Thursday, September 10, 2015

Vintage Ring Restoration by Caren Resurreccion Fine Jewelry

They say that diamonds (as well as many other shiny things) are a girl's best friend. While our eyes naturally gravitate toward those that sparkle and indeed shine, we might have some forgotten jewels that have been gathering dust (and sometimes a little rust) in our box.

That's exactly what happened to me. Currently, my daily accessory staples would be a watch, pearl earrings and my wedding band. Like on auto-pilot so I don't have to rummage through my things all the time, not that I have a lot of baubles to begin with. So when one day I finally had the time to check on my personal effects..there it was, sitting humbly at the side of the box...the vintage ring that my grandmother gave to my mom, which my mom in turn gave me.

A tarnished vintage ring, up for restoration

It's a simple vintage ring, quite similar to some Romanov designs I found on the net. While it is a relatively "young" heirloom piece, I hold it as my responsibility to undertake a restoration so that it can be passed on, appreciated and loved by the generations to come. And at least for now, so I can wear it from time to time especially for occasions when it substitutes for my engagement ring.

Although it only has some 40-50 year history, it was already tarnished and the center stone which looks more like a semi-precious gem than a diamond, is already so cloudy (no chance of meatballs here!). 

So it was good timing that my brother recommended Caren Resurreccion Fine Jewelry's services for this. I was hesitant at first since mine is just a small piece but I'm glad that they welcomed my mini project :) 

Ate Caren is a very nice lady and she suggested that on top of resizing, we refresh my ring by gold plating it and adding a very nice and clear signity stone. Of course, choosing a signity stone (which is also a cubic zirconia) will ultimately bring the cost down without sacrificing much of the bling face value.

So when I got my ring was indeed very pretty! At that point, I asked, "should I show this to my Mom? What if she wants it back?" Hahahahaha :) I really love the history, that it's now passed through 3 generations and the fact that it's a restored vintage piece worn snugly on my finger. 

Thank you so much Ate Caren for accommodating my restoration project and hope to work with you on new ones!

P.S. For those wondering...definitely, my Mom and my Aunt loved the new look when they saw it. I guess it had them searching for other vintage finds too! :)

A closer look at the BEFORE and AFTER photos of my vintage ring :)

After shot by my brother

So before I end this blog post, I'll be sharing with you my top 3 picks from Caren Resurreccion Fine Jewelry's current collection. They all look mighty fine, fine, fine!! Make sure to go to her website to check her listings and place your order!

Mommy Meowmeow's Top 3 Picks

Lorelai - is it because I'm a Scorpio or just someone who loves red? This pair of earrings just simply exudes power and elegance. Perfect for a flirty date with the hubby!
LORELAI  x Caren Resurreccion Fine Jewelry
(Emerald-cut and round garnets drop set in yellow-gold plated silver)
Can't make up your mind which piece to order? Then take a look at fun and whimsical Pollyana. No drab day with this stunner.
POLLYANA  Caren Resurreccion Fine Jewelry 
(A whimsical play of topaz, rubies and diamonds set in 14k solid gold)
For a more classic look and feel, Romana is just what you need! You can order the ring and earrings separately but really, they are just meant to be together!
ROMANA Caren Resurreccion Fine Jewelry
(Four  0.75 carat diamonds barrel set in 14k yellow gold. Ring and earrings set)

To see more of their fine jewelry collection, send an inquiry and process your order, please visit the Caren Resurreccion Fine Jewelry website

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. I only blog about products and services that I have tried and truly believe in so I know that you, my readers, are in good hands.


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