I have a ring that I would like to re-mount in a different metal -
preferably palladium. I believe that it is currently made of some
silver alloy which reacts badly with my skin. However, that still
didn’t convince me to stop wearing the ring until the band broke
through at the back.
The ring has some sentimental value (it was given to me) and I would
like to maintain the design and stones from it. I think that they
are probably garnets -they are somewhat scuffed up on the front
What I would really like to be able to do is to have it re-mounted
in an exotic metal such as palladium. I know palladium was used in
jewelry-making in the 40’s instead of platinum so I know this plan
feasible. So far when I have approached local jewelers, they
haven’t been able to tell me anything more about palladium nor do
they work with it. This is why I’ve decided to post in this forum.
First of all, I would like to know if re-mounting the ring in
palladium is a good choice for something that I will wear everyday.
Will it last/ scuff up easily? What kind of palladium purities are
there and which would be better for this application? How do I find a
someone who can do this work and know that they will do a good job
of it? Approximate cost? Is it better to re-use the current stones
and re-mount or commission a new work? Is there anything else I