Claws keep the gemstones in place. Therefore, regular inspection and maintenance of your jewellery can save you the expense of having to replace a lost precious stone or an heirloom. Rings tend to take more knocks and bumps than most other pieces of jewellery and re-tipping is therefore a well-known process. Re-tipping involves building up the claws on the ring to make the stones more secure, whilst also improving the overall look of the ring. The cost of re-tipping is directly proportional to the number of claws to be built up.