Redesign and restyle your old jewellery with us in Singapore

Ever had a bunch of old jewellery items that need refreshing, but you’re not quite sure what to do with them? Would you like to redesign your old jewellery to a piece that you can wear with most of your wardrobe? Often, re-designing your old jewellery allows you to keep the memory alive in a design you would see yourself wear more often. 

Below is an example of an old diamond ring and diamond ear studs that have been well-worn over the years and the owner wanted to have it re-designed into something else.

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Is it not beautiful after being re-designed and re-set into a diamond cross pendant? Re-styling into a piece that can be worn daily without being overly ostentatious. Simple, classy and elegant. 

It is not at all complicated to redesign your old jewellery. Drop us at email at: heritagegems@gmail.com and let’s get some ideas for you. 

 
Need ideas on how to re-style your older jewellery into newer designs? Read on below:

Transform your jewellery: Ruby to Garnet Ring

We’ve had a client come to us, looking to change his centre gemstone from its existing ruby cabochon to another suitable gemstone. It is in fact, often easier to change the design of the ring, keeping intact the feature gemstone. However, the original design of this ring made it simple enough to find a suitable replacement gemstone that was similar in shape and size so that they owner could enjoy a new look for less!

Below: BEFORE changing the centre gemstone

Ruby Cabochon Gents Ring

Below: The “After” shot. 

The basic design of the ring had not changed. Our craftsmen did have to subtly amend the ring slightly to suit the new Cabochon. But what a world of difference it makes to the entire ring when the feature gemstone is a clear, beautiful piece as seen below.

Yes, the owner decided to ditch his Ruby Cabochon for a stunning Garnet Cab.

An incredibly eye-clean Garnet Cabochon makes this piece an instant eye-opener! Garnets make for great jewellery as they rank high on the MOHs scale of hardness. They are generally durable and garnets come in a variety of colours! With colour ranging from purple, red to bright fiery orange and intense green, what’s not to love about the garnet?

Garnet Cabochon Ring

Garnet Cabochon Ring

Gorgeous Tanzanite Engagement Ring

Tanzanite is known to be a rather soft stone. Tanzanites are also, almost always heated.  Nonetheless, if cared for properly by its owner during storage and wear, it is a remarkably beautiful gemstone that can last for decades. Tanzanites are indeed a rare gemstone as they originate only from one source in Tanzania (hence the name). Below is a gorgeous tanzanite engagement ring with a full suite of halo diamonds, both on top and on the sides of the halo. 

Tanzanites are typically polished and faceted as large gemstones in sizes 5cts and above. Sizes less than 5 cts are not typically seen in jewellery stores. Hence, it is actually rare to find this piece as seen below, not exceeding 2cts and in a round shape. A premium is usually priced in for all gemstones (regardless coloured gemstone or diamond) that come in round shape as this shape incurs the highest carat weight loss.

Featured below is a very romantic-styled engagement ring with a gorgeous Tanzanite as its centrepiece.

Tanzanites typically displays a good range of lilac, violets and blue all within the same stone. In a more ‘technical’ term, it is a trichroic gemstone, meaning Tanzanites typically exhibit 3 layers of colour. There are very few gemstones known to Mankind that are trichroic.

Tanzanite Engagement Ring

AAA Tanzanite Engagement Ring

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And what’s more brilliant about this piece is that this design can be worn with a plain wedding band in a seamless effect! No awkward gap between your engagement ring and your wedding band!

If you don’t fancy a plain wedding band, style your engagement ring with a channel-set diamond wedding band, with our seamless effect. Either way, it will be a super gorgeous wedding stack.

Seamless Wedding and Engagement Ring Set

 

Click below to see our customised portfolio: 

unheated customised Sapphire earrings

An exceptional pair of earrings, for a discerning client. Unheated customised Sapphire earrings – bespoke jewellery at its finest quality.

2 pairs of matching unheated sapphire earrings is very rare. All 4 pieces totalling near 16cts.

Deep royal inky blue sapphires topped with ice-blue sapphires make for an elegant statement pair of earrings. All we can say is that the owner of this pair of earrings is one very lucky lady.

Sourcing for 2 pairs of unheated Sapphires is no easy feat and does require abit of time and luck. Loupe clean and matched pieces in size and colour are so rare. 

Set in a design that is classy and elegant, never goes out of style and simply spells luxury. Customised jewellery allows the owner to commemorate special occasions with something unique to themselves. It brings meaning to customise your own piece, rather than buying a piece off the shelf or ready-made. Because even the finest detail can be tailored to one’s preference. For instance, this client wanted the top pieces to be in a much lighter shade of blue than the bottom row. Thereby creating a nice contrast of colours. This is possible with customised jewellery. 

Handcrafted in Singapore by our master craftsmen, with precision detailing on wearability, functionality and comfort, there is no denying that this pair of earrings is to be looked after, for her next generation.

