I had a PLAT ring ring come through the shop that needed prong work
and and stone replaced. The ring had a lot of pave’ dias. around the
center and one of the melee had come out and the center stone was
loose. After doing the prong work, I started to tighten all of the
stones and realized that when I applied and pressure to the top of
the ring, it would bend. I suggested the we do some gallery work
under the center stone to make the top of the ring stronger. Then
the question was raised that this was a seventy year old ring and how
could it have survived this long and suddenly need this type of work
done on it. The ring was not obviously worn and the only thing I
could think of is, that over time, with different people working on
it, it just became soft. I am not sure if that makes any since to
anyone but if someone could advise me on this I would appreciate it.
My boss was the one that asked the question and I would like to give
him and educated answer.