Jewellery Commission

Do you have some jewellery, perhaps an inheritance, which you never wear? You may love the stones but perhaps the design is dated.

Artifex have collaborated with a talented jewellery designer/maker. Together, we can transform your old gold or silver jewellery into a more contemporary design that you can wear and enjoy. If the piece is an inheritance, re-using any stones and retaining the precious metal helps to keep fond memories alive.

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How do I decide on a new design?

You may have some ideas in mind and are able to give us a sketch of what you would like, or if you prefer, you can discuss your ideas with us. For example, what kind of precious metal, stones, size and finish. Another good option is to go to Google Images and enter for instance, ‘contemporary diamond rings’ to give you inspiration, print out the designs that you like and bring them in. This is often a good starting point.

Once we have a clear idea of what you would like, you will receive a drawing and a quote, which includes the cost of Hallmarking. There is no obligation to proceed up to this point.

For an optional fee of £60 (free if you proceed with your order) we can create a 3D wax model of your proposed piece for you to try on and approve, before making a final decision.

You will also receive a professional valuation certificate that reflects the value of you new piece for insurance purposes.

Any excess gold or silver will be returned to you.

Please speak to a member of staff for more information.