Quality jewelry should last a lifetime and people tend to hold on to it their whole lives. But, as years go by, styles, trends and preferences change. So, that necklace or bracelet you had in your 20s may not be something you want to wear in your 30s, 40s or 50s. Jewelry is also a common family heirloom that is passed down through generations and holds a special place in family members’ hearts. But, through the generations it passes to hands of different personal styles, too.
As special as this jewelry can be, sometimes it simply ends up collecting dust in a jewelry case because it may not be the style one likes now or just isn’t functional for the new family member’s lifestyle. But at J.F. Kruse, we don’t believe jewelry was meant to sit in the dark.
We believe in the life stories of our customers and have a passion for helping to tell those stories through jewelry. That’s why our expert, artisan jewelers reimagine jewelry into a special new piece. By working hand in hand with our customers, we offer custom design jewelry that puts the sparkle back into our customers and their jewelry. With us, you can turn old into new again and retain the significance and heirloom quality it originally had.
What can be repurposed with custom designed jewelry?
While it is generally best to use new metals on custom jewelry, when you work with J.F. Kruse, it is possible to use up to 50 percent of the metal from existing jewelry. It’s important to ensure the integrity of the jewelry and metals play a big role in this, which is why being selective with what metals are reused is important.
Diamonds and Gemstones
Another way to incorporate a special piece of jewelry is by repurposing diamonds and gemstones into your custom piece. Typically, these precious stones have an emotional or historical significance to the customer, and we are thrilled when we can bring new life to these pieces and even to the next chapter in our customer’s story.
At J.F. Kruse our team of goldsmiths, diamond setters and artisans will help you keep precious memories alive with a repurposed, but equally beautiful and significant new piece of jewelry that you and your family can continue to enjoy and celebrate for ages. Repurposed gems and metals truly do create the one, the only – custom piece.
Ready to repurpose your jewelry that’s collecting dust? Schedule your custom jewelry appointment today!