Look no further than M.R.T. Jewelers for industry leading expertise. Our qualified G.I.A. trained staff are always eager to share the knowledge amassed during nearly a century as New England’s top fine jewelry retailer. WE hope you find some of these frequently asked questions and answers helpful as you browse our website. Please call or email us with more detailed questions so that we may more appropriately guide you. Thank you, we look forward to any and all requests.
Normally, no. Most rings are not stretched at MRT Jewelers. Rings are sized up by adding a section of gold or platinum to the bottom of the shank, then it is polished and refinished to seal the sizing seam so no break is visible.
No. Basic cleaning is preformed while you wait in house at no charge in our Ultra Sonic Cleaner. When a white gold piece of jewelry begins to show wear, i.e. Yellowing of the metal, it is in need of rhodium plating. In this case the item must be left for the day or overnight. This process involving polishing the metal to a high shine, checking all stones for security, and finally electroplating a layer of bright white rhodium over the white gold piece. Charge for this service begins at 35.00.
A shank is the part of the ring that goes under your finger. Over time, the shank can become thinner because this is a point of regular wear on the ring. Periodic maintenance may require that you have the shank replaced to bring it back to its original thickness. Sometimes only half of the shank needs to be replaced because only that section has worn away.
We recommend that if you are going to always wear both your engagement ring and wedding band that you solder them together to protect them. If the rings twist and rub up against each other they can actually wear away parts of the other ring. This most often happens with the wedding band rubbing up against the center Diamond head of the engagement ring and actually making a small divot in it. Over time this can make the Diamond loosen and could result in a lost stone. Rings can always be unsoldered at a later date and refinished to bring them back to two rings.