(Closed) Making a new ring out of an old one…

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a similar experience- while I can’t say it’s the same with every jeweler, our jeweler told us that it’s a tad expensive to have the metal of old rings melted down into something new.  So, we used the diamonds from my fiance’s grandmother’s ring and had the jeweler make us an engagement setting and a band- the new rings have a lot of sentimental value because of FI’s family diamonds, but the setting is unique and fits my style a little more (that, and the ring was a tad too small for my finger and had some small chips in the diamonds, so we would have had to redo it anyway).

I recommend getting some estimates from a few different jewelers- I would ask your small local jeweler for starters, and take the rings with you so that they can actually get a good feel for your current gems and settings.

Post # 4
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It’s hard to say without knowing exactly what you want. I agree about getting estimates from local jewelers, I would narrow down your options & have some pics of what you like handy so they can quote you properly. On a side note, I think it’s wonderful you want to do this & I’m sorry to hear your mom passed. And a late congrats on your engagement! 

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