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Remaking a Ring – How A lot Does it Price? Re-Modelling a Ring

A information to the price of re-creating an merchandise of jewelry.

How a lot does it value to remake a hoop within the UK?

The price of re-making a hoop (or re-modelling a hoop) will depend on the kind of ring being re-made. Along with the complexity of the ring design, the price of the valuable metallic and gem stones have an important affect on worth. Lastly, we should additionally take into account the easiest way to design and create the ring.

Right here, we’ll deal with two kinds of jewelry—re-modelling or remaking an engagement ring and re-making a marriage ring. Nonetheless, a lot of our info could be utilized to re-creating any merchandise of jewelry.

To elaborate, we’ve added one other instance—remaking an eternity ring with a brief video clip of the ultimate jewelry design.

Each bespoke merchandise of jewelry passes by way of a number of phases of manufacturing. Firstly, session. Then, design, and at last, we create the jewelry design.

We perceive the significance and nostalgic worth of every jewelry fee. Because of this, our crew work tirelessly to faithfully re-create any merchandise to satisfy our shoppers’ needs.

Re-modelling a hoop

However what’s the distinction between re-modelling and re-making a hoop? Firstly, re-modelling entails altering components of a jewelry design. For instance, we could take an engagement ring and re-style ring so as to add a halo of diamonds round the principle stone.

In distinction, re-making entails the creation of a brand new ring, typically working with the valuable metallic and gem stones from the unique ring.

Jewelry re-modelling makes up a big a part of our weekly work. Not only for rings, however for every type of jewelry, together with earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Can a jeweller replicate any design?

Jewellers can replicate a hoop in any valuable metallic. For instance, in Platinum, White Gold, Yellow Gold, or Rose Gold. 9-carat or 18-carat most frequently.

To perform this, we work with the unique ring in hand. Conversely, If that is not possible, we work from a picture of the ring.

By way of a wide range of methods, together with 3D scanning and CAD design, that is attainable.

From badly broken to model new.

If you propose to have an merchandise of present jewelry, corresponding to an engagement ring, re-made, we will re-use your present gem stones. As well as, we will issue within the present valuable metallic.

Re-creating a diamond engagement ring in Palladium

An instance of a Palladium engagement ring is badly broken. The brand new ring is proven on the proper after a whole rebuild within the unique design, which included re-setting the unique diamond. The ultimate value of any such work is offset towards the scrap metallic of the unique ring mount. Worth information $550 USD for the re-made ring, together with setting and ending. 

Re-creating a badly made ring

Some rings are poorly made. Because of this, we obtain many requests to recreate rings with the higher construct high quality. One in every of our native shoppers commissioned a brand new ring based mostly on their present design. The unique ring lacked exact symmetry, with irregularly spaced claws round every diamond.

A badly made ring completely re-built with an improved quality using the old diamonds transferred into the new mount.
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We designed and crafted a model new substantial ring and transferred the prevailing diamonds into the brand new ring mount.

The above picture reveals the earlier than and after pictures with the unique unset mount within the background.

View examples of bespoke jewellery

Instance: Re-making a bespoke Platinum engagement ring trustworthy to the unique design

Information to value in 950 Platinum: £1300.00

We re-made the diamond engagement ring beneath for a consumer who skilled repeat points together with her engagement ring.

Bought at public sale some years in the past, the ring’s development triggered the lack of diamonds from insufficient settings. Because of this, we had been commissioned to create an identical design with the improved construct high quality.

On the similar time, the engagement ring needed to match her diamond set wedding ceremony ring. Since we had beforehand crafted the marriage ring, we simply wanted to wash and re-finish this ring.

Step 1. CAD jewelry design

Past our preliminary discussions, a part of our work concerned computer-aided design as the primary a part of the design course of.

Working alongside the marriage ring, we created a CAD design of the substitute engagement ring. Modelled for the prevailing diamonds, the brand new setting would accommodate our consumer’s diamonds completely.

CAD ring designs showing the process of re-designing a ring ready for the new ring to be cast

Step 2. Making the brand new engagement ring

As soon as accomplished, our consumer was completely satisfied to log out on the designs. Re-making a hoop takes a number of weeks. Because of this, the timescale labored out to round 5 weeks as soon as the CAD design was permitted.

A newly re-modelled engagement ring alongside the original wedding ring

Exhibiting the completed re-made engagement ring alongside the unique diamond wedding ceremony ring. 

