Monday, May 13, 2013

Updating A Diamond Necklace

Totally switching gears today, but I am so excited about one of my latest ideas.
I love jewelry.
 I have the sweetest husband and he indulges my wish for some bling.
We may be sitting at a garage sale table or sleeping on a garage sale bed (not the mattress, people) but I like jewelry.
(Trade off)
I have been wearing either white gold and/or silver consistantly for about 5 years or so.
 A few years ago the fashionistas said yellow gold was back in style. I was thrilled but it wasn't back for long, maybe a season or two. 
Bill got me a heart necklace similar to this one for our 15th anniversary. 
Source: Ebay
I loved it and wore it everyday for years and years. 
 I haven't worn it for more than a day or two at a time for the last 10 years or so.
I noticed it in my jewelry box the other day when I was looking for something else. It seemed a little wasteful to have something like that laying around. I don't think I will wear it much until gold comes back in style. Not that I care so much about that, but everything else I am wearing lately is white gold. 
Getting the diamonds reset just does not make sense. Last time I had to have a stone set it was $35.00 for one stone. 1,2,3,4,5, ummm. NO!
I had my anniversary band Rhodium dipped two years ago. It cost $30.00 and it didn't really work on a ring because of all the cleaners I use at school.  I figured a necklace wouldn't come into contact with any chemicals.
So I dropped it off at my jewelers.
I couldn't wait to pick it up.


$30.00 is all it cost to have a piece Rhodium dipped. 
I was amazed. I love it and will wear this updated version of a gorgeous piece.
It got me thinking. 
What else do I have to dip???

Do you have a sentimental piece you aren't wearing? 
Have it Rhodium dipped at a reputable jeweler.


  1. WOW ... that really takes on a different look. So pretty.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Tresures

    1. Thank you, Audrey. I am extremely happy with it.

  2. Amazing, I didn't even know you could have this done. It look wonderful and such a pretty necklace. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    1. Hugs back to you, Marty. Thanks for hosting such a sweet party each week.

  3. What a great idea! I love the way it turned out. Thanks so much for sharing the advice.
    New follower,

  4. Thanks for sharing this--I have never heard of it! I have several things I would like to do. Is it expensive?

  5. Thank you for including the price conversion on this Diamond Necklace I will never be able to afford!

  6. “Diamonds are forever.” - This is one of the most popular statement about diamonds. And diamonds just live up to these words. They never go out of style and wouldn't lose their glimmer. Getting them cleaned once or twice a year is enough to maintain their beauty. Thank you for sharing the love for diamonds!
    Milagro @ Diamonds Direct