Remodelling Jewellery

Sue is able to remodel or up cycle your old sentimental jewellery and create new pieces of jewellery in Sue's unique jewellery designs. 

If you are interested, email Sue including the following info...

  1. The designs you like from her collection that you would like to be the base of your new design
  2. Include some images of your rings from various angles.

Please note: Sue will not copy other makers/designers jewellery.

remodel gold, diamond and sapphire ring into a new modern necklace and ring

I remodelled my clients jewellery to make a new ring (above left)  and a necklace (above right) that she can wear every day.  Incorporating new silver elements. Below are some photos from melting and making the gold loop to hold the diamonds for the necklace. The starting point for the final designs were based on the silver and aquamarine ring and this silver, gold and diamond necklace.

work in progress of remodelling a ring and necklace


bespoke gold and aquamarine 3 band stacking ring by Sue Lane

I used the very sentimental aquamarine from a brooch owned by my clients late mother, and created and new three band ring using the stone and some of the gold.

"Hi Sue, I picked up my ring this morning, and I absolutely love it. It fits perfectly, and looks great! 

It was surprisingly also a bit emotional given the source of the different elements. I wish my Mum could have seen it."

modern and bespoke remodelled sapphire and diamond stacking ringset

I used the sapphire and diamonds from my clients original ring (left) and made it in to one of classic two bands designs.

"Sue my ring is absolutely fabulous I love it. A perfect fit and beautifully presented, you are very talented. I shall be in touch when I have another anniversary, this was to celebrate 35 years marriage! "

modern stacking gold and diamond ringset using remodelled gold

It was such a pleasure to work my client to make this bespoke ring set. We used the gold and diamonds from her very sentimental rings (top) and re-model them into a modern contemporary set of rings that will be worn and treasured everyday. 

"I don't know what to say! The rings are stunning and exactly what I wanted. It will mean the absolute world to me to finally be able to wear all 3 pieces of jewellery that are so precious to me. I don't know how to thank you enough. My Mum knew I was going to do this as we had talked it through. She would have loved the rings too.  Thank you Sue from the bottom of my heart."

bespoke remodelled tanzanite ring by Sue Lane Jewellery

I make this bespoke ring for my client using her own tanzanite, and incorporating it into one of my classic two band designs in platinum and 18ct yellow gold. We used this platinum and aquamarine ring as the starting point for the design.

"Just got home and opened the package. What can I say - just beautiful - you have a wonderful talent. Thank you so much."

bespoke white and yellow gold two band sapphire and diamond ring

I was asked to create one of my classic ring designs using my clients gold and sapphire, adding a new 0.25ct white diamond to balance the design.
"It's arrived and the good news is that it is fabulous - just what I was hoping it would be, thank you!"

remodelled bespoke chunky gold amethyst  ring

I re-worked the gold and set the beautiful amethyst into the new design which my client loves and now wears everyday. The design was based on my gold and green sapphire ring, although rather more chunky to take account of the large amethyst!

"Just got the ring - can't believe it is now a ring I actually like - well done - what a transformation! I really love it and have not taken it off - so comfortable to wear! Thank you!"

remodelled platinum and diamond stacking ring

I worked with my clients wedding ring to add a new platinum ring and link the two together with a marquise diamond. I was really pleased the proportions of the design and using a combination of matt and polished finishes worked very well.  

"The ring has arrived & looks fantastic! Thank you."

re model your antique jewellery

I designed and created an engagement and wedding ring combined in one of my classic designs, using a beautiful old cut diamond from the centre of my clients sentimental family ring. The remaining two diamonds were set into simple stud earrings. The new pieces are worm everyday and enjoyed rather than kept in a safe. 

"I wanted to say how very beautiful the ring is that you made for us. 

It is wonderful to have something so meaningful - that incorporates something of the past - my grandmother's ring - but is now a unique symbol of a present and a future. 

It is admired so much - not least by me!! Thank you. "

remodel and up cycled gold ring and diamond into modern sue lane jewellery design

I remodelled my clients ring into one of my classic diamond ring designs. We used the lovely 4mm diamond and set it into an 18k gold setting and new 9k white gold bands. 

