Can You Get Stones Back Out of Jewelry?

There may come a time when you want to get a stone back out of a piece of jewelry that is finished. Is this possible, or are the stones set for good in the rings, necklaces and other pieces that they were used for initially? Before you decide what to do about your jewelry, you should know that stones can often be recovered as needed.

The process by which some sort of gem or stone can be taken back out of a piece of jewelry is commonly known in the industry as break-out. It is also sometimes referred to simply as stone removal. Either way, it allows the stone to be taken out, and it can then be cleaned and used in another piece of jewelry.

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There are a few things that you should consider if you are thinking about having this done. First and foremost, you should be absolutely sure that it is something that you want to do, as there is no going back once the process as been completed. Are you definitely sure that you are going to be happy with the results?

Another thing to consider is what you want to do with the gem instead of having it in that piece of jewelry. Perhaps you just want to have it on its own, for display purposes. Perhaps you want to make a new piece using the exact same stone. No matter what your desire, make sure that you have a plan before getting started.

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