Custom Recycled Jewelry
At Valeria Custom Jewelry, one of our favorite kinds of projects are the ones making Custom Recycled Jewelry. Here, we take unwanted jewelry from a customer and turn it into a brand new custom jewelry creation! The look on someone’s face when they get to wear something new and cool that was created from what they considered to be junk is priceless. We can use both metal and gemstones. Do you have more metal and stones than you need? We will give it back or can credit the difference towards the price. Do you need a little more more metal or a few more stones? We can provide it for you.
We took an old and outdated ring and a broken and unwanted pendant and turned them into a stunning 2 tone celtic cluster ring that she absolutely loved! We can do this for you too…
How Does Conventional Jewelry Recycling Work?
Jewelry recycling is a process that involves repurposing or reusing old or unwanted jewelry items. It is an environmentally-friendly practice that helps reduce waste and conserve resources. The process typically begins with the collection of old jewelry, which can be done through various channels such as jewelry stores, online platforms, or specialized recycling centers. Once collected, the jewelry is sorted and evaluated to determine its value and potential for recycling. The next step involves the separation of different materials, such as precious metals and gemstones, which can then be used to create new jewelry pieces. By recycling jewelry, not only can we give new life to old items, but also contribute to a more sustainable and responsible approach to fashion.
In addition to its environmental benefits, jewelry recycling also offers economic advantages. By reusing materials from old jewelry, manufacturers can reduce their reliance on newly mined resources, which can be costly and environmentally damaging. Moreover, recycled jewelry often comes at a lower price compared to newly produced pieces, making it a more affordable option for consumers. This accessibility allows more people to enjoy the beauty and elegance of jewelry without breaking the bank. Furthermore, jewelry recycling can also support local economies by creating job opportunities in the recycling and manufacturing sectors.
How They It & How We Do It
To participate in conventional jewelry recycling, individuals can start by gathering their unwanted or broken jewelry items and researching local recycling options. Many jewelry stores now offer recycling programs, where customers can bring in their old pieces in exchange for store credit or discounts on new purchases. Online platforms also provide a convenient way to sell or exchange jewelry with other individuals who are interested in recycling. By taking part in jewelry recycling, we can not only contribute to a more sustainable fashion industry but also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that our old jewelry is being given a new lease on life.
Our process is even more sustainable & better for the customer. If possible, we reuse your old metal in the new piece. If not, we give you a far larger percentage of what the scrap value is as a credit. Retail store or gold buyers typically pay 50-65% of the scrap value of your metal. We pay 80-90%.
In addition to the metal savings, we will reuse your old stones if they work with your new design. This also saves you money. Many diamonds and gold buyers will not even pay you for any smaller stones. No pawn shops will. Even if they do pay you, it will be pennies on the dollar even compared to what they pay wholesale. Then, you are stuck paying retail for new stones. So you get hit 2 ways.
Why Recycled Jewelry Is All The Rage Right Now
Recycled jewelry has become increasingly popular in recent times. People are drawn to its unique and eco-friendly nature. By repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste, recycled jewelry offers a sustainable alternative to traditional jewelry options.
One of the main reasons why recycled jewelry is all the rage right now is its positive impact on the environment. By using recycled materials, such as old coins, discarded metals, or even broken chains, jewelry designers are able to reduce the demand for new resources. This helps to conserve energy and minimize the carbon footprint associated with the production of new jewelry.
Additionally, recycled jewelry offers a one-of-a-kind appeal. Each piece is crafted with care and creativity, resulting in truly unique designs. Whether it’s a necklace made from repurposed vintage rings or earrings made from recycled silver, these pieces stand out from the mass-produced options found in traditional jewelry stores.
Why Recycling Is Better Than Scrapping Old Jewelry & Buying New
Recycling old jewelry is a better choice than scrapping it and buying new pieces. When you recycle, you contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach. By reusing materials, you reduce the need for mining and manufacturing, which have significant environmental impacts. Additionally, recycling old jewelry allows you to preserve the sentimental value of the piece, while also giving it a new lease on life.
Furthermore, recycling old jewelry can be a cost-effective option. Instead of spending money on new pieces, you can repurpose and redesign your existing jewelry. This not only saves you money but also gives you the opportunity to create unique and personalized pieces that reflect your style and taste.
Lastly, recycling old jewelry promotes ethical practices in the jewelry industry. By choosing to recycle, you avoid supporting mining practices that may involve exploitative labor conditions or contribute to environmental degradation. Recycling allows you to make a positive impact and support a more sustainable and responsible approach to jewelry consumption.
Custom Recycled Jewelry – It Could Cost You Nothing!
You would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t have old, out of style, ugly, or broken jewelry lying around or hidden in a drawer. If we weren’t in this business, our wives would too! Were you given a piece of jewelry that you don’t like? Has age maybe taken a little toll on your body and something can’t be worn anymore? We can recycle those pieces into something new that is in style, fits, and that you love. Why waste valuable metals and gemstones when you can be wearing them?
Click to see more of our custom fashion rings. Click here to learn more about custom jewelry, to see our portfolio, or to contact us about Custom Recycled Jewelry. It can cost less than you think to have a special necklace made just for you. Why settle for the lame and overpriced jewelry from the chain stores? Forget them! We can make custom jewelry creations showing your style and personality? Follow us on PINTEREST for our latest designs.