Posts Tagged ‘Repairs’

Ring Shank Tragedy – Lame Horses and Thin Rings

re-shank candidate, shank too thin on pearl ring

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…

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Inlay Ring Repair in Ring vs. Garbage Disposal Story

Yellow gold wide ring with damage from garbage disposal

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…

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

Too thin ring with a dropped diamond

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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Jewelry Repairs – Life Extension for Your Jewelry

Too tight man's wedding band

Let’s Talk About Jewelry Repairs I’ve been hearing all the time things like, “my ring broke at the bottom”, “my diamond fell out” or “my pearls broke.” The calls I want to get are, “seems like time to check my prongs,”  “I bet my pearls are due for a restringing,” or “could you come by…

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Antique Ring Restoration Story – Filigree Hearts Re-Made

|Vintage ring with broken filigree|Antique ring

¬† When Cheryl finally received the antique ring that belonged to her great-grandmother she loved its intricacy and sweet details. The little filigree hearts were her favorite part. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line one side of the ring with the little hearts had maybe been stepped on. It was badly broken. Great Grandma’s Antique Ring…

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Ring Disasters, Part 4 – Re-Tipping vs. a New Head

broken diamond Head with no diamond in it

Some of my most loyal, long-time readers may remember my “Ring Disasters” series from 2011. More questions have come up recently about the issues addressed in this particular post. I realized that I could add more information and explanatory photos to answer your newest questions. So, check out this new and improved re-tipping post.¬†Maybe you’ll…

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