Transformation – Benjamin Black Goldsmiths



Todays Guest Blogger is Benjamin Black a creative and fresh goldsmith from New Zealand.


Transformation is one of the best parts of being a goldsmith.

Turning a previously unloved piece of jewellery into a wearable piece of art is something I will never tire off.

All jewellery boxes have a ‘homeless tidbits’ compartment, right?

You know what I mean – the draw full of miscellaneous things you just can’t bear to throw out, like old forgotten brooches with faulty clasps, broken necklaces, partner-less earrings, and the inherited jewels from lovely Aunt Murtle that were just too ugly to wear (bless her cotton socks).

Recently I was fortunate enough to re-vamp a ring into a brooch and I thought I would share the process with you.

Transforming Jewelry

Transforming Jewelry

First I cut the ring in the middle of the back, and opened it up to form a straight line and curled the ends.  I hand crafted ornamental pieces from 9ct gold to match the patterns around the setting.

Then I added a clasp to the back.

Transormation - Jewelry Upscale

transformation – Jewelry Upscale

Finally, I sourced a funky little cameo, which I thought would fit quite nicely as the centrepiece, and the transformation was complete.

Transformed - Benjamin Black Goldsmiths

Transformed – Benjamin Black Goldsmiths

From an unworn ring to a rather quirky little broach, and the customer was rather happy as well.

Do you have jewellery at home that you no longer wear?

If so, you can consider having it re-modelled, or trade in the gold towards a brand new piece of gorgeous jewellery.

Benjamin Clark, Owner/Jeweller, Benjamin Black Goldsmiths



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