Jewellery that doesn’t cost the earth
Protecting and preserving the environment that we live in is becoming more important than ever and we need to act collectively to protect the earth and its precious resources. This impacts all different areas of life for rethinking how we travel to how we shop.
Jewellery is no exception and Nicola and I specialise in designing and creating ‘new’ family heirloom pieces form existing jewellery. Like many things jewellery goes in different styles and quite often, when these are passed down to the new generation even though they still hold the sentimental value they are often no longer in fashion or what the recipient would wear themselves. Nicola and I can transform your existing piece or pieces into a brand-new bespoke piece that reflects you and your personality whilst still holding that sentimental value.
We can repossess and reuse a wide variety of materials including silver, gold, and most precious and semi-precious stones. Read Greg and Fiona’s story about how they incorporated Fiona’s Grandmothers ring to create her engagement ring. Click here to read the full story.
How we create your ‘new’ family heirloom
Call us to make your free 15 minute initial consultation ideally we like to meet our lovely customers in person. However we can also arrange this over zoom if this is not possible (bring your pieces that you would like to use with you, so we have a closer look at the materials. This also helps us to design your new jewellery)
We will chat and create some quick initial sketches while we chat to you about your piece. Its good if you have a rough idea of what you would like, however if you don’t we can suggest ideas as we chat to you.
We will then price up your bespoke commission based on what we have talked about in your initial consultation. We will then call you and if you decide to go ahead, we take a 50% deposit so we can start creating your unique piece. This might involve further design ideas as well as fittings.
If you are having additional stones, we can order you some to look at so you are able to select the ones that you would like.
Once your bespoke jewellery is completed, we will call you and collect the remaining balance.
Do you have a piece of jewellery that you would like to be transformed? Get in touch via our enquiry page here or call us on 01482 213881.
Posted on 28th Apr 2023 14:07:04 by Oresome
Looking to have your unique wedding rings designed and created just for you? Nicola and I are here to help and support you every step of the way and we will guiding you throughout the process of creating your dream wedding rings. If you have an idea in mind that is great but don’t worry if you are not sure as we will suggest some ideas at your initial consultation.
Here are some of the things that we will go through with you.
- What materials would you like your piece to be made in? silver/ gold / platinum…a combination? If you have an engagement ring we would advise that you have your wedding band made in the same material as if it is made of a different material the softer ring will wear faster. We often have clients that come to us with existing jewellery that has sentimental value. As we can deconstruct and reuse existing jewellery to reprocess metals and repurpose stones to make your wedding bands even more special. Read Gilliand and Graham’s Commission story. They used two existing engagment rings of her Mum’s to create her wedding and engagement rings. Click here to read more.
- Shape – are you thinking a more traditional D section or flat, round, square, if you have an engagement ring do you want it to fit together with your ring?
- Width of the ring – wedding bands come in all different widths and a lot of it will depend on your fingers and if you are wearing more than one ring as well as your personal preference. We will have some examples on hand for you to try to get a better idea of what will suit you.
- Would you like to include any precious or semi-precious stones within your design?
- Pattern and texture – are you thinking about having some sort of pattern or design on your rings. Maybe there is something special to you that you would like on your rings.
- Engraving – would you like a special message or phrase engraving on the inside of your ring, or the date of your wedding?
Contact us and we will arrange a free 15 min consultation. This can either be in person or via zoom.
Once we have had the initial consultation and have an idea of the sort of piece you are looking for we will then be able to give you a quote for your bespoke piece.
We initially take a 50% deposit so we can complete further design work if required
Once the design has been finalised we will start work on your bespoke jewellery. On average each piece that we make will take between 6-8 weeks depending on the complexity of the design.
We may need you to come and try on your item during the making process to make sure that your jewellery fits perfectly.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with us or simply fill out or commission form here.
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Posted on 18th Apr 2023 14:40:07 by Oresome
Oresome Jewellery Open studio event West Hull
Due to the success of our first open studio event in our new home we are now planning our second event at the end of November. This time we will hold our event in our studios in Willerby.
