Diamond Necklace to Diamond Ring Makeover
A vintage style gold & diamond necklace from the 80’s was recently dropped off during the annual Diamonds On The Key “Boston Holiday Trunk Show” by this new client. This piece, which had spent decades at the bottom of a jewelry drawer, and was originally purchased from Boston area jewelry store, Shreve, Crump & Low, at which Christina Termine spent 7 years of her career as the “Fine Jewelry Buyer”, began its “Jewelry Journey” from yellow gold necklace, to stunning white gold diamond ring! The client knew she would get much more use from a ring and so the fine quality diamonds, which graduated in millimeter size, were unset from the necklace, weighed, and measured. A custom ring design was created, to accommodate the various diamond sizes, in a shared prong setting, and cast in 14 karat white gold, with the diamonds being reset in the same graduated pattern. The leftover 14 karat gold necklace was weighed, with a scrap metal credit issued and applied towards the labor, leaving only a small balance to pay. Needless to say this new client was so pleased and her beautiful diamonds have been rejuvenated from the darkness of her jewelry box and now sparkle every day on her finger!