Post # 1
Just got engaged on November 6th and my fiancé proposed with his great grandmother’s 1920’s diamond ring with sapphire and diamond accents. We dropped the ring off at the jewelers today to get it restored and resized. I can’t wait to see the finished product and be able to wear it (it currently fits my pinky).
<div>Has anyone else had an antique ring restored? Show me your pictures!
<div>Here’s my before restoration pic!</div>
Post # 2
I’ve had 2 rings restored. What exactly are you doing with it? Are you having major structural changes done, or just cleaning and buffing out scratches?
With my two – which are both 100+ years old, I had the solitaire diamond removed, the prongs all re-made to have a good hold on the diamonds,then buffed to remove scratches and appraised. Nothing too major. For both rings it was about $400 in total.
I can’t wait to see the ‘after’ photos.
Post # 3
They are rebuilding the prongs, replacing the sapphires (some are chipped and damaged), replacing one of the small accent diamonds that is missing, thickening the band so it will be stronger and re-engraving the ring since a lot of the engraving has faded.
So it’s a pretty huge restoration… but it will be totally worth it to be able to wear such a meaningful ring! It should be done before Thanksgiving so I can show my family! 🙂
Post # 4
I had similar work done on my grandmother’s engagement ring when I received it, but my ring style is very plain.
I think your ring is AMAZING. Please post a picture as soon as it is living on your engagement finger!
Post # 5
Just picked it up from the jeweler! So happy! Hopefully I am get some better pics tomorrow in the sunshine.
Post # 7
Looks awesome! That’s so neat!!
Post # 8
Yep, mine’s not quite as old as yours (~1940s-1950s), but Fiance had an heirloom vintage ring rebuilt for me: