The most important reason to have your jewelry inspected is for the safety and security of your gemstones.  Your jewelry should be inspected at a minimum of once annually and more often for frequently worn pieces.  In addition, if you have significantly bumped or jarred your ring or bracelet it should be inspected.  Gemstones can become loose or lost in a weakened setting.

 

What Can Happen to My Jewelry?

  • The prongs on your jewelry can wear thin over time. These prongs can appear flat and no longer rounded at the top.  This can happen with all metals, but the higher karat of gold, the more susceptible it is to wearing thin.  That is why 18K gold will wear more quickly than 14K or 10K.  A jeweler will determine if the piece should be re-tipped.  If worn too thin, the ring may need a new crown.
  • The prongs on your jewelry can become raised or bent from general wear and tear.  This can result in a lost gemstone.  If the prongs themselves are still in good condition, a jeweler can safely push the prongs back into place to hold the gemstone securely.  This should not be attempted on your own as you could damage the stone.
  • The shank of the ring (that goes around your finger) can be worn thin.  This can become sharp and even cut your finger.  A jeweler can repair this with a new half shank which will add to the life and sturdiness of the ring.
  • Small side stones can be missing.  Upon closer inspection sometimes smaller stones are missing.  These can be easily replaced to bring your ring back to life.

Follow these tips and your jewelry will continue to give you many years of pleasure.  If you want your jewelry to be examined for any damage, check on your mounting, or get further advice, contact RH Bockstruck today.

Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Contact him for help with your next jewelry purchase at: 651-283-6806.

About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

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About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

Rob Bockstruck, CRO
Chief Romance Officer
651-283-6806
rob@rhbockstruck.com

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