(Closed) Heirloom ring- NWR

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I have an heirloom ring from my grandmother that has been passed down in my family for a few generations, so I’ll chime in…

Appraisals generally don’t hurt the ring, as most jewelers won’t remove the stones. It’s a lot of measuring, and using microscopes, or loupes, to determine stone types, clarity, etc. As long as you take it to a reputable jeweler, I wouldn’t worry about it being damaged. 🙂

I also had my ring resized when my grandmother gave it to me. I believe she had it resized at one point too. I had it resized from a size 4 or 5, to a size 8. The ring came back perfect, with no noticeable damage or anything else. Once again, I’d only get it resized at a jeweler you would trust, but it definitly is possible to resize it. 🙂

It’s a pretty ring!

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

Looks like an older garnet cluster. I would guess Victorian. Garnets were considered symbols of love and affection during that period. I have a few similar garnet rings on my wishlists!

It is very pretty.

An appraisal does not hurt the ring. You can also find out if the metal can handle resizing. I expect given fhe design if can be resized though depending on thinning, a bit of gold might need to be added.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

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mrsjlc:  What a lovely cluster ring and what a lovely story! I agree with steny03 and that a reputable jeweler should be able to give you a good appraisal without damaging the piece. As to wearing it now at the size it is, why not use it as a scarf slide? I wear many rings this way and enjoy it. Bling!

 

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