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Jewellery repairs aren’t as expensive as you may think! Many of us have old sentimental pieces of jewellery that are just sat in their boxes because there is a broken clasp or chain, or an ear post has snapped off or a stone is missing from a ring or bracelet. Whatever the reason jewellery repairs is one way of bringing a new lease of life into an old piece.

So what are the does and don’ts when considering a repair? Anything that has gemstones set in it is up for serious scrutiny! If a setting that is holding a gemstone has a claw missing then I need to be absolutely sure about what type of stone that is. Any gemstones such as amber, turquiose, pearl or malachite will disintegrate if any heat is applied near the stone, that wouldn’t make for a happy customer! Diamonds are excellent when it comes to tolerating heat and make for easy repair work. This ring shows the damage before it was repaired.

Ring repair

Diamond Ring needs repair

Some pieces of jewellery are Rhodium plated to make them look more silvery, this will be removed if heat is applied, and some pieces look silver and they are just plated cooper, so caution with all things.

Wedding rings seam to cause lots of problems as the years roll by. They get battered and scratched, loose their shape, become to big but most often become to small. All these things can be repaired. Below is a ring being repaired showing a gold insert just soldered in. This ring was originally a size J and needed to be enlarged to a size 0.

Ring repair

Ring being enlarged

Gold ring repaired

Gold ring repaired

So whatever your jewellery repairs please contact me and put some new life back into your sentimental pieces!!!