"Just wanted to say I am absolutely delighted with the ring and it fits perfectly! 

Thank you so much - your work is beautiful. I just wish I had found you before I picked my engagement ring" JL

wedding and engagement ring set

My client lost her original engagement and wedding ring last year, and has never felt able to "replace" them. However, we used a selection of sentimental family gold and some diamonds from her Mothers' very old ring and one new larger diamond to create a new ring set, with sentiment and attachment to celebrate here birthday. 

"Hi Sue, Just to say that I received the rings today.  They are perfect in every way. I actually squealed when I got the package! Many thanks again, it's been a great experience."

recycled gold wedding rings

My client asked me to make a new ring (top) using the gold and diamonds from her own three family rings (bottom). She was delighted with the result!

"Hi Sue, I picked up my ring from the post office this afternoon, I am absolutely delighted with it, so pretty and a perfect fit.  Couldn't be better!

I am so pleased that I have something so lovely made from things with a strong sentimental value."


remodelled sapphire and diamond white gold ringset

I made the ringset above using the diamonds and lovely oval sapphire from my clients original engagement ring to make a new two band ring set.

"A note to say how thrilled I am with the rings and to thank you so much for having made me such a beautiful Silver Wedding Anniversary keepsake"

remodelled ring into a brooch and necklace

Above left: Clients original green tourmaline ring that she never wore
Above right: I removed the beautiful stone and included it into a one off design that works as a brooch  and a necklace 

Recycled, up-cycled, remodelled gold ring

Above left: My clients' original gold ring that she asked me to melt and recast, adding new additional gold and palladium to make one of my classic triple ring designs with 3 scattered diamonds. 

"Hi Sue, I have just received my ring, I am so delighted with it, thank you so much much"

upcycled, remodelled ring reused gold

Above left: My clients original engagement and wedding ring (not pictured). I removed the diamonds, melted the two rings together and reset the same diamonds, to make the new ring above right. 

"The ring arrived safely - thank you so much - I am really pleased with it, I would say even more than expected - absolutely delighted!"

upcycle remodelled wedding ring

Above left: wide 18k gold wedding ring and diamond pendant

Above right: The new two band ring cut and constructed from the ring and set with the diamond from the pendant. 


remodelled ring set

Above left: Three rings, with sentimental attachment to my client, that she wanted to be able to wear again with a more contemporary and bespoke feel. Using the same gold and diamonds, I made the 18k gold and diamond ringset above right. 

White gold and tanzanite remodelled ring commission by Sue Lane Jewellery UK

I transformed a pair of very old earrings the client never liked into a beautiful 9k white gold and tanzanite ring. I wish I had taken a image of the earrings before!

up-cycled and remodelled engagement ring by Sue Lane Contemporary jewellery

My client had been left her Mother's much loved engagement ring (above left), and wanted me to remodel it to work alongside her wedding ring. We came up with a chunky design (above right) with a wide setting that worked beautifully and set her diamond off perfectly.  The new ring uses the same gold with extra added and the very same diamond! 

remodelled 18k gold wedding ring by sue lane

I was simply asked to make two identical rings from one much loved 18k gold wedding ring. The images show the various stages I took to transform the shape and size. The wedding rings are for two granddaughters who are both getting married later this year and holding huge significance for both of them and the family.

My clients original ring contained a lovely diamond, but she no longer wore yellow gold, she spotted this platinum ring design online, which  used based the new ring upon.

My clients original ring contained a lovely diamond, but she no longer wore yellow gold, she spotted this platinum ring design online, which we based the new 18k white gold ring upon. 


I met my clients at a show and they fell in love with my designs. With a very large birthday approaching they decided it would be lovely to mark the occasions by doing something wonderful with their extremely sentimental family rings. They visited the studio where we explored lots of possibilities and finally decided on the design above. I used the diamonds and gold while adding a little new metal, to create a design that originated from this silver and gold ring the client first tried.

