IN-STUDIO SERVICES

Prong Retipping & Repairs

IN-STUDIO SERVICES

Prong Retipping & Repairs

Fixing a gem into a jewelry ring during the manufacturing process

Maintain Your Prongs, Secure Your Precious Stones

The precious gemstones that adorn your jewellery hold much more than just their monetary value; they also carry treasured memories and symbolize cherished relationships.

Given their immense worth, it’s crucial to ensure that they are securely held in place. With daily wear and tear, the delicate prongs that cradle the gemstones in your jewellery can become worn and weathered, leading to a weakened grip.

A loose hold can result in damage to the stone, or even worse, having it falling out altogether.

If your prongs appear worn, bring your jewellery to our studio in Calgary for a complimentary repair consultation. The Studio Jewellers team will help you identify any weakened areas, and repair or retip the prongs as needed, to ensure that your gemstones are secured once again.

White diamond ring with a band that has a split shank design, and it is mounted with a round diamond. The object is set on white background.

Maintain Your Prongs, Secure Your Precious Stones

White diamond ring with a band that has a split shank design, and it is mounted with a round diamond. The object is set on white background.

The precious gemstones that adorn your jewellery hold much more than just their monetary value; they also carry treasured memories and symbolize cherished relationships.

Given their immense worth, it’s crucial to ensure that they are securely held in place. With daily wear and tear, the delicate prongs that cradle the gemstones in your jewellery can become worn and weathered, leading to a weakened grip.

A loose hold can result in damage to the stone, or even worse, having it falling out altogether.

If your prongs appear worn, bring your jewellery to our studio in Calgary for a complimentary repair consultation. The Studio Jewellers team will help you identify any weakened areas, and repair or retip the prongs as needed, to ensure that your gemstones are secured once again.

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Prong Retipping FAQs

The prong retipping process involves carefully soldering small amounts of metal to the tips of the prongs, returning them to their original shape and function. This procedure not only secures your jewellery’s gemstone but also revitalizes the overall appearance of the piece.

If a prong is damaged beyond the point of retipping, it will need to be completely rebuilt. Should you find yourself in a situation where your prong requires professional care, don’t hesitate to bring it to our local showroom. Being custom jewellery specialists, we possess the knowledge and expertise necessary to repair your prongs and restore your piece to its original form and beauty.

In general, prongs that tend to become worn are typically found on jewellery pieces that experience daily wear and tear, such as rings.

While prongs on earrings and necklaces are usually better preserved, it is important to remember that rings are more prone to rubbing against surfaces in everyday life, making it necessary to inspect their prongs periodically.

However, this does not mean that prongs on earrings or necklaces are entirely “care-free.” There can still be instances where poor craftsmanship or accidents result in a weak prong structure, increasing the likelihood of gemstones falling out.

With this in mind, we recommend that prongs be inspected from time to time, to ensure that your precious stones are kept in place. During any of our routine maintenance that we perform on client pieces – such as professional cleaning – we make sure to inspect the prong for damages and wear.

If you notice that the tips of your prongs are dull, worn out, or eroded away, it would be a good time to bring your jewellery in for a professional assessment. This holds especially true if you can wiggle your gemstone within its setting.

Delaying a professional’s help could put your valuable gemstones at risk of falling out or getting damaged, especially during everyday wear. This is especially true if the prong is severely damaged, or broken off altogether (in this case, the prong itself would need to be rebuilt).

With this in mind, it would also be a good idea to be proactive regarding your prongs maintenance. At Studio Jewellers, we offer professional jewellery cleaning services, where we not only clean your piece but also inspect it thoroughly for any maintenance or care required, including checking the prong tips. Your jewellery is an investment, and as with any investment, it requires care. If you think the prongs on your piece need servicing, let us help you restore them to their original forms, so you can keep enjoying your jewellery for years to come.

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Have questions regarding repairing your prongs on your jewellery? Contact the Studio with any questions you have, or come in for a complimentary consultation

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