Re­cy­cling old jew­ellery

Style Magazine - - Experts - Con­tact Ewen Ry­ley at Ry­ley Jew­ellery Cre­ations to­day on 4639 3930.

Re­cy­cling is the new buzz­word as we have seen an in­crease in cre­at­ing be­spoke jew­ellery out of in­her­ited, un­wanted or bro­ken jew­els. Along­side the fi­nan­cial in­cen­tive, the other rea­son for re­cy­cling your old gold and gems in­stead of buy­ing new is sen­ti­ment. There is noth­ing sad­der than jew­els locked in a safe or put away in a drawer be­cause they don’t suit the client’s style or if they are dam­aged be­yond re­pair. The unique na­ture of each client’s orig­i­nal ma­te­ri­als, and how clear a vi­sion they have of their re­worked piece, gen­er­ally shapes the de­sign process. We draft some sketches and, if nec­es­sary, source some ad­di­tional stones be­fore draw­ing to scale the new pro­posed cre­ation. If there are ma­te­ri­als that can­not be used or which may be left over, we can add it as a credit to go to­wards the client’s new piece.

Ewen Ry­ley, Ry­ley Jew­ellery Cre­ations

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