OLD BONES MADE NEW
At Exodus Goldsmiths, we specialize in bringing new life to old jewelry. We know first hand that there is little else that compares to the sense of connection and love you get from wearing a piece of jewelry you inherited or were gifted by someone you love.Whether you have a loose gemstone or a handful of grandma's old rings, we can turn them into a new heirloom piece for you love and cherish, and then one day pass on to a loved one.
Fill out the form below to begin! Share your ideas, hopes, timeline, and ideal budget. Then, we will send you our Custom Design Contract where the terms and conditions must be read and agreed to before we begin working on the piece. We require a non-refundable 50% deposit. Custom orders are non-refundable or exchangeable. Re-Designs begin at $1,500 USD.
We remove your stones from your existing jewelry, clean them, evaluate and photograph them, and then provide a full take-in report delivered 3-5 business days after we receive the jewelry. This report is not an official appraisal but a snapshot of the pieces you have, evaluating their compatibility with your new design.
We will hand draw 2-3 design options for you as a starting point, using the heirloom stones you've supplied. From there we will work with your closely to nail down the perfect design.
Finally, we will have a hyper-realistic rendering made where you can really get a visual of the final piece!
We take it from here! Our goldsmiths and artisans hand craft your new heirloom piece. We stay in touch throughout the entire 4-6 week process!
We can send progress photos upon request, but be warned! It's a dirty job and you will need to trust the process! Nothing beautiful ever started out that way. But we promise you'll love the final piece.
I HAVE A FAMILY HEIRLOOM GEMSTONE, CAN YOU USE IT IN A NEW ENGAGEMENT RING?
Absolutely! These are my favorite types of projects. My own engagement ring's center stone belonged to my great grandmother, so I completely understand the sentimental value in family jewels. We will evaluate the stone(s) and come up with the best way to incorporate them into your new ring!
HOW MUCH DOES A REDESIGN COST?
Price depends completely upon the complexity of the design, what type of piece we're making, what materials we will be sourcing, and what components are being used from the previous piece of jewelry. The Re-Design process starts at $1,500 USD.
I HAVE METAL FROM AN OLD RING. CAN YOU USE IT IN THE NEW DESIGN?
All of the metals we use are 100% recycled, but we cannot melt down your old gold or platinum and use it in your new piece because it needs to be refined and all alloys need to be removed. Using your existing metal as is compromises the integrity of the new jewelry and causes imperfections, pits, and alloy clumps, which renders the jewelry unwearable. We can recommend a local jewelry buyer who would give you scrap value on your metal to use towards your redesigned piece!
I HAVE A FEW JEWELRY PIECES FROM MY GRANDMOTHER, WHAT CAN YOU MAKE WITH THEM?
Together we will go through each piece of jewelry to determine what stones/elements are usable in your new design. We can use sapphires, diamonds, rubies, pearls, emeralds, opals, spinel, and any other precious gemstones in your newly designed heirloom piece!
HOW DOES THE STONE ASSESMENT WORK?
Our stone evaluation process is extremely thorough. Often, well-loved jewelry will have damage due to long years of wear. Before we remove the stones from their current settings, we deep clean them. Then under a microscope we look for any damaged stones. If a stone appears to be broken or chipped, we will not remove it from the setting. We will contact you immediately and receive written consent to do continue, at the risk of the stone becoming damaged further. We are not liable for any stones that come into our care that have already damaged.
Depending on the severity of the break(s) and chip(s), we can determine if the stone can be salvaged. Unfortunately, there is high risk involved in using a broken stone. So most commonly we would not be able to use it in your new design.
I'M READY TO START! WHAT'S NEXT?
Fill out the Heirloom Re-Design Questionnaire on the top of this page! Then, we will send you our Custom Design Contract where the terms and conditions must be read and agreed to before we begin working on the piece. Please note that we require a non-refundable 50% deposit to help cover the costs of materials and labor. Heirloom Re-Designs are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Fill out our CONTACT form below for any further inquiries. We're very excited to begin this journey of redesigning your heirloom jewelry with you.