There is something about restoration projects that I find incredibly satisfying. Taking something old and used, and bringing it back to life. It brings such fulfillment to preserve pieces of our history, especially when those pieces are something you can actually wear.
Joe likes to frequent local estate sales, and has had some amazing finds. This piece has got to take the cake, though! One morning, Joe was perusing a sale when he stumbled upon this platinum tennis bracelet, circa the roaring '20s! At the time, it was just a skeleton. No stones, a bit worn out, but the potential was clear.
A fabulous, visionary client of ours decided to embark on this restorative journey with us.
We gradually tracked down over 7.5 carats of diamonds to perfectly fit every setting in this bracelet, and had the metalwork restored as we set the stones. After countless hours of hard work, our client has finally been able to bring this labor of love home with her, wearing it out of the store. (Because diamonds go with everything!)
Whether we're restoring, re-purposing, or starting from scratch, it is such an honor to create and preserve unique jewelry.