One of the greatest pleasures of my job is being able to take worse for ware/sentimental jewellery, melt it down to a bar and work it into something new and beautiful to be worn and loved for the years to come.
I love seeing the smile on people's faces when I reveal the finished article, You hear some great stories about the people who wore the jewellery and I've even taken a moment to pause just before placing wedding bands into the crucible for melting to look at it and think wow, this ring bound two people together in love for a lifetime.. at first it sometimes seems sad to be melting it down but once you see the finished piece it makes it all better...
If you have something that you want reused or recycled in some way don't hesitate to get in contact and together we can come up with something you'll love.
The pictures below are all pieces that have been recycled, there are a lot more of these in my portfolio on Instagram @au_smither.
I have added a few making of shots on some of the ones I remember well.