If you’re everything like us, you very own extra than a handful of cherished items of jewelry that almost never see the light-weight of working day — an elaborate ring that’s lacking a stone or two, a gorgeous-but-dated broach inherited from a family members member, or a considerably-cherished earring that’s lacking its mate. But you’re in luck! Margaret Ellis Jewelry (also referred to as ME) specializes in custom made patterns that integrate (or upgrade) individuals unique merchandise desperately in have to have of some TLC.
Mclaine Richardson, proprietor and designer at Margaret Ellis Jewellery, suggests the initial action in this custom made structure course of action is telling her about the piece you want to be repurposed and describing the eyesight you have for its new life. “Typically, shoppers attain out and say, ‘I want to make XYZ — a ring, a bracelet, a necklace,’” she explains. “I have them both appear in [to the studio] or begin the dialogue by cell phone if they have a little something unique in head … or they describe what it is they want and the parts they have that they would like me to use.”
“My favorite pieces to design are certainly these that are passed down from technology to era. For occasion, where [a piece] was the grandmother’s and now her daughter wants to give it to her daughter,” Mclaine adds. “It’s that multi-generational household heirloom component that is normally the most satisfying, but it’s also exciting to repurpose older pieces — even our own old Margaret Ellis pieces — to reinvent them into a new design and style.”
A modern illustration of this tailor made design method is a established of rings Mclaine developed for a mother’s two daughters using aged relatives stones. “[The mother] came in, explained her two daughters, and showed me the stones she had. She required to continue to keep the price of the stones equal for just about every daughter, but each [of them] has a quite exclusive character,” Mclaine tells us. “One was a ton a lot more of a conservative-model ring in the style and design, the preference of stones, and the simplicity. The other one was a quite eclectic fashion the place we mixed lots of shapes and measurements. [We were able to] replicate the diverse personalities of each individual daughter.”
Mclaine’s beloved ingredient of this customized style process is studying about the background of the parts that are getting repurposed. “Just possessing that being familiar with of how it’s going to be employed and worn and how it was employed and worn is this sort of a enjoyable and exclusive procedure,” she says. “I basically just made myself a new set of stack rings. I took the diamond out of an old ring that my mom gave me for my 13th birthday, alongside with her original engagement diamond, and a diamond out of my late grandfather’s tie pin, and made myself a really sentimental piece. The possibilities are unlimited.”
Margaret Ellis Jewellery also has a motivation to sustainability. “[We’re] reusing the aged stones, and we’re also reusing any metals we can that are at least 18K or 22K gold,” claims Mclaine. “We also recycle all of our scrap metal, no matter whether it’s used in a piece or taken back to the refineries. [And because] everything we make is made to purchase, we have very little waste to dispose of.”
When it will come to new collections for Margaret Ellis Jewelry, Mclaine phone calls on her really like for background and fashion. She tells us she generally seems back again at the Margaret Ellis archive as perfectly as classes she uncovered in art history for inspiration. “We just did a assortment this summer months in which I was impressed by the sculptor Louise Nevelson. She used discovered objects to make collage sculptures and then painted it all white so that it all was uniform,” Mclaine clarifies. “I used our scrap silver to build a few of one of a kind, just one-of-a-kind pieces in a equivalent fashion that I’m obsessed with. ME collectors have come to count on new and diverse creative expressions each and every single time.”
When jewelry styles have certainly improved about the several years, Mclaine and the Margaret Ellis Jewellery crew are focused to maintaining the legacy and sentiment of your most treasured pieces intact when they remodel them into a new design that will be worn and cherished for decades to appear. They’re a remarkably special studio to continue to keep in head for presents and for marking special occasions. Make certain to insert you to the top rated of your listing this holiday season!
You can check out the authorities at their Nashville studio positioned at 2809 Bransford Avenue. Or, examine your vision by contacting Margaret Ellis Jewelry at (615) 255-3255.
This report is sponsored by Margaret Ellis Jewelry. All images courtesy of Margaret Ellis Jewellery.