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What to Do with Old Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Oct 22, 2021 | Makers World
If you’re looking for ideas to repurpose old or vintage jewelry, or are wondering what to do with old gold jewelry, the sky’s the limit! Aside from melting gold jewelry into new jewelry, or redesigning a wedding ring into a new style, there are a few other options.

How to Repurpose Old Jewelry into New Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Oct 22, 2021 | Makers World
Every day we’re contacted by people across the US wanting to do a jewelry redesign project. Most of our upcycling old jewelry is for talismanic reasons.  Redesigning an old wedding ring worn by a grandfather or grandmother or using old diamonds in a new ring allows you to wear the connection to your ancestors.   Plus, with record high gold prices, melting old jewelry into jewelry now saves m

Resetting Engagement Rings ULTIMATE Guide: Custom, Handmade, Exquisite

Marc Choyt | Oct 22, 2021 | Makers World
Our unique skill in redesigning engagement rings means that you can use all the material from your existing ring — gold, diamonds large and small, and additional gems.  We can even combine that gold with additional engagement or wedding rings, or with gold from old jewelry.   

Resetting Diamond Rings Using Your Gold

Marc Choyt | Oct 22, 2021 | Makers World
Every day, people from all over the country contact our small Santa Fe, NM jewelry studio because they are interested in resetting diamonds in a new ring.

The Ultimate Brilliant Earth Review: Bullsh*t, or Ethical Jewelry Leaders?

Marc Choyt | Oct 19, 2021 | Ethical Outlooks
Honestly, a small-scale gold miner in Kenya or Peru could not care less about an “ethical” recycled gold wedding ring shipped to you in a recycled paper or wooden box. This ring has zero impact on their lives, and by choosing it over a Fairtrade Gold wedding ring, you are essentially supporting the status quo.