For many of us our jewelry box is a collection of treasured memories. Special holidays and graduations followed by an engagement, wedding and possibly children and grandchildren. Throughout our life, these occasions are often marked with a symbolic jewelry purchase, each piece a tangible reminder of some of our most important life events.
A look through the jewelry box can be a wonderful day to relive the memories again and again. These pieces might include a graduation watch, diamond earrings or a charm or mother’s ring to celebrate the birth of a new life. Over the years though our favorite pieces can become damaged and worn from frequent wear.
Rejuvenate a Piece with Remounting
Or perhaps a formerly favorite piece has fallen out of regular rotation because its style or setting is dated. If this occurs, it’s a great opportunity to look at the pieces you own with new eyes from the gemstones to the metal holding the stone.
Remounting can offer a new look and feeling to broken and dated jewelry. It can also be a great solution if you want to preserve or update an heirloom piece or merge a number of pieces into a new style. For example, an engagement ring in an outdated setting can have a new life as a mother’s ring, earrings or a pendant. Other option is swapping out a yellow gold setting, popular with brides and grooms from the 1960s – 1990s, with a more current white gold or platinum setting.
Tap into the Creative Process
Much like an interior designer working with a client to design a room, a jeweler and lapidary (a gemstone cutter) can help you see the individual elements of your jewelry in a new light. This is also a great time to have gemstones re-polished or re-cut. An experienced lapidary can bring out new beauty in a familiar stone. The shape, size and condition of the stone will also help determine the best mounting for the new design.
Gemstone Remount Settings
Bar Setting – holds a gemstone in place with elongated bars instead of prongs
Bezel Setting – holds a gemstone in place with a metal band wrapped around a stone
Channel Setting – common in anniversary bands with multiple stones held with a band
Cluster Setting – multiple stones held in place for a specific design
Flush Setting – stone sits in a hold in the band
Invisible Setting – holds a gemstone with a metal cup attached to a band
Prong Setting – small metal pieces hold the stone in place
Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, Noe’s Jewelry is hosting a 20% off remounting event. Call 816-322-7227 to set up an appointment. Once you do, talk to the creative team at Noe’s Jewelry about the best ways to reimagine your piece in a way so that it’s never again relegated to the bottom of the jewelry box.
Visit us online at Noe’s Jewelry or in person at our store in Raytown, Missouri. Got someone difficult to buy for? Don’t forget about our Wish List feature. It’s guaranteed to make gift giving even easier.