This is a customer’s ring inherited from her
Grandmother. It is from the 1890s and was brought in to be
cleaned. We told her about the prongs being worn. The new prongs
will protect this gorgeous ring for years (see prongs on the picture
to the left)!
This is a pair of black opal and druzy
earrings. The stones are very sensitive to heat but our jeweler was
still able to attach new posts to the earrings so the customer could
return to wearing them.
This customer wore
their pendant to the store when she brought in some jewelry for
repair. We offered to clean it but also suggested that the customer
add a stone that could “drop” from the pendant. The customer told us
that they always have loved natural emeralds and here is the new,
In many people’s eyes, this ring was
headed for the meltdown/scrap pile. But Todd, understanding the
value and craftsmanship of older jewelry, saved this ring and
totally redesigned it. Our jeweler rebuilt the entire head and
mounting, and we were able to find a unique and rare antique cut
ametrine (amethyst on one end and citrine on the other end) to set
into the ring. You can find the ring for sale in our showcase today!
ring had a worn out stone and mounting. Our jeweler set a lavender
color stone in the mounting, rebuilt the prongs on the side, and
polished the entire ring like new.
lost its stone and needed a new one to revive itself. We decided to
set a deep bluish purple tanzanite into it. It turned out
This ring was
also headed for the scrap pile but was saved to make a beautiful
ring. We set a raspberry colored Rhodolite garnet into it and
completely redid the ring. Notice the difference in the prongs!
brought their ring in for cleaning, and much to her surprise the
diamond was ready to fall out! We removed the stone and weighed it
(the customer had no previous records or appraisal information on
the ring), appraised the ring, and rebuilt the center head. Notice
the prongs on the before picture how worn down they are. The new
head we set into the ring will protect the stone for years. After
the appraised value of the ring was told to the customer, she was
more than happy to rebuild her ring.
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