(Closed) Plain band re-make? Help?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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11416 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You can have the gold melted down & they can totally remake the whole ring just as you want it!

Post # 4
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228 posts
Helper bee

What a jeweler would do is make a wax mold for a ring that would hold your stones, then melt down your ring & would probably need to add some gold to it, & then would cast your new ring & set the stones. It will probably be more expensive than a premade ring but if you can afford it, totally worth it. Also, get multiple quotes since they might vary by a fair amount.

Post # 5
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974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What they can do with recasting is amazing.  Just make sure you shop around, and actually talk to the jewelers (not just store help).  Some are pretty whacked, one wanted 3x everyone else in price.  You should be able to see the mold before the actual casting so if you don’t like/somethings off it can be easily changed, ours had me try the mold on.  We turned this (pointy stabby! eek):

Into this:

It cost less than $250.  We didn’t have to add gold as the original ring had plenty, but that would raise the cost.  Basically if you have the materials they just charge labor. 

Post # 6
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2778 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m not sure it can be resized due to the milligrain I think you might loose that in the resize.  But if it can I would leave it plain and add the loose stones to a pendant of some sort, or make an eternity band with them.

You could also do the option of melting it down and forming a ring from the raw materials you have as PPs have noted.

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