Post # 1
I was wondering if anyone has experience with getting the prongs replaced on a ring? DH and I just received a beautiful antique diamond band in the mail, but when I took it in to the jeweler to make sure that a) the stated specs were accurate and b) that there was enough gold in the band for it to be resized, I was told that the prongs were really flat and needed to be totally redone.
I was quoted $200 to reprong and resize. Does this seem reasonable?
If not, we have until next Saturday to return the ring to the seller…and start the search all over again.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
That doesn’t sound unreasonable to me, however, it doesn’t hurt to take it to a couple different places and see what they quote you. I guess my question would be…how many prongs are they fixing? That would make a difference on how reasonable that price is also.
Post # 4
@MarieeAbeille23: They might be able to replace the whole head for that (depending on how the ring was made). But yeah, it would not hurt to check around.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Sounds resonable to me. Most resizes are $50-$100 . I would atill get some other quotes and comparisson shop. Remember tho that cheapest is not always best tho! Take the jeweler’s experience into account
Post # 6
Here’s what the ring looks like:
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@MarieeAbeille23: that sounds about right to me. I had my 4 prongs rebuilt (heirloom ring from the 1910s) and I believe it was $60 a prong or $240 total. It’s a platinum setting so I think it was a little pricey because of that.
Post # 8
Yes, I can say with confidence that price is what it runs for that. However, I would ask about jeweler ordering a pre built head if your stone happens to be a ‘normal’ size. My designer told me a pre built head is always stronger than one that is made by jeweler. Mine had to be made because I had an odd stone size that would not fit a pre built one.
Post # 9
I’ve had my prongs retipped several times. They should be able to tell you exactly which prongs need it and give you a price per prong. It happens over time to all rings so no worries. You can’t even tell where it was done when you get the ring back but you will notice that the prongs look great! That price is not unreasonable considering it is designed to prevent the stone from falling out.