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Turning Old Jewelry into New Treasures: The Art of Recycled Jewelry

At Spencer and Kuehn, we understand that jewelry often holds a special place in our hearts, and sometimes, we outgrow or no longer wear certain pieces. That's where the magic of jewelry recycling comes into play.

But before we get into the specifics about repurposing jewelry, let us first remind you about our LIVE STREAM tomorrow!

Join Us Live Tomorrow for a

Fascinating Jewelry Transformation!

Tomorrow is a day you won't want to miss! We are going live to showcase the mesmerizing process of recycling jewelry. Tune in to watch our expert jeweler, Katherine, as she skillfully removes gemstones from old jewelry, preparing them for a stunning transformation. You'll also get a firsthand look at how we get the gold ready for melting by meticulously removing solder and other impurities.

But that's not all! We have an exclusive offer that's too good to resist. If you want to save these beautiful pieces from the melt, THESE ESTATE & ANTIQUE ITEMS are available at an incredible 60% off, but you must act quickly because this offer is valid until the very last second.

Don't miss this opportunity to own these exquisite pieces of jewelry at unbeatable prices. Remember, this offer is time-sensitive and valid until the very last second. Act fast to secure these stunning creations!

We look forward to having you join us live tomorrow and explore the art of jewelry recycling. It's a chance to witness the transformation of old into new and to acquire remarkable pieces that will be treasured for years to come.


Spencer and Kuehn Has Refined The Art of Jewelry Recycling

Now, back to repurposing heirloom, estate and antique jewelry! This age-old practice allows us to transform old, unused jewelry into stunning new creations that you can cherish once again. Let's take a closer look at this fascinating process.

(Just incase you are looking to SELL your items, we can also use your gold to recycle into your new design.)

1. Assessment and Design

The journey begins with a thorough assessment of the old jewelry pieces you wish to transform. Our skilled jewelers examine these pieces to determine the purity of the metal, whether it's gold, silver, platinum, or another precious metal. We also assess the quality of any gemstones or diamonds present. This step is crucial in understanding the raw materials we have to work with. After the assessment, we collaborate closely with you to design the new piece of jewelry, tailored to your preferences and ideas.

2. Stone and Diamond Removal

If your old jewelry contains precious gemstones or diamonds that you'd like to reuse, our expert jewelers delicately remove them. This intricate process requires precision and the right tools to ensure that the stones are safely extracted without any damage.

3. Melting the Metal

With the gemstones safely removed, it's time to transform the metal. The temperature at which this occurs depends on the type of metal being used. For example, gold melts at approximately 1,948 degrees Fahrenheit (1,064 degrees Celsius). Once melted, the metal is carefully cast into the desired shape for the new jewelry piece.

4. Refining and Alloying (if necessary)

In some cases, the melted metal may need refinement to eliminate impurities. Alloying may also be performed to achieve the desired metal composition. For instance, pure gold (24 karat) is often alloyed with other metals like copper or silver to enhance its strength and durability.

5. Creating the New Jewelry

Now that the metal is ready, our talented jewelers use it to craft the new piece of jewelry based on the design agreed upon earlier. This phase may involve various techniques such as casting, soldering, or hand-fabrication, depending on the intricacy of the design.

6. Setting Gemstones and Diamonds

The gemstones and diamonds that were removed earlier can now be set into the new piece. This stage requires exceptional precision to ensure that the stones are securely and beautifully positioned, enhancing the overall aesthetic of the jewelry.

7. Finishing and Polishing

After setting the stones, the jewelry undergoes meticulous finishing and polishing. This step is essential to provide the piece with a lustrous shine and to address any final adjustments, ensuring that it meets your highest expectations.

8. Quality Control

Before presenting the final product to you, our jeweler conducts thorough quality control checks. This ensures that everything is in perfect order, including stone settings, metal quality, and overall appearance.

9. Presentation

Finally, the newly created piece of jewelry is presented to you, ready to be worn and cherished once more. It's not just a piece of jewelry; it's a work of art infused with sentimental value.

When embarking on the journey of transforming your old jewelry into something new, it's paramount to work with a reputable jeweler experienced in jewelry recycling and customization. At Spencer and Kuehn, we take pride in our craftsmanship and our commitment to delivering pieces that exceed your expectations. Additionally, during the process, we encourage open communication about any sentimental or monetary value associated with the old jewelry, ensuring that your vision is fully realized.

We invite you to explore the possibilities of jewelry recycling with us, where old becomes new, and cherished memories are reborn as exquisite treasures. Contact us today to embark on this creative and sentimental journey.

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