Heirloom Makeovers

Creating New Jewelry from Neglected Heirlooms

Heirloom Makeovers

Creating New Jewelry from Neglected Heirlooms

Heirloom Makeovers

Creating New Jewelry from Neglected Heirlooms

Heirloom Makeovers

Creating New Jewelry from Neglected Heirlooms

Heirloom Makeovers

Creating New Jewelry from Neglected Heirlooms

HEIRLOOM MAKEOVERS ARE A WIN-WIN

The environment wins when we don't mine new gold or gemstones.

The heirlooms you aren't wearing get a second chance at life.

You retain real value for your gold and gems, not scrap value.

Option 1

Bring Your Own Gems - B.Y.O.G. to a WEND Collection piece.

Option 2

Create a WEND Custom piece with your gold and/or gems.

A little more about heirloom makeovers

If you have enough gold & gems to complete a new piece, then a custom heirloom makeover is generally priced in the $2,50-$10,000 range. If we need to add material, we will do so as sustainably and efficiently as possible. Prices will vary depending on a few factors unique to each project.

Most jewelers won't make new pieces from their clients' gold because they don't know what the gold has been alloyed with, and they don't want to risk imperfections in the final piece.

That's not a concern at WEND. We believe using reclaimed gold is an admirable and ethical option, and all of our makeover pieces have come out beautifully so far (knock on sustainably grown wood).

WEND Heirloom Makeovers

We carefully pulled out the center diamond from mom's necklace, carved two wax rings, and melted the entire necklace down to create this wedding set.

Cherish memories of mom every day.

We cautiously released the diamond from her original wedding set, carved a wax ring, and melted the old rings into the new ring for a 20th anniversary update.

Keep the partner, update the ring!

She wanted to use the gems and gold from 4 special rings in her life. We made them into one ring to convey the decades of meaning within these gems and gold.

Honor the past far into the future.

We pulled the diamonds from this heirloom brooch, and melted the bracelet to create the setting.

Create an everyday piece from special heirlooms.

We pulled the center stone from her original engagement ring, and made it into a forever necklace for her daughter.

Upgrade your gem, re-purpose the original!

The original opal necklace was too busy for her taste. We used the extra gold for a new ring and simplified the pendant.

Re-purpose the gold, simplify the pendant.

Moving forward after a divorce, we disassembled the jewelry from the marriage and birthed it into a gorgeous ring.

Start your new life with an EMPOWER Ring.

When you inherit beautiful sterling flatware but you like eating with what you were already using, it's time for custom spoon rings.

Elevate the everyday objects in your life.

We carefully disassembled this Tiffany ring to create two stacking platinum bands using all the diamonds from the original.

When your tastes change, time for an update!

Before we get started

Let's evaluate what you have before making any design decisions.

1. If you're local, you could stop by the our West Seattle location OR

2. Schedule a virtual consultation OR

3. Answer a few questions on this form, upload photos of your heirloom(s).

And let's dream up your new piece!

P.S. See some of our Custom Jewelry here.