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Scratched Gemstones

I am not a huge fan of diamonds but I love colored gems.  I have three rings that I wear every day.  One is a ruby ring and the others are garnet and blue topaz.  I’ve noticed that the stones are all scratched. Is there anything that can be done to make them look like new again?

Yes, your rings can be easily restored to look brand new again.  Depending on the severity of the scratches it may be easy enough to simply have the stones re-polished.  The gemstone is removed from the setting and our stone cutter will go over each facet to remove the abrasions. Your gem will be restored to it’s brand new state.  We can then reset the gem back into your setting and polish it as well to shine like the day you bought it.

We will always get you an estimate first to establish whether the cost of re-polishing is a better investment verses just replacing the stone.  The garnet and topaz gems are relatively inexpensive and it may cost less to just replace them.

Gems like rubies, sapphires & emeralds are generally more valuable so re-cutting is usually the best option.

Most people don’t realize that there are options available that can bring back the beauty of your favorite rings for a lot less than replacing the entire piece.

Stop in for a free cleaning and estimate.