At Waldemar Jewellers we specialise in jewellery remodelling services in the Sydney CBD.

You may have an engagement ring you want to upgrade or a family heirloom you love but is outdated. Make it your own by redesigning it so you can wear and enjoy it every day. Jewellery remodelling hand crafted here in Sydney could be a good option for these pieces with high sentimental value.

Come into our showroom in The Dymocks Building for a free one-on-one consultation to discuss your ideas on how to transform your piece. We have over 20 years of experience in custom made jewellery and jewellery remodelling. We are sure that with your ideas and our jewellers creativity, we will find a design to give a new life to your old sentimental jewellery. Let’s convert it into an amazing piece that you will love to wear and enjoy every day.

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In this article;
1. Upgrading Center Stones
2. Restyling Family Heirlooms
3. Repurposing Old Jewellery
4. Converting Jewellery Types
5. Creating Matching Sets
6. Enhancing Security
7. Adding or Removing Stones
8. The Jewellery Remodelling Process


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1. Upgrading Center Stones: Elevating Elegance

Discover the allure of upgrading your existing centre stones as we explore the transformative journey of enhancing your jewellery’s focal point. Uncover the possibilities of transitioning from a modest diamond to dazzling top quality larger diamond, elevating the aesthetic and sentimental value of your cherished pieces. Or swapping out your Australia sapphire for a Royal Blue Ceylon Sapphire.

2. Restyling Family Heirlooms: Bridging Generations

Preserve the legacy of family heirlooms by embarking on a journey to restyle and revive their timeless charm. Explore how expert craftsmanship can breathe new life into inherited treasures, seamlessly blending sentimentality with contemporary allure.

3. Repurposing Old Jewellery: A Fusion of Eras

Witness the magic of repurposing vintage jewellery, where the elegance of bygone eras meets modern sophistication. Take a piece you may have been given for a previous birthday many years earlier and transform it into a captivating remodelled piece of jewellery that seamlessly bridges the gap between past and present.

4. Converting Jewellery Types: Transformative Metamorphosis

Delve into the world of converting jewellery types, where a brooch becomes a pendant or a bracelet evolves into a ring. Experience the creative freedom to reimagine your jewellery, transcending its original form to create entirely new and innovative pieces.

5. Creating Matching Sets: Harmony in Symmetry

Explore the artistry of creating matching sets, where individual pieces harmonise to form a cohesive and elegant ensemble. Witness the seamless integration of design elements, ensuring that each piece complements the others to create a stunning and unified aesthetic. Using a treasured piece of jewellery to create a replica or matching piece of jewellery that can be worn as a set.

6. Enhancing Security Features: A Fusion of Style and Safety

Prioritise both style and safety by exploring how jewellery redesign can enhance security features. Discover the integration of robust clasps, secure settings, and innovative design elements that not only protect your valuable gems but also elevate the overall aesthetic.

7. Adding or Removing Gemstones: A Play of Brilliance

Embark on a journey of customisation by exploring the addition or removal of gemstones. Witness the play of brilliance as expert artisans strategically incorporate new gems or create minimalist designs, allowing you to tailor your jewellery to suit your evolving taste. Whether you have lost a stone and need to to replace it with an exact match or you want to add a halo to your solitaire ring.


  1. Consultation:
    The process typically begins with a consultation between the client and a jeweller. During this meeting, the client discusses their vision for the remodelled piece, outlines any specific design preferences, and shares the materials they wish to repurpose.

  2. Assessment:
    The jeweller assesses the existing piece(s), considering factors such as the condition of the jewellery, the quality of gemstones or metals, and any potential challenges or limitations in the redesign process.

  3. Design Proposal:
    Based on the client’s preferences and the assessment, the jeweller provides a design proposal. This may include sketches, computer-generated models, or other visual representations of the proposed remodelled piece. The client has the opportunity to review and approve the design before proceeding.

  4. Material Selection:
    If the client wishes to incorporate gemstones or metals from the original piece, the jeweller carefully removes and evaluates these materials for reuse. Additionally, clients may choose to supplement or replace materials to achieve the desired look.

  5. Crafting Process:
    Once the design is finalised and the materials selected, the jeweller begins the crafting process. Skilled artisans work to transform the existing jewellery into a new design. This may involve reshaping metals, resetting gemstones, or adding new elements.

  6. Setting Gemstones:
    Gemstones are set into the new design with precision. This can involve various setting techniques, such as prong setting, bezel setting, or pave setting, depending on the design and gemstone type.

  7. Polishing and Finishing:
    The remodelled piece undergoes meticulous polishing and finishing to enhance its aesthetic appeal. This step includes smoothing surfaces, refining details, and ensuring a flawless appearance.

  8. Quality Check:
    A thorough quality check is conducted to ensure that the remodelled piece meets the client’s expectations and adheres to high-quality standards. This may involve inspections for durability, gemstone security, and overall craftsmanship.

  9. Client Approval:
    The client is invited to inspect the finished piece and provide approval. Any necessary adjustments can be made at this stage to ensure complete satisfaction.

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browse our designs for inspiration

modern halo diamond ring
Dress rings
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eternity rings
halo emerald necklace yellow gold
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oval sapphire three stone ring with bullet diamond side stones
blue sapphires

what our customers say

See for yourself what some of our very happy customers say about Waldemar Jewellers.

My partner gave me his grandma’s Saphire for Christmas. After hearing great things about Mark from a close friend we went and met with him with a view to getting him to design a ring for us. I was a bit nervous as I generally don’t wear jewellery and wanted it to be something I’d love and wear every day. Mark did an amazing job with the design and we are so happy with the result. I get complimented on it all the time.

Anneke Dekker

Very happy. Went out of their way to help us with designs to remake an engagement ring to exactly what we wanted and the wedding bands Mark made for us were absolutely fabulous!!! Extremely happy and will recommend them to friends in the future!!!

Alex Dunkerley

Mark was incredibly patient and helpful in suggesting both cost efficient and design options for getting my inherited jewellery re-set. The pieces were stunning. I highly recommend using Waldemar and will be sending more pieces his way!

Stephanie Howard
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