Yes, we can do that - Episode 2. Re-creating an inexpensive ring as fine jewelry. September 18, 2015 17:30
For the second time in the last few months, we have had a customer come in with an inexpensive ring that they LOVED and asked if we could make one just like.
Try that at a big box jewelry store! Not going to happen. Not only do we know HOW to do something like this, we enjoy doing it.
Dobbie brought in this ring she had been wearing so much that the silver plating was worn off and the copper was showing through. She really loved the beaded area on the sides of the stone and wondered if we could duplicate the ring in white and yellow 14kt gold AND set the stone from the original ring into the new one.
Yes, we can!
Full disclosure time - this ring was a bit of a challenge because we needed to make a mold AND then cut the mold so that we could cast the two pieces in different color gold. (Jere pulled some of his hair out until he found just the right mixture of wax that would allow him to work his magic!)
What made the experience even better for Dobbie was the fact that she had some white and yellow gold jewelry that she no longer wore. We were able to re-use her gold which means that she only had to pay for the labor and saved several hundred dollars in gold cost.