Sue lane contemporary rose and yellow gold diamond ring, handmade and bespoke remodelled ring.

When a client decided she wanted a wedding and engagement ring in one, we explored different widths and size bands, and came up with this lovely ring. It's a beautiful mix of yellow and rose gold from her family jewellery and we use one of the diamonds to feature in the ring. The design is based on a version of this white and yellow gold and diamond ring

Contemporary and modern engagement ring, gold and diamonds with a matt or brushed finish, handmade and remodelled by Sue Lane Jewellery

This gold engagement ring was very special for my clients. One of their parents had passed away quite recently and they inherited a collection of rings that were clearly very loved. It was so important I photographed every stage of the process as a reminder of the rings and to show how they were reformed into one very simple but beautiful engagement ring. On this occasion the yellow gold has been rhodium plated, which does wear through, but my clients understand this, and I re-plate as often as required. 

Sizing, delivery, returns

Buying jewellery couldn't be simpler

  1. Simply choose the piece you would like to order.
  2. Purchase online or give Sue a call. Most major credit and debit cards can be accepted over the telephone, whilst bank transfers and cheques are also an option for you - contact Sue for details.
  3. Sue makes all the work by hand. If the jewellery you have ordered is in stock, she can despatch quickly, usually within 2 days. If not, Sue will make it for you; this can take between 3 days to 3 weeks, depending on complexity and time of year.
  4. To be sure of your delivery time have a chat with Sue first. If your order is very urgent or you have a deadline, talk to Sue - she will do her very best to make it in time for you.
  5. All orders are beautifully packaged in a lovely black and grey box with Sue Lane written on the outside and then tied with ribbon. It's then wrapped in lots of tissue to make it’s safe journey to you.
  6. POSTAGE IS FREE! Sue doesn’t charge you a thing for postage. All orders are sent Royal Mail Special Delivery, meaning it is insured and guaranteed next day delivery by your Postman. Your signature will be needed but if you’re not in a card will be left for you.


If for any reason you don’t love your piece of Sue Lane jewellery it can be returned within 14 days of purchase providing it is unworn and in it’s original packaging and a full refund will be given. 

All items must be returned via a fully insured delivery service. I (Sue Lane) am not responsible for the delivery costs of returned items or for lost or damaged items whilst in transit.

  1. You MUST contact Sue before returning any item.
  2. You will receive a full refund within 14 days of receipt of the item.
  3. Please note that commissioned items are non-returnable.
  4. You can also exchange your piece of jewellery within 14 days of purchase. You MUST contact Sue before returning any item for an exchange.
  5. Should the item you are exchanging to have a higher value than the returned item, you will be sent an invoice for the additional amount which can be paid by card, bank transfer or cheque. If the item is cheaper, Sue will refund the difference.
  6. Once payment is sorted and the new piece made, Sue will post it to you.

Ring sizing

Sue makes rings to the size your select when ordering. If the ring does not fit, then she will re-size the ring free of charge (once only) providing:

  1. You pay £9 to cover Royal Mail Special Delivery costs for returning the ring to you (can be paid by cheque or back transfer).
  2. You ensure it's returned within 14 days of delivery.

Please do contact me before returning any ring for a re-size, it is so useful to have a discussion to help gauge how much adjustment is needed.

Please note: rings must be returned via a fully insured delivery service. I (Sue Lane) am not responsible for the delivery costs of returning a ring for re-sizing or for lost or damaged rings whilst in transit.)

Sue will happily resize, refinish or repolish the ring at any time after the 14 days have expired, but at a cost based on the time needed to fulfil the work which Sue can quote before you return the ring.

Not sure of your ring size?

If you are not sure of your ring size, please contact Sue. We can arrange your order and then post out a free ring sizer to you. You then simply call or email with the measurement.

Postage and packaging

As I have mentioned postage is FREE within the UK. Outside the UK (the countries below only) there will be an additional small charge of £10 to cover extra delivery costs. 

Europe: United Kingdom, Andorra, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Canary Islands, Corsica, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madeira, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Outside Europe: Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and USA.