Jewellery Repair 101
Jewellery repair can range from simple to advanced. Simple repairs can be, for example, recovering your item’s authentic colours and/or unique shading. Repairs that are more exhaustive can go from a busted bracelet clasp to a chain getting snapped during a wild football match among friends. From missing brilliants to deformed pendants, proficient repair specialists fix much more pieces than you might suspect.
Some of the possible repair categories are as follows: Ring sizing, ring prong re-tipping or replacement, ring head placement/replacement, ring setting/stone tightening, chain repair, clasp replacement, stone replacement, clean & polish, pearl restringing.
Missing stones lead to frequent visits from clients. Lost gems usually require substitution. You'll have to backtrack in the event where you believe the stone might still be somewhere in your house or work space. Were you doing renovation work around the house and had been using power tools? Vacuum cleaners have become quite helpful in these scenarios. Slip a nylon over the edge of the hose and investigate underneath tables, furniture and difficult to-reach areas. Don’t try using the vacuum as is with its brushes since it can cause extra harm to the stone you’re looking for. Once you have found it, bring it to the store for a closer examination.
While fixing a broken or seriously ravaged chain, consider realistic possibilities. If you ever needed to alter a piece's length or shape, this is the ideal moment to mention such detail. Also for shading or coloring if needed so. In case your silver piece requires reoxidization, and you require the adornments lighter or darker, this is the ideal opportunity for such a demand.
When you walk in a jewellery store to purchase a piece which you’re about to spend a lot of money on, you might want to check if it holds warranty or lifetime guarantee or if you have the option to buy a service agreement to cover repairs on certain types of damage during your purchase. A few stores offer a lifetime guarantee for a free yearly cleaning and checkup. Therefore, before you seek out for repair services, verify whether your piece is still covered by warranty because if it is, you’ve found the cheapest and easiest way out.
The service fee for repairing relies upon a few elements. The most considerable factor which influences the cost is particularly the degree of challenge one piece can represent in terms of time, dedication, resource, price of actual parts needed for replacement (for instance, another gemstone versus another clasp), and how rapidly you require the repair to be done.
At last, try as hard as possible to stay away from repairs in the first place. The best advice I could present you with in this article is to keep a solid jewellery box with multiple sections to safely store all of your items and away from possible scratches and/or damage.