While diamonds may be forever, using gold in wedding and engagement jewelry is also in vogue. Yet, there is a twist. More brides are looking to recycle their gold jewelry and create an entirely new piece. Not only is this a cost-conscious option for brides, it is also a highly eco-chic choice. As the value of gold continues to increase, brides and grooms are looking for cost effective ways to keep within their budget. One way is to sell the gold scrap you have gathered over the years. Or, instead of selling old chains or ripped pieces of jewelry, couples can have it melted down and fabricated into something new.
Another trend is to use gold pieces from previous generations to have something borrowed and something new. These re-purposed family heirlooms can be of great sentimental value for brides on their special day. Soon to be brides can also request that friends and family members bring pieces of unwearable gold scraps to a bridal shower or other type of bridal get together. This is a great idea to symbolically connect loved ones to your union. While not all metal types are compatible to be melted together and other factors, like carat weight, also play a role, the possibilities of bringing so many unique pieces together is a creative solution. You never know what gold in the rough you will find. Not only can gold be a great financial investment, but it can now also be a great emotional investment.