 

Unheat Blue Sapphire Earrings

Unheat Royal Blue Sapphire Dangling Earrings

Unheat Royal Blue Sapphire Ear Drops Classic

 

 

Inspiration for other customised pieces right here below: 

Pink Proposal Ring

A proposal ring does not have to be blue.

Pastel pinks make for pretty and romantic engagement rings. Seen here is a round, unheat pastel pink sapphire, flanked by 4 pieces round diamonds set in a wave design with a heart-shape detailing on the cross-section. In 18K white gold.

Petite and dainty yet fuss-free, this design is evergreen which allows most of the attention to be focussed on the unheat pink sapphire.

Unheat Pink Sapphire Proposal Ring

Unheat Pink Sapphire Ring with Heart Detailing

 

Pink Bridal Jewellery

Pink Tourmalines make for great jewellery. Ranking 7-7.5 on the MOHs hardness scale, tourmalines can be set into rings, earrings, pendants and even bracelets.

Let us not get confused with the MOHs hardness scale. For example, diamonds that rank a sturdy “10” on the hardness scale, does not mean that the diamond is invincible. It merely means that it is scratch-proof. Diamonds are however, not chip-proof or break-proof. The MOHs hardness scale merely shows the ability of a certain material/mineral to scratch another softer material/mineral. This means that if one were to bring a hammer down on a diamond or say knock a diamond on a fairly hard material or at a sharp angle (perhaps a metal/stainless steel joining commonly found around the house), that diamond can be chipped or crack lines can occur.

Below is a pair of oval shaped Pink Tourmalines set into a modern, yet stunning piece of art great for regular wear. And no, we do not require a halo of diamonds surrounding the centre gem for every piece of jewellery we create.

With Princess cut diamonds totalling close to 1 ct in total weight, this pair of earrings is also created as part of bridal jewellery set. No, your bridal jewellery does not necessarily have to be white nor colourless! Add that pop of colour to your white gown and definitely stand our from the crowd, in a unique yet beautiful way.

Pink Tourmaline Princess Cut Diamond Earrings

Pink Tourmaline Diamond Bridal Earrings

Red Gemstones – not Rubies

A special pair of pyrope-almandine garnet ear drops. Set in 18K white gold with a nice mix of pear shapes, marquise and round diamonds, we create a very pretty pair of earrings in a romantic style.

This pair of earrings was created as a part of a bride’s wedding fine jewellery set, to be worn with the bridal gown. Set in a design that is special enough to be worn with her bridal gown on the actual day, yet not overly complicated that it cannot be worn more frequently thereafter, brainstorming such a design requires the art of intricate balance.

If you like a red gemstone, no need to yearn for a ruby (heat or unheat). The price of a unheated ruby is out-of-reach for most. So, will one settle for a heated ruby? Why would you? The price of a heated ruby is still far more pricey than most or all other types of red gemstones which are unheat, untreated and 100% natural. So why pay the high price for a gemstone that is heated, ruby or otherwise?

Below is a list of red gemstones that are usually available as an unheated, untreated and 100% natural gemstone:

  • Red Garnet
  • Rhodolite Garnets (exist often in shades of purple or magenta, similar to the colour of wine, but they do come in red hues as well)
  • Red Beryl
  • Red Spinel

 

Red Garnet Bridal Dangling Earrings

Red Garnet and Fancy Diamond Bridal Ear Drops

With the use of fancy shape diamonds, one is assured that it is an entirely customised piece of art. Hardly seen in your typical off-the-shelf fine jewellery, fancy shape diamonds help to create a piece of wearable art that is uniquely yours.

 

Colour-change Sapphire Ring

A unique colour-change sapphire. A blue sapphire with hint of sea green in daylight which shifts to purplish red in incandescent light. Though heated, this is definitely a sight to behold.

Colour Change Sapphire Ring Snowflake Design

Set in a duo-tone 18K yellow gold and white gold setting,  with diamonds aligned in a lotus-flower setting, this engagement ring is a feminine, remarkable beauty.

Colour Change Sapphire Proposal Ring

Colour Change Sapphire Engagement Ring Diamonds

Below is how the sapphire looks like in incandescent lighting:

This is the feedback from our client, who had never actually seen the stone in person during the decision making process. But with the help of a very dedicated fiancé and sister, we were able to create her dream engagement ring.

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Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2016

On display for the first time at the Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2016: 5+ ct Unheat Mozambique Ruby, Eye-clean with good lustre. Catch it if you can!

We will be showcasing full suites of Sapphires, Rubies, Red Spinels, Pink Spinels, Pastel Spinels, Tsavorites, Mandarin Spessatites for the year 2016! All unheated, of course. Nothing less, from Heritage Gems.

Locale: Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Booth F26. 21 (Thursday) – 24 (Sunday) July 2016.

Singapore International Jewellery Fair 2015
SIJE Heritage Gems 2016