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Vintage costume jewellery remake?

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Shiny_Rock
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I have some vintage costume jewellery earrings that have sentimental value to me (I wore them to my formal with one of my great aunts ball gowns).
As much as I close my eyes and wish they aren’t turning into the real thing on their own.
So I’m hoping someone here can give me an idea of what it would ost to have these remade in the real deal. Would need to be white gold (allergies) and created sapphires (or very cheap Australian or Thai ones as the budget would be *as low as possible*).
Any idea what I would be looking at?
Any help is appreciated as always.
(just in case your interested for reference - no marks on the earnings - 1920’s-1940’s somewhere around there, good quality paste).
I have always liked how the design flows from the ears and moves with you.
would be happy to change the shape at the bottom to drops or pears which would probably be easier to source.
I’m in Sydney Australia For any jeweller referals if that helps.
 

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Those are lovely! I think it's a great idea and I totally empathize with the motivation.

So much of the beauty of the final project will be in the tone and transparency of the sapphires so not sure how low you want to go there. Matching that teal-ish shade seems feasible but I have never seen such skinny marquise in real sapphire -- that must generate a ton of waste. So synthetic sapphire would be a great substitute, imo, and I'm a purist. Some of the top faceters discussed on PS have access to synthetics (maybe Braun or White?) -- I would reach out to one of them after someone (other than me) comes up with a name.

Vis-a-vis allergies, white gold is generally not the way to go unless it is a nickel-free alloy.
 

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Those are lovely! I think it's a great idea and I totally empathize with the motivation.

So much of the beauty of the final project will be in the tone and transparency of the sapphires so not sure how low you want to go there. Matching that teal-ish shade seems feasible but I have never seen such skinny marquise in real sapphire -- that must generate a ton of waste. So synthetic sapphire would be a great substitute, imo, and I'm a purist. Some of the top faceters discussed on PS have access to synthetics (maybe Braun or White?) -- I would reach out to one of them after someone (other than me) comes up with a name.

Vis-a-vis allergies, white gold is generally not the way to go unless it is a nickel-free alloy.
Thanks for your response. Really helpful advice with a sapphires. Would be happy with other stones of the same hue of course. With the allergy thing - it’s not even an allergic reaction - I mos spoke. It’s just a weird thing where the silver turns black when it touches my skin so I can’t wear it.
Everything I wear is gold - which takes a lot of the fun out of fashion jewellery for me and means a lot of things don’t get worn.
 
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