Why You Should Consider Stone Replacement
Written by Annabelle
September 30, 2018
Why Stone Replacement?
You might be thinking; “What? Why should I go through all that trouble to replace gems in my jewelry?” Well, think of it this way; perhaps you don’t like the color of a particular stone but you adore the rest of the piece. Maybe the jewelry in question was a gift that has special meaning to you. If those scenarios sound familiar to you, then here’s some incentive to consider stone replacement.
You Like Secret Messages
In the Victorian era, people were very selective about their jewels! Rings from that period were often decorated with stones that had hidden meanings, such as “R-E-G-A-R-D-S.” They would use gems like rubies, emeralds, garnets, amethysts, diamonds, and sapphires to spell out the message with the first letter of the gemstone’s name. If you have a piece of jewelry that has sentimental value to you, you might want to consider using this historical method to swap out some of the gems in order to create your own secret message.
You Want to Upgrade Your Jewelry
You got a lovely ring in rose gold, but it’s just too bad that the stones are cubic zirconia. Not an issue! An experienced jeweler can easily source genuine stones that are the right size and cut for the setting. If you intend to keep the piece as an heirloom, this may be an excellent choice, since the value of the jewelry will go up.
Your Stone Fell Out/Damaged
This is the absolute worst- when you pull a pendant out of your jewelry box and one of the diamonds has fallen out to who-knows-where. Wearing it then becomes a mental itch, because you know the piece isn’t at its absolute best. Fortunately, replacing the stone with an identical one isn’t difficult at all.
You Don’t Like the Stone Color
It happens more often than you think; you get a nice piece from Grandma, except that the stone is a really gaudy pink glass gem. In that case, it’s probably a good idea to get it swapped out, so you can keep the original piece while personalizing it to your own satisfaction.
Look at all these different situations; the stone popped out, you’re bored with the gift from your husband, grandma has a really outdated sense of fashion…we’re joking, but seriously, think hard about your jewelry. Customization and personalization are the trends of today; so hop on board and get started with our stone replacement service!