Antique Jewellery Restoration – Art Deco Platinum Aquamarine Ring

Restoration - Art Deco Platinum Aquamarine Ring

This art deco platinum aquamarine ring has been passed down through 3 generations of March babies. Over time the aquamarine gem has chipped significantly on two of its corners. The chips are too big to be polished off without greatly diminishing the size of the gem.

The original prong setting is elegant and delicate, but does little to protect an already chipped stone. We thought that the best course of action here is to build a new frame to wrap and secure the gem. We hand cut milgrain details into the frame to match the overall style of the ring.

Here is the completed ring.

Restoration - Art Deco Platinum Aquamarine Ring

I am always astonished at how much a little bit of care can do for an old ring. Some work, some cleaning, some polishing, and we reveal a clean, sparkly, table cut intense blue Santa Maria aquamarine. You hardly notice the chips now, even though they’re still there.