“When It Comes to Jewels, Everything Old is New Again”
So maybe you’ve inherited an emerald-embellished bar pin, meant to be paired with a scarf, or an exquisite diamond-encrusted brooch, perfect for accenting formal wear. While the value is priceless—it belonged to your late nana, after all—you don’t wear scarves. Or diamond brooches the size of pinecones. Is your sentimental but dated heirloom destined for decades in a dark drawer?
It doesn’t have to be, and more and more people are figuring that out, recrafting older pieces into newer settings and designs. “Some clients like to merge elements from numerous pieces into one design—like combining stones from a mother’s wedding band and a grandmother’s necklace into one piece, like a ring, or a father’s cufflinks into earrings,” says Christina Stith of Tenenbaum Jewelers, Houston’s largest estate-jewelry store. “The end result is something wearable, and—most importantly—treasured.”
Read the full article at Houstonia.