Getting Ring Work Done Through the Mail?
I’ve had the pleasure of working long distance with many clients over the course of my 33 year career as a professional jeweler. Naturally, working on jewelry from a distance can pose certain challenges. That’s why I decided to write this blog post on photographing your jewelry, so that you and your jeweler can communicate more effectively!
(For Ben and Jolene’s story of romance, determination, and long distance jewelry work, check out my blog here!)
Which Parts of a Ring Will Your Jeweler Need to See?
Knowing the parts of the ring helps you and your jeweler communicate.
The most basic part is the top portion of the design, known as the crown.
The next part your jeweler wants to inspect is the shank, which people often refer to as the band.
Views Your Close-up Ring Pictures Should Show
When sending pictures to your jeweler, be sure to include:
I call this the gallery view. This is the view that often doesn’t get sent, even though it is the most needed. The image to the left illustrates the thickness for the bottom of the ring.
The image to the left shows the prongs and details needed to see how the ring has been wearing over the years and if any repair work will be needed as part of any project.
Get nice and close to your ring, take a number of pictures and pick the one with the best focus. The ring to the left is pretty, but those tiny prongs aren’t up to the task of daily wear.
If You Are Emailing Me Ring Pictures…
I may have sent the link to this post to you to inform you what I need in pictures from you. If so please email me ring pictures at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org. That one is best for first time e-mailers with images.
Your Personal Jeweler,