Restoration and Repair of Gemstones and Jewelry
Restoration of family heirloom Mesa Grande tourmaline gemstone and ring
This American brilliant cut Mesa Grande Tourmaline has been in the same family for four generations and came to us with abrasions, scratches, chips, and bruising. Our goal was to keep the original design and integrity of the original cut. Damage was removed and the facets were placed as close to the original pattern as possible. The tourmaline weighed 1.34 carats and now weighs 1.31 carats after restoring the crown and the girdle. The prongs were replaced on the ring.
Restoration of Family Heirloom Pink Tourmaline Ring
This pink American brilliant tourmaline was also mined in San Diego at Mesa Grande. Our goal was to keep the original design and integrity of the original cut. The restoration of the gemstones's crown involves finding each facet and removing the damaged areas, then re-polishing the crown and girdle. We did not repolish the pavilion. The tourmaline weighed 0.97 carats and now weighs 0.94 carats. We saved the original prongs and cleaned and repolished the ring.
Heirloom engagement ring restoration
This ring was my client's grandmother’s wedding ring and was restored to be worn as her granddaughter's wedding ring. We focused on gold work: we resized the band and replaced the worn shank with a thicker band.