How to Remodel a Diamond Ring


Rings are one of the most popular pieces of jewellery to be passed down the generations. Of course, rings do tend to have the most sentiment and stories behind them, so it does make sense that they are passed down as family heirlooms.

The problem comes, of course, if you’re passed down a ring which, well, if you’re being honest, you’re not that keen on. You could just keep it in a jewellery box, for sentimentality’s sake, but wouldn’t it be nicer to actually wear it? Why not take it to one of the many jewellers specialising in bespoke jewellery Ilford wide, and have it remodelled into something that you love instead?

Change the Setting

Something that can make a dramatic difference to a ring despite it seeming like a small change is altering the setting. For example, if you have a ring set with shoulders (claws), and it feels a little old fashioned and clunky, consider having it changed to a ‘rub over’ setting. This is where the stone is enclosed in a thin band of metal, and it can make for a much more contemporary look.

Add a Halo

If you’re looking for a return on your sparkle, then adding a halo of smaller diamonds around the original stone is a great way to achieve this. You’ll really notice how much more sparkly your ring is after adding more diamonds to it.

Of course, this is something that you can do with any ring, regardless of the main stone. If you’ve been passed down a birthstone ring, for example, why not surround this by a halo of diamonds for a more twinkly look? Opals, emeralds, rubies and many more stones lend themselves well to a little bit of sparkle on the side.

Entwine Multiple Rings

If you have inherited multiple rings, why not make them more wearable on an everyday basis and have them combined into one ring?

This can either be done with the rings stacked side by side, the way that a wedding, engagement and eternity ring are normally worn together, or you can have them remodelled into a criss-cross style with two rings, with one central stone in the middle, and perhaps smaller diamonds set into one of the bands.

All Change!

Of course, you don’t have to leave the ring as a ring. You could have the central stone taken out and set into a pendant, or have the metal melted down and together with the stones made into a brooch.

However you decide to remodel your ring, remember to take it to a jeweller who carries out bespoke jewellery commissions on the premises. For all commissions of bespoke jewellery, Ilford customers can visit E.K. Jewellers. We have many years’ experience of remodelling rings and other pieces of jewellery. We will help you to fall in love with your inherited rings all over again!

Posted on by Ian Tubby.