Sometimes the best way to restore and old piece of jewelry is to start from scratch with a new mounting! Rather do extensive repairs on all the prongs, bridges, and weak spots and bends in the shank, we decided it would be more effective to rebuild an identical ring and transfer the stones into a fresh, sturdy mounting with stronger prong coverage. These diamonds are ready for another lifetime of wear!
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One of our specialties at Oceanside Jewelers is taking heirloom and unworn pieces of jewelry and redesigning them as something our customers will wear everyday and suits their own style. This particular customer had a large beautiful diamond that was sadly unworn in its setting as a ring. So we remade it as a simple yet elegant bezel pendant, with lace detail in the back and mounted on a petite white gold chain. Now this gorgeous diamond can be worn every day!
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Sometimes the best way to restore a ring is to start from scratch! Just finished a complete remake of a marquise engagement ring with scrolling milgrain details. The older ring was losing thein sharpness of detail in the soft platinum metal. Using photos of the older ring for reference, we remade the pattern in a CAD file and recast and reset the ring in sturdier white gold. The finished product has all the crisp detail of the original and then some!
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Coming out of the shop this week is a reworking of a pave wedding band with yellow gold bands on either side. In addition of a complete refinishing and tightening on the stones, we updated the look of the band with a pair of petite bezel set bands on either side putting a little extra shine and sparkle on edges of this band!
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Many of know the story of the first diamond engagement ring, given to Mary of Burgandy by Archduke Maximilian of Austria in 1477. What most don’t know is that the ring was actually a gift to her father, Charles the Bold, as commemoration of the union of their two empires. And rather than the solitaire we come to picture, the ring was set with roughly shaped diamond slivers in the shape of the letter “M”, presumably for Mary, Maximilian, and Monarchy.
We’ve come a long way since then, an engagement ring is now a symbol of union of both love and fortune between the actual couple betrothed!
In case you happen to be uniting your two kingdoms, we’d be happy to help you find the perfect ring, solitaire, diamond, or otherwise!
Just put the finishing touches on our first custom piece this year! This time we have a stunningly clear and deep blue oval sapphire mounted in an elegant 14k white gold mounting with floral trim. Happy to start some lucky customer’s year of with such a beautiful stone!
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One of the most satisfying aspects of working as a bench jeweler is being able to collaborate and create with a customer throughout the process of making a piece of jewelry. In the age of computer modelling and 3d printing, designing jewelry has become a lot more fast and flexible than it used to be. On this lotus and sapphire pendant, we were able to make a model from images provided by the customer, then tweak aspects of the design, removing the lilypad and adding a sleek bail, the processes crafted the final product. Most impressive of all, we were able to deliver it before Christmas!
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