Jewellery Stories
By Niki Bruce
2 Apr 2020

How to turn your memories into personalised jewellery pieces

Personalised jewellery pieces can become a permanent physical reminder to help you keep your memories alive.

the jewel box turn memories into personalised jewellery pieces EMERALD DRAWING

Memory in its many forms holds profound and remarkable sentimental value. Instead of letting your memories linger in your deepest thoughts, converting them into a tangible objet d’art is an amazing idea. It will embrace those precious personal memories while reflecting your personal style. 

Your memories can be turned into beautiful personalised jewellery pieces ranging from pendants and earrings, to necklaces, bracelets, or even into engagement rings. The bespoke experience of creating personalised jewellery can be rewarding and delightful; honouring your memories and experiences while preserving them for future. 

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When it comes to converting memories into personalised jewellery, it is even more important to pay attention to the aspect of design. You certainly do not want to end up with a piece that is far from enchanting and fails to do justice to your memories. 

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A talented bespoke artisan jeweller will be able to work with you to create a personalised jewellery pieces that not only reflect your memories, but one that will also suit your style and your lifestyle.

How to create personalised jewellery pieces

When it comes to creating an entirely new piece of jewellery, you need to have a good idea about the materials you want to use, as well as the type of jewellery piece you want. You also need to think about how to express your memory in a material and physical form.

the jewel box turn memories into personalised jewellery pieces DIAMOND

For example, if you want to remember an amazing trip, you could choose a coloured gemstone from the country you visited, like a Columbian Emerald, or a Botswana Diamond, as your starting point. You can then choose the precious metal – gold or platinum – based on your personal preference. Then, once you have chosen a gemstone, you can decide if you would be more comfortable wearing a ring, or a pendant necklace, or even if a set of earrings. 

Once you have the basic idea of what you want from your personalised jewellery piece, you need to find a qualified bespoke jeweller who can help you to create the piece. Make sure you look at examples of their previous work, so you know that their design style suits you.

You then need to discuss the details of the piece with your chosen jeweller – obviously you need to discuss the price as well – then you will decide whether or not to go ahead with you personalised jewellery piece.

Remake old jewellery pieces

If you don’t want to start completely from scratch, you can work with an existing piece of jewellery. Inherited or heirloom jewellery pieces commonly used for creating redesigned jewellery. Heirloom jewellery, irrespective of its appearance, may not be the right style for you.

It might be a flamboyant brooch and you simply don’t like brooches. It might be a ring flaunting a vintage mine-cut diamond which is far less dazzling and dull compared to contemporary diamond cuts. Or it could be a lovely emerald gemstone in an ugly setting. 

the jewel box turn memories into personalised jewellery pieces RING DRAWING

Instead of storing your inherited heirlooms in a jewellery box, you can get in touch with a trusted and reputable jeweller to get your old jewellery remade. There are innumerable ways to impart a fresh lease of life to old jewellery. The old setting of the stones can be modernised to craft a modern one. A particular element or two of the heirloom can be chosen to create a completely different new piece of personalised jewellery. On the other hand, different elements from the same piece or from separate pieces can be coordinated to design a whole new alternative. 

Old gold can become personalised jewellery

Old wedding bands, engagement rings or other pieces of gold jewellery that have been passed on from generation to generation carrying an enormous sentimental significance. However, these pieces might appear too old fashioned, or may be too large or too small for you to use as they are. By ‘upcycling’ the old jewellery pieces you can hold onto the memories in a modern way. 

the jewel box turn memories into personalised jewellery pieces NECKLACE MAKING

Sometimes you may inherit jewellery pieces that simply don’t suit the modern ways of wearing jewellery. Large gemstone rings, for example, may be too overwhelming to wear easily, but they can be remade into stunning statement necklace mixed with new diamonds. You can use coloured gemstones from family jewellery pieces to create a modern engagement ring, or share a set of gemstones from one necklace to create matching rings for a whole family.

The only limit is your imagination when it comes to creating a piece of personalised jewellery, but do make sure you work with a reputable jeweller. Not only should your new jewellery be well made, you also want it to be well designed, and to suit your style and personality.

Call us at +65 6733 4100 or email bespoke@jewelbox.com to experience our bespoke jewellery service. You can also visit our office at #05-04 International Building, 360 Orchard Road, Singapore 238869. 

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