Pile of yellow gold rings that were used to create a new white gold and diamond ring.

Jewelry Redesign

Before and after photos of an old yellow gold solitaire ring redesigned into a white gold engagement ring.

Jay F. Jeweler will help you reimagine your current jewelry and turn it into a timeless piece combining modern beauty and cherished memories. Jewelry is meant to tell stories, but sometimes the jewelry we love does not fit our current style and these stories and memories remain unworn in jewelry boxes. Our goal with redesigning your current jewelry is to keep your memories connected to you with beautiful jewelry items you will love and wear everyday. 


How Does Jewelry Redesign Work?

Before and after of a diamond and emerald cluster ring that becomes a criss cross band ring.

You will bring your unworn jewelry to Jay F. Jeweler and discuss what you would like it to become. We will create a rough sketch with you of a brand new design that uses your current jewelry. The next step is for us to create a 3D prototype of your new jewelry and have you wear and review this sample piece. After your approval, we begin crafting your new custom redesigned jewelry.


The Jewelry Redesign Process:

Before and after photo of earrings that were transformed into an engagement ring.

Schedule an appointment and bring your unworn jewelry to Jay F. Jeweler. Scheduling an appointment at (952) 432-9595 will ensure we have the staff available to assist you and create the best customer experience possible. 

You will consult with one of our expert jewelers and discuss the jewelry you own and what you would like it to be transformed into. Our advice is to bring your jewelry with you and any photos or examples of jewelry styles you are interested in. If you don’t know what you want, but know you want to be able to wear your beloved jewelry in a modern style, we will walk you through some of the most popular styles of rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets. 

Once we have created rough sketch design you like, we will create a lifelike computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D print a prototype of the new jewelry design for you to review. The 3D prototype will be built to your exact measurements, to help you try on the design and visualize your new jewelry. Once we have your approval of the prototype, we will begin crafting your redesigned jewelry using gemstones and precious metals. 

The finished product will be a stunning new piece of jewelry that contains beautiful and cherished memories, but fits your style and personality. Any unused gemstones or precious metals from the original jewelry will be returned to you. We are also a certified precious metal buyer and can buy the remaining precious metal from you to use as credit towards your new jewelry if you wish. 

How Long Does the Jewelry Redesign Process Take?

The length of time it takes to produce a redesigned jewelry item varies based on how many designs we create before receiving your approval. If the first design and prototype are approved, the process from first appointment to picking up your new jewelry takes an average of 4-6 weeks. Additional alterations to the design will add time onto the process to ensure your redesigned jewelry is perfect.

Ready to start your redesign journey? Check out our FAQ Starting a Design and make an appointment or stop by our design studio in Apple Valley, MN to speak with our expert jewelers. We can’t wait to help you reinvent your beloved jewelry.

 If you would like to view previous custom design pieces, check out our custom design gallery and our custom engagement ring gallery to learn more.