Your jewelry not only defines your personality but also shares a part of your life with someone. Every jewelry piece holds a memory of a moment with a special person. When you notice a damaged part or a broken clasp on your special jewelry piece, it may feel like damage inside you not only on the jewelry. You may start feeling guilty that you didn’t take good care of your memorable piece.
You don’t need to worry as there are methods through which you can repair or restore your precious jewelry piece. Repair and restoration of most jewelry pieces are challenging. It requires a master jeweler to make your favorite piece beautiful again.
There are given some common jewelry repairs
Jewelry Resizing and Personalization
Jewelry resizing and personalization is not an easy task. The jeweler you chose for resizing and personalization should be trustworthy and have skills. Jeweler’s inexperience can cause structural weakness or visible impairment in the jewelry piece while resizing. It is necessary to get your jewelry repaired by highly trained jewelry repair professionals.
If you want to resize or personalize a jewelry piece, you need a jeweler who inspects the article for any other repairs it may need. He has access to specialized tools and can observe all the damages and complete the required repair before the damage increases.
Chain Or Clasp Repair
Once the chain or clasp breaks out of your jewelry, it becomes unwearable. There are indeed links and clasps available at most craft stores to purchase but it is not necessary that these supplies perfectly match the material used in your jewelry either by strength or appearance. You may notice after some time, the replaced clasp could not be locked or unlocked with ease. It will be better to seek out a qualified and experienced jewelry repair professional to make it fixed. Professionals always have clasps in their stock and know about matching a perfect clasp with your jewelry piece. He could solder it into place and you can wear it again securely and glamorously.
It happens many times when people find their stones missing in the jewelry. The loss can either be expensive or inexpensive but the piece will look damaged and defective. Over time, constant use of jewelry leads to the thinning of the prongs.
To avoid prong damage, you should take some precautions: –
If your prong is damaged, the repair is dependent on the wear and damage on the prong. It cannot be done at home or by any inexperienced jewelry professionals.
Loose Or Chipped Stones
It occurs due to the damaged prongs or sharp knock directly on the stone. To reduce such damages try to avoid wearing stones during activities where there are chances to direct hit on your accessories. Such damages may be corrected with a prong or head repair. The stone is examined and then depending on the size and site of inclusion, the stone will be re-cut or resettled without causing more damages.
Discoloration of jewelry is dependent on the type of metal used caused due to metallic abrasion, corrosion, fatigue, or erosion. To avoid discoloration of jewelry, you should take these precautions: –
Discoloration can be corrected by polishing the jewelry. Jewelry repair professionals can examine the cause of discoloration and do the necessary additional repairs which are required to avoid rapid discoloration.
Some jewelry pieces are connected to your heart and you never want to lose them. While putting on your jewelry take the above precautions to avoid such damages. If you want to repair and restore your damaged jewelry, always take it to experienced professional jewelers.