Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vintage Jewelry Repairs

I looked at my grandmother's wedding ring yesterday. My grandparents were married in 1940, so this ring is really art deco! My grandmother gave me her jewelry box about a year before she died, and the ring was in there. She said that she quit wearing it because it caught on an oven door and it broke. I wasn't always interested in that style of jewelry, so only recently I have decided to try to fix the ring. But, it is quite badly damaged, and I don't want to do more harm. I also don't trust any local jewelers to do this.

Photos to come!


  1. I found a ring from my mom's childhood home but I don't know to whom it belongs. It was just in a drawer with pencils and papers. It's some sort of metal (steel perhaps. not silver). In the back there is a engraving 1940. There is also swastika which reminds of Nazi sign but there is some sort of flower figure in the middle. It could also be a sign of organization called Lotta Svärd which was national defence organisation for woman during the World War II. And their sign reminded pretty much of Nazi's swastika.

  2. I'd love to see photos of this ring, I love vintage jewelry. @_@
    Instead of repairing it, you could try and have it re-created? It is expensive, but there are people who have those kinds of skills. In fact, Kendall has a cool Jewelry program and my friend has had some jewelry recreated by some of the jewelry majors at Kendall and it is beautiful.
    Good luck with it. :)

  3. Jewelry re-creation sounds very interesting, but I could never afford it! I should have pictures of the ring up soon; I took some but I have to download them from my camera still. :)