Of all the reasons to visit Jewelry Designs, seeing us for a stone replacement is possibly the least desirable. With the exception of the person seeking a different color gem or upgrading to larger gems, most are heartbroken and are attempting to replace a stone which was lost or damaged.
There are few things more distressing than looking down at your hand and seeing an empty setting. Your heart can skip a beat when you notice missing diamonds in an engagement ring or lost gemstones in a family heirloom.
In most cases, the need for stone replacement is caused by the loss of one of the secondary accents. This is most often caused when a ring or a bracelet is continually bumped until the prongs are worn out. During this time stones loosen as prongs become thin and are eroded. When this occurs, our jewelers will assess the wear or damage and prescribe the necessary jewelry repair needed on the item. Once they make their diagnosis, they will show you stones that match others in your piece and provide you with a repair and stone replacement quote.
Since we have thousands of carats of loose replacement stones on in our shop, there is a good chance that the stone that you need is in house. If the gemstone needed is not in our collection our stone buyers will source the stone replacement that meets your approval. Because of our background in jewelry manufacturing we have access to a greater variety of loose gemstones than traditional jewelers.
Once you have selected the stone replacement of choice, our master jewelers will reinforce and provide any prong repair needed on your settings. The restored mounting will then be worked on by our jewelers who specialize in stone setting. All stone replacement work is done at our location by the same creative jewelers that are involved in fine jewelry making process. Our jewelers will do everything possible to provide you with a stone replacement and restore your jewelry to its original condition.