Wedding Rings - From Diamond Halo to Bespoke
The one piece of jewelry you wear the most, like every single day, is most likely your wedding ring (formerly called your engagement ring). It collects a lot of dings over the years, and will most likely need some work done at 10 or so years to bring it back to life. The most common repair you will need is re-tipping prongs. At about eight years, the prongs on your center stone (if you have prongs) (if you have a center stone) will be much thinner than when you first got it. At ten years, if you haven't had it checked, the center diamond (if you have a diamond) will want to leave your ring, and go on a permanent vacation. Depending on the quality of workmanship, other things might also need attention. Like rebuilding the shank and channel walls, or replacing settings all together. If there were any special finishes or textures applied, these have most likely long since worn off.
In some cases the repairs can be minor (relatively) and a week or so in the shop will give you many more years of wear. But in a lot of cases, the cost to bring your wedding ring back to it's former glory would make a nice down payment on a brand new ring. And if your ring is more than ten years old, say, twenty years old, then you might be just plain tired of looking at it. After all, your taste has probably changed, and you might be able to afford your dream ring now. So now you have some choices to make.
You can have your ring repaired or choose a complete ring restoration, or you can put that money toward a brand new ring. I can certainly present you with the options and costs to repair your current ring, but only you can decide if you want to start over. Which, understandably, can be a very daunting prospect. What if you don't know what you want? You just know you want something different. Maybe just an update to your original engagement ring, or a different style altogether, and even a different color gold or platinum. Perhaps your original wedding ring was yellow gold, and you now want white gold. Or the other way around, since yellow gold is coming back now.
But you are thinking that it's probably expensive and time consuming, and you don't want to waste anyone's time looking or designing a wedding ring you don't even know you want. Well...Banish the thought! That's what I do! It's my profession, and my job to help you figure out your style. And the first consultation is f-r-e-e FREE! You've got nothing to lose, and a new gorgeous ring to gain!
If you have found yourself browsing the jewelry ads a little more lately, then you might be ready for a new wedding ring. Do those halo engagement rings look good? That would be a good choice if you want to keep your original diamond. A halo style will make it look larger. Perhaps you have been dreaming of a larger diamond. I work directly with diamond cutters, so there is no middle person. My relationships with the diamond manufacturers I use go back over 25 years. I have access to any shape, or color, of diamond. Would you rather have Created diamond? That is a diamond that is grown rather than mined. Less impact on the Earth, conflict free, and less money too! Options are good, and I can help you narrow them down. And no pressure at all. You take as much time as you need.
So the next time you find yourself looking at your engagement wedding ring hoping to see something different, give me a call, and let's talk about your options. I will give you the costs upfront, in plain language that you can understand. I can show you hundreds of designs that will surely get your creative juices flowing. You will have fun, because, well, it IS fun! To find out more about The Process, click HERE. And if you have any questions at all, please let me know.