Inheriting A Family Diamond or Engagement Ring

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Inheriting a family diamond or engagement ring can be a huge blessing or a bit of a sticky situation. Most brides have imagined the perfect ring for years and while a family diamond could be an incredible gift, the inherited ring may not quite fit into that dream. We are pleased to offer several good options in this situation; resetting the diamond, recutting the diamond, or trading in the inherited diamond towards the diamond of your dreams! State St. Jewelers is here to help you navigate this challenge and come out with a ring you’ll love.


If the inherited diamond is ultimately what you want to use in your engagement ring, our GIA-trained professionals will evaluate the stone for any durability issues as well as appraise the diamond for you. Then comes the fun part — dreaming up the perfect ring design. We’ll discuss your significant other’s likes and dislikes, lifestyle requirements, and your budget as we look at options for setting your family diamond in a new ring that will delight your soon-to-be fiance and can be passed along to the next generation.


Recutting the stone to improve brilliance or long term durability is a possibility that many people do not consider. Diamonds are usually cut properly the first time based on what the rough stone looked like but occasionally improving the stone is possible. We work with some of the most talented diamond cutters in the industry and would be happy to provide an analysis of your diamond and accurate depiction of what the finished product would be. 


If the inherited diamond isn’t what you have in mind, you may trade it in at State St. Jewelers for credit toward a larger or better quality stone. We are strong buyers of diamonds in the Triad and are consistently the highest offer that our clients receive. Whether you decide to trade the diamond in, redesign a ring, or look into recutting your inherited stone, we would love to help you write this important part of your love story.


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