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JEWELRY REDESIGN

Recreating Sentimental Jewelry into Something You Love
That piece of jewelry you inherited from your mother, grandmother or aunt has been gathering dust in your jewelry box for years. You know they loved it, and you know they would have loved you to wear it, but it’s just not your style.

Imagine if that piece could become something you love, something you want to wear all the time!
A new heirloom to be cherished for generations to come.

Now it can. With over 25 years of experience as a custom jeweler, one of my specialties and greatest passions is redesigning sentimental jewelry in an artistic, thoughtful way. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or another life milestone, or you’re looking for a special way to commemorate a lost loved one, I would love to collaborate with you on a custom jewelry redesign, bringing your stories and style to life in a piece that is distinctively you.

What Hidden Treasures are in Your Jewelry Box?

Jewelry Redesign | Sarah EK Muse at Studio 12 | Hidden Treasures | Heirloom Quality
I’ll be your guide in your custom redesign process, honoring your memories of those who gifted you the jewelry, as well as what your style is and what you love. I then translate all of this into a purposeful design with elements that are meaningful and unique to you, celebrating your story. I take great care to craft your piece into something that expresses its original sentiment but in a way that fits your aesthetic and style.

Let me be your personal muse.

If you're ready to start your personal journey of custom jewelry design with me, fill out my custom jewelry inquiry form or let’s jump on a call, 540-524-2764 to get started. I look forward to working with you!
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CUSTOM REDESIGN PROCESS

For Custom Jewelry Redesigns, it starts with You and Your Story.
  • I ask you to fill out my custom commission questionnaire including inspirational images and have our first meeting via phone or in person. I listen to the story behind the existing piece. I want to know the sentiment involved so that it remains a part of the new jewelry. These written and verbal conversations inform me of what is important in your life, your budget and what your style is so that what I make for you truly captures the essence of who you are and the story behind it.
  • Next, the design phase, I gather the materials, repurposing what can be used that you might provide. I then thoughtfully sketch out several designs for you. Once you approve the final design the deposit is paid.
  • Depending on your wishes for the piece, I use a variety of techniques in the actual process of creating.
  • Metal: If the design calls for building the piece, the metal can be used directly, forging, melting, rolling out to be used as decorative elements. Depending on the integrity of the metal and on the type of jewelry being made, if it is high quality or karat, it can be used structurally as well. If the design calls for casting the piece, the metal will be melted and re-alloyed and incorporating new metal to ensure a quality casting.
  • (If there is an extra special element(s) on the sentimental piece that you would like preserved, I can simply incorporate it into the new design, either on the front if it compliments the new design or on the back as a special little momento. The possibilities are endless!)
  • Stones: Most stones can be incorporated into a new design. This depends on the design, the type of stone and the wish of the client. It will be discussed and finalized in the design phase.
  • Other materials: Can be considered.
  • I use different textures and polishing techniques to create reflection or lack thereof to express and complete the personality of each piece.

I collaborate and communicate with you throughout each step of the process with photos and/or in person meetings to ensure the proper fit and that you are completely satisfied with the end product! Final payment is due upon pickup/delivery. The timeline for completion is 2-4 months.

Have questions? The most popular questions are answered on my Studio 12 FAQ's page or feel free to reach out to ask me as well.
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