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combining different types of gold

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Itscurtainsforyou Sat 04-Jun-16 23:10:04

We have inherited some jewellery, mainly gold wedding bands, signet rings etc. Although lovely it's from a different age where everyone had much smaller fingers than mine so we're wondering about combining the gold to make something different/meaningful that I can actually wear and will remind me of them.

However, the golds are a mix of 9ct, 15ct and 18ct - does this mean we can't easily combine them? Does anyone have any experience of doing something similar?

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sat 04-Jun-16 23:17:28

I wouldn't combine them. You'd end up with bands with irregular melting points which makes them more likely to break/wear/god help anyone trying to fix them at a later date.

Often for clients with a mixture of golds I make them into stacking rings. So it's nice and contemporary but easy to wear. I also use any irregular shaped stones etc that might be in the old jewellery. If it's memorial jewellery then I quite like doing birthstones or associated colour gemstones on each ring to commemorate each person.

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 05-Jun-16 00:14:21

Thank you - that's really helpful smile

I don't suppose you can point me to some examples to help me explain what I want?

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 05-Jun-16 01:45:53

Namechange fail. Bugger.

This is one made with customers own stones and gold. There's 3 rings each with a wee cluster of stones

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 05-Jun-16 01:47:41

This is what they look like on their own.

It's a simple way to get use of things that might otherwise not all work together very well.

ICJump Sun 05-Jun-16 08:20:22

Oh wow they are lovely

Itscurtainsforyou Sun 05-Jun-16 21:49:04

Thank you - they look lovely :-). Going to give it a lot of thought.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Mon 06-Jun-16 17:09:09

You could do similar with beads on a necklace made of each item. Or charm type things.

Lots and lots of options that are better than leaving them in a drawer wink

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