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Mreader

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There is a thread on "show me your recycled pieces" or something like that. It is fun to view. Dan M is doing two projects for me like this. For now I only have cads because I'm waiting (impatiently) to get them. One is this ring that belonged to my mom; didn't like the band and it was set WAY too high. See the CAD with what he will do to it:

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And the other is a redo of this cocktail ring :


Got the pics of the finished ring - can’t wait to get it! Woot!

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MamaBee

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I reset two rings from my mum into a bracelet and a bangle, here are their threads:

ID-style bracelet with carré cut stones

1.94ct MRB bangle

I don't like MRBs as rings, and the carré cut ring was too small for my middle RH finger and too large for RH ring finger. I already have 2 diamond-only RHRs that I love to wear, hence I decided to re-purpose the two rings into something I could wear on my wrist so that I could appreciate them more.

DK :))

I love these resets @dk168 I really love that they are on your wrist so you can see them easily..
 

MamaBee

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I want to play! So I hope that this qualifies even though this is just a simple reset. So I had my tanzanite set into an old setting that used to house my 2.50 mrb. I call it a tweak bc Due to the smaller size, this tanzanite changes the overall look of this setting.
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Ooooh @nala! That reset is gorgeous! The color is so pretty!
 

MamaBee

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I had an eternity band and 3/4 eternity band both with 20 pt. Diamonds that I was no longer wearing. I’m in the process of having a necklace made with 7 stations on an 18” chain. The stations are still rough and I need to meet to discuss changes in the chain but below is a rough idea. F43C5C88-CDB8-4FC5-BCB5-F4E20FB526CA.jpeg 23CF6151-9134-49A4-9973-F2A5A802068F.jpeg

This will be gorgeous @Farleysmom! I have a similar ring that doesn’t fit. I never thought about breaking it up into something else. I can’t wait to see your finished necklace!
 

ringbling17

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I just reset my pear. I got it for an amazing price on DB more than a decade ago, but I never really wore it much bc I have my ACA and other rings. It’s always been my go to travel ring for vacations.
Well I just had DK reset it and I have not stopped wearing it since receiving it! I love the reset.

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Mreader

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I just reset my pear. I got it for an amazing price on DB more than a decade ago, but I never really wore it much bc I have my ACA and other rings. It’s always been my go to travel ring for vacations.
Well I just had DK reset it and I have not stopped wearing it since receiving it! I love the reset.

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Looks fantastic I love the graduated stones of the halo.
 

MamaBee

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I just reset my pear. I got it for an amazing price on DB more than a decade ago, but I never really wore it much bc I have my ACA and other rings. It’s always been my go to travel ring for vacations.
Well I just had DK reset it and I have not stopped wearing it since receiving it! I love the reset.

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@Kayla..It’s so gorgeous! It was pretty before..but came to life in that setting!
 

meely

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I just reset my pear. I got it for an amazing price on DB more than a decade ago, but I never really wore it much bc I have my ACA and other rings. It’s always been my go to travel ring for vacations.
Well I just had DK reset it and I have not stopped wearing it since receiving it! I love the reset.

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822149

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Love your pear in its new setting, it’s pearfection!
 

luxe

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I’ve posted this picture in another thread some time ago, but I’ve had this oval
in a total of three ring settings and none of them spoke to me. This was her last dress, as lovely as it was I just didn’t wear it as I always favoured my target ring.

I think it’s better suited in this DK cuff, and I’m much happier to have it as a bracelet!

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Farleysmom

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This will be gorgeous @Farleysmom! I have a similar ring that doesn’t fit. I never thought about breaking it up into something else. I can’t wait to see your finished necklace!

I have made over a lot of pieces I wasn’t wearing. I made 3 tennis bracelets into different style bangles that I now get a lot of wear out of. It’s also fun.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I had a family stone that had been worn as an engagement ring recut by BG several years ago and had it set in a bezel pendant. But I found it small at .80 cts, especially as my studs surpassed that size! So I really never wore it. I had Caysie van Bebber make a new platinum and diamond halo for it, and while Covid has hindered my jewelry wearing since I don't go out a lot, I will definitely wear it more often as things return to normal!

It's the one on the left. The sides and back are pretty, too!

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femmemannequin

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I had a family stone that had been worn as an engagement ring recut by BG several years ago and had it set in a bezel pendant. But I found it small at .80 cts, especially as my studs surpassed that size! So I really never wore it. I had Caysie van Bebber make a new platinum and diamond halo for it, and while Covid has hindered my jewelry wearing since I don't go out a lot, I will definitely wear it more often as things return to normal!

It's the one on the left. The sides and back are pretty, too!

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i really love the one on the lefT! gosh
 

ringo865

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I have an oval blue zircon that was in a sterling ring setting (too small) that I hope to reset into a gold ring setting. Wondering whether it’s cost effective to send it off somewhere to be set or try and do it locally.

The bench at my normal local jeweler retired and I don’t know who they’re using now. I could probably find a stock setting on Stuller or somewhere.

Once this zircon is reset into something gold (that fits), it’ll go with my zircon necklace and earrings I had reset into pierced dangles from some vintage (non pierced) screw-backs.
 

ringo865

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This isn’t my tweak, I inherited it from my grandmother. It’s her original 1940s engagement ring from Kay. When the band was worn down too thin to wear she had the diamond chips reset into a pendant. I love having a reminder of their very long and happy marriage! A9B94B58-FAB3-4D8E-87D7-4059E489D4B8.jpeg

So cool! Thanks for sharing this.
 

musicloveranthony

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I have an oval blue zircon that was in a sterling ring setting (too small) that I hope to reset into a gold ring setting. Wondering whether it’s cost effective to send it off somewhere to be set or try and do it locally.

The bench at my normal local jeweler retired and I don’t know who they’re using now. I could probably find a stock setting on Stuller or somewhere.

Once this zircon is reset into something gold (that fits), it’ll go with my zircon necklace and earrings I had reset into pierced dangles from some vintage (non pierced) screw-backs.

I would recommend checking out Veberod Gem Gallery in Minnetonka. They’ve always treated my colored stones with the utmost care and they’re super nice!
 
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