Transform Old Jewellery With Melt and Make Services
by Joe Jackson on Aug 09, 2023
Many people have pieces of jewellery sitting at home that they don’t wear. Whether it’s an heirloom piece that feels quite dated or a birthday gift that doesn’t fit properly, there are lots of ways you can give old jewellery a new lease of life.
In addition to jewellery remodelling services, at Anthony Paul Jewellery we also provide a ‘melt and make’ service. This innovative process is a great way to transform any pieces that are collecting dust in your jewellery box. We can even use old pieces of gold that aren’t jewellery to create new wearable pieces.
If you’ve never heard of a melt and make service before and you’d like to find out more about how our master goldsmiths can help you to melt your gold down and remake it into something new, keep reading today. Below we have explored this bespoke jewellery service in more detail.
Breathing New Life into Old Jewellery
Melt and make services have become popular in recent years and they offer a sustainable solution to anyone who is wanting to update their jewellery collection. This process takes your unused gold and other precious metals, melts them down and then uses the raw material to create something entirely new. Whether you’d like a pair of earrings or a necklace pendant, you can transform your old jewellery. Melt and make services are a cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to simply discarding or selling your old pieces.
The Benefits of Melt and Make Services
There are several benefits to enlisting the help of a highly skilled master goldsmith to breathe new life into your old gold. Using traditional jewellery-making techniques, they can bring even the most complex designs to life.
One of the most significant benefits of melt and make services is their positive environmental impact. Companies that mine for gold and other precious metals can have a big carbon footprint, and the process can cause habitat destruction and chemical pollution. By recycling and reusing your own metals, you can help to reduce the demand for freshly mined resources.
Melting down and repurposing your old jewellery can also be a cost-effective investment. Instead of purchasing entirely new pieces, you are using materials that you already own, which can be more affordable than you might think. Not to mention, the value of gold and other precious metals fluctuates, often increasing over time. You might find that the old gold necklace you never wear can be worth much more when you transform it into a custom-designed piece.
Using melt and make services, you have the opportunity to create a piece of jewellery that is truly unique and reflective of your personal style. You can collaborate with skilled jewellery designers to create something entirely bespoke. Additionally, this process can add sentimental value to your new pieces. An old family heirloom, for example, can be transformed into a modern design while still preserving the memory of a loved one.
The Process of Transforming Old Jewellery
When you decide to melt down your old gold and make new jewellery, the process begins with a design consultation. During this appointment, you can discuss your design ideas with an expert and get some advice. They will assess the metal content for your old jewellery too and provide you with guidance about possible designs or additions required to achieve your vision.
Following this, the melting process begins. Your old jewellery will be carefully heated until it forms a molten liquid. This liquid can then be reformed, often using a mould, into a new piece of jewellery. After any stones have been set and some finishing touches, your jewellery will be complete. Once it has been polished, it will be ready to wear.
Creating Bespoke Jewellery in Henley-on-Thames
There is no denying that melt and make services are a great way to transform unworn, outdated jewellery into new treasures. This sustainable solution not only enables you to recycle any gold you have sitting at home, but it offers you the chance to create something uniquely personal. It's time to dig out any forgotten pieces from your jewellery box and design something truly special.
If you’re looking for an experienced company that can help you to create bespoke jewellery in Henley-on-Thames, be sure to contact us at Anthony Paul Jewellery. Since 1986, we have been designing and crafting one-off pieces of jewellery, and we pride ourselves on hand-making every component. Driven by our passion for goldsmithing and antique jewellery, we provide outstanding customer service to our clients and we are committed to exceeding your expectations. We look forward to helping you breathe new life into your old gold.