Setting a Family Stone
Laura Preshong is happy to assist in setting a family heirloom stone. All stones brought to us for use must be secured in a setting or mount. We are unable to work with loose stones, i.e. stones wrapped in paper, boxes, temporary mounts, etc. A mandatory fee of $400 per center stone under 2.0 carats, $500 for 2.0 carats and up, and/or $50 to $200.00 per melee(smaller diamonds, side stones, etc) will be added to the design price to cover working with your stone. A signed Setting/Liability Waiver will be required prior to leaving any stones with us for use, including removing stones from old mounts, appraisals or design work. We recommend that you insure your center stone( 0.50 carats and up) prior to leaving it with us as we do not carry any type of insurance for client stones (stones not purchased through Laura Preshong), and are free from all liability including loss, theft or damage. Diamonds purchased through Laura Preshong are insured FREE for one year immediately upon purchase, and are covered during the setting process. Client-owned metals and diamond melee (small diamonds) with measurements less than 2mm cannot be used in custom designs.
Your Gold or Platinum
We are unable to reuse your precious metals in our designs due to irregular gold alloys, impurities in manufactured metal, and unique gold karat standards. We do not offer a gold refining service and are unable to purchase or apply credit for your gold scrap. Old mounts and gold scrap are packaged and returned to the client with your new Laura Preshong jewelry design.