Energize your unused jewelry or family heirlooms to create a treasure to honor daily
The most beloved
Many of us have jewelry sitting in a box somewhere, tucked away but still nipping at our minds. It's outdated, outgrown, or you've moved on. What to do with it now?
Our sustainability ethos is centered around honoring all our objects, including those that many have run their course and need some tender care to become appreciated again.
We specialize in transforming that dated piece of family jewelry, the wedding/engagement set that never felt or no longer feels 'you', or the ring that marks a relationship that has transitioned.
How it feels
You have sentimental and valuable materials, but you're unsure of how to begin again.
You will work directly with Kate Ellen, founder/goldsmith, who is expert in connecting all the logistical and aesthetic dots, but more powerfully is versed in supporting you with the emotional energy that comes with working with objects that hold a lot of meaning, history and significance.
Making clear decisions about your personal expression in material form can powerfully change your emotional and spiritual experience of self. Clients who go through this process report feeling more confident, witnessed, integrated, honored, and held.
How it works
Heirloom Design Package
Start by connecting with the artist and apply have your project considered. Matched projects will receive an hour direct consultation, in person or by phone, to discuss your materials and your vision.
You will see the Vow Collection and discuss design ideas, define your lifestyle, and get a deeper orientation to the design process.
Your package includes
— Assistance with getting the correct paperwork arranged to certify and insure your design prior to initiating work, including referrals for appraisal
— Our in-house heirloom inspection and informal report
— Gemstone extraction from original setting, with option to keep, reset, or credit the original mounting
— CAD rendering of 2 concepts with a round of simple edits of one of the concepts to preview your final design selection
— 15 minute follow up call
— Priority placement into the artist’s production queue
— Personalized education on ring care and maintenance
— Lifetime warranty on your mounting, including free inspections, cleanings, and refinishing.
An artist's perspective
"Transforming heirlooms is one of the most potent forms of medicine I offer in my jewelry work. It's fascinating to hear the stories and to be witness to someone's transformation.
You might be coming to redesign a ring that was gifted to you, but you never really cared for. Or one you used to love but outgrew as you learned more about yourself. You might be including an ancestor, you might be honoring a loss, celebrating a huge marriage milestone. Whatever it is, the process is built to hold your story with care.
It is often a surprisingly moving experience for people, resulting in new feelings of empowerment, having your voice heard, of being seen, of getting connected. A deep act of love and self-care."
— Kate Ellen Founder/ Goldsmith
Take our short quiz to see if your project is a match for our Heirloom Recraft programme.