An old wedding band has sentimental value, and while an individual may not want to wear it any longer, he or she may also not be comfortable throwing away that piece of their past. People can hold onto old wedding bands by opting to melt them down into new pieces of jewelry, or finding an ornamental use for them.
Keep your old wedding ring as a ring, but spruce it up with gemstones. Jewelers can add settings to your old ring and fill the settings with gems or stones of your choice, such as rubies, opals and diamonds. This option allows you to continue to wear your old wedding band, however, new and improved.
Redesign Silver Ring
A wedding ring with multiple stones or a layered design can be turned into a pair of earrings. You may not even be sure what it is you are looking for, but know you will get good wear out of diamond earrings. You may opt for classic studs or maybe something more contemporary in nature. If there are enough stones, you can even have a jeweler create small diamond hoops.
For a more original piece, take your ring and create a brooch. This is a good idea if you have extra money to spend since brooches are usually a little bigger than other pieces of jewelry. By adding birthstones or maybe favorite gemstones, you can create a floral design or a more intricate pattern. Whatever you decide, choose a piece that you will get wear out of and want to pass on as a unique heirloom.