Feb 2

My New Web Page – Redesign Jewelry and Revitalizing

By Calla Gold

Here's a Blue Ribbon Redesign Jewelry Project From Pam. This Diamond Ring Sat For Fifteen Years With a Gorgeous Lonely Diamond. Now it's a Happy Diamond!

Here’s a Blue Ribbon Redesign Project From Pam. This (Before)Diamond Ring Sat For Fifteen Years With a Gorgeous Lonely Diamond. Now it’s a Happy Diamond!

Redesign Jewelry. That’s What my New Webpage is Dedicated to.

Pull out the jewelry you’re not wearing and lets discuss how it might be changed into jewelry you’ll wear!

For inspiration look at my new webpage Redesign jewelry with befores and afters of projects I’ve done for client’s jewelry pieces that weren’t being worn!

Click on my New Redesign Page on My Website!

Click on my New Redesign Page on My Website!

My New Webpage About Redesign and Revitalization

It actually covers redesigns and revitalizations.

Revitalizing  takes the ring or piece of jewelry not being worn and instead of redesigning it we come up with a way to change it for the better.

Some changes are slight and some make a big difference! In revitalizing I change the piece of jewelry’s basic look using textures, engraving, plating, repair and cool cheeky changes.

Karen Called me to Size Her Ring. She Knew it Wasn't Dazzling in its Current Look So We Did a Revitalization and Check it Out.

Karen Called me to Size Her Ring. She Knew it Wasn’t Dazzling in its Current Look So We Did a Revitalization and Loved the Result

Revitalization Creates Great Effects

There are lovely old designs with potential. Karen’s ring was one such.

I’d say it had a lovely design. It also had a paper thin shank, (The bottom of the ring), dangerously worn down prongs endangering the diamonds and sadly worn out engraving.

This Shows the Top Part With its Worn Prongs. Look What a Difference Bringing Back the Engraving Brings. That's What it Looked Like When her Grandfather Gave it to Her Grandmother.

This Shows the Top Part With its Worn Prongs. Look What a Difference Bringing Back the Engraving Brings. That’s What it Looked Like When her Grandfather Gave it to Her Grandmother.

Oh yeah and it didn’t fit her. My solution a mid-life tune-up for her lovely old vintage ring.

We did the works, re-shanked it thicker, sized it, re-tipped the prongs and re-engraved the details. It looks just wow, now! Click on the picture to enlarge it and see the details.

Matte Finishing the Hair Really Brought the Attention to Her Lovely Face.

Matte Finishing the Hair Really Brought the Attention to Her Lovely Face.

How About a Texturing Example?

Jill brought out a few pieces of jewelry she wasn’t wearing.  One piece really popped out. It was a delicate ring with an opal and an art nouveau woman’s face. It was fairly scratched up and the details weren’t really showing.

I suggested she let me polish it up gently and add matte finish to the hair so her face would show more as the star of the  ring. It was a simple little thing, but it really made a difference.

French Clip Bold Style Earrings Jazzed up With a Bit of Black Rhodium Finish

French Clip Bold Style Earrings Jazzed up With a Bit of Black Rhodium Finish

Curious About Plating to Create Changes in Look?

Jill pulled out some earrings she used to wear a lot. She said, “well they look a bit 70’s.”

I had her try them on and the earring shape was still very complimentary to her face shape.

So I said. “shall we try to sexy them up? Bring them a bit more up to date?”

“What are you thinking?”

“A bit of daring black rhodium plating.”

“Go for it!”

I did and they looked pretty different with just that subtle change. Dare I say up to date? Jill can totally rock that look now.

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Re-Using the Platinum Band and Creating a Flower Ring was a Very Cheerful Redesign Project

Redesign:From Wedding-y to Everyday

Barbara wasn’t married anymore and just wasn’t wearing her five diamond band.

 

The diamonds were really nice. We started by making earrings from two of the diamonds. Then we talked about what Barbara would like. She loves her garden and flowers. And there is just nothing too wedding-y about a cheery flower ring.

This little beauty now lives on her right hand. The center is yellow sapphire and the the petals are green tsavorite.

Just to Really Inspire You Watch My Short Revitalization Video

Even if you can’t think of what you’d do with that old, unworn or ignored piece of jewelry give me a call. I’m full of ideas. Let’s redesign jewelry or revitalize it. And really it’s just fun to chat over jewelry possibilities.

Wear it Don’t Warehouse it!

Redesign Jewelry and Revitalizing Jewelry,
Calla Gold

2 thoughts on “My New Web Page – Redesign Jewelry and Revitalizing

  1. Calla, I love the new redesign page. These examples are so inspiring. Before and after pictures can really get yu fired up to take action.
    The ring at the top you designed with the black diamond accents is really beautiful. I love its width, I love the black diamond accents and I love how you set that center diamond. What a difference in fashion from one era to another.
    I hope you’ll post more before and after pictures. I want more, more…..

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