Post # 1
So, I did a “thing” and I’m THRILLED with the outcome!!! I’ve never dismantled a ring and had it redesigned before. But I had a diamond ring that I’d bought secondhand about 15 years ago and, when I went to have it sized, the jeweler I took it to cracked several baguettes. I went back and forth with that jeweler with more problems being discovered with each “repair” until I finally just retired the ring to my jewelry box in anger and despair. No wonder he went out of business!
This summer, I decided to size some pieces and sell others. I thought about selling the broken ring, but tried a custom redesign instead. I told my jeweler I’d like a halo, and she created a couple of sketches for me to choose from. I picked one and, about a month and a half later, I can’t believe how beautiful it turned out! The top pic is the before ring (the one on my index finger). The second pic is my “new” beauty.
If you’ve redesigned a ring I’d love to see yours! I can’t believe the new life it can give on old piece!
Post # 3
Beautiful!! It’s so ornate and suits your hand perfectly!
Post # 5
I love your ring, I never in a million years would have thought something so intricate would have come from the original ring
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
It is so gorgeous! I have an heirloom marquise I was planning to do something similar with. What size is your center stone?
Post # 9
So many marquise rings lately that I’ve been drooling over. I’m so close to pulling the trigger on buying a stone and make a ring. So close….
Post # 10
Great reset! I actually have an old marquise ring wasting away in my jewelry box that I’ve been considering doing something with too.
Post # 11
That’s quite a transformation. The new setting is beautiful and looks perfect on your hand. I’m glad you were able to breathe new life into your marquis.
Post # 12
- Wedding: County courthouse
It’s beautiful. I’m partial to a good marquis
Post # 13
what a difference, it is beautiful
Post # 14
Thank you! I’m so happy with it!
Post # 15
me either! I actually wondered if she’d just given me a new ring.