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Heirloom Jewelry - Making It Your Own

Whether it's the gift of an inheritance from a relative or of "something old" for you to wear on your wedding day, you may find yourself the new owner of a piece of heirloom jewelry.

The gift of a family momento is an honor. Heirloom stones passed down through the family are perhaps the most meaningful, linking you to the generations of family members who wore it before you. That said, what if you like the stone but hate the setting? Perhaps it doesn't reflect your personality, is completely impractical for your lifestyle, or is just plain hideous. Then redesigning is the perfect choice for you. It will allow you to honor the memory of the original piece, but create something that you will truly love to wear. Chances are the previous owner wants the piece to be worn and cherished, not locked away or sold to a stranger.

Once you decide to redesign your jewelry, bring it into us and we will help you design a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that you will truly love.

We will help you:

  • Consider all the options when deciding how to recreate your piece:
    • Place the original gemstones in a new setting
    • Keep the setting, but change the stones
    • Create a completely different type of jewelry
  • You can sit at our Create Bar with an experienced staff member who will help you design your piece on a large monitor where you will watch it become a reality
  • If you have been searching on Pinterest or any other sites for ideas, feel free to bring in pictures and we can help duplicate or make changes to the design of your choice

You will be part of the entire design process from creating the design, to approving the wax and then finally, wearing the piece.

Once your piece is finished, we recommend that you get an appraisal and our certified gemologist will be happy to do that for you. The purpose of an appraisal is to identify or authenticate the item and to assign an appropriate value. A complete appraisal will include:

  1. A description of the item type (ring, necklace, bracelet, etc.)
  2. A picture of the item
  3. Type of metal
  4. Center and side stone information, if applicable (cut, color, clarity, carat weight)
  5. Value of the jewelry

So when you are ready to create a new piece of jewelry, come in to see us. We love to get our creative juices flowing and enjoy creating one-of-a-kind pieces that our customers can wear for many years to come.

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