Why Should You Redesign Your Heirloom Jewelry?

We believe that when a diamond enters your life, it should stay there. Our repurposed jewelry service lets you turn old jewelry or loose diamonds into a new design. You can use old diamonds in a new ring, upgrade your engagement ring, redesign wedding rings, convert a ring to a necklace, a necklace into a ring, and more. Whether you have a family heirloom ring, old wedding ring from divorce, or you just have the diamond, we’ll help reimagine these pieces into something you’ll love to wear.

OUR JEWELRY REMODELING PROCESS MAKES IT EASY ON YOU

Consultation

Book a meeting to share your engagement ring ideas, timeline and budget. Financing available.

Design

See sketched designs and estimates and give us feedback. We’ll revise until we’ve nailed the design and source additional stones if needed.

Production

Your ring is architected and precisely engineered with CAD, cast in metal, and the stones are set by hand.

Delivery

Your custom jewelry is ready!

HEIRLOOM REDESIGN PORTFOLIO

See some of the redesigns we’ve done in the past to get a feel for our work.

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“My Mom (Jan) died in October 2012. She left her jewelry to me. Until recently, Mom’s jewelry had been sitting in our safe. I met with Abby Sparks Jewelry, and they took time to get to know me. They delivered these beautiful earrings to me created from the diamonds in my Mom’s rings. Thanks for creating this wonderful remembrance of my Mom!!!”
HEIRLOOM REDESIGN

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I have a handful of my grandmothers jewelry, what can I do with it?

We love projects like this! We will look at each piece of jewelry to determine which stones are usable and which you would like to use in a new design. Some of our favorite projects combine multiple loose diamonds, bracelets, necklaces, and rings. The more the better!

I inherited a ring from my great aunt. Can I use some of the stones for an engagement ring?

Salvaging stones from heirloom jewelry is a great way to add sentimentality and history to an engagement ring. We can reuse some or all of your stones in a new piece, and the new engagement ring could look similar to the original, paying homage to the family ring, or we can create something completely new.

I have diamonds I want to put in a ring, now what?

If you are lucky enough to have diamonds, it can be a great start to a new ring. Many of our engagement rings were created with diamonds taken from heirloom, family jewelry. In a design meeting, we will make sure your stones will work in a new ring and then start the design process.

Can you take diamonds out of a ring and make a new one?

Yes. This is called jewelry repurposing and sometimes referred to as repurposed diamonds, upcycled diamonds, recycled diamonds, reusing diamonds, and using reclaimed diamonds.

Can you reuse diamonds?

Yes. Diamonds are the best stone for repurposing because they are the toughest and most durable. This is why diamond jewelry lasts and is passed down through generations.

How much does it cost to turn an earring into a ring?

It depends on what you’re looking to make and what stones you have that are converting from an earring design to a ring design. Complex ring designs versus simple ring designs come with different price points. Most of our heirloom repurposing projects start at $6,000 and go up depending on design complexity and materials. 

Can you redesign your wedding ring after divorce?

We like to say, divorce your husband, don’t divorce your jewelry. You can redesign your wedding ring into a necklace, earrings, or a new ring that symbolizes your new life. Sometimes all it takes to push restart are setting new intentions.

Can I use some of my stones? What if I don’t have enough for the design?


We can use all or just some of your stones. We can reuse loose diamonds as well as diamonds from multiple other pieces. We can also source additional diamonds and gemstones for you. If you have one diamond and would like to create matching earrings, we can source a visually matching stone to complete the pair.


Can I upgrade my engagement ring?

Many women upgrade their engagement ring for a special anniversary. We can reuse your original diamond and source new diamonds, or we can start from scratch on a new ring. A great way to use your original stone and get the look of an upgrade is to create a diamond halo around the original center stone.

Can I change the diamond in my engagement ring?

If you like the design of your ring but want a different diamond, we can replicate the design and source a new stone. We can also create a new design using your existing diamond, but change the appearance of the stone’s shape and size through intentional design choices.

Can I add diamonds to my engagement ring?

If you would like to add more diamonds to your engagement ring, we can remove your original center stone and create a new design with additional diamonds that we source.

Can you reuse gold?

When you make jewelry with us, we can help you recycle your old gold and send it off to be refined and give you a metal credit that goes toward your new piece of jewelry. We cannot recycle your gold if you are not making a new piece with us. Though all metals we use are 100% recycled, we cannot melt down your old gold and use it in your new piece because it needs to be refined and all alloys need to be removed. Using your existing gold as is compromises the integrity of the new jewelry and causes imperfections, pits, and alloy clumps and rendering the jewelry unwearable.

What we can do is send your gold to be refined, and use a fresh batch of recycled metals from other old rings to cast your new ring.

Any additional questions?

Send us an email hello@abbysparks.com

Additional Resources

Creating New Jewelry From Old Jewelry

Your jewelry should not hide away at the back of your jewelry box.

How To Propose With An Heirloom Engagement Ring

Make sure this sentimental gesture is a good fit for your fiancèe

Repurposed Diamond Engagement Rings

See the story behind some of our remodeled diamond rings.

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you remotely to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Visit our remote design process or learn about our heirloom repurposing to determine if we’re the right fit for your needs.