Not fade away
We all get tired of things every now and then. Much like fashion, when it comes to jewellery styles come and go.
Where things differ is in the residual value of a piece’s constituents. A diamond languishing in a passé setting is still a diamond. A consultation with Temprell is the first step to giving an old stone a new lease of life.
"Coloured stones like rubies have fallen out of favour in recent years. Recently we’ve seen a lot of customers coming to us to replace them in the setting with diamonds."
Its a natural progression
At Temprell we regard the redesign process as the next phase of an individual piece’s evolution. Going back to the drawing board may be as a result of changing tastes or perhaps for sentimental reasons - on occasions we’ve worked with clients to break up a group of large stones to ensure that every sibling is able to partake of a family heirloom.
Whatever the reason, our method remains the same. An initial consultation is followed up with inspiration references and mood boards to establish the creative direction of the work to be undertaken. Once the direction is agreed our designers and Master Jewellers work together to produce a CAD model and, if necessary a wax model. The original piece is taken and disassembled before its constituent parts are valued and documented for insurance purposes. Once made onsite in our workshop the piece is previewed for the first time for adjustments.
All told, from sitting down with a customer to delivery of their item, we look to take no more than four weeks. Call today to begin the next chapter of your jewellery’s journey.