Turn your old heirloom into a custom designed piece of jewelry!
Perhaps you have a beautiful pin, necklace, bracelet or earrings that need a little updating. We will work together to design custom pieces that incorporate your heirlooms!
The Collaborative Process:
Select an outdated piece that you would like to re-design into a timeless collectible item such as a necklace or bracelet. You can also choose from the designer’s vintage parts, including broaches, earrings, bracelets, charms, necklaces, beads and stones.
Email a photo of your jewelry piece and we will start the collaborative redesign process.
Price is based on materials, time and complexity of design. Your custom designed, one of a kind necklace or bracelet will generally run between $170-$400, and earrings between $80-$135.
The designer, Lara Noel Hill, brings the custom piece to life.
Please allow 4 weeks for jewelry design, this is handcrafted jewelry; Believe us, the wait will be worth it!
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The Value of Lara's Work
Lara's designs are created out of inspiration for each piece she collects. All centerpieces are from the 1920s - 1950s combined with antique beads, fresh water pearls, antique glass, crystals or semiprecious stones. The value of each piece is determined by a variety of factors.
The clues we look for include answers to questions like "What is it?", "When was it made?", "Is it signed?", "What is it made out of?". It can be broken down into a 5-point system:
Signed or Unsigned - Signed pieces have a certain market value that determines how collectible they are. Many famous designers did not sign their work. Value can be researched through identification books; it is based on consumer demand in the collectibles market.
Design & Originality - This explains why unsigned pieces can be very valuable. All jewelry, especially handmade, is an aesthetic piece of art, and the design is an integral part of the jewelry's appeal. Well-designed jewelry will always demand a higher price than average or common designs.
Material & Workmanship - The quality of the stones, metal and casting are important. Does the vibrancy and glow capture your attention from a distance? The more the piece resembles fine jewelry, the higher it is ranked on the value scale.
Condition and Durability - Do the pieces look as if they were made yesterday? Stones can be lost and metal plating can peel away as pieces age.
The wholesale price points for each design range on average from $85-$750 depending on the value and era of the centerpieces, along with the materials used in its creation.