(Closed) Please help! Re-dipping trouble…

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I don’t know why they took the stone out to plate it at all? That is not necessary. I also would not want to be doing that much with an antique ring.

To reset will require them to bend prongs (and maybe a light polish) and such so it may wear/scratch off the rhodium. It makes sense to wait to replate until diamond is set back in.

You should find a bench jeweler who replates IN the store and does not send it away. You should not have to send your ring away to someone else or remove stones for replating.

ETA I see you want to get the diamond graded/certified so it makes sense to remove it for a better/accurate grading but the ring should not need to be sent away!

Post # 4
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

To be completely honest, it sounds a bit like they’re trying to make a few extra bucks off of you.

I *never* need to have my diamond removed to have my ring re-dipped (my e-ring is white gold as well, as are all of the RHR I wear) though I understand in your case you would have the diamond removed simply to have it certified.

I can usually just take mine in, pay $35, and they’ll have it redipped for me in an hour or two, without taking my diamond out of the setting.

So no, I don’t think you need to pay to have it dipped twice at all!

Post # 5
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Reset it then dip it.  The jeweler is right, you will have to have it dipped twice if you do it the other way.  I am also not understanding why you took the stone out in the first place.

Post # 6
3102 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would imagine that the stone has to be removed in order to be certified.  Stones have to be unmounted in order to be graded.

Post # 8
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I believe for GIA grading they require it to be unmounted. So that makes sense that you had the diamond removed. I would go with just having it dipped after you reset the diamond in to save time and money.

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