Many of us have inherited beautiful pieces of jewelry from our mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers. While the memories that those pieces contain are precious, the style may not reflect your personal taste or the current times. Santa Fe Goldworks’ master jeweler, David Griego has transformed many heirloom rings and pendants into stunning, timeless pieces that will continue to be handed down from generation to generation.
By reworking a set of earrings or a bracelet into an engagement ring, you can preserve your family history in a new form while ensuring that your jewelry makes a smaller impact on the Earth’s resources. You can also rest easy about the source of the stones and the metals; since the jewels are already in your family, you don’t have to worry about authenticity or fair trade practices.
After the transformation, you will have a piece that is both new and old. It will capture your sense of style, reflect your history, and lower the impact of your engagement ring on the climate. Say, “I love you,” and start a new life with your loved one with an upcycled engagement ring that embraces the tradition of New Mexico in all of its beauty and grace.