Turning unused heirloom jewelry into something wearable

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

georgiapeach11 :  I haven’t myself so I don’t know the cost, but my aunt took my grandmother’s engagement ring and split it up. She gave me the diamond in a pendant as a wedding gift and put another one of my grandmother’s loose gemstones in the setting for herself. I have a pin from that same grandmother that I’d love to turn into a ring at some point. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve actually converted a few pieces… 

 

 

 

Im a big fan of recycling diamonds 🙂 

 

 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I received a ring after my grandmother passed. The ring was very big and come to find out the stone was worth like a $1.00. I really wanted something from my grandmother and didn’t know what to do with the setting. So I recently decided to convert my white gold wedding band into a yellow gold band and I am using my grandmothers gold setting as part of the gold in my new wedding band. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

georgiapeach11 :  well the first step is finding out what you want the pieces to become, lots of Pinterest and instagram binging. Then you will need to find a jeweler, I used David Klass and he did great. Prices were reasonable and within my budget, I feel like his prices are more than fair and his bench produces superb items 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I took my grandmothers centre stone and reset it into my engagement ring and will probably put a cute little coloured stone in the old setting once its polished up and reshanked.  I will also be looking into turning the only surviving earring of a great great grandmothers into a pendant I think. As long as they can find a place to attach a bail anyway.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Mine and dh wedding rings are made from old jewellery. Our jeweller charged us £100 (€115/120?) For both rings, which included melting down, shaping and hallmarking. Both rings have simple designs with no stones.

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