Exploring Creative Design Ideas With Multiple Gems All Entries
The idea of placing multiple gems on one piece of jewelry has persisted for centuries. The two-stone diamond ring is a popular variation of this concept. Placing a stone in the center and surrounding it with smaller stones is a strong statement about love, beauty, and romance. Here's a look at the different ways you can make jewelry unique with multiple gems.
Multiple Gems That Blend Together
Blending different gems together in an artistic way can manifest into unique jewels. One of the most common configurations for the multi-gem concept is using a diamond as the center stone and surrounding it with different smaller stones. Diamonds mix well with other shiny gems like emeralds and rubies.
A good reason for blending different stones is that it creates color diversity, which gets people's attention. Some of the most unique designs can be achieved by experimenting with diamonds mixed with topaz, sapphires, and pearls.
Old Stones Set To New Designs
Skilled jewelry designers are able to remove stones from one piece and place them on another without damaging them. It's done when people need jewelry repair or modification to create a fresh appearance. Some designers collect old metal and sell it to recyclers while others seek to repurpose gold, silver, or platinum.
Families traditionally hand down old jewels to survivors, partly as symbolic of care and devotion for the family. When these heirloom jewels are refurbished, they can gain even deeper special meaning. Repurposing jewelry also contributes to the important emerging social theme of sustainability.
The beauty of using old stones for new jewelry is that you can give something old a new life at an affordable cost. A ring can become valuable again after its stone has been damaged by replacing the old stone. Then the damaged gem can be repurposed by jewelry designers who think outside the box and offer customized creative solutions. Diamonds can also be recut and repolished.
Art of Recycled Jewelry
Recycling is a growing topic with increasing support as a solution to environmental concerns. Mining of certain rare jewels has slowed down due to ecological issues. An alternative to collecting new jewelry, which encourages more mining, is to recycle old jewelry. Old jewels can lose their value due to wear and tear, but sometimes the gems themselves are fine while the metal has degraded. The solution is to save the gem and melt down the metal so it can be recycled into something else.
Nice gems can become part of recycling projects by reallocating them for different jewels. You might enjoy mixing these jewels together onto one new bracelet or necklace. Recycled jewelry can have as much initimate meaning and symbolism as conventional jewelry. It can be even more special due to its uniqueness. The jewel also becomes a conversation piece because of the story behind its evolution.
Blending multiple gems together for one piece of jewelry can communicate special feelings through unique designs. It's a worthwhile endeavor for creative people who like to innovate with sparkling jewels. Contact us at Ralph Mueller & Associates for ideas on how to buy and sell jewelry with multiple gems.