Remodelling diamond ring examples. Before & after photos - PART 3
In this, the third part of our jewellery remodelling blog series, we have 5 more before & after examples. You may wonder why the metal of the original rings is often used in part exchange instead of being melted for the new ring. This is because although white metals like platinum, white gold & palladium melt well, they are often prone to craking when reworked on a small scale. For this reason most or our customers use the old white metals settings as part payment. Yellow gold is usually fine to use though. Also, many customers request a different metal. Most jewellery shops plate their white gold for example. This plating wears off leaving a yellowy colour. Unhappy with this many people choose a whiter metal for their new ring like platinum or palladium (at RING jewellers though we do not plate out white gold. Instead we use superior alloys that whiten the metal without the need to plate it).
Illusion set ring which kept having stones come loose remodelled into a safer channel diamond ring & matching ear studs. Customer supplied all diamonds. RING jewellers supplied the palladium for the new setting. The old setting was used in part exchange.
Tradtional emerald & diamond claw set 3 stone ring restyled into a contemporary 18ct white gold rubover set strand ring. Customer supplied all gemstones. RING jewellers supplied the 18ct white gold for the new setting. The old setting was used in part exchange.
Silver citrine brooch upcylcled into a rubover set ring. Customer supplied the citrine. RING jewellers supplied the silver for the new setting. The old setting was retuned to the customer.
2 yellow gold sapphire & diamond rings remodelled into a claw set sapphire & diamond palladium ring. Customer supplied all gemstones. RING jewellers supplied the palladium for the new setting. The old settings were used in part exchange.
Old engagement & wedding ring remodelled into a split shoulder diamond set dress ring. The old settings were used in part exchange.