(Closed) Ring repair advice!!! (VERY PIC HEAVY)

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You can take it to a jeweler to get an appraisal. I’d take it to a few places just to see who gives you the best time/cost deal.

Post # 5
1377 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I am just going to give you a ballpark, but that is based on an estimate that I got on a repair for a ring I own.

Your mom’s ring needs to be repaired and possibly re-shanked. Reshanking costs about $100-150, and to retip/tighten all the prongs should run you between $35-40. Altogether I’d say you’re looking at $100-200 to get it fixed. 

That’s based on an estimate I got from Jared to reshank a ring, and I ended up skipping that repair and only re-tipping the prongs. A jeweler bee may be able to weigh in. 

Post # 6
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Miss Leopard:  I think this is fairly close, but take it around and ask.  I had my ring reshanked by a jewler near me and it was an even 200 to have that done for a 14kt white gold ring.  Very unique ring, love it!

Post # 7
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think the best thing to do would be to take it to a local jewellers to find out the price.  is there one near you that does the work on site?  you can speak directly with the goldsmith who will be fixing it and he/she can tell you how much it will cost upfront, even before committing to the repair.

i would advise against the big jewellery store chains for the repair.  they usually send their repairs away to a goldsmith.  it takes longer and usually costs more.  no need for the middleman.

Post # 8
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’d take it to a few jewelers and get quotes, then you can know how much. Don’t go to a chain store but to a local one, preferably with the bench on site (ask if you can speak directly to the person who will be doing the repairs).

Post # 10
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I work for a jeweler and the refurb for a yellow gold ring wilaround round 20 to 40.The shank is going to be what costs you. Probably 200 or so. They’ll also have to check for loose stones and make sure your prongs are ok. My store charges about 30 for the first stone and 9 for all the others. Good luck! 

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