Post # 1
So my parents’ 25th wedding anniversary is on Valentine’s Day this year. My dad wants to repair my mother’s e-ring and have it cleaned, sized etc. to give to her. My mother is NOT a flashy person AT ALL. She took her ring off maybe 15 years ago because A. the band split and B. it needed resized. She has been wearing just a plain gold wedding band ever since.
My dad literally had to find where she put this. It is very in need of a cleaning. Again, the band needs repaired as well as one of the prongs (it looks like it doesn’t come all the way up and cover the diamond properly).
I am VERY excited about this. I have always adored my mother’s e-ring. I will be getting it when she passes (hopefully that is not for a very long time) and I might want to do some sort of mesh with my ring and her’s down the line so I can wear it.
Anywho, I’m not cost-savvy. Anyone know what sort of price range we are talking for the repair/cleaning? If it is a lot, we have to start saving now. Thanks!
Post # 3
P.S. this is on my hand so it is big for me. Also, in pic 3 you can sort of see the prong that needs fixed. It is the farthest left prong.
Post # 4
You can take it to a jeweler to get an appraisal. I’d take it to a few places just to see who gives you the best time/cost deal.
Post # 5
I am just going to give you a ballpark, but that is based on an estimate that I got on a repair for a ring I own.
Your mom’s ring needs to be repaired and possibly re-shanked. Reshanking costs about $100-150, and to retip/tighten all the prongs should run you between $35-40. Altogether I’d say you’re looking at $100-200 to get it fixed.
That’s based on an estimate I got from Jared to reshank a ring, and I ended up skipping that repair and only re-tipping the prongs. A jeweler bee may be able to weigh in.
Post # 6
@Miss Leopard: I think this is fairly close, but take it around and ask. I had my ring reshanked by a jewler near me and it was an even 200 to have that done for a 14kt white gold ring. Very unique ring, love it!
Post # 7
i think the best thing to do would be to take it to a local jewellers to find out the price. is there one near you that does the work on site? you can speak directly with the goldsmith who will be fixing it and he/she can tell you how much it will cost upfront, even before committing to the repair.
i would advise against the big jewellery store chains for the repair. they usually send their repairs away to a goldsmith. it takes longer and usually costs more. no need for the middleman.
Post # 8
I’d take it to a few jewelers and get quotes, then you can know how much. Don’t go to a chain store but to a local one, preferably with the bench on site (ask if you can speak directly to the person who will be doing the repairs).
Post # 9
Just found a local one. I’ll try that place out 🙂 Thanks, everyone.
Post # 10
I work for a jeweler and the refurb for a yellow gold ring wilaround round 20 to 40.The shank is going to be what costs you. Probably 200 or so. They’ll also have to check for loose stones and make sure your prongs are ok. My store charges about 30 for the first stone and 9 for all the others. Good luck!
Post # 11
Hey all! I just wanted to give an update since you were all so helpful. I went to a local jeweler in my town and he took a look at my mom’s ring. Turns out 3 prongs need replaced and the band needs repaired (obviously). He said he would do it (including cleaning/polishing) for $70!! He was so nice.
I just had to share because I was so excited about the price. Thanks again!