MOLTEN STORE VINTAGE
OUR VINTAGE JEWELLERY MISSION:
Our vintage collections are curated with the intention of promoting a more sustainable and transparent approach to jewellery. By investing care and energy into the restoration of original antique and vintage items, we aim to give each piece a new lease on life - reducing its carbon footprint and minimising our consumption of newly-mined metals. We love how each vintage piece has its own story to tell; a story that will continue to evolve through time.
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WHERE IS OUR VINTAGE JEWELLERY SOURCED?
VINTAGE RING RESIZING
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
MATERIAL & CARE
WHERE IS OUR VINTAGE JEWELLERY SOURCED?
To source our array of high quality vintage, we work in partnership with the Melbourne Mint, Australia's most respected precious metals dealer. The Melbourne Mint specialise in sourcing diamond and fine jewellery pieces for the purpose of refining down the jewellery to produce recycled metal (often pressed into bullion form).
Through our close partnership, we’re able to intercept the array of antique jewellery collected by the Melbourne Mint, enabling us to reclaim the items and offer them to our customers in their existing form - celebrating the originality and history of the design.
Once the jewellery has been selected by our buying team, each piece is then assayed to confirm the purity of the metals and the constitution of the stones (using state of the art technology), then lovingly refurbished by our team in Brisbane, Australia.
What happens to the pieces we don’t curate in our range? The metals are melted down for recycling by Melbourne Mint, while special stones from the jewellery are pulled and reclaimed by us. We then set these stones in new jewellery pieces designed by our team, such as in our Compass range.
VINTAGE RING RESIZING:
Fallen in love but the ring you love isn’t the right size? We offer ring resizing exclusively for our vintage pieces that are forged in 9ct and 18ct gold, completed by our team in Brisbane, Australia.
You can purchase this option online alongside your vintage goodies, following which our team will contact you to confirm your resizing details;
9ct resizing $60
18ct resizing $80
*Ring sizing will be completed within a seven business day turnaround. We are able to resize rings within two US ring sizes, meaning that we can resize it up to two sizes larger or smaller. Rings aren’t able to be resized more than two US sizes as this could cause damage the rings details or stones.
Not sure of your ring size?
Simply follow the instructional images and conversion charts below to determine your size at home.
Otherwise, don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY:
Each one-of-a-kind Molten Store Vintage piece is available in store at our Brisbane boutique, as well as available to purchase on our online store. Therefore please allow an additional business day for Online Order dispatch (excluding Click+Collect).
All other shipping and delivery details are as normal: read here for more information.
MATERIAL & CARE:
All of our high quality vintage pieces are set in solid metals (9ct, 14ct, 18ct, 24ct gold/white gold/platinum). These pieces have stood the test of time, and will continue to do so with your love and care.
We recommend a few simple tips to keep them shining for as long as possible:
Regularly clean your jewellery - when doing so, be sure to check the manner in which you are cleaning, taking care that what you’re using to clean the jewellery isn’t going to cause any damage
Store your jewellery in a quality jewellery box
When storing your jewellery, make sure it has been cleaned or wiped down beforehand
Clean or wipe down your jewellery as soon as possible after exposure to perfume, makeup, or other materials that may react with the metal
Have your jewellery checked and serviced by a jeweller regularly (if you wear a piece often, we recommend you have your piece checked once per year)
As well as a few things to avoid:
Avoid wearing your jewellery when it may come in contact with cleaning liquids (for instance, while washing the dishes)
Avoid wearing your jewellery while showering or bathing
Avoid letting your jewellery come in contact with saltwater
Avoid swimming while wearing any silver jewellery, as chlorine will tarnish silver jewellery
Avoid cleaning your jewellery without checking that what you are using to clean is safe and not harmful to the specific metal
Avoid jewellery to bed, while playing sport, or while undertaking any manual work that may result in damage to your jewellery
Most stones such as diamonds, rubies and sapphires are able to be cleaned with a soft brush and warm water/detergent solution. We recommend doing this on a semi-regular basis to maintain brilliance and avoid a build up of grease, dirt and oils.
To care for your stones further, we recommend taking them to a professional jewellery cleaner once or twice a year.
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