Making an Engagement Ring out of Old Gold

Are you wondering if you can make new jewelry out of your old gold rings? Check it out.

If you want to repurpose jewelry, the easiest thing to do is to use the existing stones. If your jewelry has diamonds or gemstones, they can usually be safely extracted from the old ring to be put to use in the new design.

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Many people think they need to sell their old jewelry and use the money they get from the diamonds to buy a new piece of jewelry. This is actually the wrong way to go about it!

Selling used jewelry is incredibly hard to do unless you are willing to settle for pennies on the dollar. The best option would be to take the existing stones out of your old jewelry and put them into new jewelry. You can reuse them! This is not only the more economical choice, but it also maintains the sentimental aspect of the stones. The process goes from CAD to metal by printing a 3D model of the rings in wax. These models are then attached to a sprue, invested, and cast in gold using the lost wax casting process.

After the rings are cast they are cleaned up and prepped for stone setting. Once the stones are set in place the rings are polished to bring out their final beautiful form.

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