I get a lot of requests to replicate jewelry. Some pieces are items that were lost but they have a great picture of it and they want to replace it. Other requests involve clients that have a piece of costume jewelry and they wish to have a copy of it made in real precious metals and genuine gemstones. This article involves just such a request.
It all started in October when I received an email from a very nice lady in El Salvador. Amazingly I get a lot of requests from all over the country to replicate pieces of jewelry. Right now I am working on a silver ring for a client in North Carolina. However, this one was from outside of the country. She mailed me the costume ring which had a princess cut cubic zirconia set into a base metal. I studied the ring for some time and then began a design which will look like it only be in white gold with geniune diamonds. I emailed her all of the specifications of the princess cut diamond that I thought would work the best for the new ring and I sent her pictures of the wax model with the diamond in it sitting next to the original costume jewelry ring.
She approved all of the aspects of the new ring. I sent the wax into casting and then we began setting it up. The new ring is a near copy of the original only made with the size of diamonds that kept us on budget. As it turned out, she was going to be visiting family in Miami in November. So, I shipped the new ring along with the original ring to her family in Miami where it was waiting for her to arrive. I was thrilled to hear that she and her husband loved the new ring and that it went perfectly with her wedding band.
If you have a special project that you would like to make in jewelry please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 276-676-3110 to discuss it. It can be a lot more affordable than you realize.