In need of some Bee wisdom!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
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2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@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
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6866 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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 # 7
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8905 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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
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695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

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
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474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

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.

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