A Sentimental Journey: How We Create Jewelry That Showcases and Safeguards Keepsakes

June 11, 2018

A Sentimental Journey: How We Create Jewelry That Showcases and Safeguards Keepsakes

Memories are more than mere moments etched into the corner of our minds. They transform us into who we are. Keepsakes are ways to hold those memories close to our hearts. No one is better equipped to capture these memories than a custom jeweler who specializes in unique jewelry design. Not only are we able to create items to commemorate special moments in your life, but we’re also able to craft pieces that safeguard your precious keepsakes.

We believe in creating emotion you can wear. Everything else is just jewelry. Take a sentimental journey with us as we explore the sophisticated, stylish and artistic methods we use to capture memories.

We Create One-of-a-Kind Designs from Beloved Heirlooms

At Spectrum Fine Jewelry, we’re fortunate to have the award-winning talent of chief jewelry designer Susan Drake whose bold, unique forms have earned honors from the American Gem Trade Association and secured a Case Award from the Jewelers of America.

Susan will work with your gemstones, unwanted gold, and other keepsake items in your jewelry box to create something special that will become a new family heirloom, enabling you to start a new legacy. We realize that each piece has a special story behind it, one that is uniquely you and is filled with powerful, loving memories.

custom diamond swirl ring

Allow us to help you write the next chapter as part of a free Jewelry Box Review with one of our professionals. 

Susan’s award-winning work includes this amazing Aegean ring in palladium with seafoam green tourmaline and diamonds.

susan drake aegean ring

We can Transform Masculine Jewelry into Feminine Pieces

Did your grandfather have a favorite watch? Maybe it was a precision timepiece he received at retirement or perhaps it was a classic, vintage pocket watch. Did your father have a special pair of gold cufflinks engraved with his initials? Don’t let these items remain unused. We can transform them into delicate, creative and feminine designs. Meet with one of our trained, creative professionals who can help you reinvent these items, turning them into something you would actually wear every day. Every time someone compliments you on your unique piece of jewelry, you’ll be able to tell the stories behind it, reliving precious family memories.

We Elevate Graduation Jewelry and Preserving Your Accomplishments

You spent years and thousands of hours working toward your degree and diploma. Your high school and college memories were a vital part of your transformative years. You vividly remember your excitement when you first slid your high school class ring on your finger. It was the perfect emblem of who you were and what you wanted to accomplish in life.

But you’re not the same person you were in high school, are you? Shouldn’t your jewelry reflect that?

Don’t leave memories of your youth gathering dust in your jewelry box. Instead, allow us to immortalize the piece by transforming it into a pendant or giving it new life by applying a new stone or different setting.

custom marquis diamond platinum ring

We Set The Stage for Jewelry Designed for New Memories and Special Occasions

We often work with our client’s existing jewelry, diamonds & gems. Such projects as:

  • Transforming a Grandmother’s diamond into a new and stylish engagement ring suitable for today’s bride.
  • Update your mother’s old jewelry such as cocktail rings or tennis bracelets and refashion them into a fresh ring or necklace.
  • Take your unused gold jewelry and invent a completely new pendant or earrings.
  • Following a divorce we can convert your valuable engagement ring into a right hand ring or a necklace.
  • Or in the sad event of the death of a spouse, we have converted the old wedding jewelry into a re-imagined keepsake.

Immediately Enjoy the Benefit of Our Experience and Unlimited Imagination

We want to help you preserve the memories you hold most dear so you can enjoy them every day, creating a conversation piece that makes a statement about who you are and why these pieces are precious to you.

Please schedule a time to speak with one of our expert jewelry artists. We want to take this sentimental journey with you. 


For more than 20 years, Spectrum Fine Jewelry has been renowned throughout the Southeast as a premier source for exceptional and unusual custom-designed jewelry by our award-winning team of designers and master goldsmith. With an emphasis on fine-colored gems, Spectrum hosts regular events from private round tables to weekend gem shows. Other events include designer trunk shows, diamond sales, custom restyle events, and appraisal clinics.

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