Re-Tip Prongs and Beads
Whether you need the prongs on your engagement ring repaired or the beading on a family heirloom touched up, at Lyght Jewelers our Master Bench Jewelers have the right set of skills and the proper tools to get the job done. We'll restore your piece to you looking like new! We provide a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee that any repair we do brings your ring back to brand new condition or better!
Re-tipping prongs and beads is a delicate process. Many gemstones can be damaged by heat, which is why our Master Bench Jeweler uses decades of experience and the best tools available to precisely work on the specific area needing repair.
• The first step in any re-tipping project is to surgically clean and examine the entire piece to see if there is any additional damage that needs to be repaired.
• Once we know what we're working with, we'll solder a new bead of metal onto the worn surface of the old prong or bead to build it back up again. We'll also make sure all prongs are sitting securely against the gemstone like they should be.
• We then check all gemstones to make sure they are secure. Finally, we polish and refinish the piece to brand new!
Why It's Important
Re-tipping may make a small difference in the appearance of your ring or other piece of jewelry, but it's extremely important when it comes to the security of your gemstones. Prongs serve many functions that include holding the stones securely in the mounting and serving as a buffer to deflect impact.
Beads in a piece of jewelry may seem simply decorative, but also may serve similar purposes as prongs. Restoring them to their original condition is an excellent way to ensure that your fine jewelry looks its fantastic and new for many years to come.