Resetting Heirloom Jewellery

By December 20, 2017Custom Jewellery

Tips and Advice for Resetting Your Heirloom Jewellery

There’s nothing more beautiful than an heirloom jewellery piece. Not only are the rings visually stunning, they carry a resounding and symbolic story with them. Proposing with an heirloom engagement ring is a wonderful and romantic gesture; it allows you the ability to link your love story with generations past.

Heirloom¬†engagement and wedding rings can lack a modern touch or the design may not suit the bride-to-be’s taste or style. Sometimes the ring may be gorgeous in appearance, but cannot simply function with the new owner’s lifestyle. At Odyssey Jewellery, we have many design solutions that will blend your unique personal taste with the history intertwined in your heirloom ring.

Some people feel obligated not to mess with an heirloom ring’s stone. There can be a sense of guilt when contemplating changing the ring’s setting, the worry of upsetting family members can be a real challenge. That being said, it’s important to have a ring that fits your unique style and taste. We’ve been providing jewellery design services to Richmond Hill and Toronto customers for over 60 years, during this time we’ve witnesses various trends in jewellery design. Our team of experienced jewellery designers will walk you through the process of customizing your heirloom ring. We’ll work with you to create a design that suits your personal tastes while respecting and protecting the history of your ring.

An engagement or wedding ring is something that you will be wearing every day and you shouldn’t feel obligated to wear something that you don’t like or that doesn’t reflect your personal style. Resetting your heirloom ring doesn’t mean completely changing the look and feel of the ring.

It’s important to have open conversations with the person who gifted you the ring and express your preferences. Including family members in the design process will make for a much easier process and will show your genuine interest in respecting the history of the ring. Be sure to express the reasons why you desire to redesign your heirloom ring.

  • Maybe the current ring in its current setting will not suit your lifestyle, give real-life examples of the potential challenges that you may face.
  • Perhaps the ring is need of repair in its current state and redesigning it now will save future repair expenses and will protect the stone.
  • There’s nothing wrong with stating that despite the ring’s beauty, it simply does not mesh with your own personal style and taste. Highlight the aspects of the heirloom ring that you love and discuss how your new ring design will enhance elements of the original design.
  • Discuss how the ring’s current setting does not suit the size or shape of your fingers or hand.
  • It’s possible that the engagement ring does not match your wedding band.

Getting married is something that you’ve probably looked forward to for most of your life, most family members will respect your desire to customize the gifted ring to suit your needs and wants.

After discussing your desires with family members you will be ready to begin the reset of your heirloom ring. It’s essential to have your ring inspected and appraised for both insurance and identification purposes. Occasionally an older stone is more prone to being cracked or chipped during the resetting process, an experienced jewellery designer will discuss these potential risks before working on your ring. It’s also possible that once unnoticeable damages can be found during the resetting, these damages or blemishes can often remain hidden with the right bezel setting.

After evaluating your heirloom ring we will discuss with you the resetting options and come up with a plan that suits your budget. We will create a sketch of a proposed design, this will give you a great idea of how your ring will look like after the resetting.

We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned for our unparalleled craftsmanship and our high standard of quality. For over 60 years we’ve helped add personality to countless heirloom rings at our Richmond Hill jewellery factory. Our experienced jewellery designers are waiting to walk you through the entire process of resetting your heirloom engagement or wedding ring. We will make you feel comfortable and excited by giving your ring the care and attention it deserves.