What if the outdated ring has damaged or lacking diamonds

If you’re lacking diamonds out of your unique engagement ring (or in case you have damaged diamonds), we offer a service to match and substitute any diamonds misplaced. Because of this, as soon as re-made, your diamond ring seems as new with color and clarity-matched diamonds.

Remaking a hoop utilizing bespoke design

Re-making any sort of ring by bespoke design prices a bit of extra. That is as a result of extra work of designing and individually craft a brand new ring. A part of the method entails re-creating the ring utilizing CAD design.

This intricate course of makes a digital model of the ring. We retain the CAD mannequin on file. Ought to your new ring be misplaced or broken past restore, we will re-make the ring from the unique mannequin. Because of this, we re-create an ideal reproduction ring design.

Remodelling a ring - Remodelled Opal ring underside of ring showing intricate bespoke design detail

Exhibiting unbelievable consideration to element labored into the ring design. Even the underside of the ring is given due consideration. 

Offsetting the fee towards a brand new ring

We will offset the fee by a bit of by factoring within the present valuable metallic. This can cut back the general value barely. We calculate the worth of your present metallic from the gram weight multiplied by the scrap metallic worth as soon as work has been accomplished in your ring.

Re-using outdated Gold or Platinum to make a brand new engagement ring

We’re repeatedly requested to make engagement rings, wedding ceremony rings and jewelry utilizing outdated Gold and Platinum. We provide this service utilizing 100% of your present valuable metallic for the brand new design. This typically requires extra Gold or Platinum to be added as a part of the method.

Altering your ring from Gold to Platinum

We repeatedly remake White and Yellow Gold rings in Platinum. We work with the unique design and diamonds to remodel the identical ring into a brand new valuable metallic. Contact us for a private quote on this service.

Pictured within the {photograph} beneath are two rings. On the proper is the unique yellow gold cluster ring after the removing of the diamonds. On the left, we photographed the re-modelled ring, made in 950 Platinum, set and completed with our consumer’s diamonds.

Re-made Platinum cluster ring next to the original yellow gold ring mount.
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How a lot does it value to soften down a hoop to recast a brand new one?

Surprisingly, the method of melting down a hoop to remake a brand new one is costlier than once we create an merchandise from new Gold or Platinum. The reason being twofold. Firstly, the merchandise is remoted to make sure that the unique metallic is stored separate from different work. Secondly, the extra work to course of and craft the unique metallic is extra concerned.

Including colored gem stones to brand-new ring designs

If you have already got an present colored gemstone, why not add the gem to a brand-new ring design? Select from present ring types, or allow us to CAD design the identical or a brand new design to accommodate a really massive gemstone. This service comes after a few years of expertise resetting colored gems into rings.

Coloured gemstone rings. Some were created with clients' own gemstones, while others were sourced for each commission.

Distinctive colored gem stones added to new ring designs. From left to proper: Aquamarine, Tanzanite, Opal, Hearth Opal and Purple Spinel

So why use outdated Gold or Platinum?

There’s a excellent motive for reusing outdated Gold or Platinum reasonably than offsetting the price of the ring by promoting the metallic as a part of the method. This motive is sentimental. When you have an heirloom ring or an merchandise of intense sentimental worth, this may be reworked into a brand new merchandise.

Refashioning your engagement ring with an even bigger diamond

For some shoppers, we re-create their unique engagement ring with a a lot bigger diamond measurement. It is rather tough so as to add an even bigger diamond to an present engagement ring.

Generally, we will add a brand new setting to carry a bigger diamond. Over time, many {couples} have seemed in direction of shopping for a costlier engagement ring when funds allow. This manner, they keep the unique ring design with an even bigger diamond.

Our crew now supply lab-grown diamonds as one other alternative alongside pure diamonds. Consequently, shoppers can improve to a a lot bigger diamond for the same value to their unique engagement ring.

Turning a promise ring into an engagement ring

Contemplate turning your pre-engagement, dedication or promise ring into an engagement ring. Both by design or by re-making the ring. Relying on the ring type, this could possibly be a great way to switch sentiment to your engagement ring.

Making a model new ring with your individual gemstone

We provide a whole re-modelling service. One in every of our hottest providers helps shoppers with unfastened gemstone to create an unbelievable piece of jewelry. We mannequin a model new ring design to your diamond or gemstone to create an distinctive one-off piece of jewelry.

