Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring Advice
Hi Engagement Experts,
I'm not sure if you can help me but I was wondering if you could offer me some advice please regarding a vintage diamond engagement ring?
I have a vintage diamond ring that is a family heirloom. It has 3 diamonds and the lady in one of the jewellers said she could have it re-made and re-set into exactly the same setting, in 9ct white gold.
I'm a little concerned though as, compared to other jewellers, the quote is considerably low. She seemed very nice and was very helpful and thorough, but I'm not sure if alarm bells are ringing because the price is so low compared to everyone else I've spoken to.
I'm also wary that I know nothing about my ring as to what clarity, colour etc. the diamonds are as I have no certificate because it's so old.
Do you advise a lab report/mapping of diamonds before handing over to jewellers to be reset? I asked about this as I've heard warnings about jewellers swapping diamonds of engagement rings, but the lady said she has larger diamonds in her shop but told me they could be assessed in her possession.
I've also seen a review on this jewellers that was poor and from feeling confident that I had found the right jeweller I'm now unsure.
Please advise if you are able. Many thanks.