Recycled Wedding Rings – Why Recycle a Wedding Band?

Recycled wedding rings with fingerprints

What is a recycled wedding ring?

A recycled wedding ring is a wedding ring remade from existing precious metal jewellery, or a wedding ring recycled into a brand new item of jewellery.

Why recycle a wedding ring?

You might ask the question: Why would anyone want to recycle a wedding ring? The answer depends entirely on your requirements. Here are just a few reasons provided by our clients.

What to do with your old wedding ring?

One of the requests we receive involves re-cycling an old wedding ring from a previous marriage. We routinely factor pre-owned wedding rings to offset the cost of new commissions. Re-cycling a wedding ring typically retains sentimental value. For this reason, some clients choose to retain the exact metal. Heirloom wedding rings from grandparents can be re-made into a new design in this way.

Wedding rings from recycled precious metals

With the exception of Fairtrade Gold, all of our precious metal wedding rings derive from recycled precious metals. Our post today relates to recycled wedding rings, as opposed to recycled precious metals. If you’re looking for a regular wedding ring, made from recycled sources, all of our regular Gold, Platinum and Palladium comes from recycled sources.

1. Melting down a wedding ring to create a new wedding ring

If a client requires a brand new wedding ring, made from an original wedding ring, we can do this. Furthermore, we can use the original precious metal—ensuring the same metal goes into the new ring.

2. Recycling a wedding ring into brand new jewellery

Another reason for recycling a wedding ring might involve creating a brand new item of jewellery from a wedding ring. Some clients with existing wedding rings after divorce don’t quite know what to do with the rings. They sit in the back of a drawer collecting dust. Melting down ‘divorce’ wedding rings enables a client to re-purpose their jewellery. We can offset the cost of new wedding rings or re-use the existing gold in a brand new commission.

3. Upgrading your wedding ring to Platinum or Gold

Perhaps you wish to remake your original wedding ring in new metal. For anyone who wishes to change or upgrade their precious metal, recycling your wedding ring in new metal is possible. A wedding ring recycled from an original wedding band requires the same metal choice. As part of our process, we separate any such commission to ensure no other precious metal contaminates the recycled design. In much the same way as Fairtrade Gold, metals remain separated from our regular workflow of precious metal. As a result, we can ensure that 100% of the item has gone into the new jewellery.

re-making a wedding ring

Wedding ring re-cycled into the same design after excessive wear.

4. Recycled wedding rings crafted in the same design

Situations where wedding rings are either damaged or worn, often necessitate a complete remake of the wedding ring. Working to the exact same profile and design, we re-make a wedding ring, applying any details from the original wedding ring. Recycled wedding rings made in this way, might require a small amount of additional metal. We quote on an individual basis and recommend anyone interested gets in touch.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.