Whether you work with your hands or not, everyday life takes its toll on your jewellery, especially your engagement and wedding rings. The prongs that hold diamonds or gemstones in place are usually made of softer metals, such as gold. Daily wear and tear cause these prongs to wear down and even break off, leading to the imminent loss of your precious gemstones.
Our team of expert jewellers is skilled in diamond and gemstone retipping, tightening, and resetting. These repair services are essential to keeping your gemstones safe for many years to come — a small investment compared to the replacement of a lost gem.
This involves rebuilding any worn-down or broken prongs on your ring. Once the prongs are rebuilt, they are filed down to prevent snagging, then polished back to their original state.
Prongs can get snagged on clothing or other items and become bent out of shape, causing your gemstone to rattle in its setting or move at the slight touch of a finger. This service involves bending the prongs back into place, ensuring your gemstone is held firmly in its setting.
If your prongs have been quite badly damaged, the entire setting may need to be replaced.
Also referred to as remounting a diamond, this process can be used to update a diamond engagement ring, family heirloom, or vintage jewellery piece.
The price for these services will vary based on the condition, materials, and complexity of your ring. Drop into our studio for a complimentary cleaning and inspection.
We will check your ring for loose stones and provide a service quote at that time.
To prevent broken or damaged prongs, and ultimately lost gemstones, it’s recommended to have your jewellery cleaned and inspected every 6 months.