. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Posted by: Paul Maksym on May 22, 2022
Looking to have some inherited diamonds rings made into 2 separate bracelets for my daughters. Was wondering if you could send me some examples of bangle or tassel type bracelets.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jun 12, 2022
Definitely we can do this! Please email us an image of what you have and what you'd like us to make.
Posted by: Kerry Milam on May 29, 2022
I have a gold ring with several smallish peridot gemstones set in it. I would like to repurpose the ring into a small pendant. I don’t have a design in mind. I’d like to consult with someone about it.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jun 12, 2022
Sure, we can make those peridot pendants. Just email me an image of the peridot and let me know what kind of metal you'd like us to us. From there I can give you a quote.
Posted by: Freddy Joe on May 30, 2022
Very nice, love the jewellery transformation.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jun 12, 2022
Thank you for your comment!
Posted by: mandy milstead on Jun 09, 2022
Hi there! Your company was the first to come up for a simple Google search on repurposing old jewelry. My mother gave me two rings that belong to her mother that neither of them wear or place much value on. I also have a small gold necklace I’d like to transform. I’m not sure of the weight of the items but I would be happy to send pictures and/or weigh them for you. The rings contain stones but I would consider leaving them out all together. I am considering having this lot turned into four dainty simple comfort bands. One for my mother, myself and my two sisters. I would like to use them as Christmas presents. If this sounds like some thing you are capable and would like to do for me please feel free to reach out. I am available most easily by text message at 704-960-3904. However, I will be checking my email as well.
Posted by: Marc Choyt on Jun 12, 2022
Hi Mandy, we can definitely do your project. Please email me images of what you have any from there I can get you a quote. Any of the contact us forms on the site come to me.