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Diamond Education Remounting Family Diamonds

Computer-aided design render of a custom ring

“I don’t like the mounting I already have.”

The wonderful thing about jewelry, diamonds in particular, is that it can be passed down from generation to generation. Due to changing styles, however, the younger generation typically has a stronger connection to the stone itself than to the mounting. Jewelry is meant to be worn, so if you don’t like the mounting, you might have to reset the stone so you can wear it and cherish it.

At HPerry Jewelers, we can remount your gemstones in just about any design you can imagine. With our 3D Printer and in-house custom jewelers, our team of professionals can design your dream ring around the stone you already have!

3D Printed wax (top) and complete ring with hand-set diamonds (bottom)

This isn’t just for heirloom stones, of course. Have a ring that you don’t like the style of anymore? Need to remount your original engagement diamond after an upgrade?

Some ladies even start anew after a divorce with a remount of their bridal set. The reality is that jewelry is valuable and it’s of no use to you just sitting in a safe deposit box. Turn your jewelry into something you’ll be proud to wear!

“So where do I start?”

Let an HPerry Jewelers professional measure your stones so that we know all of our options based on sizes and proportions. We highly recommend taking a look at Our Showcase so that you can preview a variety of designs with your size, shape, and color stone in your preferred metal. For help on how to use Our Showcase, click here: How To Use Our Showcase

You can use Our Showcase in the store with a jewelry consultant, or from your computer or smart phone.

How To Use Our Showcase

If you’re having trouble getting inspired, feel free to come by the store to take a look at the designs we have in stock. Or check out the HPerry Jewelers Pinterest page! We highly recommend looking at photos on social media and shopping platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram, and Etsy for ideas!

CAD Render in our 3D Design Software

The first step is finding out what you like, and more importantly, what you don’t like!

Our jewelry consultants also have lots of ideas to help you decide on a design concept for your stones. We can use sketching or 3D design to help you visualize different ideas!

Semi-Mount vs. Custom Design

What is a Semi-Mount?

Our store features a number of semi-mount options to accommodate your stone. A semi-mount is a ring that is only missing the center stone. If you find a semi-mount that you love, it will save you the expense of a custom piece and you will have it much, much faster. In fact, depending on your stone size and shape, we may be able to have it mounted and on your finger that same day!

A platinum semi-mount that can accommodate approximately a .50 – .75ct -round, cushion, or princess cut diamond.

If we don’t have the ring you want in the case…

No problem! Seriously! We have a variety of catalogs, in the store and online, that you can look through for us to order from. From there, our in-house jewelers will set your stone in the mounting you choose. You can even modify the style yourself if you go through Our Showcase.

Modifying a style in Our Showcase

Should I have my ring custom made?

Custom design is a great option if you’re trying to incorporate multiple stones or metals, or if you simply have an idea that’s never been done before! There are endless possibilities with custom jewelry.

How long does a custom piece take?

Because this is an individual, handmade piece, we ask for 2 – 4 weeks depending on the design.

How much does a custom ring cost?

Our jewelry consultants will be happy to give you a quote once we know what size and shape stones you already have, the carat metal and finger size, and a design concept for your ring. Keep in mind, this isn’t coming from a factory that mass-produces hundreds of the same design. This is a one-of-a-kind, handmade treasure that you’ll be able to pass down for generations.

CAD render of a custom mother’s ring

Remounting a family diamond is a huge decision, and we want to make sure that you are happy with the result. All of this information may be a bit overwhelming, so our advice is to bring your family jewelry by the store so that our jewelry consultants can help you make the best decision.

Not sure if you want to sell the stone, keep it as is, or remount it? We can help you with that too. Once you know the value of your piece, it may help you make your decision. Read this post: Do I Need An Appraisal?

Written by…

Jordan Rayne
GIA Diamonds Graduate, GIA AJP
Designer and Consultant for HPerry Jewelers since 2013

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