6 Ways to Personalise Your Bespoke Jewellery

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6 Ways to Personalise Your Bespoke Jewellery

We all have our 'everyday' jewellery, whether it was an impulsive purchase, gifted or a treat ourselves. However when it comes to those special occasions, we may consider splashing out and putting a little more thought into something to commemorate that moment. We have listed six different ways to make bespoke jewellery even more special for you and you only. Take note of the following tips to help guide you through bespoke features to add to your next jewellery piece. 



Birthstone - Incorporating your birthstone into a design is one of the more common ways to further personalise your jewellery. Whether you choose your own birth month, your Partner, Parent or Children, this is a great way of adding both colour and sentiment to a piece of jewellery. You can be really creative with coordinating Gemstone colours and learning their mythical characteristics. For example, Amethyst is the birthstone of February and is said to have healing powers. Have a think about your birthstone and what values it holds.

Engraving - There are almost endless patterns when it comes to engraving your jewellery, from simple Script initials or Roman Numerals to intricate, complex line work. A really good engraver with years of experience will engrave almost anything you want. However, always remember to consider dimensions, type of metal and turn round time. Detailed instructions are also important - I'd always recommend working with a Goldsmith or Jewellery Designer as they will advise what is best for the jewellery in question.

Recycle/ Remodel - This is a really fun and meaningful way of further personalising sentimental jewellery. Before the lock down I completed a remodel job on Gold that my client had inherited from their Grandparents. They didn't want to lose the memory of their Grandmother and asked if the Gold can he melted down and made into something they could wear. I always encourage clients to recycle Gold jewellery as I'm a big advocate for sentimental value.

Most of the time inherited jewellery is considered 'old fashioned' or simply doesn't go with our taste or doesn't fit. The great thing about this process is gaining a 'new' piece of jewellery using precious metal that may have been in the family for generations, this sentimental value could never be brought. However there can be limitations, head over to my previous Blog to learn more about remodeling your jewellery.

Recycling Gemstones - This is another sentimental way of personalising your jewellery. You may have your Great Grandmother's engagement ring that has a beautiful Diamond or Sapphire but you aren't a fan of the style of ring. You can request to remove the Diamond or Gemstone, get it looked at and be shown the options or redesigning it into a bespoke piece of jewellery. Think of it as giving jewellery new life or a new purpose for the next generation to appreciate.

Initials - Sometimes a simple initial pendant or bracelet is more than enough. Your name or an initial pendant is the perfect everyday precious accessory. If you opt for a necklace this is great for layering other necklaces with.

Ashes - This one is an unusual, controversial yet deeply meaningful request. Sadly most of us have experienced losing a loved one and there are many ways in which we choose to honor their memory. Some may keep photographs and belongings, keep wedding or signet rings or run a Marathon in memory of said person. 

I've had requests in the past about potentially mixing ashes with Gold to make jewellery so their loved one stays close with them at all times. This request isn't unheard of however there are pro's and con's to this. If you have questions regarding this method then please get in touch.

So there you go, 6 ways to personalise personal/ bespoke jewellery. If you have any other ideas then please leave a comment below. If you're interested in starting your own bespoke journey then drop me an email info@jwllrybyjade.co.uk, I'd love to hear from you. Stay say, stay home

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