(Closed) Prong damage?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5965 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

you’ll just have to take it to a jeweler, personally I would want a new head put on, if that piece is from an estate sale you have no idea how old it really is, and better safe than sorry.  Just know they might alter the way the ring looks a little bit in order to batten down the jewelry hatches.

Post # 5
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I would get a new head put on it as well. Ya, it is more expensive, but think how expensive it will be if you lose the stone and need to get a new head and a new stone! 

Post # 6
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1951 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It does look a bit lop-sided and if the stone is loose, it definitely should be addressed. Just make sure you get at least 2 opinions/quotes. I’d suggest a family-owned place because they can usually do custom-work more easily than a large chain store would. 

It’s a lovely ring and I hope you are able to get it fixed quickly! Good luck!!

Post # 8
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3227 posts
Sugar bee

@lmartin211:  I think that they can repair only those 2 prongs that are weak. I had a ring which had the same problem and I didn’t have to get the entire head replaced but it wasn’t a vintage piece like yours. It cost me about $30 to get done but my jeweler works cheap and I’m not sure what it would cost where you live.

 

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