Odyssey Jewellery has been operating for more than 65 years in Richmond Hill, Ontario and we are proud to provide superior service to our customers in Richmond Hill and the GTA. We offer our customers the highest quality jewellery – whether you are looking for an engagement ring, a bracelet, a necklace, a diamond ring or earrings we have something for everyone. Our pieces are designed in a range of styles so we encourage you to come into our store, located at 10909 Yonge St., and take time to browse our selection and talk to one of our expert staff who can help you find an exquisite piece that will be cherished forever.
Buying an engagement ring is one of the most special moments in a person’s life! With many people investing 1-2 months salary on an engagement ring it is a very significant purchase and one that should be approached with time and care. At Odyssey Jewellery we encourage you to come in and talk to one of our experts to find or create the perfect ring. We offer a wide array of designs from classic styles to more contemporary designs. With over 60 years experience in the jewellery industry we offer our clients affordable pieces at unparalleled quality.
Valentine’s Day Jewellery – How to Find a Gift of Love That Suits Your Budget
Another holiday season is coming to an end. It’s time to put away the tree and box up the Christmas lights. The new year means that Valentine’s Day is only six short weeks away. Do you know what you’re getting that special person this year?
The gift of gold, precious stones and diamonds has always served as a display of commitment. Jewellery gifting is a fabulous way to make a lasting impression on your loved ones. After all, tis the season of love.
As you’re making your Christmas shopping list for that special person in your life there are so many options. Perhaps it’s a ring, a necklace or a pair of earrings, giving and receiving jewellery during the holidays has a timeless feel.
Your engagement ring serves as both a symbol of your relationship and as a beautiful announcement of your upcoming wedding. The ideal engagement ring will represent your personal style and taste. There are various engagement ring options available to Richmond Hill jewellery shoppers today.
Your custom jewellery pieces are one-of-a-kind and having them professionally cleaned and repaired is the best way to preserve their beauty and protect your investment. At Odyssey Jewellery Designers Inc., we’re very proud of the reputation we’ve earned for being the most trusted jewellery repair shop in Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan, throughout the Toronto region. Throughout our 60-year history, we have repaired a wide range of custom jewellery pieces and we bring this knowledge to every repair job we do.
Years ago I lost a treasured diamond ring that was my grandmothers, which I had always wanted to replace. As I have been divorced for several years I had my promise ring, engagement ring and wedding ring sitting idle in a jewellery box for the past 10 years. I decided to go and visit Ed at Odyssey Jewellery in Richmond Hill.
I showed Ed my three separate rings which each had a very small diamond in them. I told him the story of wanting to replace the heirloom ring I had lost, but I wanted a more modern look to it.
Resetting Engagement Rings
A ring is built to last forever, but over time you may develop different jewellery likes and needs. Redsigning or Resetting engagement rings is a great way to hold on to the memories of the past while creating a stunning ring that better matches your current lifestyle and tastes. At our custom Toronto jewellery studio, we’ve worked with many people wanting to reset their engagement ring. Whether they simply want something different, or now have the financial means to have their ring upgraded, we have many exciting options for resetting your engagement ring.
Taking a ring you already have in your collection and revamping it can be a more affordable option than purchasing a new ring. Whether it be a few years old, or an heirloom ring that’s been in your family for generations, our experienced Toronto jewellery designers will turn your dreams into reality and we’ll walk you through the entire process. Our goal is to create a unique and personalized redesign for your ring and we’ll find the perfect setting for your stone.
Here are some of the most common ways to reset your engagement rings:
More Diamond Accents: Adding accent diamonds to your ring is an excellent way to instantly give your ring a more upgraded look and feel. A common method is to add diamond accents to the sides of the ring. With the right design and stones, you will find your centre stone is highlighted more in the ring’s design with increased focus and shine.
Upgrade to a Three Stone Ring: Many of our customers have greater financial flexibility as their career progresses and they want to invest more money in their engagement ring. Upgrading to a three-stone design from a single stone is an excellent way to add more value to your ring and to instantly upgrade its look. We’ll reset your ring to have two medium or smaller stones added, one for each side of your centre stone. This will make your centre stone appear larger in your ring’s design. Diamonds are the most common stone used in a reset, but other valuable gemstones such as rubies or sapphires can be used to create a unique and beautiful ring design.
Replace Your Centre Stone: One of the easiest ways to upgrade your engagement ring is to simply replace your centre stone with a larger and upgraded diamond. A larger diamond is a great way to symbolize the growth you’ve experienced in your relationship and also your financial accomplishments. Many couples cannot afford a big stone in the early stages of their relationship and chose to upgrade to a larger diamond as time goes on.
