Post # 1
Hello! Hope someone can give me some advice.
I was given my late grandmothers wedding band from my dads side.. and I was also given some OEC teeny tiny diamonds from my moms side that date back to my great-great-great? grandmother from germany..
I feel really blessed to be given these pieces, especially since I’m not the only granddaughter in the family, nor the first to be married, so I’d really like to be able to do something with the band and the diamonds, but I’m worried that it’s not possible at all…
1. the wedding band is 14k white gold. it’s plain, and pretty thin. see below for a similar pic. Also..it’s too small! As in 1/2-1 size too small.. can it even be re-sized?
(sorry that’s so huge!)
2. can the diamonds be added to the band??
I have a white gold pear halo ring, with diamonds that go around the side (1/2 eternity?). I was thinking of having the diamonds added to the band to make a 1/2 eternity.
Is it even worth trying to have this done? or should I just suck it up and purchase a pre-made wedding band..? I just really want to be able to incorporate both sides, it means alot to me and my family.
Thanks for the help! 🙂
Post # 3
You can have the gold melted down & they can totally remake the whole ring just as you want it!
Post # 4
What a jeweler would do is make a wax mold for a ring that would hold your stones, then melt down your ring & would probably need to add some gold to it, & then would cast your new ring & set the stones. It will probably be more expensive than a premade ring but if you can afford it, totally worth it. Also, get multiple quotes since they might vary by a fair amount.
Post # 5
What they can do with recasting is amazing. Just make sure you shop around, and actually talk to the jewelers (not just store help). Some are pretty whacked, one wanted 3x everyone else in price. You should be able to see the mold before the actual casting so if you don’t like/somethings off it can be easily changed, ours had me try the mold on. We turned this (pointy stabby! eek):
It cost less than $250. We didn’t have to add gold as the original ring had plenty, but that would raise the cost. Basically if you have the materials they just charge labor.
Post # 6
I’m not sure it can be resized due to the milligrain I think you might loose that in the resize. But if it can I would leave it plain and add the loose stones to a pendant of some sort, or make an eternity band with them.
You could also do the option of melting it down and forming a ring from the raw materials you have as PPs have noted.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone for your replies! I’m not sure I want to melt it down..that probably would be a last resort, but it’s good to know that I’ll be able to use it in some way!:) Thanks again!