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Rasesh you said "no way to ascertain removal or replacing stones?"
I would very much like to look at the setting. Why? Are there any
plier marks just below the girdle on the claws. Are the "bearing cuts"
not matching the pavillion of the stones? Have you looked at the
claws in general? do they look "out of sync"..as in moved around? do
the claws seem "worked on" by some unqualified tradesperson ? do the
claws seem out of alignment to the whole ring in general? If any of
these questions say ...YES! you have no reason to replace at your
cost. If it is bead setting items, are the "beads deformed"? if so it
ain't your problem!
If these are larger stones you have to replace, I would seek out an
arbitrator to settle this claim. If your client ways no, he actually
might have done something to the ring(s)..my humble opinion...be
aware of these requests, something is "Not Kosher"...if you replace
the stones now, he might do it again and again....."Gerry, the