Hello, All! I’m enjoying everyone’s postings. Being new, I have so
Here’s my problem. I have a platinum engagement ring, which was my
Grandmothers - c1910 or so. It had a single round diamond, I’m
guessing it was about 1/3 to 1/2 carat. At some point, the diamond was
removed, and rather “violently”. The result is that of the 6 prongs, 2
are nearly missing, and at least one other is mostly gone. It’s a
lovely ring with all kinds of carvings, and it is engraved inside
with all kinds of verbiage. I do not want to compromise the shank.
About 10 years ago, I brought it to my Brother in Law, a jeweler I
respect highly, and asked about having a stone put back in - maybe a
diamond, or perhaps another stone. He told me the prongs were
damaged beyond repair, and that the only option he could think of was
to have all the prongs removed, and perhaps add a plate of another
metal, turning it into a signet style ring.
I’m thinking that he might have told me this because new prongs
could not be guaranteed, or might not be secure - although perhaps it
was *possible. ( much like if you had a cracked engine head, a
mechanic would tell you it could not be repaired, tho technically it
probably *could be repaired - tho not the best idea) Or maybe it
cannot be soldered, or perhaps it is just too cost prohibitive.
I’d sure appreciate it.