Yes - we can do that! Chimera Design does things other jewelry stores won't or can't. Ep 1 September 18, 2015 16:57
We enjoy doing jewelry repairs, alterations or customizations that other stores cannot or will not do. Deb recently came in with her ring. She had worn the top part to the point that one of the diamonds had fallen out and the others were not safe.
She had a tremendous attachment to this ring, but she also wanted to update the look a bit. Deb liked the look of two tone jewelry and she liked the modern look of bezels or half-bezels. We came up with a plan that allowed her to keep the shank of the ring and we custom built a new top with a combination of half bezels and prongs for a unique look Deb Loved.
Jere carved the wax for the new top, we cast it in white gold, soldered it to the shank of her existing ring and set the diamonds. That was part of the old ring was still there. New look, secure settings for the diamonds and we salvaged the sentimental value as well.
The Big Box stores generally do not have anyone on staff who can complete this kind of job. Moreover, the salespeople are there to sell NEW jewelry and they do not like to spend the kind of time and energy to deal with a situation like this.
We LOVE this kind of challenge - bring it on!