Add a Halo to Your Centre Stone: Adding a halo to your ring is a great way to completely change the overall look and feel of your engagement ring. Our team of ring designers will work with you to find the right halo design that not only frames your centre stone but also adds some more sparkle to it.
Upgrade the Setting of Your Diamond: Another way to reset your engagement ring is to upgrade your ring’s setting. Not only will upgrading your setting make your ring more attractive, it can help protect your centre stone from getting damaged (especially on the sides of the stone). Our team will work with you to find the right setting and bezel for your ring.
Add Coloured Stones: Looking for something a little different when resetting your engagement ring? Adding coloured stones to your ring setting can open the door to an almost endless amount of design options. Stones such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds can be used to add an interesting and unique look to your ring.
In order to keep your engagement ring look pristine for years to come it’s recommended that you have it maintained by a professional jewellery cleaner on a regular basis. We recommend that our customers have their rings cleaned, inspected and maintained yearly. It’s very important to check the condition of your ring’s stones and the setting claws. Our team can also do ultrasound cleaning of your ring to keep it sparkling for years and decades to come.
We provide the following services at our Richmond Hill jewellery factory:
- Ring shank replacement
- Laser inscription
- Claw re-tipping
- Diamond re-cutting
- Watch repair
- Pearl re-stringing
If you’re looking to reset your engagement ring, look no further than Odyssey Jewellery Designers. We’re proud of the high-level of perfection and skill we bring to every engagement ring redesign we do. Our team of experienced ring designers will work with you to come up with a ring reset that suits your tastes and budget. Learn more by contacting us today.
Understanding How to Upgrade Your Engagement Ring, Wedding Band or Heirloom Ring
Rings are built to last forever, but sometimes taste, budgets, and people change over time. Upgrading or modernizing rings is a very common request from our Richmond Hill and Toronto area customers.
There are many reasons why someone may want to upgrade their heirloom ring, wedding band or engagement ring. It can be a case of wanting to have a different setting designed for your stones or perhaps you would like to completely redesign the ring. Many of our customers want to upgrade the quality of their existing diamond and/or add more stones. You may find that your ring needs to be resized? Regardless of the reason, upgrading your ring can be an exciting and affordable process.
Upgrading the diamond in your engagement and wedding ring will often mean redesigning the ring’s setting. A bigger stone will usually require a redesigned ring setting to make the ring work structurally and aesthetically. It’s important to protect your diamond by ensuring it’s properly secured to the ring at all times. An experienced jewellery designer will work with you to upgrade your ring setting to design a setting that will protect your stone and showcase its beauty.
Recently, one of our regular customers came to our Richmond Hill, ON jewellery store to expand her ring. This was the second time JJ came to us to have her wedding and engagement ring modernized.
“Ed and his team at Odyssey Jewellers are exceptional artists and craft-people. They took my simple engagement and wedding rings, bought many years ago, and upgraded them for a milestone anniversary a few years ago,” explained JJ. “They transformed it into a single ring, and added a skirt of diamonds around the original centrepiece diamond, as well as baguettes to the band- reusing several of the original stones, but updating the look and feel.”
JJ’S Ring Before Upgrading Her Engagement Ring
JJ’s Upgraded Engagement Ring
“This year for Christmas, we decided to expand my ring again, as I loved the vision and reality, that Ed and his team created previously. They have outdone themselves, this time, and fashioned a masterpiece, which is definitely a statement ring,” said JJ. “It has two ‘skirts’ around the centrepiece diamond, as well as small diamonds on either side of the baguettes that are in the band. With only a brief chat, Ed was able to translate some loose ideas into a very impressive reality. I couldn’t be happier and I’d like to thank Ed and his colleagues for their artistry and dedication to craftsmanship and customer service.”
The band of your ring is another common element that may need upgraded over time. Some of our customers find their ring’s current material does not have the durability to suit their current lifestyle, or they simply want a different look. Personal taste can change over the years. Maybe you have a yellow gold ring and now prefer the appearance of white gold. Our team of experienced custom ring designers will work with you to determine if your ring’s current setting will work with your new wedding band. In many cases, we find that you can keep your old setting and simply have it mounted on the ring’s upgraded band material. Over time you may find that your lifestyle requires your engagement ring or wedding band to be made of a more durable material. This need has caused many of our customers to upgrade their ring from gold to platinum. A ring band made of platinum may cost more upfront but will wear at a much slower pace than gold and increase the jewellery piece’s overall value.
A well-designed ring is built in a way that all elements of the design work together to create a stunning and elegant look. Modernizing the diamond in your ring can be an exciting, but it can be delicate process. You’ll want to ensure that your new diamond fits into the overall design of your ring. Getting a bigger diamond is a common ring upgrade at our Richmond Hill jewellery factory. Without the right guidance, a bigger stone may compromise the overall look and feel of your ring due to the new stone’s natural colour and clarity not complementing the rest of the ring. There are endless diamond options on the market, and we’ll be your partner to find the right stone for you and your ring.
