Post # 1
I am new to this site, so I hope I am doing this right.
to make a very long story short, my fiance gave me a family heirloom as an engagement ring, it is one that I absolutely love. It is a cluster ring. The only problem is the yellow gold- I would prefer white gold!
my question is, has anyone changed only the band on the ring? what was the cost? I have read about Rhodium plating, and would much rather just change the band.
I attached a picture of the ring,I know the quality isn’t that good. I want to keep a plain band just change it to white gold. If anyone has any advice then please send it my way!
Post # 2
I would look at plating/dipping. If you start to cut this apart it might not survive.
Post # 3
The stones could be damaged when picking them out of the existing setting and when resetting. Unless you really hate the yellow gold, I would leave it. I personally prefer white metals, but my everyday rings were purchased new. Separately, have my grandmother’s yellow gold wedding band that I wear occasionally, and I will leave it as is. Maybe just wear your ring when you are wearing yellow gold jewelry (like I do)? Sorry, I’m sure that’s not the feedback you were looking for.
Congrats on your engagement and receiving a beautiful family heirloom!
Post # 4
I have a similar ring, which my Fiance reset since I wanted rose gold instead of yellow gold. I believe the reset cost around $1k for materials + labor, but it would’ve been less had he sold the yellow gold (he didn’t want to).
ETA: The jeweler charged the same for white gold.