OP, you have been given good advice and a starting point already. I just want to say, please keep us posted. This is one project that I’m interested in its outcome. So many companies are so watered down anymore that a simple shrug of their shoulders is the universal, “I can’t help you.” It’s frustrating that excellent craftsmanship and great customer service has falling by the wayside. Good luck and I hope for an outcome you are happy with.
I'm hoping some of you who took an interest in my original post will see this and give me some feedback.
Because we just moved from NYC in the last year and my husbands business is still there, he took my ring to Steven Kirsch (on some of the advice above) to look at a possible repair/remake. He said Steven was very nice.
Steven feels the ring can be repaired. He proposes removing the sizing bars that HW put in after they stretched my ring during the 2018 repair (which it turns out they did in white gold not platinum), removing one link to make the ring my size again (in the process repairing the current break and the connection on the other side of the same "link", which he said also looks different than the rest - perhaps this was the site of the 2018 break and repair? - which look fine), and raising the beading in the setting back up, since it is a little worn down.
My husband had a positive feeling about his meeting. We have no experience with Steven. We like the idea of the sizing bars being taken out and returning the ring back to closer to its original design and condition. But, I don't want a surprise. Any input from anyone?
If I were you
and it sounds like SK is on board and willing to take this on
i would jump on the train and go for it!
did he say anything about he’s done /worked on these or something like it before?
or is this a learning curve for him?
if communication is kept open and there’s no unrealistic expectations on either side of absolute guarantee or unlimited budget, why not try?
I hope its successful and you come back to share
@md74 thats encouraging news!! SK seems to do some exquisite fine detail work so I’m sending you all the positive vibes!!
If he takes out a link to get it closer to the original state and size maybe he can do something with that link (if there are diamonds on it but apologies if I misunderstood something) as an additional keepsake for you!