Jewellery Remodelling

The broken chains, single earrings and rings that don’t fit anymore.

Or the sentimental pieces that you’ve inherited, that might not fit, or maybe just aren’t ‘you’ but are far too precious to part with.

You can reuse, recycle and remodel the old, unworn and sentimental pieces languishing in your jewellery box, without losing any of the memories.

It’s a big decision and it needs to feel right.   We’ll work closely together every step of the way to make sure your remodelled piece is perfect.

Jewellery Remodelling Your Old  Jewellery|Lisa Rothwell-Young
Remodelling jewellery melting your old jewellery|Lisa_Rothwell-Young
Remodelling jewellery rolling your metal | Lisa Rothwell-Young
Remodelling jewellery polishing your new ring |lisa Rothwell-Young

You can remodel your jewellery into one of my “Story Pieces”, use one of my collections as a starting point or ask me to make something classic, such as a pair of diamond studs or a simple solitaire ring.  You can find out more here.

I’ll turn your old jewellery into something you’ll wear every day and treasure for a very long time.

You’ll be doing your bit for the planet too.  Reusing what you have already is the most sustainable way to have some new jewellery.

Find out more about remodelling your jewellery in my FAQ’s.  Have a look through the questions and answers, then get in touch to make an appointment to visit my workshop in Langholm, South West Scotland.  Bring your old jewellery with you, I’ll take a look at it and see what you have and we can chat through the options for your new piece.


The Jewellery Remodelling Process

Step 1

I make you an appointment, which can be via zoom, or in person, here in Langholm.

We’ll look at and talk about what it is you want to remodel and what you’re hoping to create.

I’ll answer any questions  and make some suggestions as to what it’s possible to do.  If you have a budget, please let me know so that I can suggest designs that fit.

As a guide, my customers typically spend between £1500 and £7500 on a remodelled piece of jewellery.   Costs vary depending upon the complexity of the design and the amount of metal and gemstones you already have.

Step 2

Usually within a week of your appointment, I will forward a simple pencil sketch of the design, plus your quotation.

I’ll ask you to take some time to look at the design and check that you are happy with it.  If we need to make any tweaks, this is when we will do it.

Once you’re happy to proceed, I’ll forward your order form and ask you to pay a deposit.  The balance  can be split into one or two further instalments spread across the period in which your jewellery is being made.

Step 3

Once your order form is signed and your deposit received, your metal will be sent for refining and making will start.

Depending on how busy I am and the complexity of the design, this will  take around  6-12 weeks.

I’ll keep in touch throughout the process.  If you’d like to see your metal being melted, you’re very welcome to come and see it happen.

Once your piece of jewellery is ready, it will be hallmarked at the Edinburgh Assay Office and I’ll get in touch to say it’s ready to collect.

A big thank you from both of us for making the redesign of my engagement ring a great pleasure from start to end. The finished product has exceeded all expectations, it’s so beautiful!!
Sending all good wishes

Moira and John

I got the jewellery today.  Absolutely beautiful. Thanks again


I first met Lisa at a Spring Fling and was impressed by how passionate she was about creating beautiful jewellery from old pieces. I had an eternity ring that kept losing stones and so it was an ideal source of materials to create a necklace and earrings. Lisa listened carefully to my life story and designed a beautiful necklace inspired by the sea. I can’t recommend Lisa enough if you want something really special!


Was wonderful to see the transformation of my older pieces of jewellery that Lisa was able to do after our initial discussion…more than happy with the result and I even have spare gold left over to have something made in the future. Thankyou


Lisa has re-modelled my wedding ring and eternity rings into a bespoke piece, its fabulous, I’m really delighted with my new ring. Covid held up the process but the end result was well worth the wait. Would definitely recommend her with anything you may want to do. Thank you Lisa


The stones from an art deco family bracelet belonging to Wendy and Hamish were remodelled into earrings for their daughters.

I had an idea in my head, and a drive in my heart to turn earrings from my mum, into cufflinks for my sons wedding day. I lost mum 16 weeks ago, so wanted my son to have a piece of my mum with him throughout all of his wedding. The wedding will be a scottish wedding with kilts, so I wanted silver thistles, with the stone of mums earring to be the middle of the thistle. All of this was in my head, but after having discussions with Lisa, she drew and drafted my vision, then turned it into a reality.

I am now in receipt, of the most beautiful bespoke, hallmarked, silver thistle cufflinks, bearing mums stones in the middle of the thistle flower. They have also been engraved for me. I am overwhelmed with how stunning they are, attention to detail and finish. Can’t thank Lisa enough, for having the talent, ability, vision and creativity to translate what was in my head into such beautiful jewellery, which is now 1 of it’s kind. And these now have a place in our history and hearts, and will be handed down, with this story….I can’t recommend Lisa enough !

Anyone who commissions Lisa is going to be nothing short of astounded and delighted at her talent ability and the end result. I know I was . .She made my dream a reality. Feeling forever grateful….  Avril

Dear Lisa
Thank you so much for all your advice and help in creating the most beautiful and special eternity ring from my mother’s bar brooch. I am so thrilled with it and I know will enjoy wearing it in her memory.


The stones from Karen’s old ring were removed and reused in this custom Lichen ring.