Go beyond traditional recycling and have your old jewelry rendered into something brand new! For decades, Striking Gold Jewelers has recycled the gold, platinum, silver, diamonds, and other gemstones
from customers' old jewelry to create new custom pieces with unique stories. Jewelers, designers and owners, Peter and Leesa Farnsworth welcome you to explore the many opportunities your old jewelry
can offer you once again.
People recycle their old jewelry for many reasons; for example it may be broken beyond repair, not your style or you desire a new family heirloom that combines many pieces and memories. Whatever
your reason, you will come away with something new that you will love and cherish. And you'll be surprised at how affordable it is!
At Striking Gold Jewelers in Ellsworth, you will take a trip back in time - back to when jewelry was made entirely by hand, before the advent of modern technology and the industrial revolution.
With the exception of a dremel-style handpiece and the polishing lathe, all work is performed entirely by hand. Hand fabrication is a humble
and dying art that Peter and Leesa practice and strive
to preserve every day. All work, including accurate repair, is done on-site by one or both of the jewelers. Peter is a master bench jeweler who has been fabricating for 44 years, while Leesa, also a
bench jeweler, has been fabricating for 28 years.
The process is truly fascinating - your old jewelry is melted down with a torch into little "M&M's," then rolled by hand through steel plates making flat bars or square wire. For round wire, the square
wire is then pulled by hand through steel plates. The torch is the "ultimate eliminator" of bad memories, yet perfectly preserves the meaningful ones.
Don't own any old or broken jewelry? No problem – Striking Gold can use the same hand fabrication process using newly recycled pure gold, which is then blended into four colors of gold in many karats.
Either way, your new piece of jewelry will reflect your personality because you assist in the design process. Choose from the many unique designs Striking Gold offers in-store, or bring your own design
for a piece that's truly one-of-a-kind.