It is usually seen that diamond rings are passed from one generation to other. In this case, it is totally one’s emotions whether to reset the diamond from the old ring into a new ring or a pendent or any other jewelry piece. People by and large do not go in for the reset of family heirloom diamond unless there are some apparent reasons.
Diamond remains beautiful and sparkles forever. Its charm enhances with the passage of time. Once the diamond is acquired it is almost impossible to part with it. However, with the changing fashion trends and style, damage, repair or further enrichment in design it is possible to reset the diamond from one jewelry piece to other.
It is usually seen that diamond rings are passed from one generation to other. In this case, it is totally one’s emotions whether to reset the diamond from the old ring into a new ring or a pendent or any other jewelry piece. People by and large do not go in for the reset of family heirloom diamond unless there are some apparent reasons. Sometimes, because of obvious reasons like setting smash up or ring size issues the gemstone has to be reset. Also, it is very common to see that after divorce females tends to go for diamond reset as they don’t wish to keep any memories from their past relationships. They cannot let the diamond go so they reset the precious stone in pendent changing into a totally new jewelry piece having no reminiscences of the previous marriage. With the help of modern technologies it is possible to reset the diamond into any other jewelry piece without causing any damage to the precious gem. It is completely one’s own personal decision to whether reset the diamond or not.
Diamonds are valuable hence; need to be handled very carefully. Prior to changing the jewelry by diamond reset, it is crucial to first put in deep thinking as what change is required and why? For example- Place colored precious gemstones around the diamond giving it a more splendid look or change the yellow gold setting with white gold or platinum to give more enhanced glance to the stone. Also it might be the case where the present setting is uncomfortable, the gemstone knocks against everything that comes into contact and the wearer has the fear of cracks to appear on the precious stone with the continuous knocking. If the diamond size is more than one carat then only it is suggested to go in for the resetting else it is not worth the cost and risk involved in it. This analysis of facts and thoughts shall enable in taking the right decision as whether to reset the diamond or not and the purpose behind the reset would be achieved or not.
Once the firm decision is made to reset the diamond then there are certain essential steps to be implemented. The first and foremost step is to look for the reliable jeweler who would do the changes in the jewelry pieces. While selecting an individual or company for diamond reset ask for the reports that give the precise details about the diamond like the color, inclusions, carat weight, size and flaws etc. These specifications would act as proof that the gemstone is the same in the new jewelry piece. Also lab report must be taken to ensure the reliability of the jeweler. It is very important to acquire these bona fide documents before handing over the precious stone.
Second step involves asking for the information about the gemstone.
- Where shall be the resetting done?
- In case it is to be sent to some other location then what is their respective reliability?
- While the diamond is in the jeweler’s possession, is it insured for theft or any other damage?
- The know-how, skill and certification of the individual who shall do the required changes with the stone?
- How much time it would take to get the new jewelry piece with the reset diamond?
- Have any other diamond resetting done in the past or going on in present?
- How the resetting is done? The clarity and frankness in the answers of these questions could explain the credibility of the jeweler.
These two steps would help in knowing the jeweler and his motives. In case the jeweler is not willing to answer these questions or give the required documents then surely he is not the right person. His credibility is doubtful. Hence, it would be wise not give him the precious diamond for resetting. If he is truthful and his intentions are clear then he would provide all the asked information and also shall explain the process of diamond reset noticeably well to his clients. He would also suggest the best designs depending upon the choice of the wearer.
Third step is to select the suitable new design. Any design selected must have the prong setting. This is the ideal setting as with prongs around the solitaire makes it safe and well placed. Always make sure that prongs are adequately long to hold firmly the girdle of the diamond. From all four sides the prongs must be tightly held against the gemstone. Stone more than one carat weight is valuable and expensive thus its safety in the design setting is very important to be considered.
The last fourth step is to check the finished jewelry. Once the final ring or pendent or any other selected jewelry piece is handed by the jeweler after the diamond reset check for the setting carefully. Use the magnifying glass to make definite that the precious gemstone is placed with the accurate side up and is in level within the prongs. Then tally the diamond specifications with the details mentioned in the report (the same report jeweler gave before taking the diamond for reset). This is to ensure that the diamond in new design is the same.
Diamond reset is the mode of maintaining the interminable beauty always in accordance with the fashion. However, style and trend keeps changing with time. Umpteen efforts must be taken before deciding for stone resetting because no damage should be caused to this precious gemstone because “Diamond is the everlasting asset”.