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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Got this huge cocktail ring for a buck because it is missing one green stone. Thinking easy fix for a jewelry store. Nope, our jewelry stores are minimum wage slaves and only are trained to sell reproductions and knock offs. Three major stores and no one carries loose stones or glass. Guess I have to go to the big city to find a "real" jewelry store. The bakelite ring box was worth a buck, but would like to restore the old ring.

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    1. papa papa, 8 years ago
      Thanks Bellin68, but need to find a stone? Bet this ring would cut you up if the lady got mad at you. Must be why it's called a cocktail ring.
    2. Manikin Manikin, 8 years ago
      Very nice papa ! There are places to find replacement stones . Beautiful ring and nice buy . Love it
    3. papa papa, 8 years ago
      Thanks Manikin, exhausted the local shops in my little town; put it on my maybe fix list when I have a reason to go to the big city. Looked on eBay but do not need a whole bag of stone, just the one.
    4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 8 years ago
      Very easy fix...we do it all the time at our store...any good Jewelry store should have some on hand....
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Jewelry stores today aren't what they used to be (I can't get anyone to fix my vintage Timex - they laugh "too cheap, why do you care?" Well because to me it was a very specific beloved Timex!) On the other hand - in your neck of the woods you might have very good old independent (non-chain!!) stores.

      Sorry - back to your situation: Recently I repaired a bracelet w/ missing rhinestones from a source on the internet. When I finally got the pkg (it was lost and I paid twice) I was very happy w/the vintage rhinestones. I learned a lesson - keep those old imperfect items you would normally toss - just for the rhinestones! You can also go to a junk or antique store and ask if they have your specific green stone. I know - it's a lot of work. I don't think most of us would do all this unless the piece is signed, has family importance or is a very special item.
    6. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      BTW, I bought the mixed bags on ebay and this is not in the bags or I would send you one!
    7. papa papa, 8 years ago
      That would be funny; buy a whole bag and none fit?
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 8 years ago
      Yeah - the bags I bought on ebay different size rounds - and I'm okay w/them. I have a lot of stuff w/missing rhinestones. Your green rhinestone isn't an easy replacement. I kick myself that I didn't buy a shoebox full of old rhinestones (not a FULL shoebox - but about 1/2" deep). Live & Learn!
    9. jrfm410, 8 years ago
      I save all of my vintage jewelry....just in case I can re use or repurpose it...and I agree...many of the jewelry stores that are near me never have a clue about any vintage pieces that I may have brought to them for fixing or help with identifying it...I was told by a large reputable jewelry store worker that she was not allowed to comment at all as this would be grounds for dismissal ...I love your ring and I wish you good luck in finding that one special piece that you need and thank you for sharing on cw.

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