Replace gem, rebuild setting and shoulders
Ceylon Blue Sapphire .74 carat
10 x .01 carat round brilliant cut diamonds
18ct yellow & white gold
I did not make this ring. It was brought to me by a longtime customer to repair after the main gem, a sapphire, had fallen out. I stopped doing repairs for all jewellery other than pieces I have created some years ago now. The only exceptions I make are for longtime customer.
This ring is a good example of what happens when you do not have you jewellery checked every year or so. This is a list of the work I did:
- source a sapphire for her approval
- replace the setting diamonds due to low quality and incorrect size (too small) when first made
- rebuild the setting reducing the height from the finger by 1mm
- rebuild the shoulders and set into them 6 of the old diamonds from the setting for sentimental reasons. They are old single cuts and quite yellow.