Post # 1
My mum gave me a ring, it’s gold with sapphires and diamonds bead set. Like a half eternity. Her fingers are about half the size of mine lol plus its set in yellow gold and I can’t wear gold.
My question is, will a jeweler be able to rescue the stones from the band and reset them? They are only small stones…
I have a plain band ring in palladium that I don’t use but i’ve read palladium is hard to rework?
Basically I just want to put those stones on my palladium band somehow but I don’t know if it might cost more than just buying one. I don’t want mum’s stones to go to waste even if they are little!
Post # 3
@Anardana: Do you happen to have any pics of the rings in question?
I mean really…I think this question could only be answered by an actual jeweler. Some jewelers are gifted and really are artisians. Some do basic repair and sizing and that’s about it.
I know that doesn’t really help much, but I just didn’t want to give you a definitive answer either way.
Post # 4
Yes, any good jeweler can take stones out of a ring (or other jewelry piece) and put them into another one. They can melt down the ring you have and turn in into a new piece with the stones. 🙂
ETA: Also some jewelers will not work with palladium.
Post # 5
@Anardana: A good jeweler can definitely retrieve the small stones (I have small reclaimed diamond sidestones), but as for attaching them to your palladium ring, I’m not sure. I would look for a Master IJO (or the UK equivalent) jeweler in your area and take it to him/her.
Post # 6
Honestly it will probably cost more to have the stones set on a plain band (if it can be done at all) than buying a new band to have the stones set in it. You absolutely can save the stones from the ring and have them set in a new band, but as far as the price goes, I agree with PP, that’s somehting only a jeweler can answer beause all jewelers are going to charge slightly different amounts for different work.
Post # 7
It WILL cost more. you could just clean up the ring and put it on a chain or make it into something else if its sentimental and you definitly want to do something special with it. I think and eternity ring (with a proper bail so it sits right) would be really special cause it would be close to you heart. if you have a daughter later on she can attach on of your rings to it and make it a little longer and have two generations rings close to her heart, could be a really great heirloom piece without even changing the look, instead only changing how its worn!
Post # 8
also meant to mention that some people cant wear gold on their fingers but they can as a pendant, maybe get it platnum or rhodium plated so that it doesnt bother you, but this process would need to be done every 1-2 years
Post # 9
Brilliant! Thankyou for the ideas everyone!
I’m glad to hear that the stones could be safely removed 🙂
I thought some jewelers won’t work with palladium, I might sell the band ring.
I like the idea about the necklace. If I buy a simple gold chain I can check gold on my neck and might get the stones set in gold. I have a little collection of stones waiting to be reset at the moment, the Mr gave me some of his mums jewelry to reset at the wedding. Perhaps i’ll combine some of the melee stones into a necklace together!