Many of us have jewelry of great personal value that perhaps is not quite right for the way we live today. Below are examples of re-purposing projects we have recently completed.
Using various stones from unworn pieces, we created this whimsical all around band in 18kt yellow gold.
We removed the stones from two pairs of our client’s earrings and combined them into these dancing hoops, elegant yet playful, they can be worn with a blazer and jeans or a formal dress!
By removing the stones from our clients bracelet, we selected these warm colors to make a wonderful bold eternity band
We are building a fantastic group of stacking bracelets for this client by using stones from a tired tennis bracelet and making two important BP bangles, one in 18kt white gold and one in 18kt yellow gold.
We utilized her lovely diamonds and emeralds to make an elegant and organic jacket for our clients diamond studs.
Family diamonds are combined to create a new classic... the three stone ring in 18kt white gold.
A beloved pair of simple vintage solitaire rings were transformed into this 18kt yellow gold double flower ring, hand made with micro pave set diamonds and tsavorites.
Using a client’s cabochon sapphire from a pendant and a pair of cabochon emeralds, we created this three shone shared bezel ring in 18kt yellow gold.
We carefully chose specific stones from our client’s bracelet to make this shared bezel eternity band.
This lucky client inherited many family engagement rings, we combined them to make a bold and bright right hand ring..
Our customer brought us an engagement ring. We took the tapered baguettes, added some small round diamonds and created this stunning and sentimental pendant in 18kt white gold.
We removed the pink sapphire from this unworn ring, and added a matching pink sapphire and peridots to create these delightful floral drop earrings in rose gold with a delicate diamond drop. Their scale makes them perfect with everything from a crisp white shirt to an evening dress!
Using our client’s beautiful stones we created this 18kt white gold lariat necklace... perfect over a turtleneck, with a crisp white blouse, or for a ore formal occasion!
This family heirloom has new life as a simple, yet unique 18kt yellow gold pendant and is now being enjoyed every day
By simply rotating this stone and setting it in a cup of sapphires, we’ve gone from a traditional ring to a style that enhances and sets off this emerald cut diamond
We took a straight line bracelet and created this rose gold and diamond flower necklace – delicately important, just like our adorable client! So wearable!
Something old. . . to something new! We took the stones from this antique brooch and and the side stones from an old ring and converted them into a chic drop earring. See below for the transformation of the client's marquise diamond...
We created this amazing ring for our customers marquise diamond by setting it nestled in a tapered sapphire band with blue coating.
A sentimental European cut diamond was in an outdated ring. It is now bezel set in an 18kt yellow gold necklace of hammered sections, making it the focal point of a necklace that can be worn virtually any time.
We created a standout earring by combining multiple pieces that had been unworn and just needed a freshening up!
Using an engagement ring’s stones, we created a sophisticated band combination by simply introducing a few new diamonds and redesigning the layout of both our client’s engagement ring and wedding band.
This emerald cut band ring was tired. We chose to emphasize the three lovely diamonds by separating them, adding small diamonds to connect them in a fresh new placement in 18kt rose gold.
Beginning as two pear shaped stud earrings that were a gift from her father, we wanted to create a necklace that was substantial yet easily worn every day. We added three round diamonds and set all stones in 18kt white gold bezels, thus keeping her father close to her heart.
This wonderful cabochon ruby ring just felt ‘heavy’, so we lightened and brightened it by setting it in 18kt yellow gold with a rolled pave set diamond bezel with black rhodium and interestingly shaped and placed prongs.
We removed these diamonds from a tired tennis bracelet, and set them in a pair of classic bangle bracelets, one in 18kt yellow gold and one in 18kt white gold. These are the perfect bracelets for layering and important enough to stand alone.
This ring was no longer enjoyed. We created these happy 18kt white gold and yellow gold flower drop earrings with the oval diamonds and adding pink sapphire centers.
The greatest gift is an heirloom. We took this family solitaire diamond and updated it by surrounding it with oval and round diamonds on a slender diamond shank.
This gold bracelet felt heavy for our client. By removing the stones in their bezels, we created the perfect 18kt yellow gold and semi-precious flower drop earrings.
A generational transformation. . . Our customer's pendant is given a new meaning as we converted it into a cross for a first communion.