Many of our customers have enjoyed the results they’ve seen after modernizing their ring with a better cut. This is a great way to improve the look of your ring and increase value. A higher-quality cut will instantly improve the appearance of your ring by providing better proportions that offer more light resulting in greater shine and sparkle.
Another common upgrade people make to their rings is to add more stones, usually added to the side of the band. You’ll want to ensure the new stones match your current ring design and enhance your centre stone. When a ring is upgraded with the wrong stones it can appear off in appearance and not balanced.
When upgrading your ring you may be left with leftover pieces. These materials such as small stones may not be needed in your modernized ring’s new design, but still, they can carry value and personal meaning. Some of these ring materials can be used for future repairs or can be sold for reuse. We’ve seen some of our customers use their ring’s old stones to create a unique and beautiful pendant out of them.
There’s a lot to consider when you’re thinking of upgrading your heirloom, engagement or wedding ring and our team of experts will walk you through the entire process. We’ll work with you to design an upgraded ring that will make your existing diamond looking stunning and protect its overall value. Thinking about modernizing your heirloom ring, wedding band or engagement ring? Get started by speaking to one of our experienced Richmond Hill ring designers today.
Tips and Advice for Resetting Your Heirloom Jewellery
There’s nothing more beautiful than an heirloom jewellery piece. Not only are the rings visually stunning, they carry a resounding and symbolic story with them. Proposing with an heirloom engagement ring is a wonderful and romantic gesture; it allows you the ability to link your love story with generations past.
Heirloom engagement and wedding rings can lack a modern touch or the design may not suit the bride-to-be’s taste or style. Sometimes the ring may be gorgeous in appearance, but cannot simply function with the new owner’s lifestyle. At Odyssey Jewellery, we have many design solutions that will blend your unique personal taste with the history intertwined in your heirloom ring.
Some people feel obligated not to mess with an heirloom ring’s stone. There can be a sense of guilt when contemplating changing the ring’s setting, the worry of upsetting family members can be a real challenge. That being said, it’s important to have a ring that fits your unique style and taste. We’ve been providing jewellery design services to Richmond Hill and Toronto customers for over 60 years, during this time we’ve witnesses various trends in jewellery design. Our team of experienced jewellery designers will walk you through the process of customizing your heirloom ring. We’ll work with you to create a design that suits your personal tastes while respecting and protecting the history of your ring.
An engagement or wedding ring is something that you will be wearing every day and you shouldn’t feel obligated to wear something that you don’t like or that doesn’t reflect your personal style. Resetting your heirloom ring doesn’t mean completely changing the look and feel of the ring.
It’s important to have open conversations with the person who gifted you the ring and express your preferences. Including family members in the design process will make for a much easier process and will show your genuine interest in respecting the history of the ring. Be sure to express the reasons why you desire to redesign your heirloom ring.
- Maybe the current ring in its current setting will not suit your lifestyle, give real-life examples of the potential challenges that you may face.
- Perhaps the ring is need of repair in its current state and redesigning it now will save future repair expenses and will protect the stone.
- There’s nothing wrong with stating that despite the ring’s beauty, it simply does not mesh with your own personal style and taste. Highlight the aspects of the heirloom ring that you love and discuss how your new ring design will enhance elements of the original design.
- Discuss how the ring’s current setting does not suit the size or shape of your fingers or hand.
- It’s possible that the engagement ring does not match your wedding band.
Getting married is something that you’ve probably looked forward to for most of your life, most family members will respect your desire to customize the gifted ring to suit your needs and wants.
After discussing your desires with family members you will be ready to begin the reset of your heirloom ring. It’s essential to have your ring inspected and appraised for both insurance and identification purposes. Occasionally an older stone is more prone to being cracked or chipped during the resetting process, an experienced jewellery designer will discuss these potential risks before working on your ring. It’s also possible that once unnoticeable damages can be found during the resetting, these damages or blemishes can often remain hidden with the right bezel setting.
After evaluating your heirloom ring we will discuss with you the resetting options and come up with a plan that suits your budget. We will create a sketch of a proposed design, this will give you a great idea of how your ring will look like after the resetting.
We’re proud of the reputation we’ve earned for our unparalleled craftsmanship and our high standard of quality. For over 60 years we’ve helped add personality to countless heirloom rings at our Richmond Hill jewellery factory. Our experienced jewellery designers are waiting to walk you through the entire process of resetting your heirloom engagement or wedding ring. We will make you feel comfortable and excited by giving your ring the care and attention it deserves.