antique jewelry

Vintage Restoration

One of our favorite things to do is restoring or restyling vintage jewelry, I recently purchased a small lot of vintage rings and discovered they had some interesting wear and tear! One of these rings has a very tall profile but one side the decoration had been knocked out completely! I needed to add metal inbetween what was still there to match the other side and reengrave, then find a new center stone and set it.

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The first step is to build up enough gold to recreate the circles. We shaped fine wire and soldered it in place.

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Then we filed and shaped the delicae details down and recreated the engraved pattern on both sides.

Finally I needed to set a center stone. The original was a small round judging by the shape of the hole, but I though this ring could use a modern upgrade. I decided a princesscut diamond would be perfect for this ring so i enlarged the seat and build new prongs.

With everything restored this ring is ready to find a new home!

Do you have a family heirloom you would like to see restored? Come bring it by our shop and we can help breath new life into your old treasures!