Necklace to Ring Makeover
After inheriting a chunky yellow gold and gemstone pendant from a relative, this client turned to Diamonds On The Key to see how the gem could be reset into a piece of jewelry the recipient was more likely to wear and enjoy. A classic cocktail ring design was selected and the emerald cut, smoky topaz gemstone was gently unset from the pendant. A four-prong mounting in 14 karat yellow gold was selected to protect the fragile corners of the gemstone and produced in a size to fit the large gem. The former 18 karat yellow gold pendant setting was applied as a scrap gold credit towards the new ring setting and labor to unset and reset the topaz. The happy client now enjoys an “heirloom” piece of jewelry and can think of her dear relative, each time she wears her new ring!