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4 Signs to Remount Your Jewelry According to a Pittsburgh Jewelry Expert

When is the right time to remount your jewelry? Pittsburgh expert Lisa Marie Kotchey breaks it down

Lisa Marie Kotchey Jewelry
April 9, 2021

If you have old or broken jewelry sitting in a box that you just can’t let go of yet, it may be time to remount or redesign the piece. Lisa Kotchey is a Pittsburgh jewelry expert that can take the jewelry that just isn’t your style anymore and turn it into something you will never want to take off. But when do you know it’s time to remount or redesign your jewelry? Here are 4 signs to look for when you are considering a jewelry redesign! 

4 Ways to Know When to Remount or Redesign Jewelry from a Pittsburgh Jewelry Designer 

  1. Your Jewelry Piece Is Broken
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When a piece of jewelry is broken, we can repair it on-site! 

Wear and tear will eventually result in a broken piece of jewelry, but it can be upsetting when it was something that you loved to wear. A missing prong or broken clasp can make the necklace, ring, or bracelet impossible to wear without the right repair. With a quick turnaround, we can have your jewelry repaired in almost no time! As a Pittsburgh jewelry business that has been around for 34 years, we’ve seen how important it is for customers to get their jewelry back in a beautiful condition. 

All of our repairs are done on-site and many can even be done while you are waiting. These repairs include watchband and glass repair, ring sizing, chain shortening, clasp and prong changes, stone tightening, and even more. 

  1. You Are Looking to Update Your Jewelry
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Jewelry styles go in and out of style, so redesigning your jewelry is the perfect way to stay up to date with trends. 

Just like with any piece of fashion, jewelry has its eras of different trendy pieces. Once you spend the money on one of those trends, you won’t want to throw it out and buy another piece when the next trend comes around. This is where you can redesign your jewelry and remount your stones to bring them with you to the next trend, or create something classic that will be trendy for years to come. Some pieces of jewelry are classic and may never go out of style, but there are others that can look extremely dated when the trend has died. 

Taking the stones and remounting them will give them a whole new look and can gel much better with your current lifestyle! With our jewelry shop in Pittsburgh, we can unset and reset your diamonds and gemstones into a brand new piece. We can also reuse your gold or give you credit for the metal that we do not use. 

  1. You Are Looking to Tap Into Your Creativity
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Redesigning your jewelry lets you create a piece that is one-of-a-kind. 

Have you found yourself just not reaching for that piece of jewelry anymore? Maybe it was something you thought would match your style, but the fantasy never came to fruition. Redesigning the piece that you no longer wear can give you the freedom to create the perfect piece for you. This can be a fun project to work on with our team, who will bring your dream to life! 

The pieces that you don’t reach for anymore may still mean something to you or maybe they cost you a lot of money, upcycling or redesigning these jewelry pieces can not only give you a creative outlet but can also save money and memories from those pieces. If you aren’t sure where to start on this journey, Lisa Kotchey will guide you through it all! 

  1. You Have Too Many Pieces in Your Jewelry Box
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Putting stones together from multiple pieces you already have will condense your jewelry collection. 

Over time, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of jewelry pieces that you are not ready to let go of but just don’t have enough days in the week to wear them all. Taking stones from multiple pieces and crafting them into one beautiful and meaningful piece will leave you without the struggle of having to decide which necklace or ring to wear next. 

If you are holding on to necklaces, rings, or bracelets that have been passed down from family members and you are lost with what to do with them, merging them together is a great option. These heirlooms hold such a large piece of your heart and there is no reason that you should have to sacrifice style when you want to wear them! If they are outdated in style or you are looking for a way to add your own style to the piece, there is a way to do so. 

Redesigning and remounting your jewelry is an amazing route to put a purpose to jewelry that is laying in the back of your jewelry box, or it can give you a way to wear the heirloom pieces you’ve been holding on to. Pittsburgh jewelry designer Lisa Kotchey will bring you along the process and help you create a stunning piece out of jewelry you already own. Reach out to us to get started!