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Individually handmade, our collections of unusual rings are designed for both everyday wear and special occasions. With a wide selection of rings to choose from, its easy to find the perfect ring to suit your style.

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Jewellery Remodelling

If you have a piece of jewellery that’s no longer worn for whatever reason it may be – perhaps it’s not your style, it doesn’t fit, or has been damaged – our jewellery remodelling service is a great way for you to get creative and turn your old jewellery into something special for years to come.

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Jewellery remodelling offers an opportunity to seamlessly blend the old with the new. It allows you to preserve cherished memories while embracing contemporary design.

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What is jewellery remodelling?

Jewellery remodelling is the art of taking existing pieces and reshaping them into something new. It’s about preserving the sentimental value of jewellery while updating its appearance to suit current tastes and trends. By doing so, not only do you retain the emotional connection, but you also give the piece a new lease of life.

For many, jewellery holds a deep sentimental value. Whether it's a family heirloom or a gift from a special someone, the emotional connection can be strong. However, design preferences change over time. So, instead of locking away these pieces, jewellery remodelling offers an attractive solution.

Rebecca Sketching on paper.

Why remodel your old jewellery?

Creating a bespoke piece of jewellery that’s unique to you is a wonderful way to bring a new life to any old or inherited jewellery that you would never dream of parting with, but remains unworn.

The benefits of jewellery remodelling

Recycling the precious metals and gemstones is not only an ethical and cost-effective option, but a fun and creative process where you have the opportunity to create a piece of jewellery that’s as unique as you are. Our dedicated team works with your materials and ideas to create bespoke and unusual designs from your precious memories.

Personalisation

You have the freedom to infuse your personal style into an existing piece, ensuring it’s in line with your current tastes.

Cost-effective

Rather than buying a brand-new item, remodelling can be more economical, making use of materials you already possess.

Sustainability

In a world increasingly conscious of sustainability, remodelling reduces the need for new resources and minimises waste.

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Your jewellery remodelling journey

  1. Book a design appointment: Schedule an appointment with our Founder and Creative Director, Rebecca Smith. She'll transform your ideas into a captivating design.
  2. Bring your jewellery: If you have an old piece of jewellery, to redesign, bring it along. We’ll discuss its significance and assess the quality of its components.
  3. Plan with CAD: We’ll draft a plan with costs and designs, including a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) preview, giving you a glimpse of the final piece.
  4. Expert handcrafting: Your jewellery will then be made my our skilled team at our Ditchling workshop.
  5. Return of materials: Any unused materials will be returned to you. Metals without sentimental ties can be scrapped, offsetting your costs.
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What can be remodelled?

Almost any piece of jewellery can undergo this transformation. From rings and necklaces to bracelets and earrings. Old gemstones can find new settings; gold can be melted and reshaped. The magic of jewellery remodelling is that it’s limited only by imagination.

Sentimental value

While jewellery remodelling is about preserving memories, the original design will change. Before you commit, ensure you're ready for this transition. With us you'll get a CAD design to see it before we make it.

Quality

We're reputable jewellers, with 35 years experience in jewellery design and making. We also guarantee our jewellery and promise to tweak a jewellery remodel until you love it.

Time

While some pieces can be remodelled quickly, others might take time, especially if they are intricate designs – so make sure you leave plenty of time if you want your new piece for a special occasions.

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Why remodel your old jewellery with us?

An award-winning portfolio: Our Creative Director and Founder, Rebecca Smith, has 35 years experience in award-winning design.

Authentic craftsmanship: Our workshop is based in Ditchling, Sussex. Pop by for a gallery and workshop tour to learn about how your jewellery is made.

Goldsmiths you can trust: Our team consists of some of the UK's finest goldsmiths. Their skills ensure your pieces are distinct and finely crafted.

Never mass-produced: Every piece of jewellery by us is handmade. It's detailed, personal, and stands apart from mass-produced items.

A tradition of trust: We're a family business with 200+ ★★★★★ reviews. Our approach is straightforward: unique design, quality craftsmanship and genuine care for our customers. It’s the reason people return to us generation after generation.

Rebecca Smith designing bespoke jewellery in the uk

Our jewellery remodelling promise

At Pruden and Smith, your satisfaction with your remodelled jewellery is our top priority. Shop with confidence knowing that we're here to assist you every step of the way. We stand by our commitment that if you're anything less than delighted, we'll make adjustments until it's absolutely perfect.

What's more, our handcrafted jewellery comes with a guarantee of up to 20 years. And to ensure your piece continues to shine, we offer complimentary re-polishing services. When you purchase a ring from us, we go the extra mile by providing one free resizing, ensuring it fits you perfectly.

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“It was absolutely perfect. I now have (if I have added up correctly) 10mm of various, beautiful, stunning, bespoke rings and I love them all.”

“A bespoke and detailed ‘one-of-a-kind’ diamond ring that has been made especially for me, with family involved in the process, has been really special.” - Hannah

"I assumed Pruden and Smith would be beyond my reach, but they surprisingly accommodated my budget." - Mark

My P&S eternity ring was a gift from my husband, and I was utterly amazed when I first laid eyes on the eternity ring he selected." - Sarah

"The impeccable service, the extraordinary design, and the remarkable quality are simply breathtaking." - Michael

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Explore past creations brought to life by our customers

Browse this collection, where every item featured is unique. From detailed rings and pendants to sleek bangles, explore a range of bespoke pieces, each with its own distinctive character.

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Start your jewellery remodelling journey

If you’ve been inspired by the idea of jewellery remodelling, don't let your precious items sit unused. Give them a new lease of life. Reach out to our team of experts today, and let’s craft a design that reflects your unique style and the cherished memories your jewellery holds.

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Handmade in Sussex, Since 1988
We design and make handmade jewellery from our Workshop and Gallery in Ditchling, East Sussex (UK). From diamond engagement rings, eternity rings and wedding bands to iconic gemstone necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Our bespoke, unusual jewellery is expertly crafted by our skilled team from ethically sourced materials like recycled platinum and gold.
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Jewellery remodelling FAQs

Can all types of jewellery be remodelled?

Most jewellery can be remodelled, from rings and necklaces to bracelets and earrings. However, the feasibility often depends on the original material's condition and design.

How long does the remodelling process take?

The timeline varies based on design complexity and the specific changes required. On average, it can range from a several weeks to a month.

Is remodelling jewellery cost-effective?

Yes, in part, as remodelling can be more economical than purchasing a new piece, especially when reusing precious metals and gemstones you already possess, however, what you need to bare in mind is the costs of the specialist goldsmith that will recreate you jewellery.

Can I combine multiple old pieces into one new design?

Absolutely! Many clients merge several items, like combining gemstones from different pieces into a single new design.

What if I'm unsure about the new design?

Our CAD (Computer-Aided Design) phase allows you to visualise the final piece before it's made, ensuring you’re happy with the proposed design.

Is it safe to hand over my precious jewellery for remodelling?

It's vital to choose a reputable jeweller for remodelling. We ensure utmost care, security, and respect for every piece entrusted to us.

What happens to unused materials after remodelling?

Any materials not incorporated into the new design are returned to you. Precious metals with no sentimental ties can be scrapped, potentially reducing the remodelling costs.