(Closed) Ring restoration

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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297 posts
Helper bee

My e-ring is a delicate filigree setting that needed new prongs and some reinforcing around the stone. It was previously set with an ugly chipped stone and I had it replace with a moissyco emerald. The restoration/sizing/stone setting cost $378. It was totally worth it.   

 

 

Post # 6
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2835 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes, I had a two rings restored since they seem to pair nicely as a matching set.  I do not have the before and after pics.  I can tell you that I was over the moon with the results.  My jeweler really shines when it comes to restoration.  He reworks the prongs, buffs and polishes, and resizes the jewelry just right.  Although the set is from the 1940s I have not had one problem with it since it worked on it although I have been less than careful with it.  

Post # 9
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297 posts
Helper bee

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VioletV:  Thank you! Post pictures if you decide to go for it!

Post # 11
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2331 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

When I had mine done the sales  jeweler gave me an estimate then called with exact cost after bench jeweler examined the ring so I could accept or decline the job. Good luck! Let us know how it goes!

Post # 12
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2274 posts
Buzzing bee

My sweet grandmama’s ering was very frail. It is an absolutely plain Tiffany low Belter style ring set with a .25 diamond. I had the prongs re-done and the back of the band reinforced.

I wear it all the time as an alternative to my own diamond.

Looking forward to seeing your restored ring, VioletV!

Post # 14
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297 posts
Helper bee

It came out great!

Post # 15
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112 posts
Blushing bee

Has anyone restored a vintage platinum ring? Did you consider polishing it? I know that is a big no-no in the vintage world because you get rid of the patina that so many people covet, but part of me kind of wants a bright, shiny ring for the wedding. I love my vintage ring because of the design/setting, not necessarily because it looks vintage. Here’s a photo of my wedding band for reference. 

 

 

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