Repairs to Prongs: Replacing and Retipping
The setting of your ring is vital because it securely holds your stones in place. With damage or wear to the setting's prongs, they loose durability and strength which can cause your stones to fall out. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores all offer in-house repair options by expertly trained bench jeweler with decades of experience repairing and replacing jewelry prongs. With options ranging from prong repairs to prong replacement and locations in New Mexico, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, let Lee Michaels secure your stone's setting today.
Re-tippings are necessary when the tip of a prong is thin and weak. A new piece of metal is added to the top of the weak prong to make it stronger. Typically all tips should be done at one time to maintain a consistent appearance. For example: A stone with four prongs and one prong is worn, you should re-tip all four prongs. Pricing for silver or gold jewelry ranges from $24- $144 and pricing for platinum jewelry ranges from $50- $300. An additional $30 will be added for White Gold Refinishing, an additional $45 will be added for Platinum Refinishing
Re-pronging is necessary when the prong top is absent. The entire prong is replaced from the bottom of the prong and a new seat is cut for the stone to be reset. When a ring is sent for prong work, it is often necessary to address all the prongs for safety and cosmetic purposes. The best practice is to replace or retip all prongs at the same time. In some cases, it is more cost effective to replace the entire head rather than re-tip or replace several prongs. Pricing for silver or gold jewelry ranges from $42- $252 and pricing for platinum jewelry ranges from $105- $630. An additional $30 will be added for White Gold Refinishing, an additional $45 will be added for Platinum Refinishing
Frequently asked questions about prog repairs
Lee Michaels is a family-owned jewelry store that has been providing our Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, San Antonio, Albuquerque and Jackson communities with fine jewelry at an exceptional value for more than 40 years. You can trust our professional jewelers with repairs to new beaded and pearl jewelry, heirloom pearl jewelry and everything in between. Visit any Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store near you today. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located inside the Mall of Louisiana and there is also a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry Bocage location at the corner of Corporate Boulevard and Jefferson Highway near mid-city. In Lafayette, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Ambassador Caffery. In Shreveport, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Youree Drive at East 70th. Just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, in Metairie, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Causeway Boulevard at Lakeside Shopping Center. In San Antonio, Texas we have three Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores. Find one at The Shops at La Cantera, visit us at The Alamo Quarry Market or at our located inside the Northstar Mall on San Pedro Avenue. In Jackson, Mississippi, visit a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store located at the Renaissance at Colony Park on Highland Colony Parkway. Lee Michaels is also a premier fine jewelry store in Albuquerque, NM and is located in ABQ Uptown.