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The above left photo shows an example of a ring on which the claws holding the diamond in place were worn very thin after a few years of regular wear. On the right is the same ring after retipping, in which a layer of white gold is soldered to the tops of the existing claws. It is evident that this setting is now like new and the diamond once again secure. It is much less expensive to secure an existing diamond than to replace it after it is lost.