Dear Calla – Inherited Grandma’s Bent Silver Ring

Old Bent Ring

Dear Calla,

I’ve inherited a very bent silver ring. My dad said it was my grandma’s, who grew up in the depression. It was her wedding ring and it means a lot to me. Last year I took it to a local jeweler at the mall, but he said it was crap and not worth fixing and tried to sell me a white gold band.

I told him I had something in my eye and left. Yeah I had something in my eye. Tears. My grandma had six children and gave everything she had in energy, song and love to them. His dismissal just broke my heart.

Can this be fixed? Let me down easy OK?

Songbird with a Broken Ring

Reshaped ring

Dear Songbird,

I understand how much this ring means to you. The fact that she gave her wedding band to your dad speaks volumes of her love for him as well.

I have straightened out rings before and am including a picture here of a bent silver ring that I fixed some time ago. It looked so nice when we finished.

Having not seen your ring yet I’m having to guess it can be fixed. Send me pictures, but I bet it can be fixed.

Your Personal Jeweler,


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