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I am a jeweler and have taken in a repair that needs a new head and stone. This mounting is one of those old mothers rings that have the heads that screw on. Do you have any idea where or if I can purchase this type of mounting?
Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Susan

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Susan, this is a tough one. All I had from very old stock are gone.  It is a wild chance but you might try http://www.palomarjewelry.com/.  I seem to recall they sold those styles years ago.
Otherwise, eBay might have some.

If no luck, remove stones which would be damaged by heat, unscrewing the head. Solder on a head as close to the originals as your findings supplier has, set the new stone and be done with it. Advise the customer that the screw on style is essentially discontinued.

I feel for you in this one! Been there more than once.  God Bless and peace.  Thomas.  

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Have a question about jewelry repair or working with precious metal jewelry and gemstones? For many years up to December 31, 2010, I was a working professional bench jeweler, involved everyday with setting stones in mountings, designing and making jewelry, repairing and limited custom manufacture. If you work with jewelry as a hobby or as a profession, I might be able to help. I deal with the retail business, not mass production. Ask privately if you wish. See the box for that: It keeps your question between us. Please DO NOT ask MAKER'S MARKS, but metal quality marks are fine to ask. Please DO NOT ask diamond prices. See a gemologist for that.

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I have extensive experience in design, service and making of jewelry. I deal mostly with precious metals and gemstones but work with many materials as needed and usable to create an artistic design. My experience also includes freelance photography and photographer of jewelry and similar items for a former employer and individuals. Design of custom items requires reading the desires of the client and being clear on what can be done within that framework...then fulfilling the transition of idea to reality. Effective communications is essential in a working designer/producer and customer relationship.

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Education is English/Physics! Started in human resources, to advertising, to jewelry...wow, what a road. I have had formal training in jewelry work and many shared experiences with top grade jewelers. We just never know were we will go or be. Follow your best, your dreams, with some discretion! Don't let the work tear up your body along the way as it has mine.

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