We will be oping our studio on:
Friday 25th November 11-6pm
Saturday 26th November 10-4pm
There will be an opportunity to buy some of our last pieces of our current ranges. Once they have gone they are gone. We will not be making these again so don’t miss out! We will also have some exclusive ranges that we are producing a limited edition of this festive season.
Nicola and I will also be on hand to discuss any potential commissions or re models that you are thinking of. We will be able to give you a free 15min consultation on your piece. Not sure what you are looking for, don’t worry we will be on hand to guide and advise you on your piece.
We will also be able to take in and discuss any pieces of jewellery that need to be repaired. This could be anything from replacing a missing stone, ring resizing, pearl and bead re stringing and much more. Whatever your repair is, bring it along to one of our open studio days and we will take a closer look at it for you.
If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on 01482 213881
Victoria and Nicola x
Posted on 22nd Nov 2022 16:33:41 by Oresome
What you can spend your gift vouchers on at Oresome Jewellery
Its that time of year when we start to think about gifts for those all-important people in out lives. Let’s face it thinking of Christmas gifts each year can be tricky. This is why an Oresome gift voucher can be a great way to treat someone that may be a bit trickier to buy for. Our vouchers start at £25 and go up to £150 if you would like a specific amount please call us on 01482 213881.
These are great for that person that just has everything as they can be spent on:
* Giving their jewellery a new lease of life with a professional clean and polish. This will have them sparkling well into the new year!
Re soldering jobs
Bead or pearls re strung
Repairing chains and clasps
And much much more call us with your repair enquiry
Vouchers are the perfect present as they can be sent directly to the person it is for and you don’t even need to wrap them!
Forgotten to get Auntie Vera a present? Don’t worry we can even email them a voucher for those last minute presents!
All vouchers are valid for 6 months Terms and conditions apply please click here to read our full list of terms and conditions
Click here to see our gift vouchers online
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Posted on 17th Oct 2022 16:53:46 by Oresome
Getting engaged is possibly one of the most important events in anyone’s life. Here is our quick guide and what to do once you are engaged.
Call your Mum and Dad and close family, they will want to share in your good news too. It is tradition to ask the parents for your hand in marriage so they might have a heads up about your good news.
2. Get it insured
Make sure that your ring is Insured. Check to see if it is covered by your house insurance. If not, there are many companies that specialize in insuring jewellery. We also offer a valuation service within house to make sure your items are valued for insurance reasons.
3 Is it a good fit?
With most engagement proposals being a surprise getting the correct ring size first time is a tricky one. When we design and create an engagement ring, we offer a free resizing service after the proposal to cater for this. So your proposal can be as stress free as possible.
4. Tell the world
Once your close family know of your engagement. Get the message out there and tell everyone your exciting news, whether you announce it on social media or tell people by phone. Spread the word and celebrate!!
Plan a time when you are able to get everyone together and celebrate your good news
6. Set a date
Do you know when you want to get married? Whether is a hot summer wedding you are dreaming of or a winter wonderland. Picking a time of year to get married will give you a timescale to work to, so you can start to plan your big day.
7. Decide on a budget
It sounds boring but setting a budget will help to keep your finances on track. So setting a budget is essential…even if you do go slightly over it.
8 Decide who to invite
Are you going to have a big wedding with all your friends and family or do you prefer a small and intimate event. Knowing how many people you want to invite will be essential information your venue will want to know.
9 Find your venue
Whether you are thinking a country manor or tipi in a field where your decide to get married will impact the feel of your big day.
Where you get married will somewhat determine when you to tie the knot. As usually venues have bookings up to 2 years in advance, so it will depend on their availability. If you are flexible on dates and days of the week, this can save you some all important cash to spend on other aspects oof your big day.
10 enjoy it!
You don’t have to go all guns blazing into the wedding planning. Take time and enjoy it and revel in your pending matrimony, once the wedding planning begins there will be lots to think about.
Congratulations & Happy Planning!!
You Might also be interested in our blog post ‘How to commission bespoke wedding bands’ click here for more info
Posted on 10th Feb 2021 16:02:38 by Oresome