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Reusing Old Gold To Make A New Wedding Ring

Marc Choyt | Nov 10, 2020 | Makers World
Reusing gold to make a new ring is very possible and has certain design requirements. At Reflective Images Jewelry, we fabricate custom wedding rings by hand and we commonly fuse different types of precious metals together. Recasting old metal, however, can pose difficult challenges due to the fickle unpredictable nature of heat interacting with precious metals and their unknown alloys.

What to Do with Old Jewelry

Marc Choyt | Nov 10, 2020 | 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 | Nov 10, 2020 | 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 with Your Gold!

Marc Choyt | Nov 10, 2020 | 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.   


Making A Fairtrade Gold Wedding Ring By Hand In 11 Steps

Marc Choyt | Sep 09, 2020 | Makers World
We make many of our gold and two tone rings in our studio, using old world methods that relatively few jewelers even know how to utilize today. Below we’ve illustrated the step-by-step process of making one of our Classic Comfort Fit flat top bands:

Custom Jewelry Design Process

Marc Choyt | Sep 01, 2020 | Makers World
When you envision this piece of custom jewelry, what do you see? Is it a fully fleshed-out idea, or a vague image shimmering on the horizon? Take your time with it. Remember the intimate symbolism of jewelry.

Our Ethical Diamond Sources: Canadian Mined, Recycled, and Lab Grown Diamonds

Marc Choyt | Apr 05, 2020 | Makers World
There’s a lot of discussion about lab grown diamonds being more “eco-friendly” than mined diamonds. In truth, this depends on where the lab grown and mined diamond were originated. There’s a huge difference between a small-scale miner finding a diamond in the dirt versus a full-on industrial operation that exists in the Northern territories of Canada.

Paving the Way for Women in the Gem Industry, Thank You Auntie Shamsa

Jess Gantos | Apr 27, 2018 | Makers World
It has not been common for women to be miners in Tanzania, but there has been an increase of women miners over the years. Yet, still not as many as male miners.

5 Quirky OMG Facts To Know When You’re On A Unique Wedding Ring Hunt

Marc Choyt | Oct 19, 2016 | Makers World
What I suggest here is that your unique wedding rings should represent your loving relationship through design, symbolism, and how they are made and sourced.

 
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