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Repair Opal inlay ring

This ring had been worn for many years by the owner and by now all of the inlays appeared to be crushed and ready to fall out. The owner wanted their ring to be made to look like new again.

I look at the Opal which is still in the ring to see what the colors of the previous Opal were. If the previous inlay has fallen out and is missing, I ask the customer what color of Opal they want to be used.

A ring with 4 Opal inlays in which the Opal is crushed and needs to be replaced.

BEFORE replacing the Opal inlay

At left you can see that the old inlays are practically crushed and about ready to fall out.

These will need to be removed and re-inlaid with new Opal to match the color of the old ones.

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The ring and a piece of Opal rough material next to a quarter.

Selecting rough Opal to be inlaid

Here is the piece that I selected to match and inlay into the ring.

The ring with the old Opal material having been removed.

The old Opal has been removed

The ring is now ready to be re-inlaid with the new Opal material.

A side view of the ring with the new Opal inlay.

Finished ring inlaid with repaired Opal inlay

The ring now looks like new again!

A top down view of the repaired Opal inlay ring.

Finished ring with Opal inlay repaired

Another view of the finished ring

If you have Opal inlay jewelry which needs to be replaced or repaired, feel free to contact us for an estimate.
It helps to email us a digital photo of your piece.

→  Take me back to examples of Opal Inlays we have Repaired


Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Photo of Denton the gem cutter.

Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.