BEFORE & AFTER // Heirloom Pendant Reset For Dan + Kathryn

Dan & Kathryn had inherited an heirloom pendant necklace with three large family stones. The necklace wasn’t being worn, and felt too impractical for Kathryn’s style, so they came to us wanting to work on an heirloom redesign. She wasn’t wedded to keeping the stones together, so we decided on two separate rings. The first ring was designed to be more of a “cocktail” style ring. We used the three emerald cut diamond stones in this, set them vertically for a more unique and contemporary look, and added a twisted band to finish the piece. Kathryn wanted the marquise stone to go into a more everyday piece. We landed on a pinky ring with the marquise set in an east-west direction, also finished in 14k yellow gold.

About our Heirloom Redesign services 

We consider heirloom redesigns to be our bread + butter, and we love working with clients to recreate their previously well-loved jewelry into something new and special. By re-working your old pieces, we can maintain the sentimental value that inherently lies in stones + metal, and produce something that will become a favorite piece for years to come. 

Some of the projects we can do are:

  • Take apart an old diamond engagement ring and using the stone in a new setting
  • Create a solitaire pendant necklace out of an old stone
  • Reset uniform matching stones into a tennis bracelet
  • Combine gemstones from various pieces into a cluster style ring or necklace 
  • Remove diamonds from an old band and create new diamond studs 

We work with precious stones like diamond, ruby and sapphire, and handle semi-precious stones on a case by case basis. We do not work with heirloom emeralds, pearls, opals, or tanzanite. 

You can learn more about resetting old jewelry here. Our pricing begins at $1,500 – our average project costs $2,000 without additional stones, and $3,000-$5,000 with additional stones added in.