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Top Three Reasons Your Jewelry Broke – The Jewelry Hall of Shame

My jeweler friend Casey Gallant, of Stephen Gallant Jewelers wrote this up and is letting me share. This is as good an excuse as any to share pictures of messed up jewelry. Which jewelers love to do. I’m calling this post the jewelry hall of shame because I’m proud of all these great broken jewelry…

Engagement Ring Cracked

Fixing Bent Rings and Cracked Rings

  Have you ever had a ring bend out of shape? The bottom of a ring, or the shank, is the part of your ring most susceptible to bending.  I fix bent rings frequently. It seemed like time to share with you what I’ve told my clients.

re-shank candidate, shank too thin on pearl ring

Ring Shank Tragedy – Lame Horses and Thin Rings

Tilda’s tragic treasure trouble started on a fun Caribbean trip. Tilda bought a “gorgeous” ring on her trip to Barbados. Within a month the shank, (the bottom part of the ring below the main design,) was badly bent. Tilda called me, afraid to wear it. Her question was, “How is this possible? This ring is…

Before and After Pictures of Jewelry Redesign and Repair

“More before and after pictures please.” I’ve heard it often. I’ve gathered favorite projects and included projects from my jeweler friends as well to inspire you to pull out something you’re not wearing and change it up. Whether it’s jewelry redesign or repair, nothing is more satisfying than changes for the good.   Before and…

Yellow gold wide ring with damage from garbage disposal

Inlay Ring Repair in Ring vs. Garbage Disposal Story

Rings fall in garbage disposals. I know it seems like a death sentence for your ring, but it may not be. In this blog I focus on Stephanie’s ring because it talks about damaged metal and inlay, a setting style. This project was a real double whammy. I’ve run into about 25 clients who’ve had…

Too thin ring with a dropped diamond

Re-Shanking Your Rings; What, Why and When?

Like an Iceberg to the Titanic, Thin Ring Shanks Spell Trouble For You Whether it’s a pinched finger with a little blood, because of a crack on the bottom of your ring, or a big chunk just broke away, it’s never good when your ring cracks. Like a weak link in a chain, the most…

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