I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to go about
repairing this ring.
I dislike the words "Can't be done". About any piece of jewelry can
be repaired... the question is does the customer want to spend the
$$ to have it done...and will the repair restore than piece to like
We can't see the ring so we are all at a loss to start with. It is
almost always the end stones that give the problem. Many jewelers
don't take one simple step on those end stones that will save this
happening... and then again, those stones frankly take the most wear
around them so eventually they always cause a problem. They are not
an easy fix. However, many times we see these come in and we simply
remove all the stones, rebuild the channel, take a graver and reform
the inside, re-mount the stones and go on. It is always an expensive
repair. Hopefully the piece is 14K or up... this makes it much
easier than the harder, brittle lower karat gold. If this is like we
usually see, you will need every tool in the shop... and it is not a
repair for the beginner. Channel work is.... well, ummmm.....
Hope this can help.