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heartfelt. genuine. Japanese craftmanship.

jewellery remodel specialist

Breathe new life into your unused precious pieces..

When it comes to remodelling your jewellery, I understand how each piece has a special meaning to you. My job is to give it a new life while cherishing your sentiment. A few pieces can be integrated into 1 piece of jewellery, a ring can be transformed into a pendant.. the possibilities are endless! You don’t have to have a solid idea to start with. I get inspiration from your stories and wishes. Please feel free to contact me. 

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Jewellery remodeLling Process

It can be done in person / online

1. Design

At the initial meeting, either in person or online, you will find the right design to suit your needs. Please feel fee to bring images if you have them. Otherwise, I will suggest various style ideas and choices for you.

2. Estimate

Once your design is complete, you will require a 50% deposit for work to commence. Cost will vary depending on techniques and materials used.

3. Making

Work frame is dependant on the design and material (as sometimes I need to source it). Usually around 2-4 weeks from design approval.

4. Completion

Once the work is completed, I will email you photo(s) of the piece for final approval. Then, please arrange a balance payment. I take credit card as well as bank transfer.

5. Hand Over

My studio is located in Cairns city, Far North Qld. If you live in another city, I will express post your jewellery.

After service

1 year warranty covers free stone resetting (not replacement) and cleaning/polishing. I will check the condition of your jewellery, so regular visits are recommended.

What my clients say..

Taka is an exceptional artist and craftsman.

If you are looking for a unique custom design or recreating a modern heirloom from some sentimental family jewels Taka is a genius.
He is an exceptional artist and craftsman. He listens and always delivers what you asked for and so much more. Love his work and continue going back.
Karen Adams

Kk Kikuchi
9. July, 2022.
A hidden gem. One of the best jewelleries I know for sure. We have had our engagement ring and eternity ring made here and we are still loving it. Taka loves what he does with a passion. Great work Taka. It’s amazing when a career and a passion come together.
Daniel
2. June, 2022.
Taka recently performed an urgent repair on my Fiancés engagement ring which was badly bent out shape from an incident at our local gym, previous to that we’d seen her fingers get smaller and the ring starting not to fit as well. We were devastated and the ring seemed beyond repair. Step in Taka, he was so so polite, positive and accommodating and provided reassurance that he can fix it and to not stress out. I told him we were a bit pressed for time, and said he should have it ready within a week which we were very pleased with, only to send a text 2 days later to say its ready, not only that but also under what was originally quoted. The end result was amazing. Thank you Taka for being so kind, caring, reassuring as well as prompt with A-grade workmanship. You’re amazing.
Angela Wang
26. May, 2022.
I had my engagement and wedding rings fully polished . They are 10 years now with lots of scratches and some color changes. Taka did the polish for me within a morning. They are back to me like brand new! Very satisfied with the service. Taka is really lovely and patient. I would like to come back if we visit Cairns next time. Many thanks Taka!
Rachel Campion
23. May, 2022.
Absolutely amazing service. I had my wedding and engagement rings resized by Taka and they were done within two days. They are four years old and we’re looking very scratched and worn but they came back looking brand new. So happy with the quality of the service I received 🙂
Wong Mia
22. May, 2022.
I reformed my grand mother in law’s jewelrys with him. He made only one cast for indivisualy. I am so happy to wear them now.
Karen Adams
19. May, 2022.
If you are looking for a unique custom design or recreating a modern heirloom from some sentimental family jewels Taka is a genius. He is an exceptional artist and craftsman. He listens and always delivers what you asked for and so much more. Love his work and continue going back.
KalUTD
4. May, 2022.
Taka you never disappoint!! Thank you I love ❤️ it.
Adam Saitta
7. April, 2022.
Great service and good price – we got our original wedding bands melted and combined into 2 new bands and my wife kept original diamonds and out into new band. Very happy!

My name is TAKA

Heartfelt chenistry and your smile are my principles.

I am originally from Japan, and have been designing and crafting unique jewellery for over 20 years in this beautiful city of Cairns, Australia. (On holidays, I am usually fishing :))

My speciality is wax carving which enables me to create a very fine and highly detailed design. Unlike the bigger studios, I take care of your creation throughout the process. Your ideas /wishes form the design with my suggestions to enhance wearability and practicality.  Heartfelt chemistry and your smile are my principles. Hope to collaborate with you soon!

My Studio

cosy atmosphere to talk about your special pieces.

Jewellery Taka is located in the quiet laneway right behind Pullman International Hotel in the Cairns city.  Walking distance from most major hotels.  Please feel free to call in !

Jewellery Taka Cairns

  • Shop 11, Village Lane 20 Lake St. Cairns Qld 4870 Australia
  • Tue-Sat 10:00-17:00 (Closed Sun, Mon, Public Holidays)

FAQ

The cost is calculated by the techniques and additional metal(s)/stone(s) required. Here are some samples.

A pendant + matching ring re-born as a design pendant.

Make $550
Add 18ct yellow gold $200
Total $750

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Prong setting diamond ring restyled

Make $820
No additional material
Total $820

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9 ct yellow gold ring & earring integrated as a ring

Make $530
No additional material
Total $530

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Platinum ring, 18ct yellow gold ring & pearls to earrings

Make $3200
No additional material
Total $3200

At the initial meeting, I ask you to show me all the jewellery(s) or stone(s) that you want to be remodelled. If you have images for the desired design, it would help. However, if you don’t have any ideas, that’s absolutely fine. I will ask you the style you like / stories with the jewellery / the occasion you would like to wear it etc.  I will draw some sketches or show you some samples to discuss further.

I try to use the material supplied as much as possible.  If the material is unable to be reused due to the design, unused parts or left over gold / platinum can be traded in. 
Gemstones are not applicable for the trade, so I return them to you.

Usually 2-3 weeks. For the complex design, it may require a month. I tell you the estimate time frame with quote. Please let me know if you need to get it done within specific time.

I work with platinum, yellow/white/rose gold as a base of  jewellery. 

Yes. Please bring it (them) at the 1st meeting. I can check the authenticity of the material (fake/plated etc) on the spot and tell you the trade in estimate.
It won’t exceed actual remodelling cost.

Yes. Please feel free to tell me your budget at the 1st meeting, then we design according to it.

Yes. I have many happy clients interstate by corresponding online.
Please note that my services are only provided within Australia.

No. Once design is finalised, and if additional material or stone is (are) required, I source appropriate pieces to match the design. 

Every jewellery is made to order and I don’t have a catalogue. Please check my instagram or facebook for the latest work.