Bespoke Platinum ring set with Aquamarine

One in every of our most up-to-date bespoke ring designs that includes our consumer’s 6 Carat Aquamarine, set into 950 Platinum. Worth information £1800, together with all design, CAD modelling and creation by way of to the ultimate ring. 

Model New – Starlight Moissanite now out there

As sturdy as a diamond, with elevated sparkle, Starlight Moissanite is now out there at Serendipity Diamonds. Costing a fraction of the diamond, we’re completely satisfied to re-make any of our ring designs with this new moral diamond different.

Contact us for extra particulars or discover out extra right here. 

Starlight Moissanite another option for jewellery remodelling to increase gemstone size

Remaking a marriage ring

Wedding ceremony ring designs could be faithfully replicated—even these with intricate element corresponding to hand engravings. Badly worn wedding ceremony bands or heirloom rings could be re-made as new.

The associated fee will rely upon the work concerned and the supplies. Gold rings could be re-made in 950 Platinum or one other alternative of valuable metallic. The next picture reveals a current fee. Refined element, corresponding to engraving on the periphery, was faithfully re-created throughout the re-made wedding ceremony ring.

re-making a wedding ring. A re-modelled wedding ring with the same copied pattern from the original wedding band.


Revamping a diamond eternity ring

Not too long ago, we re-created a White Gold diamond eternity ring in Platinum. As well as, our consumer wanted a distinct finger measurement. In actual fact, the unique ring now not match.

Because of this, we re-made the unique ring. Seizing the chance to improve to naturally white Platinum, we remade the eternity ring. Our video beneath reveals the unique ring mount. As well as, we present the ultimate Platinum eternity ring.

Restyling a whole ring set

Sometimes, we re-create full ring units. For instance, in these situations the place three rings match collectively. On this scenario, we will work with the entire rings within the set. Or, we will work with only one or two rings from the unique set, supplied we’ve got some steerage on the unique designs.

Platinum diamond engagement ring and wedding ring set
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Replica of Vintage ring designs

One other vital service we provide is to re-create an unique ring design. This typically contains an upsizing and scaling of the unique ring right into a a lot bigger design. Within the following occasion, we re-created an Opal and diamond vintage ring, re-modelling this to incorporate a (very hard-to-find) cabochon domed opal surrounded with massive diamonds in a cluster.

The price of this service relies upon fully on the fee and the supplies required to create the ring. Please contact us for steerage.

The unique ring we labored with…

The original Antique opal and diamond ring before the ring was replicated.

The finished re-production ring is made with a bigger Opal and diamonds. Please observe the unbelievable iridescence and colors throughout the massive domed Opal. The encircling diamonds are all exceptionally white to distinction with the extreme colors from the Opal. 

Remaking a ring. An example of a re-produced Antique Opal and diamond cluster ring

Recasting and remodeling a personalised signet ring

One in every of our current commissions concerned remaking a personalised signet ring for a consumer. The unique signet ring featured initials engraved onto the face of the gold signet ring.

Remaking a signet ring with the original insignia

Earlier than and after photographs of the re-made personalised signet ring.

Now married, our consumer’s initials had modified. Because of this, she contacted us to re-make the ring that includes the brand new surname preliminary. Our {photograph} reveals the unique ring (inset) alongside the brand-new ring.

Ring mountings and diamond settings

If you happen to want to buy an empty ring mounting or setting as a substitute of a whole ring, we can assist. We offer a whole service to buy ring mountings and diamond settings for any gem stones. Discover out extra by studying our devoted info web page.

Ring mountings and diamond settings

Methods to get additional assist – with remodelling jewelry close to me?

If you happen to require additional assist and steerage on remaking a hoop or any merchandise of jewelry, contact a member of our useful crew.

Don’t fear if you’re not native to us. We work on-line, throughout the UK and abroad with shoppers. As well as, we offer non-obligatory inward insurance coverage for any gadgets despatched into our showroom. Or, e book an appointment to see us in particular person in our Ryde showroom.

We will help and advise on all facets of this work. Please depart no less than 5-6 weeks for the method, owing to the time wanted to debate, design, re-model and craft your new ring.

Comply with us to see extra of our designs…


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About Mark Johnson

Mark is the founder and proprietor of Serendipity Diamonds which he based in 2007 after greater than a decade of working with polished diamonds. At this time, he works as a part of an professional crew of nice jewelry consultants based mostly of their luxurious Ryde showroom on the Isle of Wight within the UK.



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