The remodelling of family jewels for a genuinely 21st-century feel is a growing trend. Heirloom items are woven into beautiful, bespoke pieces that can be passed through the generations. Each piece of jewellery has an emotional attachment, and even though over time tastes and fashions change, the jewels remain personal. More and more customers are coming to Louise’s studio with heirlooms or old engagement rings they feel are too dated to wear.
Breathing life into precious pieces can entail recasting gemstones into new rings, earrings or bracelets, or even melting down precious metals to be reshaped for one or even several pieces of new jewellery. Louise has been carrying out bespoke commissions for her clients for years, and it’s a process that remains very close to her heart.
Louise wants her customers to be able to enjoy their jewels, rather than being locked in a safe, gathering dust because they’re deemed too precious or outmoded to wear. Even the smallest of tweaks to a dated setting can transform something from frumpy to fashionable. Working closely with her clients’ brief, she aims to produce original ideas to ensure each design is completely unique. The final design is then put in the trusted hands of Louise’s network of highly skilled master craftsmen, who bring the objects to life.
The transforming of heirlooms is also popular for the creation of bespoke engagement rings and wedding bands, with both men and women seeking Louise’s council on how to update their family jewellery. Not only is this a cost-effective approach, but it also has symbolic meaning and enhances the sentimental effect for the wearer, weaving family history into the story of a couple’s romance forever.
Whatever you choose, it’s certain that the emotional connection you get with a remodelled piece of heirloom jewellery is something truly special; a lasting union of past, present and future.
Contact Louise today to start the journey of creating your bespoke piece of jewellery.