Remodelling

Remodeling
Here at Oakland Jewellery I can take your outdated or worn out pieces of jewellery and transform them into something new

Here at Oakland Jewellery I can take your outdated or worn out pieces of jewellery and transform them into something new, all in house in my Peterborough based workshop. Following an initial consultation to chat about designs, I will produce a choice of sketches, free of charge and with no obligation, for you to choose from. Once you’ve found one you like, i can go ahead and get started at the bench smelting, milling, shaping and filing your gold until a new piece of jewellery takes shape.

Over the years i’ve worked with all different types of gemstones, from pearls and peridots to diamonds, sapphires, opals and aquamarines. I’ve handmade rings, pendants, lockets, bracelets and earrings – and of course bespoke fitted wedding bands, hand shaped to match your engagement ring.

I offer bespoke remodelling services in both silver and gold, and if i can’t use your metal, as is the case with platinum or white gold because of it’s high melting point, i can offer scrap value for it as part exchange against the cost of any work.

How it works

Step 1

Give us a call or drop us an email to discuss ideas, and book for in for a free initial consultation. I’ll ask the right questions to take your ideas and run with them, using my technical expertise to bring what’s in your imagination to life.

Step 2

Once i know what you’re looking to achieve, I can sketch up a choice of designs for you to choose from, and make any changes requested until your new design is looking just how you want it. Don’t worry, this is free of charge, and there’s no obligation to proceed at this point if I can’t capture just what you’re looking for.

Step 3

Once the design is finalised, i can get started with the fun stuff – out comes the blowtorch, saw and hammers; i’ll start by smelting down your jewellery (if possible) and then roll and stretch out the metal to just the right dimensions, then hand shape it, file and finish it until it’s sculpted into your new design, then i can set any gemstones and give it a final polish ready for you to collect.

Step 4

Now your new piece is finished, all that’s left is for you to wear it!

Our happy clients

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Wendy at Oakland Jewellery completed two projects for me. She came came highly recommended and did marvellous work repairing one ring and completely redesigning another.  Her designs were hard to choose between as they were all fabulous.   My wife was absolutely delighted. Thank you Wendy.

Chris Billington Hughes

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I would like to thank you for the fantastic jewellery which you designed, made, and boxed up for me, as a present to my girlfriend for Christmas. The whole process was very professional from start to finish. The initial conversation was for me to give a little detail about who the gift was for, what sort of ideas I had, and what I did not want! Wendy then gave me a couple of potential pricing brackets and then after my choosing she showed me some amazing visual representations to choose from. I was immediately drawn to one of the images and I let Wendy know my choice which she then set about making. The resulting dragonfly stylized bracelet was beautifully made with care, thought and passion. Which all comes through in the jewellery. All made in quicker time than suggested and I was so pleased with the result, which looked just like the visuals.

Richard Penfold

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Wendy is amazing … I had a ring from my 21st birthday which I just didn’t wear because it was set in yellow gold. Wendy redesigned it completely, giving prices for silver white gold and platinum, and I couldn’t wait to say yes!!! The result is spectacular!! So many fabulous comments for my original piece. The ring is now firmly back on my finger where it should be and is not coming off anytime soon. Will not go anywhere else from now on until I’ve spoken to the oracle for advice and guidance first !! I’ll be back …

Natalie Goodson

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Wendy recently turned my old jewellery in to a stunning ring and necklace. She also repaired another ring. Lovely to deal with and such a talented lady! I highly recommend Wendy and will use again in the future.

Carole Sheridan

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I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Wendy Booth of Oakland Jewellery. I had a ring that was given to me when I was 11 years old and my Nan passed away. I started wearing it in my 20’s and about 6-7 years ago one gem fell out, followed by 2 more in quick succession and then I lost a 4th. I was understandably distraught but on shopping around I was being quoted costs of around £700 – £800 which I couldn’t warrant. On meeting Wendy at a networking event I showed her my ring and she quoted a much lower costs to fix the ‘arms’ and replace the gems. Within less than a week it was returned to me and in perfect condition. The ring was stunning and I was thrilled. I showed lots of friends and everyone was so impressed. Wendy even created a video so I could see how the work was done from start to finish and the amazing talents that she has. I would highly recommend Wendy for any jewellery repairs and I thank her again for returning my Nan’s wonderful ring. I will use you again!

Hazel Andrews-Oxlade

Workshop

All my pieces are designed and handmade on site in my workshop on the western edge of the Fens, and i carry out all repairs and alterations here too so you know your jewellery will be in safe hands.

Workshop

All my pieces are designed and handmade on site in my workshop on the western edge of the Fens, and i carry out all repairs and alterations here too so you know your jewellery will be in safe hands.

Want to know more?

Give us a call to chat on 07900815615 or drop us an email at info@oaklandjewellery.com and book an appointment. Or how about taking a look at our Instagram to see some of my latest work and what’s going on behind the scenes at Oakland Jewellery