- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2016
I’ve never had my engagment ring re-shanked but I did have a gemstone ring re-shanked years ago. It was a ring a wore each day and found that after a couple of years it was thinning out and bending. The jeweler at the time said that only way to stop it was to put a new shank on it and I too debated whether or not to do it but in the end did. I was very glad. The ring sat on my finger better, spun less and didn’t need repair to keep the shank in good order. I have no pictures but remember that the original shank was around 1.5 mm wide and the new shank was just over 2 mm wide.
You’re welcome! I hope it works out as well for you as it did for me. 🙂
Dropped my rings in to my jeweller today. Will have them back in 2 weeks, I’ll update then!
￼this is how it fit previously
And this is it now, just collected it today in time for the wedding Friday. I’m in love all over again
Beyond beautiful Bee!
Your revival of this post was timely as I just dropped my antique ring off yesterday for a new half-shank. In my case it was a little less voluntary as a jeweler messed up my shank, resulting in it thinning and being really wonky and them being really terrible at working with me to correct the problem. I kept going back and forth over the last week about whether to do it or not (especially as it is platinum so a little more costly to do) but after a few opinions from some people experienced in antique jewelry, I was very concerned not only about bending the now much thinner platinum shank, but how it could affect the crown and delicate filigree with any bending or twisting. Plus it just does not look very good, and even if I don’t see the issues when I am wearing I knew they were there!
I was nervous about leaving my ring for this, so it was good to see it turn out so well for you!
The stacking looks awesome!!!! I’m sure you’re glad ou took the risk!
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