Flower power. . . An original family ring is transformed into a ‘one of a kind’ sunflower engagement ring. We took the bride’s love of flowers to a whole new level.
A lovely blue tourmaline was hidden in this pendant. By adding more color and revisiting the ‘cluster’, we created a fresh, unusual statement ring in 18kt yellow gold containing all the cool sea colors our client loves on a diamond band.
An inherited ring for a delightful friend who has her own magnificent engagement ring. We chose to create a ring which pays homage to the center stone while creating a ring to be worn opposite her engagement ring. Set low, this ring can be worn dressed up for more formal occasions, or easily during the day.
The stones from this 1980’s slide were removed and we created two pair of earrings; one beautiful cluster, and one contemporary clean drop. A great ‘two from one’ solution.
This bracelet had seen better days. We removed the diamonds and made a stack of three 18kt white gold bands using the larger stones for one and the smaller stones a pair to flank it.
This elongated oval ruby is a very fine stone indeed. The ring was too traditional for our client. We removed the ruby, turned it on the horizontal and created a beautiful 22kt yellow gold domed bezel set pinkie ring. Her daughters each were the lucky recipients of fantastic diamond studs!
This family brooch was lovely, and very fine. Rather than take it apart, we set it on a beautifully carved wooden cuff. So chic. We are currently working on a pair of diamond cuff bracelets to flank it when she wants to really make a statement!
A beautiful diamond, and a lovely gift from his Mother. . . We created this engagement ring with a graceful twisted diamond shank for a lovely, and lucky, fiancee!
A Mother came to us to see if we could make a ring for her daughter from her earrings. We made an 18kt yellow gold wrap around ring by bezel setting the rubies and diamonds. Perfect for this young and active professional.
This is an example of ‘close but no cigar’. While our client liked the style. . . the original execution of the ring was heavy. We remade the ring with proper elevation and more minimal metal, allowing the diamonds to be the focus, as they should be.
This ‘enhancer’ wasn’t enhancing anything. We flanked the lovely rubellite with two vivid peridots to make a bright and happy 18kt yellow gold ring.
Two magnificent stones are now two magnificent rings. 18kt white gold and specially cut hematite showcases the pear shaped diamond, the ruby is highlighted in this 18kt yellow/white gold band with diamonds.
What to do with an unworn engagement ring? As this emerald cut was long and unusually cut, we decided the best solution was to create these unique earrings by matching the emerald cut with an oval, and then adding a small oval and emerald cut to make ‘one of a kind’ studs.
This traditional platinum engagement ring gets a new life set on the horizontal in our 18kt yellow gold hammered band with a platinum bezel.
From the 80's into the new century… we used this friend's stones and our sapphires to update her ring and add a touch of color.
This lucky lady had wonderful stones to work with. By removing the stones from their original mountings we created three new and unique pieces just for her.
This 50’s cocktail ring has now become a platinum three stone engagement ring with our take on the ‘halo’, each diamond has a halo of its own!
Too much metal made these pearl earrings look outdated. By resetting in a simple 18kt yellow gold scalloped bezel and using the customers diamonds and pearls they are now good as new!
From a variety of family pieces, we created this stunning statement cuff in hand engraved 18kt yellow and white gold.
Nothing is more meaningful than a family stone. This customer had beautiful diamonds set into a pendant. When it was time for her son to get engaged we were able to use those stones to create this new family heirloom.
Two pendants were set in outdated necklaces. We made a pair of stacking rings by bezel setting the diamonds and setting them in pave set black diamond bands.
This classic engagement ring has taken on a whole new life by setting the emerald cut diamond on the horizontal and surrounding it by specially cut sapphires in platinum
These diamond studs needed a little oomph. We added square rubies and round diamonds set with milgrain detail to make these 18kt white gold stud earrings special, yet still wearable.
These loose stones were awaiting a home. We created this 18kt white gold pendant in a mounting utilizing all of the stones and setting the sapphire in a special way to emphasize its beautiful star.
One of our favorites… The most loving grandmother wanted to make something special for her granddaughter. We used the diamonds from her watch and surrounded her studs to make a most cherished gift.
All the jewelry items at Barbara Parker Fine Jewelry are of limited production. As such, our items are subject to prior sale.