Our recipe for making the most out of your summer jewelry! This is the time to relax, reflect and explore endless possibilities.

Step 1: Take time to unwind, whether it be a quick jet set to Playa del Carmen or finding a shady spot in the park to catch up on that book that you have been wanting to read.

Step 2: Peruse your jewelry drawer and pull out those pieces you haven’t been wearing whether they have been gifted, inherited or are just outdated.

Step 3: Bring your pieces to studio 703 + RLD and discover the endless possibilities of jewelry that can be made with your dusty jewels. Let your creativity shine and then wear it!

See how we transformed a pair of heirloom earrings into an entire collection.

One Pair of Earrings = Endless Possibilities

When a customer came to us with a pair of Tahitian Pearl and Marquise Diamond earrings that were collecting dust in her jewelry box, we saw an opportunity to create something beautiful. Better yet, we saw an opportunity to create several beautiful things.

She brought her earrings to us because she wanted to use the pearls and diamonds from her earrings to create some custom jewelry. As always, we were happy to take on the challenge!

This is what we started with:

This simple pair of pearl earrings had so much potential. We couldn’t wait to get to work!

Heirloom Tahitian Pearl and Marquise Diamond Earrings

These pieces were the final result:

Double Wrap Hand Cut Leather Bracelet with (3) Marquise Diamonds in 14 Karat Gold

Double wrap hand cut hand dyed leather bracelet with 3 marquise diamonds - custom bracelet - rebecca lankford designs

We absolutely love this chic leather bracelet! We took three of the marquise diamonds from the pearl earrings and bezel set them onto hand cut, hand dyed leather for a simplistic, modern bracelet that is perfect for lunch on the beach! Check out the resort collection at Katia Boutique to find the perfect look to accessorize your bracelet.



14 Karat White Gold Diamond Hoops with Marquise Diamonds

custom 14 karat white gold hoops with marquise diamonds - rebecca lankford designs

We used two of the remaining marquise diamonds to create these gorgeous handmade white gold hoops. Everyone needs a great pair of hoops and these are a great look for happy hour on the rooftop of B&B Butchers. Take in the sunset and let your diamonds sparkle into the night.



Tahitian Pearl & Marquise Diamond Necklace

custom tahitian pearl necklace with marquise diamond - rebecca lankford designs

This beautiful elongated pearl necklace features the final marquise diamond and Tahitian pearl from the original earring set. This simple piece is elegant enough for a night out and casual enough for a ball game at Minute Maid Park wearing your white Astros Championship jersey.



Black Rhodium Sterling Silver Chain Necklace with Rose Gold Cap and South Sea Pearl

custom hand made rose gold cap and tahitian pearl necklace

The final piece in our new collection is a black rhodium plated sterling silver chain necklace with solid rose gold links. This Tahitian Pearl necklace features a beautiful handmade rose gold cap and a pave diamond clasp. We think this is the perfect necklace for a Houston summer black tie wedding. Pair this statement necklace with a simple LBD (little black dress) and a classic pair of shoes. Shop Barney’s shoe sale and feel like a goddess!


before and after custom jewelry collage - rebecca lankford designs

It’s hard to believe that this gorgeous collection of jewelry all came from one pair of unworn earrings! Here at Rebecca Lankford Designs, we love designing and creating custom, handmade jewelry for our customers. Stop by studio 703 today to find out what we can do for you.


The RLD team