How to Repair a Prong

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Good As New

A step-by-step guide to repairing a worn out prong

By Joel McFadden

Most often seen on rings, prong wear is probably one of the most common repairs bench jewelers will face. Bed sheets and other abrasives contact these high points on jewelry and wear the points until the gemstones become loose or fall out. There are several ways to repair a prong—some methods are quick and easy but the results may not last long.